Welcome to Carat, the #1 Global Media Network, and the market leader in digital and diversified media solutions. (RECMA, 2014). We leverage the unique Operating Model of our holding company, Dentsu Aegis Network, in each and every market. Our single P&L structure allows us to draw on the capabilities of our sister companies, including dedicated Out Of Home, Digital Performance, Marketing Effectiveness and Creative agencies, to access world-class specialisms and create bespoke teams to meet specific client needs.
COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY & PLANNING: Our unique Convergence Planning approach delivers comprehensive ecosystem plans that integrate relevant channels, effective content and valuable experience across Bought, Owned and Earned Media. With strategy at the heart of our real-world approach, we have designed a process that allows our clients to navigate complex media ecosystems seamlessly.
CONSUMER INSIGHT: We create bespoke consumer behaviour insights based on our market-leading proprietary survey CCS and other proprietary research tools. We provide sophisticated market analysis and strategic recommendations, including clusters, industry and geographical segmentations.
MEDIA BUYING: Our mission is to reinvent the supply side. We create innovative, consistent and scalable buying and investment capabilities and media owner partnerships on a global scale, delivering a demonstrable uplift in media performance and a positive impact on business outcome for clients.
GLOBAL MEDIA PARTNERSHIPS: Because we have a complete understanding of our clients’ business and their relationship with media, we can ensure maximum benefits for both parties. By being flexible and very specific for each client, we have set new standards in delivering global media partnerships.
BRANDED CONTENT & PRODUCT PLACEMENT: We design, plan and execute bespoke on- and offline branded content platforms and productions as part of integrated communications strategies. We plan and negotiate long-term partnerships and placement based on brand values and strategy.
CONTENT DEVELOPMENT: We develop content strategies that help accelerate business and brand value throughout our clients’ integrated media ecosystems, and oversee their delivery, often in close conjunction with internal and external agencies and partner stakeholders.
MOBILE MEDIA: In an increasingly converged world, we optimise campaigns based on how consumers use mobile devices. By identifying gaps in existing strategies we create content to drive relevant traffic and optimise existing platforms from a conversion and SEO perspective and tweak paid campaigns to ensure they drive maximum value. Carat has a track record of delivering outstanding work in the mobile space.
SEARCH ENGINE MARKETING: We work with iProspect to deliver cross-channel expertise, advanced analytics and home-grown technologies that ensure you receive advice and execution tailored to your specific needs. We provide bespoke solutions that guarantee improved performance across the largest, most complex search programmes and increase ROI while freeing up resources for strategy and planning.
SOCIAL: We design, create and manage fully integrated social media platforms, online PR strategy and campaigns for our clients, with the ability to analyse, monitor and optimise brand presence and reputation online. We moderate and monitor social media conversations inside the largest online communities to drive engagement.
SPONSORSHIP & EXPERIENTIAL: We plan, create and negotiate unique media and event sponsorship deals and programmes, making proactive recommendations to our clients. We also design and project manage bespoke elements; negotiate and organise unique venues and partnerships; and design, plan and execute multi-market event programmes. Working with our sister agency, psLIVE [http://www.psliveglobal.com/], we create brand experiences that are rooted in the physical world and amplified throughout the digital space.
DATA MANAGEMENT: Web analytics is critical to any business’ understanding of their media campaigns. We can maximise data management and efficiency to ensure clients profit from meaningful and relevant insight.
DIRECT MARKETING & CRM: We design and create everything from basic campaigns to full CRM systems, including customer platforms and communication systems, both on- and offline.