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November 03, 2015

GoDaddy Appoints TBWA Global Marketing Agency-Of-Record

Sets Stage for 2016 International Growth

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world's largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, has named Omnicom's TBWA/Chiat/Day New York its first-ever global marketing agency-of-record.


TBWA New York was selected after an extensive review that included in-market meetings with GoDaddy country executives and agency teams in Asia, Europe, and Latin America, as well as the U.S. The agreement marks another advancement in GoDaddy's global expansion and builds on the company's move to a more personalized marketing experience for small business owners around the world looking to leverage technology.

GoDaddy Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Digital Commerce Phil Bienert, who joined the company in 2013 and stepped into the CMO role last March, led the agency review process. "Each of the agencies we reviewed have a record of creating exceptional marketing programs. TBWA also brings experience with admired technology brands, a depth of knowledge in our key international regions and the massive power of the Omincom network. Those are significant assets, but the key ingredient for us is their understanding of our small business platform which gives us the power to personalize meaningful, data-driven messages to people at precisely the time they need it, no matter where they are in the world," said Bienert.

The GoDaddy vision is to radically shift the global economy toward small business by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. The company serves individuals and businesses of all sizes, but most of its 13 million customers are "very small businesses (VSBs)" with five or fewer employees.

The GoDaddy brand enjoys an aided-brand awareness level of more than 80 percent in the U.S. Now the company is pushing beyond domestic name recognition to expand its marketing internationally and further evolve its messaging to better describe how GoDaddy helps empower small business owners with easy-to-use technology supported by award-winning customer service.

Shortly after signing with GoDaddy, TBWA Worldwide CEO Troy Ruhanen said: "GoDaddy has established a meaningful brand and built an extensive small business data platform with global reach. This means we aren't marketing to just anyone at random times, but rather we are talking to relevant, potential customers who need GoDaddy's help to grow their own businesses, whether they are in Bangalore, Rio de Janeiro or San Francisco. Having GoDaddy join our growing roster of international clients is testament to the kind of disruptive thinking our agency delivers, and to the consistency with which it permeates across our network." 

The agency pitch was led by TBWA New York, with contributions from their network teams in Brazil, Mexico, U.K, Turkey, Asia, Canada, India and Australia. The first work will be a global campaign adapted for specific international markets in early 2016. GoDaddy will continue to use its in-house creative and content agency to supplement and support the TBWA work as well.

GoDaddy employs more than 4,500 people and is now serving more than 13 million customers in 42 markets and 37 countries around the world. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. U.S., GoDaddy has facilities across 14 other locations including Washington, Massachusetts, Iowa and California in the U.S. Globally, GoDaddy has locations in Mexico, Brazil, U.K., Canada, Australia, The Netherlands, Singapore and India.

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About GoDaddy
GoDaddy's mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. With more than 13 million customers worldwide and more than 60 million domain names under management, GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, build a beautiful online presence, attract customers and manage their business. To learn more about the company, visit

About TBWA\Chiat\Day New York:
TBWA\Chiat\Day is a part of the TBWA Worldwide network (, a top ten ranked global advertising network that holds Disruption® at its core to develop business-changing ideas for the brands it works with. TBWA has 11,100 employees across 323 offices in 97 countries and also includes brands such as AUDITOIRE, BEING, Digital Arts Network (DAN), eg+ worldwide, The Integer Group®, TBWA\Media Arts Lab and TBWA\WorldHealth. TBWA's global clients include Accenture, adidas, Apple, Energizer, Gatorade, GoDaddy, Henkel, McDonald's, Michelin, Nissan, Pernod Ricard, Pfizer, Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore Airlines, Sotheby's and Vichy. Follow TBWA on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook.

About Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) ( is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

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