Received on 8 August 2017 (clarified on 25 August 2017)
From: British Council [mailto:IGDisclosures@britishcouncil.org]
Sent: 04 August 2017 13:11
Subject: Form submission from: Information Request Form
What are the major vendors used for marketing/promotion activities by the British Council. Please also provide any possible contract information in a similar fashion as with the FOI request related to software applications (ref: FOI/2015/58).
Sent: 25 August 2017 03:53
Subject: Re: Request for information (FOI_2017_58)
Thank you for the update. I would still be interested in the vendor names and annual spend. Please provide that information
Thank you in advance
Responded on 31 August 2017
Sent: 31 August 2017 08:45
To: Rick Bonhof
Subject: Request for information (FOI_2017_64)
Case Reference: FOI_2017_64
31 August 2017
Thank you for your request for information dated 25 August 2017 concerning vendor names and annual spend for global marketing/promotion campaigns in the UK, Canada, China and India. Your request has been handled under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 and has been passed to me for reply.
I can confirm, under section 1 (1) (a) of the FOIA, that the British Council does hold the information you have requested.
For your ease of reference, I have restated your request below in bold and have provided our response beneath.
I would still be interested in the vendor names and annual spend. Please provide that information. This was a follow on to your previous request, which asked for information concerning vendors used for global marketing/promotion campaigns in the UK, Canada, China and India.
|Vendor Name||Description||Annual Spend|
|Dentsu Aegis Network UK||Advertising agencies||£1,800,392.66|
|MultiAdaptor Ltd||Graphic design||£500,311.20|
|Dentsu Aegis Network FZ LLC||Advertising agencies||£362,883.98|
|Columns Designs and Associates plc||Marketing materials||£141,995.41|
|Concept Communication Limited||Advertising agencies||£101,921.16|
|Disha Communications Private Ltd||Advertising agencies||£83,544.26|
|Google India Private Limited||Internet advertising||£65,694.28|
|White Rose Advertising Pvt Ltd||Newspaper adverts||£56,244.20|
|9310 8686 Quebec Inc.||Marketing materials||£66,914.07|
|Espace M||Internet advertising||£55,417.13|
|ZENERGY COMMUNICATIONS||Public relations||£8,588.96|
|YING HE ADVERTISING (BEIJING) CO LT||Public relations||£89,505.22|
I hope the information provided has been useful.
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