Diana Marszalek 23 Sep 2018 // 1:33PM GMT
NEW YORK — SharkNinja has tapped DeVries Global to lead its communications in the US, a move that puts the home appliance company’s PR and media in the hands of Interpublic Group agencies.
DeVries is charged with driving awareness of and interest in SharkNinja products across earned media, as well as media and influencer relations and analytics. The Needham, Mass.-based company makes Shark vacuum cleaners and Ninja kitchen appliances, most notably blenders and food processors.
“DeVries Global impressed us with their fully integrated approach to our brands that brought together a deep and compelling understanding of our brand, our consumer, and cultural insights,” said Jurjen Jacobs, SVP at Shark Marketing. “We are excited to partner with them to take our communications efforts to the next level.”
The move to DeVries comes less than six months after SharkNinja handed its $60m US media account to UM, which, like DeVries, is owned by IPG.
In 2017, the company sold a “significant equity interest” to the private equity fund CDH Fund. The deal was billed as a means of furthering SharkNinja’s growth and expansion internationally, particularly in Asia.