MONROVIA, Calif. (Sept. 21) — China Manufacturers Alliance L.L.C. has engaged a Chicago marketing agency to develop a branding image for the Double Coin brand in North America as its parent company changes its name to highlight Double Coin.
CMA said it hired Fathom Communications to develop and implement the branding initiative. The goal of the campaign is to increase consumer and user awareness of Double Coin with advertising, sales promotion, online marketing, Web design and direct marketing.
The brand is available in more than 950 locations across North America, CMA said.
CMA is a subsidiary of Shanghai Tyre and Rubber Co. Ltd., which recently changed its name to Double Coin Holdings Ltd., according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission from the Bank of New York, which represents ownership in some shares of Shanghai in U.S. markets through an American Depositary Receipt. The Bank of New York said the change was effective Aug. 14.
CMA officials said the company would be releasing an official statement about the change soon. However, Larry Williams, CMA's former CEO and now a consultant to the firm, said the goal is to identify the company more with the products. "We're just trying to be more closely associated with brand awareness."