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December 15, 2010 Published in Business

Williams Whittle Named WMATA Agency Of Record

Rob Whittle. (Courtesy photo)

Rob Whittle. (Courtesy photo)

Award-winning advertising agency, Williams Whittle, headquartered in Old Town, has been named Agency of Record for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. WMATA provides public transportation within Washington, Maryland and Virginia, including Metrorail and Metrobus. The contract is effective December 1, 2010.

“Williams Whittle is honored to be working with WMATA,” stated Rob Whittle, president and CEO of Williams Whittle, “WMATA and the Williams Whittle team agree that there’s a tremendous opportunity to educate the public about the many programs and initiatives that Metro already has underway to deliver the very best service. It’s the kind of opportunity for marketing professionals that come along only rarely.”

Williams Whittle is an award winning advertising agency specializing in advertising, branding and marketing. During their 43 years, they have received numerous industry awards and accolades. In 2008 and 2009, the agency was named Marketer of the Year by the American Marketing Association, DC Chapter. In 2009, Rob Whittle was awarded the prestigious Silver Medal Award, the highest individual recognition from the DC Ad Club and the American Advertising Federation. In 2010, Williams Whittle was the only area agency to win a Gold Effie, given for marketing effectiveness. Their client list includes the USO, Virginia Railway Express, The American Red Cross, The Washington Capitals, The Washington Times, and The Alexandria Economic Development Partnership.

WMATA is a tri-jurisdictional government agency created by an interstate compact authorized by Congress, that is jointly funded by the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, and provides transportation to the Washington DC Metropolitan region via the Washington Metro and Metrobus. WMATA operates the second largest rail transit system and the fifth largest bus network in the United States. The Authority was created in 1967 by an interstate compact to plan, develop, build, finance and operate a balanced regional transportation system in the National Capital area.