McCann Worldgroup Philippines releases statement on DOT’s decision to drop them

After Department Of Tourism decided to cut ties with McCann Worldgroup over the controversial tourism ad, the ad agency issued statement respecting the government departments decision.

In their statement released Friday, June 16, 2017, McCann said it regretted DOT’s decision to discontinue their partnership and that is would be best to both parties to discuss a sensible resolution to the matter. But, nevertheless, they respect DOT’s decision and thanked them for the opportunity they have been given to create the country’s latest tourism campaign.

McCann’s statement came-off the heels of DOT’s decision to drop their partnership in creating new tourism campaign. DOT on Thursday, announced they are cutting ties with McCann after receiving negative feedbacks on the latest tourism campaign ad.

READ: DOT drops McCann Worldgroup Philippines,asks for public apology

Here’s the official statement from McCann Worldgroup Philippines;

We learned yesterday afternoon, through various news reports and the press conference held by the DOT, that it has decided to discontinue its partnership with McCann Worldgroup Philippines. At the time of this press release, however, McCann has not received a formal communication from the DOT about termination of our contract.

While we regret the decision of the DOT to discontinue our partnership, we continue to believe that it is in the best interest of all parties to discuss a sensible resolution to this matter. Nevertheless, we respect any decision made by the DOT and, while regrettable, we thank the DOT for the opportunity to serve, and we wish them continued success in their future endeavors.


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