Maxus Wins L’Oréal UK & Ireland Planning and Buying account

logoMaxus has won L’Oréal’s media planning and buying account in the UK and Ireland. The contract will begin from 1st January 2014 and is worth around £135m in billings.

The account comprises media planning and buying duties across all L’Oréal brands in UK & Ireland, including L’Oréal Paris, Maybelline, Garnier, Lancôme, YSL, Vichy, L’Oréal Professionnel and Kérastase.

The pitch process was started in June and was managed by Gayle Noah, L’Oréal UK & Ireland’s Media Manager and media consultancy ID Comms.

loreal logoLindsay Pattison, CEO, Maxus said: “We are thrilled to be working with L’Oréal who own some of the world’s most iconic brands. The pitch process was both innovative and extremely rigorous and gave us real insight into L’Oréal’s business. We cannot wait to get started!”

Gayle Noah, media manager, L’Oréal, said: “We ran a comprehensive review, and the three final agencies, Maxus, PHD & ZenithOptimedia competed at an extremely high level.  Maxus clearly demonstrated their passion for beauty, insightful consumer understanding and best-in-class integrated strategic planning capabilities. We believe that Maxus will help us step-change our thinking and become strong partners for business growth. We would like to thank the team at ZenithOptimedia for their great service and delivery over the last eight years.”

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