October 31, 2013

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

31st October 2013: Maxus 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. 

Lindsay 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.”



For more information, contact Velvet PR:

Joanna Wilmot: joanna@velvetpr.biz, 020 8996 1804


Rosie Milton: rosie@velvetpr.biz, 020 3176 6996



Maxus Global is part of GroupM, the world’s largest media investment management group that serves as the parent company for all of WPP’s media agencies, and which buys over one third of the world’s media every day. The newest of GroupM’s agencies, it is the only agency born in the digital age and the fastest growing media network for the last four years (source = Recma). 


Maxus Global employs over 2,000 people across 55 countries in 70 agencies worldwide and works for some of the world’s most well-known advertisers.  It was named Campaign’s Global Media Network of the Year 2011, AdWeek's US Agency of the Year 2011, and one of AdAge's ‘Agencies to Watch’ for 2012. For more information, visit www.maxusglobal.com.


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