It’s been quite a while since we’ve heard from NYC-based, Dentsu-owned digital shop Firstborn, which has now taken over for R/GA as digital agency of record for L’Oreal Luxe, the cosmetics/beauty giant’s luxury brands unit that includes Lancome, Giorgio Armani, Kiehl’s and Urban Decay. The review for the Luxe digital account appears to have lasted longer than Honda’s as L’Oreal kicked it off last summer with approximately 15 agencies initially vying for the biz.
Regarding her company’s new digital AOR appointment, L’Oreal Luxe president Carol J. Hamilton says, “I am so pleased to have a partnership with Firstborn, whose dedicated energy and expertise in the world of digital will help drive our brands to new heights.” As a result of the win, Firstborn essentially extends its relationship with L’Oreal as it’s already worked with the brand’s Redken line. The digital shop, which has also handled digital efforts for other notable brands including Pepsi, Aflac and Under Armour, will initially focus on digital ecommerce marketing strategies for various brands within the Luxe portfolio.
R/GA, which had served as Luxe digital AOR for two years, will still continue its seven-year relationship with L’Oreal Paris.