KAO Names Arnold Worldwide AOR for Jergens, John Frieda

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By Erik Oster

arnold-304KAO USA has named Arnold Worldwide as its global creative agency of record for their John Frieda and Jergens brands. A decision as to who will service the Biore and Curel brands will be made at a later date. The appointment comes after an intensive review process from KAO and Joanne Davis Consulting following KAO placing its global creative account in review in February. Arnold Worldwide signed a contract yesterday officially beginning work as lead agency responsible for strategy and creative.

“All finalist agency teams did an outstanding job during the process,” said┬áDave Muenz, vice president and regional executive officer, mass business sector. “We would have been delighted to work with all of them. Our decision came down to our confidence in the quality of the team, insights on brands and ideas to build our business. We also felt a strong sense of connection with them. We look forward to our new partnership with Arnold.”

“For us, this was a good match, because we share many of the same cultural values, passion for the target market and we both have a strong desire to innovate,” said Arnold Worlwide global president Pam Hamlin. “This creative partnership will allow us to leverage technology to build stronger relationships with beauty conscious consumers.”