Zenith has won the global pitch for the consolidated media business of dairy products corporation Lactalis.
Zenith has been appointed master agency partner, commanding 75 per cent of Lactalis’ markets.
The win sees Zenith retain all its existing markets in EMEA, APAC, including Australia, and Lat Am and takes on 11 new ones, including Canada, UK and USA.
Lactalis is a global leader within the dairy industry, with leading local dairy brands in each of its markets.
The group is the number one cheese manufacturer in the world and the European leader in milk consumption, butter and cream.
As master agency partner, Zenith will have lead media communications responsibility, with global coordination run from Zenith’s HQ in London.
Zenith will now work with Lactalis both centrally and locally to deliver against the company’s growth targets.
Zenith Australia CEO Nickie Scriven said: “We have enjoyed a strong and successful partnership with Lactalis in the Australian market since 2012.
“We are delighted to renew and extend that partnership and work with Lactalis to continue to grow its brand portfolio and business here.”
Zenith global brand president Vittorio Bonori said: “We are absolutely delighted to become Lactalis’ Master Agency Partner.
“This is a testament to our strong relationship with Lactalis and to Zenith’s approach to driving business growth as the ROI agency.”
The Lactalis account will move from being serviced out of Zenith Sydney to Melbourne in 2019, with the transition commencing this month.