Benjamin Li
May 22, 2012

Unilever tasks Golin Harris to enrich Dove Hair’s PR in China

SHANGHAI - Unilever has extended its partnership with Golin Harris in China by appointing the agency to lead its annual public relations communications plans and branding strategy for Dove Hair.

Golin Harris adds Dove Hair to its Unilever roster
Golin Harris adds Dove Hair to its Unilever roster

Golin Harris’ Shanghai office was awarded the Dove Hair account after a competitive nine-way pitch involving undisclosed international and local agencies, which started late last year and ended in January.

Sarah Chin, general manager, and Fiona Jing, account director, of GolinHarris Shanghai helped to win the pitch and closed the contract in early May.

Unilever works with Ogilvy & Mather and PHD as creative and media agency partners, and used a number of PR agencies on a project basis in the past.

The Dove Hair brand is a relative latecomer to the competitive China market. Dove Hair “Damage Therapy” was launched in China in 2010 and offers a complete line of customized hair care solutions for different levels of damage. It rides on the successful worldwide Dove marketing campaign for ‘Real beauty’, which was launched in 2004.

“Hair care is a rapidly growing business category in China," said Maxwell Xu, director of hair care division, Unilever China. "We are glad to work with Golin Harris with its extensive beauty and fashion sector experience." 

Globally, Golin Harris also works with Dove Hair in the US and European markets, in addition to several other Unilever brands in personal care, home care and food categories. 

In China, Golin Harris has served as a long-term partner of Unilever Food Solutions since 2009 and also worked on multiple major collaborations with OMO. Golin Harris also helped American premium comestic and skin care brand Kiehl's for its China launch and acted as its retainer PR agency for a few years.

“Dove Hair has many opportunities for growth in China. We are happy to extend our work with Unilever to support Dove Hair’s business,” Chin said.

Last year, Dove launched social media initiative 'You're a beauty story' to capture the individual beauty stories of millions of women across China.

Source:
Campaign China

Campaign Jobs

Follow us

Top news, insights and analysis every weekday

Sign up for Campaign Bulletins

Related Articles

Just Published

Premium
The inside story: Havas Media Malaysia lands Lenovo SEA
Premium
18 hours ago

The inside story: Havas Media Malaysia lands Lenovo SEA

In this exclusive interview Campaign Asia-Pacific speaks to APAC CEO Vishnu Mohan and Malaysia CEO Andreas Vogiatzakis about the strategy behind the newly launched agency and its big regional win.

Premium
Move and win roundup: Nielsen, MullenLowe, DDB, Ogilvy, Cheil, Minute Media, JWT
Premium
18 hours ago

Move and win roundup: Nielsen, MullenLowe, DDB, ...

A weekly roundup of people moves and account news worth noting.

Premium
Tech Talk: DAN, MDA, Oracle, Salesforce, AppNexus and more
Premium
18 hours ago

Tech Talk: DAN, MDA, Oracle, Salesforce, AppNexus ...

A weekly roundup of tech news and announcements.

Premium
Spotify aims to turn Japan on to music streaming at last
Premium
19 hours ago

Spotify aims to turn Japan on to music streaming at ...

Spotify's ad-supported model gives it an advantage in a market that has been slow to accept music streaming.