Lowe Lintas boosts its Unilever link by hiring Richard Ellis

Lowe Lintas & Partners has poached Richard Ellis from Saatchi & Saatchi to be the regional account director on its Unilever Foods business.

Lowe Lintas & Partners has poached Richard Ellis from Saatchi &

Saatchi to be the regional account director on its Unilever Foods

business.



At Saatchis Ellis was the European director on the Procter & Gamble

business.



He worked for the agency for 14 years.



His appointment comes at a crucial time for the recently merged Lowe

Lintas, which is now attempting to button down its relationship with

Unilever.



Last year Lowe Lintas lost out to J. Walter Thompson in a pitch for a

pounds 50 million slice of pan-European Van den Bergh Foods

business.



Ellis said: ’It’s an exciting time to join Lowe Lintas and a fantastic

opportunity to be involved at the start of something big.’



Ellis’s appointment comes as Unilever’s negotiations to take over

Bestfoods, the parent company of brands which include Pot Noodle,

Hellmann’s, Marmite and Knorr, raise huge opportunities for Unilever’s

agency roster.



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