Krow triumphed in a pitch against one unnamed agency to secure the business. The agency has been briefed to devise a marketing strategy to reinvigorate the "alternative to cream" brand.
Noam Buchalter, the Elmlea brand manager at Unilever, said: "We appointed Krow because of the combination of the four founders' experience and their unique working process. Their relentless focus on ensuring there is a robust connection between the final business outcome and the recommended communications programme was what really impressed us."
White said: "It's a privilege to be working with such a prestigious client. All of us at Krow are tremendously excited about the opportunity."
Elmlea's last significant above-the-line activity was by Ogilvy & Mather in 2000. It aimed to attract a younger audience with a TV spot that featured a man dating lots of women in the hope of finding Miss Right with whom to share his precious Elmlea.
The win is the third account Krow has captured since it was launched a year ago. In March, it won Fiat UK's £3.5 million ad account. It also handles Alfa Romeo.