Maxus UK wins Weber media buying and planning account
22 March, 2016
— Weber, the world’s premier manufacturer of charcoal, gas and electric grills, grilling accessories and award-winning cookbooks has appointed Maxus UK to handle its media buying and planning activity across the UK. Maxus will begin work with Weber immediately in time to launch its spring/summer range. The account is worth around £3 million in billings.
Maxus won the Weber account after a three-way pitch. It is the first time Weber has appointed a dedicated media agency to handle UK activity.
Chris Trewhitt, country marketing manager, at Weber, said: “After the pitch process we felt that Maxus really understood Weber as a business and also where the brand wants to be in the future. We have an exciting new spring/summer range for 2016 and look forward to working with Maxus to showcase our full product line up.”
Nick Baughan, UK CEO at Maxus, commented: “Weber is the number one barbecue brand in the UK and has ambitious plans; it will be a really great client to work with. The UK barbecue market is extremely strong with sales rising by 26% in the last year* and it’s great to be working with an innovative market leader.
Weber was founded in 1952 and is the number one brand for barbecues in the UK.
*Source: GCA report 2015
About Maxus UK
Maxus UK was founded in 2008 with just 30 employees, and today has over 250 staff. It is now a top ten UK agency, billing upwards of £400 million.
Maxus UK clients include L’Oréal, BT, Barclays, Fiat Group, Associated British Foods, npower and Avis Budget. It was named Agency of the Year at the 2014 Media Week Awards and was listed in the Sunday Times Best Company to Work for ranking the first time in 2016.
Maxus UK is part of the Maxus Global network, which employs over 3,000 people across 55 countries in 70 agencies worldwide and works for some of the world’s most well-known advertisers. For more information, visit www.maxusglobal.co.uk
Maxus Global is part of GroupM, the world’s largest media investment management group that serves as the parent company for all of WPP’s media agencies, and which buys over one third of the world’s media every day. The newest of GroupM’s agencies, Maxus Global is the fastest growing global media network for the last five years (source: RECMA). For more information visit www.maxusglobal.com