Arla taps Citypress to boost brand recognition, consumer trust

Adgully Bureau |

Arla Foods, the UK's biggest dairy cooperative, has selected Citypress, an employee-owned communications agency, as its new consumer PR partner. Citypress won the contract after a competitive pitch process.

Building Brand Strength Through Creative Campaigns

Citypress will be responsible for developing and executing campaigns that elevate consumer confidence in Arla and establish it as the UK's most recognizable dairy brand. This will involve creative strategies for Arla's core products like Arla Cravendale, Lurpak, and Arla Protein. Hill & Knowlton (now Burson) previously held the account.

Arla's Vision: Inspiring Consumers and Redefining Dairy

Nicola Morgan-Hulme, Arla Foods UK's communications director, expressed her enthusiasm about the partnership. Citypress's strategic approach, innovative ideas, and extensive experience in the food and beverage industry impressed Arla.

“Citypress impressed us with their strategic vision and brave creative thinking. Their deep sector experience in food and drink, passionate team and ambition for brand-defining work really shone through. As one of the UK’s largest food companies, we have a vision to break out of category conventions and inspire consumers to eat well. By building awareness in the overarching Arla Masterbrand, we aim to position Arla as the most trusted dairy brand that fuels our consumers and helps them to feel good. We look forward to working with the Citypress team who will support us on this journey,” said Nicola Morgan-Hulme. 

Citypress: A Team of Creative Specialists

The Citypress team, led by senior directors Ruth Lee (creative specialisms) and Rory Fletcher (food and drink clients), will spearhead the Arla account.

Lee is thrilled about the opportunity to create engaging campaigns that celebrate the benefits of dairy. Citypress's recent investment in creative capabilities will further enhance their work for Arla's impressive brand portfolio.

With Arla on board, Citypress adds another major player to its client list, which already includes Nestle, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Pilgrim's Europe, Aldi, and Molson Coors.