Simple Spotless Skin sponsors Simon Cowell’s ‘The You Generation’ channel

Simple Spotless Skin is to become the exclusive UK partner for the newly launched ‘The You Generation’ channel on You Tube – a first of its kind, ground-breaking talent competition.

The sponsorship deal, brokered by Mindshare, will enable Simple to reach its target audience, driving awareness of the brand and its skincare credentials via the channel. The package will include pre-roll style in-stream video ads, including TrueView, as well as in-display banner ads, giving the brand 100% share of voice on the channel.

‘The You Generation’ channel on YouTube is officially launching on Wednesday March 20, 2013 and is the first global online audition channel on YouTube, giving people the chance to show off their extraordinary skills and win a cash prize. The channel was announced by Syco Entertainment Productions and is part of YouTube’s original channel line up.

Joanna Teasdale, brand building director for Simple, at Unilever UK said: ‘We are hugely excited about Simple Spotless Skin sponsoring ‘The You Generation’. The new channel is a first of a kind online talent show that has tapped into viewing habits of the younger generation. It is great opportunity for Simple to reach its target audience in a relevant environment, driving consumer engagement and enabling the brand to build a consistent dialogue with fans.”

The sponsorship follows on from a campaign Simple ran last year, Spotlight on Talent. This successful campaign was created to support a young person with an extraordinary talent, providing them with a £15k sponsorship fund to allow them to further their ability. The premise of the campaign was to encourage young people to reach their potential and grow their confidence – a sentiment that resonates well with a brand that is famous for giving people confidence through naturally healthy looking skin.

Simple is the UK’s number one facial skincare brand*. The trusted brand has 50 years experience in developing products for even the most sensitive skin.

Go to YouTube for more information on the new channel.

* SymphonyIRI, Facial Beauty Skin Care, Unit Sales, 52 w/e 19/01/2013, SIG HBA / OTC Channel, Great Britain

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For further information please contact:

Kathryn Platt at Clarion Communications

T. 020 7343 3135

E. kplatt@clarioncomms.co.uk/unilever.hpc@clarioncomms.co.uk

Notes to Editors

Unilever UK is one of the country’s leading FMCG players, with a turnover of £2.5 billion. The company owns 40 brands spanning 11 categories and has a household penetration of 98% in the UK.

About Mindshare

The sponsorship deal was brokered by Mindshare. Mindshare is a global media and marketing services network with billings in excess of $27.8 billion (source: RECMA). The network consists of 113 offices in 82 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific, each dedicated to forging competitive marketing advantage for businesses and their brands. Mindshare is part of GroupM, which oversees the media investment management sector for WPP, the world’s leading communications services group.

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