In a first-of-its-kind agreement, Estée Lauder will work with the newly appointed skipper Bruno Fernandes’ side to connect with and engage the brand’s large fan base in China and the Asia Pacific area.
Estée Lauder carries on its tradition of upending the beauty sector by reaching out to new groups of sports fans who seek the highest levels of performance in all facets of life with its high-performing products.
Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw, Alejandro Garnacho and Raphael Varane will all be part of the partnership’s debut season, which will begin in the summer of 2023. With a potential reach of more than 250 million in China solely the marketing effort will connect fans throughout social platforms by fusing the worlds of sports and beauty through innovative social storytelling about the advantages of recharging the skin.
Justin Boxford, Global Brand President, Estée Lauder, said, “The bold vision, creativity, and innovation of our trailblazing founder, Mrs. Estée Lauder, continues to inspire us to disrupt and push boundaries. We are excited to collaborate with the world’s most popular football team on this first-of-its-kind partnership, and to expand Estée Lauder’s reach to new audiences of male consumers in an unexpected and ground-breaking way.
“Estée Lauder and Manchester United are both globally recognized as best-in-class brands with incredible heritage with generations of loyal fans around the world, and a shared commitment to delivering peak performance – whether in our products or on the playing field.”
The cooperation will initially highlight Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum, a game-changer for the skincare sector and one of the best-selling, most cherished products in company history. Tripeptide-32, a special ingredient found only in Advanced Night Repair, helps enhance the skin’s natural cycle of daytime protection and nighttime repair. Advanced Night Repair functions like seven serums in one. One dropper in the morning and evening reveals moisturised, revived, and awakened skin.
Manchester United, CEO of Alliances and Partnerships, Victoria Timpson, said, “Estée Lauder is a globally renowned and trusted brand, and we are excited to be partnering with them in China and Asia Pacific. As one of the most followed sports teams in the world, we understand the importance of educating fans on a healthy lifestyle, and skincare is an integral part of that process. In the same way our athletes prepare the night before a match with regular training rituals, healthy skin also requires a consistent and effective regimen.
“Advanced Night Repair serum provides skin with the overnight preparation needed for users to wake up looking refreshed and ready to take on the day. We look forward to working with Estée Lauder in sharing the power of its Advanced Night Repair serum and encouraging our fans to start their skincare journey with us.”