The person behind the product: The growing retail power of influencers

The person behind the product: The growing retail power of influencers

Gone are the days when shoppers relied on word-of-mouth recommendations or were influenced by a more traditional TV, radio or newspaper advert before buying a product.  Now with over 3.2 billion social media users worldwide, it is faster and easier than ever to market to  consumers – and savvy influencers are taking full advantage, according to leading […]

Williams Murray Hamm create campaign to launch Andy Murray sportswear partnership

Williams Murray Hamm create campaign to launch Andy Murray sportswear partnership

Since its launch in 2016 Castore, the premium high-performance sportswear brand, has gone from strength to strength but is still relatively unknown. Their premium, high-performance sportswear is for people who take sports and training seriously. This year, already a fan of the brand, Andy Murray agreed a partnership deal to help achieve wider exposure for […]

McDonald’s Introduces ‘Archie The Reindeer’ In New Festive Reindeer Ready Campaign

McDonald’s Introduces ‘Archie The Reindeer’ In New Festive Reindeer Ready Campaign

This year the star of the McDonald’s Christmas Advert is ‘Archie the Reindeer’, a loveable reindeer brought alive by one girl’s imagination. The advert was hosted on Sunday 17th November during ITV’s flagship show, I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! and tells the story of a young girl called Ellie at Christmas. In the film, we […]

Ikea’s First Christmas Advert Encourages Nation To ‘Silence The Critics’

Ikea’s First Christmas Advert Encourages Nation To ‘Silence The Critics’

Leading home furnishing retailer IKEA has launched its first ever Christmas campaign for the UK and Ireland today, encouraging people to defy ‘home shame’ and open up their homes to guests this festive season. The campaign kicks off with an advert featuring a couple who become racked with ‘home shame’ when they’re faced with impending […]

Supermodel Jodie Kidd models Boden Autumn collection and launches new ‘sport’ of Leaf Jumping

Supermodel Jodie Kidd models Boden Autumn collection and launches new ‘sport’ of Leaf Jumping

British fashion brand Boden has boldly chosen to showcase some of their key Autumn/Winter 2019 pieces, including coats, jackets and knitwear, by ditching the catwalk and launching its models into an enormous pile of garden leaves. Fashion model, TV presenter and author, Jodie Kidd has taken on her most ambitious fashion shoot to date – […]

Generation Z want to see authenticity in their fashion brands, but what does this mean?

Generation Z want to see authenticity in their fashion brands, but what does this mean?

New research has highlighted how fashion and sportswear brands can define ‘authenticity’ to Generation Z. According to UK consumers aged 16-24, it’s about caring about their customers (71%), a good range of clothes (71%), being true to their values, being friendly, and caring about their employees (all 66%). However, younger audiences in the UK are […]

Leroy Merlin makes a poetic tribute to DIY with its new campaign by BETC

Leroy Merlin makes a poetic tribute to DIY with its new campaign by BETC

Leroy Merlin, the leader of the French DIY market, launches a new communication platform developed by its agency partner BETC. After the 2017 film “Life’s Adventure”, Leroy Merlin takes a new strategic step with “A Life to Build”, confirming its position as the top home brand in France. The film tells the story of two people who, united by destiny, […]

Baby Boomers are far from fuddy duddies: new research shows over a third adopt new products early

Baby Boomers are far from fuddy duddies: new research shows over a third adopt new products early

New research reveals that more than one third of UK Baby Boomers (35%) identify as early adopters or early majority customers. This means they will buy new products ahead of the general population, often once their value and use cases have been proven in media channels they trust.  Launch marketing agency Five by Five surveyed 1,000 over-55s […]

99% of UK’s top 100 fashion retailers stop marketing to customers as soon as they have made an online purchase

99% of UK’s top 100 fashion retailers stop marketing to customers as soon as they have made an online purchase

99% of the UK’s top 100 fashion retailers are failing to provide customers with a personalised post-checkout experience by neglecting to send tailored shipping communications to their customer, meaning the majority are missing out on a vital marketing channel, according to parcelLab’s ‘UK E-Commerce Shipping Study 2020: Fashion Edition’.  The study, which analysed the checkout, […]

Launch of Debenhams clothing ranges for Help for Heroes sees veterans ‘live modelling’ in retailer’s store windows

Launch of Debenhams clothing ranges for Help for Heroes sees veterans ‘live modelling’ in retailer’s store windows

Debenhams has just reported that in the five years since it started supporting Help for Heroes, it has raised an incredible sum reaching over £2.3m. So, at the retailer’s store in Market Street, Manchester, Debenhams participated in Help for Heroes’ new ’40,000 Strong’ campaign by allowing the charity to ‘take over’ two of its windows – […]

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