Lidl Launches First Ever Nationwide TV Campaign

Lidl Launches First Ever Nationwide TV Campaign

Lidl is launching its first ever TV ad campaign, to promote its premium own brand range, Deluxe, in the run-up to Christmas. The ads will debut October 31 across all the major TV channels and vary in length from 10 to 30 seconds. They show close-up shots of products in Lidl’s Deluxe range, including mulled […]

IKEA Creates ‘Online Flea Market’ To Sell Its Second-Hand Furniture

IKEA Creates ‘Online Flea Market’ To Sell Its Second-Hand Furniture

Conceived by SMFB, Oslo, this campaign helped IKEA customers sell their old furniture as easily and quickly. Called “The Second Hand Campaign”, the agency asked customers if they would like to sell their IKEA furniture. 50 customers were chosen, with their old products gracing broadcast, print, and outdoor ads, which are accompanied with a phone […]

MasterCard preps hyper-local retail drive through parking meters

MasterCard preps hyper-local retail drive through parking meters

Shoppers will be targeted with offers from retailers as they pay for their parking as a result of a global tie-up between MasterCard and parking services provider Parkeon. The service, which is being billed as the first of its kind, will allow local retailers to deliver promotions such as discount coupons through the Parkeon network […]

Apple tops CoolBrands list

Apple tops CoolBrands list

Apple has topped the CoolBrands list again while digital and affordable luxury brands slip down in the rankings of the annual survey by The Centre for Brand Analysis. Häagen-Dazs, Ben and Jerry’s and Vogue – all affordable luxuries – are gone from the top twenty,’ says Stephen Cheliotis chairman of the CoolBrands Council, who adds […]

Widespread discounting drives down UK shop prices

Widespread discounting drives down UK shop prices

Widespread discounts and sales promotions by retailers drove down the average price of non-food items on the high street by 2.3 per cent in August. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) says deflation for non-food is now at its lowest level since December 2008, with the August figure down on the 2.1 per cent drop seen […]

The Co-operative Electrical set to use Snapchat for marketing to students

The Co-operative Electrical set to use Snapchat for marketing to students

The Co-operative Electrical has become the first major UK retailer to use picture-chatting app Snapchat for marketing, as part of a campaign designed for students. Created by Holler, the ‘Snaptop’ campaign offers students £30 off their online price on its full range of laptops, which includes free delivery and an allocated 60-minute delivery slot. The […]

Quickfire supermarket delivery service Pocket Shop launches

Quickfire supermarket delivery service Pocket Shop launches

Pocket Shop, a new one-hour supermarket online ordering service, is rolling out across London. The service is aimed at users who need grocery items quickly, for example if they have run out of milk or forgot to buy teabags in their weekly online shop. Pocket Shop founder Hemal Kuntawala says, ‘The idea came because while you […]

Iceland ‘no horsemeat’ ad banned

Iceland ‘no horsemeat’ ad banned

Iceland “denigrated” the Food Safety Authority of Ireland in an ad defending the amount of horsemeat found its burgers but the ad itself was not “misleading”, according to the ad watchdog. The Advertising Standards Authority upheld in part a complaint that an Iceland print ad stating that horsemeat had never been found in their products […]

Asda Unveils Weather Responsive Ad Campaign For George

Asda has unveiled a weather responsive ad campaign for its George brand, featuring digital advertising banners which respond immediately to changes in the weather. The ‘wear your summer’ campaign is set to run across TV, print, outdoor and online, and sees the featured models switch between clothes for warm and colder summer weather. George Andrew […]

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