Following on from the Olympics and Paralympics, Commonwealth Games and the Tour de France in Yorkshire, Hull 2017 is the next major event in the nation’s cultural calendar.
TCC Global, a leading, global retail marketing company, has acquired online retailing specialist Summit; a partnership set to create a new generation of digitally-led marketing programmes for retailers.
The deal, advised by Livingstone, sees TCC Global, which turned over €500m in 2015, bring in Summit’s expertise in online retailing to enhance its digital engagement capabilities. Summit, which turned over in excess of £47m in the same year, will retain its established brand and existing senior management team, who have worked on the business for many years.
RBH will be responsible for all creative concepts, advertising campaigns, digital media, research and consumer PR, as well as additional ad hoc projects, tactical activity and event support.
With over 50 outlet shopping stores, Resorts World Birmingham has been utilising RBH’s extensive retail experience since the Resort opened in October 2015, working in partnership with the agency on a project basis. RBH has supported the Resorts World team across a range of projects including retail activation, consumer PR, social media, blogger outreach, events, digital, advertising and more.
Train company Northern, the largest UK rail network outside London, has launched a £2 million integrated marketing campaign, spanning TV, radio, out-of-home, digital, employee engagement, PR and experiential.
The campaign is the biggest Northern has ever run and the activity reinforces its new ‘We are Northern’ positioning, highlighting the lasting memories a great day out by train can create. No other single transport provider can take you as far and wide across the North as Northern can.
Havas Media Manchester has been awarded the media planning and buying business for Staples – the global retail supply chain. The agency won the account following an international competitive pitch through Havas Media International Paris, against the account’s incumbent Carat and ZODG London.
In the run-up to May half-term and the summer holiday season VisitEngland has today launched its largest domestic marketing campaign for 2016 to promote amazing ‘moments’ that can only be experienced on a trip across Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The four-week #OMGB ‘Home of Amazing Moments’ TV, digital and print campaign, part of the UK Government’s GREAT Britain campaign, uses film and images of authentic experiences and activities shot on locations across the UK to inspire people to take a short-break at home. Agency RKCR/Y&R produced the creative for this year’s campaign.
In order to keep pace with modern consumers, the MI industry needs a fresh approach to marketing, at least according to Mark Bower, founder and CEO of www.rocksolid.agency his new venture, put together specifically to meet the rapidly evolving needs of MI brands, manufacturers and retailers.
The business boasts that it is founded by ‘passionate music fans and gear nuts’ and that every member of staff, whilst being experienced marketers, ‘is fanatical about music, music production, playing music, live music, musical instruments and music technology’.