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How to turn bargain hunters into loyal customers during Black Friday and the January sales

How to turn bargain hunters into loyal customers during Black Friday and the January sales

by on November 6, 2018

By Sylvia Jensen, VP of EMEA marketing, Acquia

Brits love getting a good deal. So much so, in fact, that last year, spending around December time for Christmas dropped by 1.5% because consumers brought forward their spending to Black Friday in November instead.

Traditionally, this time of year proves to be rather lucrative for retailers, as they experience big spikes in sales around Black Friday, Cyber Monday, the Boxing Day sales and the January sales.

Black Friday alone last year accounted for an 8% increase in spending compared with the previous year, with retailer John Lewis describing the event as “one of its most successful days”. [more…]

South West Trains helps travellers find a ‘Winter Smile’

by on January 20, 2014

South West Trains has extended its relationship with Customer Engagement agency Lateral Group with an integrated campaign to promote the train operator’s latest seasonal offer.

The campaign invites potential travellers to put a ‘winter smile on your face’ by making the most of South West Trains’ any Saturday, any Sunday £10 day-return offer. The activity highlights the affordability of off-peak travel across 195 stations  within the train operator’s network, and looks to establish rail as the preferred method of travel during the January sales, Valentine’s Day and the up-coming half-term holidays. [more…]