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Promotion / ‘Bridgestone Tyres’ are delivering tyres that can take a hammering

by on August 31, 2016

Bridgestone Tyres are delivering van tyres that can take a hammering, by offering Wickes Trade customers a £30 gift card with every two Bridgestone or Firestone tyres purchased. Launched in July 2016, the promotion is proving to be a huge success.


New iProspect Consult practice to drive business success in the digital economy

by on June 30, 2016

iProspect has today launched its Consult practice, as part of its long-term mission to drive business performance in the digital economy. Designed to offer specialist consultancy on marketing technology, experiences and audience activation, while also helping clients structure themselves to stay ahead. The business is already working with Wickes and Diageo.

Consult helps deliver a unique concept to the market; a team of professionally trained consultants who are seamlessly integrated with iProspect’s award winning teams of data, technology and digital marketing specialists. It offers one complete service hub for brands facing transformational challenges and wanting to embrace the digital economy.


Travis Perkins plans 400 new stores as housing market grows

by on March 20, 2015

Travis Perkins has announced plans to create 4,000 jobs by opening 400 new branches across the UK over the next four years.

The majority of the positions will be outside London and the south east and consist of apprenticeships for younger people, branch managers, assistant managers, skilled IT professionals and supply chain specialists.


Red Zebra Analytics launches innovative cash back loyalty programme for retail banks

by on June 28, 2013

Wüstenrot Bank uses Red Zebra Analytics to trial a simple and frictionless cash-back programme set to change the face of online banking

A new form of cash back loyalty programme from Red Zebra Analytics is set to transform the future of online banking. Based on a consumer survey, 72 per cent of respondents said they would be willing to sign up and trial card-linked offers.

Red Zebra Analytics brings together consumers, banks and retailers, with targeted rewards based on spending patterns.  When customers log in to their online bank or credit card accounts, they are presented with various cash-back offers. If they see an offer they like, they just click to accept it. Later, when shopping, they simply pay with their bank’s debit or credit card. Discounts are awarded in the form of cash payments once a month. Everything takes place with no vouchers, no coupons and no hassle. [more…]

Webinar, 10 April / Are you interested in being a thought leader in the Mobile CRM space?

by on April 2, 2013

John Owen writes ... On Wednesday, 10 April at 4pm UK time, we will be staging the second in our 2013 Making Sense of Mobile series of webinars, looking this time at Mobile CRM.


There is still time to be part of the Mobile Retail Summit / Shelley Dowsett

by on March 9, 2013

Shelley Dowsett writes ... Time is running out to be part of the Mobile Retail Summit.

The summit takes place in less than seven weeks, helping retailers at all stages of their mobile journey.

It is divided into four streams. On Device, Driving Footfall and In Store look at the part mobile can play in each of these scenarios, while the final session, The Future, looks at the future of mRetail.


Looking to incentivise staff to meet end of year targets? / Wickes

by on November 15, 2012

A new way to maintain motivation during the festive season

Businesses wishing to broaden the choice offered by their employee motivation schemes, to drive activity in the run up to Christmas and the New Year, can take advantage of a new service from Wickes.     See [more…]

Newly opened Wickes store in Charlton gets the Amscreen treatment (video)

by on September 4, 2012

Amscreen works with @Wickes to offer competitive prices & direct customers to a newly opened store in Charlton #DOOH


Giftcard & Voucher Week reveals its first confirmed partners – Debenhams, Halfords, H. Samuel, National Garden Gift Vouchers, Theatre Tokens and Wickes

by on June 14, 2012

John Starr, managing director of Clareville, the PR agency that has developed the Giftcard & Voucher week comments: “We’re pleased to welcome onboard our partners for the inaugural Giftcard & Voucher Week and look forward to starting the promotional activities.

As official supporters of Giftcard & Voucher Week, our partners will benefit from increased exposure in the run up to the Christmas period and support the drive to position giftcards and vouchers as the perfect gift, incentive or reward across both the consumer and corporate sectors.”

Launching in November 2012, Giftcard & Voucher Week this week reveals its first confirmed partners. They include: Debenhams, Halfords, H. Samuel, National Garden Gift Vouchers, Theatre Tokens and Wickes. [more…]