Today Upstream was in conversation with an FMCG brand based in Derbyshire, and spoke with its Marketing Manager.
Upon hearing about new product launches, we asked whether there would be opportunities for digital agencies. The Marketing Manager informed us that the company would like to engage an agency to develop a new website.
The website should be fun, funky and consumer focused, appealing to Mums & Dads and the agency “should have technical brilliance”. Also, it should be a responsive website with the ability to adapt to mobile phones and tablets.
The development would be in WordPress but she said updates would be carried out by the company as far as possible.
She specified that if possible the agency should be within a reasonable proximity to its office…..within a 100 mile radius….but remarked that it was not set in stone….just a preference.
Agencies interested in the opportunity are asked to contact her by e-mail. To access contact details, you can get a free trial of Upstream and see more opportunities like these. Alternatively, you can e-mail email@example.com.
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Are you a Digital agency in need for a big account?
We recently contacted a leading the foods retailer, and spoke to their Online & Digital Marketing Manager.
We asked when the retailer holds reviews for its Digital agencies. We were informed that the next review will be held roughly in 11-12 months time and that all agencies will come under review.
The Online Digital Marketing Manager oversees the process and said he could be contacted from January 2017. We also took the opportunity to ask about PR agencies but the person responsible for that was unavailable at that moment. However, we will find out more information at a later date.
Currently Design is carried out in-house whilst creative advertising and media buying are already outsourced from agencies.
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Always on hunt for more opportunities, Upstream spoke to the Head of Digital of a leading recruitment agency, after it was reported that it had achieved a 15.6% hike in pre-tax profit.
We learned that the company doesn’t currently have a review procedure in place for agency support, however they review and monitor the progress of their existing agencies on a regular basis.
We also took the opportunity to ask if they would be amenable to hearing from Digital/Marketing agencies. Although they already have Digital agencies on board, they would be willing to hear from agencies who think they can better what is on offer at the moment.
Content was mentioned, but they didn’t specify any particular discipline.
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Who’s moved where, when and why?
To stay ahead of the competition, Upstream records and updates daily new appointments of key industry leaders so you don’t miss out on them!
This year, we have already seen over 100 new senior appointments from companies such as Fox’s Biscuit, Bourjois, Renault, Skycanner, Kellogg’s and many more.
Here are a few highlights:
House of Fraser has recently created a customer team with two new appointments: Director of Digital Product and Director of Customer Insight. The new roles are aimed to improve the company’s digital proposition and to make the retailer more consumer-centric. It sounds like a good time to reach out to them and their contact details are available on Upstream.
In the world of FMCG, Kellogg’s has appointed a new Media and Digital Director EMEA, a new Senior Global Brand Manager has just started at Reckitt Benckiser and Kallo’s new Brand Controller has just joined from Lucozade Ribena Suntory.
Moves in the Travel sector include a new CRM Manager starting at Virgin Trains and InterContinental Hotels appointing a new Group Brand & Communications Manager who joined from TUI.
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Are you a Sitecore partner? Are you looking for an easy reference of companies already using Sitecore?
Upstream has recently researched over 400 UK based websites currently using Sitecore CMS. We have then sourced full company details and key decision makers across digital / online, development, CX and marketing.
Understanding what technology companies are using can help inform your focus and approach, increasing the effectiveness of your sales and marketing activity. We make this easy for you by providing easy access to data lists with company info and decision maker contact details, ready for you to tailor your approach.
Using the new list functionality in Upstream, you can easily log in to a pre-configured lists to provide future campaign focus, or tailor your own bespoke lists.
We are also researching other technology lists across other CMS platforms such as Drupal and Umbraco. If there is any particular technology you are interested in please get in touch with Guy@stayupstream.com to discuss how we can help.
Upstream has recently got in touch with the Head of Procurement of a national bank to discuss the procedures the bank employs for Digital, Marketing & PR agency appointments.
We were informed that the bank will issue a tender on the European Journal for a website design agency in the next few weeks. It is not certain whether it is on a project basis or 1-year contract, however agencies considering tendering should be aware of CPV search codes as these are most helpful to locate the tender.
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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it would be rude not to lovingly applaud the innovation of some of our favourite brands’ campaigns. Here’s a selection of our favourite news this week:
Addicted to Snapchat yet? From geo filters to quirky lenses that spice up your selfie, the app is popular among millennials. This Valentine’s Day, Pepsi Max will be one of the first UK brands to partner with Snapchat to allow users to turn their selfies into ‘Chelfies‘ – ‘cherry-flavoured’ selfies- through an animated filter.
If Snapchat is not your thing, Skype and Sir Paul McCartney collaborated to offer you innovative ‘Mojis‘ emoticons to better express your love online. The singer lent his musical genius to a set of ten Mojis from a Sumo wrestler playing Cupid to a romantic gifts-giving octopus.
While some dating websites match potential dates with complex algorithms, Tesco this year is matching singles based on their shopping basket. The online 2-minute ad acts as a social experiment that wants to find out whether shopping baskets are a factor in matchmaking. Although the initiative is original, it had mixed reviews on twitter.
And if you ran out of ideas for your date, Addison Lee suggests an innovative last minute Valentine’s date with a range of ‘CupidCabs‘. Embark on a Mercedes car for a 90-minute tour of London’s most romantic spots as you sip Moet and snack on premium chocolate. Even if you forget the roses and Valentine’s Card, Addison Lee has got you covered. All of this for £40, not bad for a last minute date!
Have a nice week-end!
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Our Exclusives team had a conversation with the Head of Brand Sponsorships & Digital Marketing at a major consumer finance brand. We discussed procurement procedures for marketing, PR and Digital agencies, when their next agency review will be and how they engage agencies.
The contact explained that ahead of the planned review later this year, they would be open to accepting introductions from RAR top 100 agencies only. Typically agencies are retained by this client for 24 -36 months.
It goes without saying that if you are a RAR top 100 rated agency, now would be a good time to show off your wares and build a strong relationship with this key stakeholder.
If you would like the opportunity to start building a relationship with this Brand ahead of their review later in the year, get a free trial of Upstream to gain exclusive news in the industry.