When the world went into lockdown, a new kitchen was the last thing on people’s minds, so we needed to keep the spirits of ‘tradies’ high, as well as showcasing the DIY stalwart as being at the heart of every community.
A. Increase brand awareness
B. Drive brand engagement
C. Increase purchasing behaviour
Price promotions became irrelevant.
Our Bauer insights highlighted 87% still wanted to hear from their favourite brands — and over 50% favoured those who were making positive contributions to their community.
We needed to demonstrate an understanding of the public mood to create that audience connection.
We introduced Wickes to KISSTORY, who allowed them to reach the key Trade audience as insights showed tradespeople already listened, and Grazia whose readers love DIY and DIFM (Do It For Me).
Renewing the Wickes and Bauer Media partnership for its ninth year in a row!
This time the partnership spanned across some of Bauer Media’s biggest audio brands such as Absolute Radio & KISSTORY and publishing brands such as Grazia.
The Dave Berry Breakfast Show traded its price-promotion tone for a “voice for the people and a company which rewards key workers”.
Wickes sponsored Absolute Radio’s Good Deed Register, where more than £10,000 was given away – meaning listeners associated the company with celebrating the best in humanity.
Wickes partnered for the launch of Absolute Radio marking VE Day, creating brilliantly funny adverts that illustrated how they would have sounded if Wickes had been trading during wartime.
Wickes owned Grazia’s DIY skills section, showcasing how tiling/flooring transforms kitchens/bathrooms, and increasing consumer knowledge of Wickes’ end-to-end service so readers could achieve their desired look.
This content lived online and on social media.
KISSTORY featured TradePro messages − boosting the audience’s mood, tapping into purchasing moments for listeners to stop off at Wickes and gather future supplies − and ‘Tradie Shout Outs’ to big-up and celebrate those working throughout the pandemic.