In this blog post, we reflect on Team Conker’s latest growth spurt, catch up with our new starters and hear a little bit about agency life in our office in leafy Didsbury.
We are thrilled to announce that we have been named as finalists in the UK Content Awards for our work with World Netball last year, put forward for best Content Strategy!
In this blog post, Charlotte, our lovely account executive who joined the team at the start of the year, tells us what it was like to be welcomed into the Conker team with an induction that was true baptism of fire: a team day on Conker Ways of Working, which was packed with discussions, dinner and darts.
The World Netball rebrand – which we were delighted to work on – took us to London last week for a shortlisting at the Sports Business Awards.
We recently wrapped up an exciting period of work for the first international sporting event and National Lottery-funded World Cup to be held in the UK since the start of the pandemic!
The eleventh annual CIM Marketing Excellence Awards was held (virtually) this month – and we’re delighted to report that Conker was a winner!
Our account director Anna Flanders spent 11 years client-side before embracing agency life, so is perfectly positioned to know how to get the best out of your relationship.
It’s fair to say that 2020 is probably not a year any of us would like to repeat, but the one thing that’s kept us sane (-ish!) is working with our lovely clients this year.
September seems a little early to be hearing the sound of sleigh bells but 2020 has proven itself to be a year like no other, once again!
So, after the long months of endless Zoom, Google Meets and Teams calls we’re finally back working in the office – sort of!
Conker’s social media campaign for UCI BMX Supercross World Cup 2020 was working hard for British Cycling – before the pandemic stopped play!
Over the last decade or so, many of our favourite client accounts and projects have spawned new business referrals for Conker, as well as exciting and often unexpected opportunities. Client turning colleague, however, is a real first for us!
As the Coronavirus pandemic has struck the UK, companies across many sectors have suddenly found themselves battling colossal challenges amidst a constantly-evolving situation.
Exactly four months on from the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 final, the Conker team donned their gladrags yesterday evening for the Northern Marketing Awards.
Having recently welcomed two new members to the team, at Conker we’ve been on the hunt for a new home for some time and we’re delighted to say we’ve found one!
Dutch cargo bike brand Babboe came to Conker with their challenge: boost sales and raise awareness of both the brand and the cargo bike category in general in the UK. Conker rose to the challenge with targeted influencer activity and a finely tuned, hard-hitting PR campaign.
Conker’s PR campaign for the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 was a whirlwind – smashing ticket sales targets, building momentum and stacks of top tier coverage meant the project was a huge success.
We’re expanding Team Conker and are on the hunt for a hard-working, sparky Marketing Account Executive, and a driven Digital Account Manager.
It’s all about the team fit here at Conker – we’re small but growing quickly, so we’re looking for a positive team player with excellent marketing skills.
Tata Chemicals Europe has experienced times of change: from revitalising an established organisation, to intergrating British Salt – a business acquistion. Here we share how we helped bring the team on board with the journey to an exciting future, reigniting this multi-site business’ sense of shared purpose, pride and belonging.
The promotional video for the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 from Sky Sports has landed. At Conker we’re very proud of all the team’s efforts so far in this hard-working PR campaign.
In a world where people get bombarded by emails on an hourly basis, it’s personalised content that now counts. Here we explore the golden rules SMEs should follow when communicating with their audience and how this can help hook and retain a loyal customer base.
Cutting through the noise can be tough in the genteelly cut-throat world of publishing. With billions of books hustling for share of voice and visibility, how do you launch with impact and make an impression on both the book trade and consumers?
It’s that time of year again when marketing activity comes under close scrutiny. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be taking a look at some of the marketing trends we believe will work hard this year. Here’s our pick of what’s getting the sector talking in 2019.
What a year 2018 has been! For team Conker, it’s been full of milestones, with an office move, a shiny new rebrand and some fantastic new account wins. There’s been plenty happening in the marketing world too, with the introduction of GDPR shaking up direct communications, advances in AI and increased focus on personalisation to name a few.
We’re delighted to announce we’ve been ‘called up’ by Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 to handle the public relations activity for the next major international sporting event in netball’s calendar. Elite players from 16 international teams will be competing for the coveted Vitality Netball World Cup (VNWC2019) trophy at the Echo Arena Liverpool next summer (July 12-21, 2019).
It was a fantastic night for team Conker this week at the prestigious Northern Marketing Awards, as the proud winners of Best Sustainable/Green Campaign for our Glass is Greener campaign with Creamline! Building on the environmental awareness the Blue Planet series raised, we devised a multi-pronged marketing campaign with clear objectives, placing Creamline centre stage.
Over the past decade, there’s been an explosion of data available to marketers, with almost every marketing tool, system and platform generating a slew of numbers that must mean something. Here at Conker, we know medium and smaller businesses can get huge advantage from this data. Read more for an insight into our method.
Whether you were a fan or not, you probably heard about the Nike campaign with American NFL star Colin Kaepernick. As part of the 30th anniversary activity for the Just Do It campaign, the sports brand launched an ad starring the quarterback, which proved to be a divisive choice, but also which drove record engagement for Nike. Which leads us to the question – can controversy be good for a brand?
Launching a new marketing campaign is always an exciting moment for team Conker. And we’re delighted to announce our latest clutch of client wins, with Conker working alongside Tata Chemicals Europe (TCE) and British Salt Limited.
The continuing decline of our hard-hit high streets has been well chronicled, as more and more of us opt for the convenience of buying online in a constantly changing retail landscape.
When we first met with Elaine Bousfield, founder of ZunTold Publishing, she had big ideas. A brand-new publishing house with a focus on fiction for children and young people was the aim – with a focus on diversity and a link to mental health. Starting from scratch, Conker’s challenge was to spread the word and get books on shelves, carving a name for ZunTold among the big players in the publishing world.
Well, we can hardly believe we’re already over halfway through 2018. It’s certainly been an exciting year so far for the Conkers. Not only have we welcomed a clutch of new accounts, we’ve moved to lovely new offices in West Didsbury. Oh, and we have finally seized the opportunity to take stock and ask those all-important questions we ask each of our clients at the start of a new campaign…including what their brand says about the company.
One thing is certainly true about social, it never stands still! It’s one of the many reasons why we love it at Conker, both for building communities and creating exciting business opportunities for our clients. Last month’s Instagram announcement certainly didn’t disappoint.