Building to the event, we leveraged key calendar moments, newsjacking opportunities and social media trends to develop a series of media stories and influencer content to build awareness and anticipation.
– Targeting key regional and national event listings to announce tickets going live, with a gallery of showstopping images and teaser video footage
– Using Interflora’s own data to create a thought-provoking story revealing who we send flowers to most in the UK
– Newsjacking the media’s focus on bees to create a fun, product-led story on a ‘bumblebee saving bouquet’, in partnership with the Bumblebee Conservation Society, which were speaking at the event
– Partnering with local influencers and organising an exclusive Interflora Gin Trail around Manchester
– Profiling the contestants and Interflora’s incredible talent to national media
During the event, our focus shifted to capturing the magic of the competitors’ work through daily broadcast opportunities, hosting local and national media at the event and sharing daily photography updates.
– Exploring the personal journeys and talent of the competitors with national and regional broadcast media, offering insight into the cut-throat world of competitive flower arranging
– Hosting a bespoke behind-the-scenes media event, where journalists and influencers got a glimpse into the venue and see the competitors at work, while getting to hear directly from the Interflora team to tell the brand story
Securing the World Cup’s legacy in Manchester and leaving a lasting impression of the Interflora experience, we worked to hero the brand’s charitable and sustainable credentials.
– Hosting a flower sale post-event to make future use of every stem from the competition, with proceeds going to a local charity, St Ann’s Hospice. This generated further media attention