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Magnet Trade


Magnet Trade, the nationwide kitchen  and joinery experts, challenged us to engage its tradesperson target audience via a B2B PR campaign – driving awareness of its products – with the ultimate aim of increasing trade account applications.

  • Grow nationwide awareness of Magnet Trade as a supplier of quality kitchens and joinery to the trade
  • Overcome the negative price perceptions some tradespeople have towards Magnet Trade
  • Communicate the benefits of tradespeople being able to take their customers into Magnet retail showrooms, in order to see and feel a Magnet kitchen
  • Increase trade account applications

Our research suggested that regional, community support would be motivating for our audience.  So we focused on driving awareness of specific store offers and CSR activity, as well as geographically targeting our social media activity, making it as relevant as possible to Magnet Trade’s target audience.

Lastly, in addition to sharing local store news with regional media, we commissioned a national news making survey to gain widespread brand awareness.  This created an opportunity to ask tradespeople about their preferred media channels – ensuring our media outreach is highly targeted.

measurement & evaluation

We measured the success of our activity, based not only on the number of cuttings achieved, but also product key message penetration, sales figure improvements during promotional events and the number of account opening leads generated via social media.



Our local PR and geographically-targeted social media support ensured Magnet Trade achieved significant success during Trade Day and Trade Week’s ‘offers based’ initiatives. We achieved a spread of trade and regional coverage to drive awareness of these events.


The results of our survey into the lifestyles of British tradespeople achieved coverage both in print and online in The Sun and a page-lead story in the Daily Star.


Since commencing social media activity for Magnet Trade, we have increased Facebook fans by 197%, Twitter followers by 240% and over 90% of social media interactions are from men – Magnet Trade’s primary target audience.


During ‘phase 2’ of our social media activity, in just one month, we drove 541 social media users to Magnet Trade’s online account opening form, 85% of which were first-time visitors to the website.

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