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Silentnight Sleep Map


Smoking Gun tapped into the nation’s obsession with how we’re sleeping to deliver a creative digital PR campaign inviting Brits to size up their snooze power.

Teaming the nation’s leading bed brand with robust academic research, the multi-channel campaign delivered outstanding coverage and engagement, meeting our objective to cement Silentnight’s position as the UK’s trusted sleep expert and increase online visibility.


Embeddable Sleep Map was optimised for mobile and social sharing, and allowed visitors to find out exactly how their county was sleeping

Media story revealing the nation’s best and worst sleepers. Data on average bed time, wake time and sleep satisfaction offered endless angles for press

Bespoke angles developed for regional media

Interviews with Silentnight sleep expert and University of Leeds psychologists

Targeted social media posts and series of blogs to drive traffic to the sleep map

Sleep survival packs sent to radio stations and influencers in areas with poor sleep counts


42 pieces of coverage

linking to the sleep map, including high authority hits with The Sun, The Express, Grazia and Yours online

Thousands of sessions

to the Interactive Sleep Map


uplift in traffic to the sleep expertise area of the Silentnight website YoY

Social engagement

from audience-relevant influencers

Research publication

in the BMJ medical journal

Rise in awareness and trust

  • A post-campaign study revealed a rise in consumer brand awareness and trust

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