Bartle Bogle Hegarty

London, United Kingdom

Full Service

Basic Info

Core Competencies: Full Service, Digital, Mobile, Social Media, E-Commerce, Shopper Marketing/Point of Sale/Sales promotion, Direct/Tele/Database Marketing/CRM, Experiential, Branded Content/Entertainment, Events/Sponsoring, Branding/Product Development, Packaging/Design, Visual/Sound Identity, Branding/Celebrity endorsement, Strategy and Planning, Healthcare, Financial, Online services, B2B, Retail, Entertainment, Beauty, Fashion, Luxury Goods, Travel and Tourism, Consumer

Founded in: 1982

Parent Company:

Employees: 1000

Awards: 761

Creative Work: 290

Clients: 40


Contact Information

60 Kingly Street Soho
London W1B 5DS
United Kingdom
Phone: (+44) 020 7734 1677

Nic Manser

Nic Manser

New Business Director

Phone: (+44) 207 453 4087

Jon Peppiatt

Jon Peppiatt

Chairman

Phone: (+44) 20 7453 4324

Core Competencies: Full Service, Digital, Mobile, Social Media, E-Commerce, Shopper Marketing/Point of Sale/Sales promotion, Direct/Tele/Database Marketing/CRM, Experiential, Branded Content/Entertainment, Events/Sponsoring, Branding/Product Development, Packaging/Design, Visual/Sound Identity, Branding/Celebrity endorsement, Strategy and Planning, Healthcare, Financial, Online services, B2B, Retail, Entertainment, Beauty, Fashion, Luxury Goods, Travel and Tourism, Consumer

Founded in: 1982

Parent Company:

Employees: 1000

Awards: 761

Creative Work: 290

Clients: 40

Bartle Bogle Hegarty

60 Kingly Street Soho
London W1B 5DS
United Kingdom
Phone: (+44) 020 7734 1677

Nic Manser

Nic Manser

New Business Director

Phone: (+44) 207 453 4087

Jon Peppiatt

Jon Peppiatt

Chairman

Phone: (+44) 20 7453 4324

Waitrose keeps Christmas TV ad plain and simple to give more to charity

At a time when many retailers are unveiling lavish television adverts in preparation for Christmas, Waitrose has today announced that it will be breaking with convention in order to donate more money to good causes.

Instead of a scene decked with holly, tinsel and baubles, the supermarket’s signature advert this year features Delia Smith and Heston Blumenthal against an unglamorous backdrop.

Britain’s favourite cook and the nation’s most inspirational chef stand side-by-side in an empty studio with just a three foot high perspex fixture and some green plastic tokens as props.

The duo explain that instead of making a ‘fancy TV advert’, Waitrose has decided to donate the money saved as an additional £1m to good causes through its Community Matters ‘green token’ scheme. This is on top of the £600,000 it would normally donate to local good causes through the initiative during November and December.

Both Delia and Heston will be waiving their appearance fees in support of the idea.

Waitrose’s Marketing Director, Rupert Thomas, said: “At what is a difficult time for many people across Britain, we feel that Christmas is the right time to give more back to good causes in the communities we serve.

“There are no snow machines, no festive glitter, just an echoey studio stripped bare of Christmas trimmings. By cutting back on our production costs we can channel an additional £1m to local good causes.”

The campaign, which aired on You Tube for the first time on Friday and debuted on UK television on Saturday November 3rd, during a break in the X-Factor, will have the strap line ‘Giving more this Christmas’.

The 1,700 charities benefitting will be local to their Waitrose branch – and customers will have a chance to influence how the money is distributed by choosing a charity with the green token they’re given at the checkout.

Customers shopping online at Waitrose.com in the six months to February 2013 will have their say in directing £150,000 to their choice of national charities presented when they checkout their order. This represents an extra £100,000 on top of what Waitrose would normally donate on behalf of online shoppers in that period.

Waitrose customers shopping in branch will also have their own chance to share in the spirit of the advert by making a donation to a local foodbank outside the entrance to their local shop. Customers will be invited to buy an extra grocery item which will be distributed to good causes in their local community.