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The future of social media for teens

Social media for teens

Digital technology is both marketing's friend and foe. It's evolving the advertising landscape at a dramatic pace.

With online streaming services like Spotify that allows you to avoid ads, with Sky Plus allowing you to fast forward ads into an indistinguishable blur, radio listening figures in decline, most marketers have invested heavily in social.  And it's no surprise - teenagers today are a mobile-first generation, 44 percent of teenagers were smartphone users in 2013 (eMarketer), and that number is expected to increase to almost 75 percent over the next three years.

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Wearables for Christmas 2014?

wearable technology

Here at TLC we're all debating the next top Christmas gift/ toy for this year... and there's one buzzword we keep hearing - wearables.

According to Futuresource's new report the wearables market has seen strong growth in 2014 to date with worldwide shipments in Q3 totalling 12.6m units, up 39% from 9.8m in Q3 2013.

Futuresource expects full year wearables sales of 52m units across all wearables categories, up 32% year-on-year.

But this is a product category that over the last few years that has only seen early adopters, keen athletes and Google employees on board...but it's about to snowball into the mainstream in a big way - the question is when.

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Our new partnership is going to make some noise

Universal music partner with TLC Marketing

Reward campaign specialists TLC Marketing today announced that they have signed an agreement with Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company. The new agreement enables TLC to provide their clients with music from UMG’s unrivalled catalogue.

Olivier Robert-Murphy, Universal Music’s Global Head of New Business said: “We’re delighted to formalise this partnership; it complements our own dynamic new business function and gives us access to existing brand relationships, allowing our artists and their music to reach even more consumers.”

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Christmas spending trends

Adding value to your campaigns this Christmas

Despite increasing consumer confidence we're seeing some stats which won't excite retailers this Christmas.

Only 1 in 20 consumers questioned by Shopper Centric will be spending more on Christmas if they have more cash available. So what does this tell us? Well that UK shoppers are still very cautious with their present buying, 44% sticking to a tight budget (rising to 60% for those who are lacking confidence in the economy).

Consumers will be looking for added value this holiday season. Yesterday the Metro newspaper gave a break down which supermarkets provide the best value per ingredient of a Christmas dinner (sprouts from Aldi if you were wondering).

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Andy Stanton joins the team

Andy stanton joins the agency at UK Creative Director

TLC Marketing UK are delighted to annouce their latest addition to the team...

Andy Stanton has joined the London office as the UK Creative Director.

Andy has spent this career in London based BTL/Brand Activation agencies including roles as Creative Director at Grasshopper, The Big Kick, Toucan and now TLC.

A hands-on strategic thinking, conceptualising, drawing, writing, designing type of bloke, he has spent most of his working days striving to get the most creative and effective response out of every brief to avoid the sense of mind numbing guilt and self loathing that would ensue if he didn't.

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Hasbro and Pizza Hut create the ultimate Party Games Night

TLC Marketing's campaign for Hasbro and Pizza Hut

Hasbro have tied up with Pizza Hut UK for a Christmas promotion across their Party Game range, which includes top sellers Taboo, Cranium, Trivial Pursuit and Scattergories. The promotion, through TLC Marketing UK and headlined Party Games Night, entitles each game purchaser to a free, large  pizza from Pizza Hut.

Martin Rowe, Brand Manager at Hasbro says ‘We’re proud to announce this promotion encouraging Hasbro customers to gather their friends and family around the table in the run up to Christmas, to create the ultimate Party Games Night.’
Jack Trodd, Business Development Manager at TLC UK says ‘Connecting the sociability of playing a board game with a takeaway pizza at the point of sale is a great way to introduce some emotion into a purchase decision. And the fact that every single pack gets the Reward is another powerful nudge.’

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