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Sainsburys Little Ones Does it Again Now Shortlisted at the CIM Marketing Excellence Awards for Best in Media and Publishing

  (December 05, 2011)

London (PRWEB UK) 5 December 2011

The CIM Marketing Excellence Awards focus on rewarding outstanding marketing which encompasses many different areas of business. The Media/Publishing category includes radio, television, newspapers, magazines, digital and service providers that operate within these fields.

This year, the highly competitive category attracted unique projects that met the needs of key stakeholders and grew sales in the marketplace.

Alongside Seven on behalf of Sainsburys Little Ones, finalists include AMV BBDO on behalf of The Economist, DC Thomson & Co. for The Official Jacqueline Wilson Magazine and McCann London in partnership with The Independent.

In partnership with the Sainsburys marketing team, Seven launched the Sainsburys Little Ones baby & toddler club in October 2009 in response to a very particular challenge: research showed Sainsburys was under-indexing on young families and the clubs mission was to turn that around.
The solution was an integrated campaign comprising a quarterly glossy magazine and website, targeted booklets, emails and other social media to transform Sainsburys into the store that mums trust the most.

The glossy magazine and age-specific booklets strengthen the clubs value, while partnership with online parenting community Netmums and innovative use of social networking .

This is not the first time Sainsburys Little Ones has been chosen for its excellence. The successful integrated marketing campaign won the APA Best Integrated Marketing Solution of the Year (consumer) for the second year running at the International Content Marketing Awards earlier in the month. In the four years that the category has been running, Seven has won three times, for both ASOS and Sainsburys Little Ones.

The title was also highly commended in the Grand Prix category, which recognises overall excellence based on the single piece of work that stands above the winners across all 27 categories in effectiveness, creativity, brand synergy, originality and strategic thinking.

Sean King, CEO of Seven, said: Were incredibly proud of the success weve seen with Sainsburys Little Ones. Altogether, 500,000 members have signed up to Little Ones baby & toddler club since its launch, exceeding all expectations to break our target of 150,000 by March 2010 two months ahead of schedule. The website and member emails really deliver, with more than 2.5 million people having visited the site since launch, viewing over 11 million pages.

Seven is also winner of the 2011 APA Consumer Magazine (retail) and 2009 PPA Customer Magazine of the Year for Sainsburys Magazine. Experts in creating intelligent, relevant and effective content across multiple channels, Seven produces magazines, websites, social media, interactive e-zines, video, iPhone and iPad apps.

Previous entries for the Media Publishing category include JCDecaux, Digital Cinema Media, Penguin, Marks & Spencer, Carey Olsen, Elsevier and Channel Four Television.

Notes to editors
About Seven

Seven is an award-winning content marketing agency. Experts in creating intelligent, relevant and effective content across multiple channels, including magazines websites, social media, interactive ezines, video, iPhone and iPad apps.

Clients of Seven include Sainsburys, CIMA, English Heritage, Grant Thornton, Guardian Media Group, Lloyds Banking Group, Aviva and DEFRA.

For further information: or contact Shareena Ali, PR, 020 7775 5549.

Contact at Seven:
Shareena Ali
3-7 Herbal Hill

Tel: 020 7775 5549


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