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We Are Social Appointed by Hunter For Global Project

Global social media agency We Are Social, has been appointed by the UK’s leading wellington brand, Hunter Boots, to deliver a global Facebook campaign this January.

The campaign will raise awareness of Hunter Boots during the time of year where many countries, including the UK, experience some of their most extreme weather conditions. It will also drive engagement levels among Hunter Boots’ Facebook community.

We Are Social is working with Hunter Boots’ UK and US offices to deliver the campaign, called “Together Through Any Weather” which launches on January 7th. It revolves around a Facebook app, through which Hunter Boots will offer its fans a prize every weekday through January based on the forecast for that day, such as wellington boots when it rains, or Fleece Welly Socks if it snows.

Fans will be asked to create and capture a picture based on the daily weather theme, and upload it to the app. Each day, Hunter Boots will select its favourite image, with the creator of that picture awarded with the featured prize.

While the weather featured in the app will be based on the London forecast and using weather data from the Met Office, fans globally will be able to enter the competition. Hunter Boots will be encouraging all its community globally to use their imaginations to create a winning image, regardless of their local weather conditions. Hunter Boots will also change its Facebook cover photo daily to reflect the weather in London.

Michelle Noschese, Marketing Manager at Hunter Boots said: “January is a key time of year for us, with people looking ahead to the rainy months to come, as well as coping with the current weather conditions. One of the few good things about a rainy day is that people get to wear their Hunter boots and We Are Social has used this insight to deliver a campaign which will allow our fans to have a bit of fun with the weather.

“While Hunter Boots is a British heritage brand, which is why we’ve focused on London weather, we’re hoping that our fans across the world embrace this campaign and get creative with their entries.”

James Lubbock, account director at We Are Social said:
“Hunter Boots is a well-loved brand, with a reputation for its top quality products, and the app is based on the idea that wearing Hunter boots is the best way to help you cope with all weather conditions. We’re looking forward to engaging with Hunter Boots’ community throughout January and hopefully seeing some really imaginative and creative photos from all around the world.”

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New Copywriting And Branding Service Brings Social Marketing To The Beauty, Fashion, And Lifestyle Industries

Amid New York Fashion Week and beauty conference HBA, international copywriter Katja Bartholmess launches COPYGOLD, a copywriting and branding service aimed at the fashion, beauty, and lifestyle industries.

She keeps her industry knowledge fresh by learning from the best, attending workshops and tradeshows and by engaging with those who create – or critique – the latest trends. “I have my feet planted firmly in the real world,” the copywriter says, “but I navigate the virtual world of social media just as effortlessly.” She is a prolific twitterer and blogger (her lifestyle blog is read in over 5 countries and has a devoted following) and has a place in the relevant social networks.

She has a strong view on social marketing: “I see an enormous, and widely untapped, potential for fashion, beauty, and lifestyle brands to really engage their audiences through social media. Consumers, especially the attractive younger age brackets, have come to expect their brands and designers to be approachable. And they use the virtual world to flaunt their likes and dislikes for everyone to see. – This is something that can be harnessed in many fascinating ways and used to spark interest, foster loyalty, and make more sales. COPYGOLD can help here.”

As someone who called home places as diverse as London, Tokyo, South Africa and has offices in New York and Berlin, copywriter Katja Bartholmess brings an intimate understanding of international markets to the table.

“I’ve been an independent copywriter for about seven years,” Katja Bartholmess says, “and I’ve been proud to count cosmetic brands like Clarins and fashion brands like No Nonsense among my clients. – It was time to narrow my focus to the industries I know in and out and love the most. COPYGOLD represents that.”

If you want to get in touch with Katja, just write to her at katja@copygold.com – she’d be delighted.

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$75,000 Cash Prizes To Be Awarded To Winners Of Advertising Competition

Webtel.mobi, whose ultra low cost mobile calling and texting service is revolutionizing the way people make phone calls, has partnered with Zooppa, the world’s largest social network focused on user-generated advertising, to offer over $75,000 in cash prizes and recognition at an awards ceremony in Cannes, in an international advertising competition.

Webtel.mobi’s competition with Zooppa runs from May 14th through July 10th and is expected to generate a large number of viral ads. The prize money is a significant factor, and is reflective of the growing acceptance in the market that online-generated content has come to be regarded as a mainstream component of successful international advertising campaigns.

Zooppa is uniquely positioned to market Webtel.mobi. Each company is at the leading edge of its industry. Webtel.mobi is the first company to combine the affordability of internet-initiated mobile calls & texts with the convenience of mobile technology. Zooppa is a leader in the booming user-generated advertising movement.

As Zooppa CEO Wil Merritt said, “It’s great to team up with a company as forward-thinking as Webtel.mobi. This is the kind of project that really gets our creative community fired up.”

Webtel.mobi’s brief included the opening of the competition to all entrants, regardless of their medium of filming. A spokesman for Webtel.mobi said “Our company recognises that personal excellence and skill don’t always have the backing of large budgets, so whether entrants submit content generated by mobile phone filming or professional edit suites – it’ll be the skill and innovation of the creators that is judged above all else”.

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