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The Digital Food & Drink Conference

What does it take to make your digital marketing campaigns succeed? You’re not going to get the answer to in this post alone, but don’t let that stop you reading on. I recently attended The Digital Food and Drink conference and heard from companies and agencies, both large and small. It turns out we are [...]

By | 2017-06-20T16:49:32+00:00 March 31st, 2016|Insight|Comments Off on The Digital Food & Drink Conference

The threat of Amazon

This article originally appeared in Propel Friday Opinions March 2016   Should we, in the hospitality sector, be worried about the deal between Morrisons and Amazon? Or is it something that only the other major retailers should be concerned about? The FT said on Wednesday (2 March), the day after the announcement: “Amazon has been [...]

By | 2017-06-20T16:49:33+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Insight|Comments Off on The threat of Amazon

Restaurant Review: Burger & Lobster, Bath

I recently spent a long weekend away in Bath with my partner, exploring all the typical tourist attractions and most importantly exploring the best bars and restaurants Bath has to offer. One of the best meals we had during our stay was at Burger & Lobster, a restaurant we’re all aware of but to my [...]

By | 2017-06-20T16:49:33+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Insight|Comments Off on Restaurant Review: Burger & Lobster, Bath

Managed Pub Summit

On Tuesday 23rd June, an all-star speaker line-up joined by the great and the good of the managed pub sector, gathered at The Mayfair Hotel London to delve into trends, market innovation and key issues facing the industry in 2015. After a brief catch up with familiar faces over coffee, Peter Hansen, founder of Sapient [...]

By | 2017-06-20T16:49:34+00:00 June 25th, 2015|Insight|0 Comments

Getting the most out of communications

This article appeared first in Propel Friday Opinion 19th June 2015 An outstanding communications agency can be an invaluable asset for any business in the hospitality sector. This benefit isn’t driven by business turnover, the size of the marketing budget, the scope of the brief or the complexity of the task. What really drives success [...]

By | 2017-06-20T16:49:34+00:00 June 19th, 2015|Insight|0 Comments

The secret of launching or re-launching a site

This article appeared first in Propel Friday Opinion 5th June 2015 We receive quite a lot of briefs from clients to help them announce the opening of a new pub or restaurant or to re-launch newly refurbished ones. We are about to open our 40th site this year for our clients. It’s all about creating [...]

By | 2017-06-20T16:49:34+00:00 June 5th, 2015|Insight|0 Comments

Roof-top bars and basements in Chicago

With the last twinges of jetlag slowly dissipating, it’s coming up to the end of a full working week since returning from Chicago, having joined the Propel and ALMR Study Tour over the weekend. The weekend aligns with the NRA Show, USA’s largest hospitality event and provides a superb opportunity to get to see what [...]

By | 2017-06-20T16:49:34+00:00 June 4th, 2015|Insight|0 Comments

Out and About

I have had some great eating out experiences over the last few weeks both in and out of London. First off, Alan Yau’s Duck and Rice. “The Duck and Rice is everything I have ever wanted from a restaurant or from life itself. Thank you, God, for listening”. So Giles Coren wrote in The Times [...]

By | 2016-11-11T10:16:17+00:00 May 8th, 2015|Insight|0 Comments