Gino D’Acampo Manchester

Gino D’Acampo Manchester

The Brief:

Leading Italian chef Gino D’Acampo was to open a new restaurant at INNSiDE by Melia Manchester.  The development would see an impressively quick turnaround with an extensive refurbishment to be delivered in just six weeks.  The Strong Agency was tasked with driving anticipation and promoting the restaurant’s launch.

Our Strategy:

The Strong Agency had a limited window of time in which to drive pre-awareness of Gino D’Acampo Manchester.  The festive holidays presented an added obstacle as titles wrapped for Christmas.  Expertly navigating the annual shut down The Strong Agency devised a campaign that would drive not just one burst of coverage before launch but multiple.

The Results:

In little over six weeks, including the annual two-week festive shut down,  The Strong Agency delivered over 55 items of standalone pre-launch feature coverage for Gino D’Acampo Manchester with a combined reach to over 70m readers.  Over 90% of coverage enjoyed a DAR of good to excellent with 100% of coverage featuring all brand messages.  100% of coverage was in the premium Italian restaurant’s target top tier media including aspirational consumer outlet Country & Townhouse.  Over 150 direct references to the restaurant were enjoyed and with much more to come.

Image credits: Gino Restaurants / Ben Clucas

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    Groobarbs Field Kitchen

    Seeding Growth For Groobarbs Field Kitchen

    The Brief:

    Groobarbs Field Kitchen is an independent field-to-fork restaurant located in High Legh, Cheshire.  Launched in August 2022 to customers of sister vegetable delivery box business, Groobox, the business tasked The Strong Agency with planting the seeds for future growth and delivering an impactful communications campaign with reach to the core Cheshire and NW audience.

    Our Strategy:

    Drawing on the agency’s extensive knowledge of the hospitality sector and the media, The Strong Agency cultivated a campaign that would reap the rewards for Groobarb’s Field Kitchen. Our strategy saw no stone unturned, with every news opportunity uncovered.  It provided not only reach to the target audience but a reason for the audience to engage.  The agency also advised on the business’s operations and wider marketing activity.

    The Results:

    They say that from little seeds mighty trees grow and that couldn’t be more true of The Strong Agency’s campaign for Groobarbs Field Kitchen.  Our expert approach saw extensive coverage harvested month after month with 215 brand mentions enjoyed in 50 standalone features and with reach to an incredible 32m target readers.  Coverage saw 100% key message placement. 100% of all digital coverage also included a backlink to the restaurant, equating to 90% of all features.  The Strong Agency’s activity saw Groobarbs Field Kitchen described as an “extraordinary dining experience” by the Manchester Evening News.  In October 2023 the field-to-fork restaurant was proud to be recognised in the 2023 Taste Cheshire Awards and crowned Best Large Restaurant.

    Image credits: Groobarbs Field Kitchen

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      El Gato Negro, Leeds

      El Gato Negro: Leeds Launch

      The Brief:

      Acclaimed Spanish tapas restaurant El Gato Negro was to open in Leeds.  Born in the Yorkshire town of Ripponden in 2005 before relocating to Manchester in 2016, the opening marked a significant homecoming for El Gato Negro and Chef Patron, Simon Shaw, who prior to founding the business, had delivered a stellar stint in the city as Head Chef of Harvey Nichols.  The business tasked The Strong Agency with delivering an impactful launch and building a platform for long-term success.

      Our Strategy:

      Shaw is one of the North’s most celebrated chefs.  The Strong Agency’s strategy built on his incredible credentials to deliver a launch fitting of the multi-award-winning business.  Leveraging The Strong Agency’s established media network and extensive brand communications expertise, a three-pronged approach was designed consisting of pre-launch, launch, and post-launch activity.  Tactics included chef profiling, feature development, media relations, a highly-targeted press lunch, VIP launch party for 250-guests, media and influencer experiences, brand partnerships, and the management of the business’s awards.

      The Results:

      The Strong Agency’s campaign saw El Gato Negro rightfully positioned as one of the city’s most anticipated and applauded restaurant launches in recent times.  Standout, quality feature coverage was enjoyed across Yorkshire and beyond with the restaurant booked solidly upon opening and for months to come.  Just 12-weeks to follow launch, El Gato Negro was proud to be recognised at the prestigious Oliver Awards with the business crowned Overall Restaurant of the Year and World Restaurant of the Year.  A review by esteemed food critic Amanda Wragg saw El Gato Negro awarded a deserved 100%.

      Image credits: El Gato Negro / Joby Catto

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        Sky Bar Terrace

        Shooting High For Sky Bar Terrace, Liverpool

        The Brief:

        Premium hospitality group Upmarket Leisure tasked The Strong Agency with delivering the launch of its new Sky Bar Terrace at INNSiDE Liverpool hotel.  The highest alfresco bar in the city, the opening was to elevate Liverpool’s restaurant and bar offering to new heights.

        Our Strategy:

        Sky Bar Terrace required no theatre; the chic venue’s world-class cocktails and unrivalled views of Liverpool’s iconic waterfront set the stage for a stylish and discerning crowd.  A venue to be experienced, experiences are exactly what The Strong Agency delivered.  In abundance.  Drawing on our extensive network of contacts a carefully targeted programme of media, influencer, and ambassador experiences were facilitated, driving sustained exposure and reservations throughout the season.  Coupled with an impactful launch story, coverage levels for the chic venue were sky high.

        The Results:

        The Strong Agency’s campaign delivered blanket standalone feature coverage in all target media.  Coupled with sustained high profile influencer, media and ambassador content generated throughout the season, Sky Bar Terrace was the talk of the city.  The venue is now rightfully recognised as one of Liverpool’s most coveted destinations.

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