Retail marketing and placemaking
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ICG has worked with outlet and full price shopping destinations for over 14 years.
We understand the fast paced nature and the daily challenges you face - developing destinations people want to visit, the impact and importance of footfall and sales, and reporting back to asset managers and scheme owners.
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Do you love the thought of creating one brief and deploying it to your agency partner to bring your idea to life? That’s what we do at ICG.
We’re a fully integrated strategic marketing agency that thrives on results, long gone are the days of sending individual briefs to creative, digital and PR agencies. ICG is a team of 22 people across four departments working as one: digital, creative, digital marketing and marketing.
Working closely with on-site teams and engaging with scheme asset managers and owners, we will align your scheme’s long term vision and business plans with strategic marketing and campaign planning.
This isn’t a one-size fits all approach, we know that not all centres require the same level of marketing support. We work with schemes in various capacities, whether we are acting as your marketing lead or plugging gaps in your resource, we focus on being an extension of your in-house team.
Oh the Golden Quarter, the buzz from Black Friday (that starts earlier every year!) right through to Christmas. We know this is a key period in your retail calendar but what about the rest of the year?
Our approach ensures all key retail periods and customer moments are covered, from half-term events to back to school, sale periods and more.
We deliver seasonal creative that resonates with the lives and experiences of the people who live in your local communities and target catchment areas. Aligning creative with your strategic vision and wider goals to devise a brand style that is represented across all customer touch points.
Andrew Duncan - Realm Ltd
As part of our retail marketing services, it’s important for our teams to be there on the ground. To get a feel for how things really are - to see it for ourselves so we can really add value to your business.
We travel to schemes nationwide to meet centre management teams, brand partners and stakeholders - planning activity, gathering content and importantly seeing how guests are behaving and interacting on-site.
We also provide support at events, for press launches and in times of crisis management.
Laura Diffey - The Mall Blackburn
Can’t put your phone down? Us too, and the same goes for your customers. Often a website or social media post is the first time a customer experiences your centre - we can help you make the right first impression.
We ensure all digital touchpoints are fully integrated within your wider marketing plan, supporting with everything from website builds and uploading content, email marketing and social media scheduling, creative assets, content creation, community management and paid activity.
We also work with influencers and content creators on store launches and events to amplify your campaigns to new audiences. From brainstorming concepts through to influencer selection, contract terms and reporting - we manage the project from start to finish.
Shopping centres, retail destinations and mixed-use schemes are all making significant efforts in their sustainability and social value commitments.
No longer simply a place to go shopping, creating a positive impact with your local community and enhancing customer experiences is just as important.
ICG can help you research and develop partnerships with local charities, organisations and groups to raise the profile of your community and social-led initiatives. From wildflower planting to investing in recycled Christmas decorations, installing solar panels and better management of waste and energy, there’s a story to tell.