South of England Agricultural Society: Facebook Competition

To promote their flagship event, the South of England Show, the Agricultural Society wanted to run a competition on their Facebook page. SEAS has a very active social media presence that can already boast high engagement levels, but they wanted to spread word to a wider audience rather than only those that already liked their page.

Having recently produced a video for SEAS using footage from the previous Show, we decided to run a video competition to maximise ROI on the video and earn as many views as possible to build excitement around the Show.

Sans Frontiere created a SEAS Youtube account and uploaded the video to their channel. We uploaded the video to their Facebook page and asked users to answer a question and tag a friend in the video post – spreading the video further on the social network. The winner won a pair of tickets to the South of England Show.

The competition was a huge success – with a very small budget the video earned over 8,000 views and had hundreds of interactions.

As part of our digital strategy, the competition was an integral part of the build-up in the weeks prior to the Show. SEAS more than doubled their online ticket sales and increased their ticket revenue by 14% from the previous year.

Ecertsecure: Website, Video & Brochure

With the huge rise in online university courses, the potential for forgery and theft of education certificates has also grown and this means that increasingly sophisticated technology and strategies are required to keep the awarding bodies one step ahead. Security print company Smith & Ouzman’s innovative new web portal Ecertsecure, which offers awarding bodies flexible ways of personalising, proofing, printing and distributing certificates, provides precisely the protection needed. To communicate this clever product to awarding bodies all over the world Sans Frontiere delivered a four-minute ‘how to use’ video, a landing page and a four-page brochure.

Before embarking on this project, the most important thing was to acquire a full understanding of how Ecertsecure works. No matter how complex the subject is , we always ensure that we know what we’re talking about!

Ecertsecure is actually easy to use when you know how so we used our design and copywriting skills to produce a succinct A4 four-page brochure and a dedicated landing page branded with an eye-catching image that made it clearly definable against Smith & Ouzman’s other products.

The key to the success of the campaign was the production of a four-minute ‘how to use’ video that could be viewed both on the landing page and on YouTube. Armed with our thorough understanding of how Ecertsecure works, we produced a storyboard and commissioned the production of the video from a trusted supplier. Very close liaison throughout the process ensured that the final cut perfectly summarised everything potential customers needed to know about the product and how it could protect both their students and their reputation.

Passione Bags choose Sans Frontiere marketing for thier UK launch

Passione Bags is based in Italy, where they create handmade, genuine leather bags and accessories.

They wanted to start selling their products in the UK and enlisted Sans Frontiere as their agency to assist their digital strategy.

Sans Frontiere reviewed their English language website by providing effective copy and optimising product pages, improving their navigation and user experience.

Working with Passione Bags, we created profiles on Facebook and Twitter and delivered their social media strategy to a UK audience and began promoting Passione Bags through a digital display campaign.

A combination of our stunning design and project management skills deliver a highly successful Expo.

Ferroli decided to step up its presence at PHEX Chelsea, the year’s most important trade event for plumbing & heating installers, and asked Sans Frontiere to design and manage the build of a new exhibition stand. A combination of our stunning design, project management skills and network of trusted suppliers delivered a highly successful event.

From the client’s brief on how they envisaged this exciting project, we developed the leopard branding that we had recently designed for Ferroli to create a visually stunning concept that would be impossible for visitors to miss; at the same time, the stand had to user-friendly for both potential customers to find out more about the boilers on display and for the staff manning it.

We then thoroughly researched potential companies for the manufacture, build and installation of the stand and put forward our recommendations to Ferroli. From our many years’ experience of commissioning high value exhibition stands, we were able to both explain why the lowest cost option would not be fit for purpose whilst knowing that it was not necessary to choose the most expensive. This knowledge is invaluable for a one-off event that involves such a financial commitment – it’s got to be right first time.

Very close liaison with the chosen stand build company every step of the way, right up to being there on the big day when the stand opened to visitors, ensured that the stand was delivered on time according to the brief and that the event was a great success.