This calls for the crabs! Zoopla goes crustacean again with new TV ads

first_imgZoopla has launched its second wave of ‘hermit crabs’ adverts to highlight the portal’s latest house moving tool for consumers, an interactive check-list.Its Zoopla Move Planner launch is also supported by a video fronted by Location, Location, Location star Phil Spencer, and the campaign will last for seven weeks across TV and radio including new 30-second and 60-second TV adverts and half-minute radio adverts.Although Gareth Helm (pictured, left), parent company ZPG’s Chief Marketing Officer, will only say it’s a “multi-million pound” spend, the campaign can’t be cheap; the portal is hoping to reach 83.5% of the UK population or 42.2 million adults.But it’s clearly the season to launch your TV ads if you’ve got the budget. Like easyProperty and Savills, both of which recently launched their TV advert campaigns, Zoopla has decided to advertise during ITV’s Sunday period drama Victoria about the early years of the queen’s reign, as well as slots during the new series of Grand Designs, X-Factor and Coronation Street.The huge advertising splurge couldn’t come at a better time – resurgent competitor OnTheMarket says it is to spend a considerable slice of the £50 million it hopes to raise from the City on promoting its brand, following its recent demutualisation.“We’ve seen some excellent results with our last burst of activity earlier this year resulting in Zoopla reaching 88% of consumers nationally who have now heard of the brand,” says Gareth.“Our latest multi-million pound investment in advertising will deliver even more value for our members helping to put their brands in front of more home hunters and help them win new business in what has traditionally been a busy period for the housing market.”Watch the TV advertWatch the Phil Spencer video: hermit crabs Phil Spencer Gareth Helm Zoopla Zoopla September 18, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » This calls for the crabs! Zoopla goes crustacean again with new TV ads previous nextThis calls for the crabs! Zoopla goes crustacean again with new TV adsMulti-million pound campaign is designed to promote portal’s new interactive moving home check-list service, with help from Phil Spencer.Nigel Lewis18th September 201701,204 Viewslast_img read more

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Australian task group deploys for Indo-Pacific Endeavour

first_img View post tag: HMAS Sirius Share this article View post tag: RAN View post tag: HMAS Newcastle A Royal Australian Navy task group composed of landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra, frigate HMAS Newcastle, and tanker HMAS Sirius, departed Sydney Harbour on February 17 to start a series of exercises and engagements with regional allies.The task group will spend the next several weeks participating in exercise Ocean Explorer, a major training activity off the coast of Western Australia involving forces from the United Kingdom and New Zealand and RAAF aircraft.The three ships will then depart Australia for Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019, visiting India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam for a series of engagement activities and military training exercises.Fleet Commander, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead said the deployment of the task group was part of an increasing rhythm of activity around Australia.“HMAS Choules has completed back-to-back port visits in Hobart and Melbourne in the past two weeks and is now on her way to a South West Pacific deployment to engage with our regional partners in Papua New Guinea and Manus Island,” he said.“Meanwhile HMAS Ballarat continues maritime security operations in the Middle East as part of operation Manitou with HMAS Toowoomba preparing to deploy to the region later this year.”“Major surface units operating out of Fleet Bases East and West are completing sea qualification trials ahead of other deployments later this year and our sailors are on border patrol as part of operation Resolute.”Rear Admiral Mead said the high level of activity achieved across the fleet will be sustained throughout the rest of the year as ships prepare for other instalments of the Sea Series of exercises and Talisman Sabre, as well as ceremonial occasions, including the decommissioning of HMA Ships Melbourne, Newcastle and Success.center_img View post tag: Indo-Pacific Endeavour Photo: HMAS Canberra (left) and Success depart Sydney Harbour to start a four month deployment. Photo: Royal Australian Navy View post tag: HMAS Canberralast_img read more

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Fear over Torpids cancellation

first_imgOwing to high levels of rain and the flooding of the Isis, rowers across the university fear that  Torpids will be cancelled. In a statement, OURCS said they were unable to predict whether the event would go ahead. Michael Pontikos, OURCS Secretary, said, “Torpids has not been cancelled, and we are progressing in our preparations for running Torpids safely. Multiple contingencies are in place to allow racing in adverse stream conditions, with the final decisions made by the Senior Umpires. Weather and stream conditions are variable, and thus we are unable to accurately forecast what they will be 14 days in advance, so making predictions now would be futile.”The Oriel Captain of Boats Maximilian Lau commented, “The possibility that one of the two main events of the year may be cancelled can be a pretty soul-destroying prospect. Our club is on the verge of feeling like a boot camp, training for a war that may never actually happen.”If Torpids were to be held, performances are likely to lag behind previous years. According to Hertford Boat Club men’s captain Chris Jones, “Word on the tow path is that many colleges are secretly hoping of a reprieve for fear of being bumps bait, due to lack of water time and an inexperienced crew. It’s been frustrating to have a great group of keen novice rowers who think that this is what rowing is all about — lots of land training with a rare hastily thrown together water outing when the flag changes.”Lau revealed, “Oriel has compensated by upping the social side as much as possible. We were on two crew dates a week at times, to keep the rowers keen.” Crispin Smith, the Univ Boat Club President, expressed worry that his rowers could be “catching crabs in Park End.”last_img read more

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New Police Contract Includes Raises of 1.25 to 1.5 Percent

first_imgThe Ocean City Police Station on the 800 block of Central Avenue.City Council agreed Monday to a new four-year contract with the police union in Ocean City.In a 7-0 vote, Council approved a collective bargaining agreement with Ocean City Policemen’s Benevolent Association Local No. 61 that calls for the following annual salary increases:Year 1: 1.5 percentYear 2: 1.25 percentYear 3: 1.25 percentYear 4: 1.25 percentThe agreement also requires police officers to pay higher co-payments in their health insurance plan. It is effective Jan. 1, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2018.The PBA agreement, which affects 56 officers, sets the tone for ongoing city’s negotiations with four other labor unions (including firefighters and municipal employees) whose contracts are expiring.Councilman Pete Guinosso argued for more transparency during labor negotiations — letting citizens know what’s in the works.“If you start negotiating out in the public, the taxpayers will lose,” Mayor Jay Gillian responded.He asked council to trust his administration to do the legwork.“We got an amazing deal here,” he said.Local 61 President Bob Koob said it was a “very amicable negotiation, relatively quick and painless.”He thanked his contract committee chairman, Dennis Jones, and said Chief Chad Callahan supported the agreement.He also said Gillian was “a very integral part of this” — along with former Business Administrator Mike Dattilo and City Solicitor Dottie McCrosson.“We really worked well together,” Koob said. “We’re not out to gouge the taxpayer, and we know we have to work within the 2 percent cap.”He said the ability not to have to use outside attorneys also saved money for taxpayers.****In a separate vote at Monday’s public meeting, City Council agreed to pay Czar Engineering of Egg Harbor Township $10,000 for a “due diligence study” of the police station building. A former school, the century-old structure will be inspected for structural, safety and code-compliance issues. The study could be a precursor to a renewed effort to find an updated space for the department.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Show you care, with a bagel

first_imgNew York Bakery Co has launched a limited-edition heart-shaped bagel in the run up to Valentine’s Day.The bagels will be available for free exclusively through its Facebook page – www.facebook.com/newyorkbakery – from today (Wednesday 1 February).For their chance to win one, consumers are being asked to describe why a heart-shaped bagel would make the ideal gift for their Valentine in no more than 30 words.For Halloween last year, the firm launched a limited-edition Pumpkin-y bagel, which was also only available through its Facebook page.last_img

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News story: CMA opens SSE Retail/Npower merger investigation

first_imgSSE Retail and Npower propose to create a new company to serve their combined domestic retail customers.The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will now assess whether this deal could significantly reduce competition in the supply of energy to domestic customers in the UK.The CMA has been discussing the deal with SSE Retail and Npower since it was announced. Now that the companies have provided the information necessary to start an investigation, the CMA has launched its review.The CMA will investigate the merger on competition grounds, in line with its merger guidance.The deadline for the initial decision is 26 April 2018. Further details, including how interested parties can submit evidence, are available on the investigation case page.last_img

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Why the food-to-go boom may be bad news for retail

first_imgOne in 10 shoppers have said they are spending less on food to prepare and eat at home because they are splashing out on food-to-go instead.That is one of the key findings of a new study by shopper behaviour insight specialist Shoppercentric, which said younger consumers were at the heart of the trend.Researchers found that 60% of 18- to 24-year-olds and 58% of 25- to 34-year-olds had bought food to eat on-the-go in a coffee shop or sandwich shop, compared with 31% of the 55-64 age group and 27% of the over-65s.Age was also a factor when it came to delivered food, with 44% of the 25-34 age group saying they had food delivered to their home or office in the past month by the likes of Deliveroo, Uber Eats, or Domino’s, a proportion that fell to 33% of the 35-44 age group and 25% of the 45-54 age group.Meanwhile, demand for delivered food has been growing, with a fifth of respondents (19%) saying they were having food delivered “way more” than two years ago, and a quarter (25%) “a little more” than two years ago.“Widening choice, easy accessibility, and pricing to cater for all tastes and budgets means many shoppers relying on ‘food-to-go’ believe their spending in those outlets will increase, which likely means more pressure on grocery spending,” said Shoppercentric managing director Jamie Rayner.He added that, most worryingly for grocery retailers, was the fact that Millennials (born in the 1980s and early 1990s) and Generation Z (born in mid- to late-1990s), were driving the trend.“They are the age groups who are most likely to have eaten food when out, or that was prepared away from the home. They are doing this more often and they are the ones most likely to say food-to-go is causing them to spend less on groceries.”Rayner believed food-to-go was unlikely to be a passing fad.“The fact that the food-to-go category is embracing healthier options and sustainability more quickly than grocery retailers means that no one in the grocery sector can afford to turn a blind eye to this challenge.“For the supermarkets, food-to-go is a competitor hiding in plain sight and presents a growing challenge to which they need to rise.”The Shoppercentric study followed an online survey with 1,024 shoppers who were responsible for most of the grocery shopping in their household.Delivered food is among the topics explored by baking industry experts in British Baker’s Bakery Trends Report, which can be downloaded free of charge.last_img read more

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Gramatik Announces Red Rocks Headlining Performance With Great Special Guests

first_imgThe lineup for this summer at Red Rocks just keeps getting better! Today, renowned electrofunky producer Gramatik has added his name to the Morrison, CO venue’s schedule, with a major headlining performance on June 17th. Complete with his 2016 release Epigram and a brand new stage design, Gramatik is set to do 2017 right with a major blowout at Red Rocks.Not only will Gramatik be performing, but he’s bringing along a trio of acclaimed producers to keep the party grooving. Mr. Carmack, Ekali and Flamingosis will all be featured supporting performers, making for a down and dirty dance party for all of the Colorado fans. Gramatik will also be touting a new stage design inspired by Nikola Tesla, with masterful coils and a beautifully symbolic entrance into the New Year.Check out a video previewing the upcoming funky fun for Gramatik’s upcoming show, below.You can see more information on the poster below, and head to Gramatik’s website for details.last_img read more

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Singer-Songwriter And Dark Star Orchestra Tour Manager Matt Reynolds Passes Away

first_imgSinger-songwriter and Dark Star Orchestra’s tour manager, Matt Reynolds passed away unexpectedly over the weekend, leaving those who knew Reynolds and the extended Dark Star Orchestra family reeling. Reynolds served as Dark Star’s tour manager for twelve years, serving as the man behind-the-scenes for their countless nationwide tours since August of 2006. Reynolds himself was a musician, melding Americana, country-rock, and the blues for his soulful numbers, and was tapped for this year’s Dark Star Jubilee at the end of May. In April of 2015, Reynolds released his debut solo album titled Been Long Gone, which was co-produced by Dark Star’s guitarist and studio engineer Rob Eaton and Ted Pecchio respectively.In a statement issued by the band, Dark Star Orchestra sent their condolences to Matt’s mother, brother, and sister and penned a touching tribute to their tour manager, crediting him as being the “behind-the-scenes beacon guiding us through success, tumult, and all points in between, usually with great humor, and always with gentle nature.” You can read Dark Star’s full statement on the loss of Matt Reynold’s here, and check out Reynolds’ music via his Soundcloud here. Fare the well, Matt. You will be missed.last_img read more

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Waterloo Festival Adds Oteil & Friends, Leftover Salmon, More To Inaugural Lineup

first_imgIn early May, the inaugural Waterloo Music Festival was announced, which will take place at Austin, Texas’ Carson Creek Ranch from September 7th to 9th. In the initial lineup phase, the festival announced that it would host three nights of The String Cheese Incident, plus performances from Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Railroad Earth, The Motet, BoomBox, TAUK, and Marco Benevento.Today, the three-day jam music and camping festival has added 21 artists to its lineup, including numerous fan-favorite acts. Added to the Waterloo’s debut edition are Oteil & Friends (featuring Oteil Burbridge, Jay Lane, John Kadlecek, and Jeff Chimenti), Leftover Salmon, Easy Star All-Stars performing Dub Side of the Moon, Perpetual Groove, Orgone, Pimps of Joytime, Everyone Orchestra, BIG Something, Magic Beans, Tea Leaf Green, Austin Groove Project, Kalu and the Electric Joint, and more.Tickets for the inaugural Waterloo Music Festival—scheduled for September 7th through 9th at Austin, Texas’ Carson Creek Ranch—can be purchased on the festival’s website here. WATERLOO MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018 — MUSIC LINEUP:The String Cheese Incident (Playing all three nights)Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (JRAD)Oteil & Friends (Ft. Oteil Burbridge, Jay Lane, John Kadlecek, and Jeff Chimenti)Railroad EarthLeftover SalmonEasy Star All-Stars (Performing Dub Side of the Moon)The MotetBoomBoxPerpetual GrooveTAUKAustin Groove Project (Ft. Tameca Jones, Jackie Venson, Alesia Lani, The Peterson Brothers, D Madness and John D)Big SomethingEveryone OrchestraKalu and The Electric JointLos CoastMarco BeneventoOrgonePimps of JoytimeTea Leaf GreenMagic BeansMamafestaHard ProofBig Wy’s Brass BandMontuDeadeyeAmoramoraSour BridgesSarah Grace & The Soul*Note – Artists in bold are lineup additionsView Full Lineuplast_img read more

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