Campaign: Taste of London
Client: Brand Events
PR team: House PR
Timescale: February-June 2012
- To drive widespread awareness and ticket sales for the event
- To maximise all opportunities around the participating chefs, restaurants and sponsors
- To elevate coverage from the food pages to news and features.
Strategy and plan
To launch tickets for the event, House PR released creative images of food carved into London landmarks. These carvings were shot accompanied by chefs Theo Randall and Jason Atherton. During the event, the PR team worked with more than 250 journalists. Tailored press coverage included chef Tim Allen creating the world's most expensive scotch egg exclusively for the London Evening Standard.
Measurement and evaluation
The campaign achieved more than 300 pieces of coverage, including a double-page spread in ShortList and three chef placements on the BBC's Saturday Kitchen.
Taste of London had very strong ticket sales, with almost every session selling out.