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B&Q rolls out 'Handy Prices' brand strategy

B&Q has unveiled a multi-million-pound campaign to promote its shift to an 'everyday low pricing' strategy.

The drive, the first work by Karmarama since its appointment to the DIY chain's £40m business last year, introduces a 'Handy prices' positioning. It will run across TV, radio, outdoor and in-store.

Under the 'Handy prices' banner, the company will lower the prices of hundreds of products permanently, in an attempt to mark the brand out from the sale-driven strategy predominant in the DIY retail sector.

Unusually, the TV ad eschews the use of product and in-store imagery to instead focus on a hand making gestures, accompanied by a voiceover explaining 'Handy prices'.

Separately, B&Q has yet to appoint a marketing director following the departure of Katherine Paterson in October. Brand director David Hutchinson is covering the role in the interim.

Source : Gemma Charles - Marketing Magazine
www.marketingmagazine.co.uk/news/1170460/B-Q-rolls-Handy-prices-brand-strategy/

12 February 2013
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