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ABTA’s 5 Travel Trends of 2020

It’s been a year dominated by Brexit, Thomas Cook and another General Election. Yet despite the drama and uncertainty that has inevitably ensued, travel is still a spending priority for most of us as we approach 2020.  With 70% of…

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5 Things we can all do to Improve Workplace Wellness

Guerillascope recently attended NABS’ first ever Wellfest, a new workplace wellness conference designed specifically for the advertising and media industry. The day kicked off with a panel discussion titled ‘Bringing Your Whole-Self to Work’, with experts exploring some of the…

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3 Highlights from MADfest 2019

One overarching theme: dare to be different. Two days and a host of illuminating talks from experts in the advertising industry. Here’s three of our highlights from MADfest 2019. Marketing transformation with Skyscanner One highlight was the story of Skyscanner’s…

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Guerillascope Becomes a Carbon Neutral Organisation

We’re delighted to announce that Guerillascope is now a carbon neutral organisation. Working with Carbon Footprint, we’ve committed to offsetting our carbon emissions over the past year by planting trees in close proximity to schools across London. Part of our…

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Guerillascope’s CEO on Panel at Channel 4’s Diversity in Advertising Event

Guerillascope’s co-founder and CEO, David Yorath, joined an esteemed panel at Channel 4’s Diversity in Advertising event to discuss what needs to be done by the industry to drive greater representation. Chaired by Maria St Louis and featuring a keynote…

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Here’s our round-up of the latest sponsorship opportunities! Sky Sky Media and Channel 5 are offering a cross-platform Christmas Movies on 5 sponsorship, with a mix of action, drama and festive favourites old and new. This is an excellent opportunity…

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15 Adverts That Will Give you the Creeps This Halloween

Halloween grants advertisers license to push the boundaries of what constitutes ‘comfortable’ viewing. It’s an occasion to revel in the darker side, so without further ado, let’s celebrate (or denounce) 15 adverts that scare, unsettle and mesmerise. Baby Laugh-a-Lot Everything…

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Guerillascope Sponsors the ITT President’s Dinner

  We’re thrilled to announce that Guerillascope will be a proud sponsor of the 63rd ITT President’s Dinner, the most prestigious social event in the travel sector calendar. Bringing together leading figures from the world of travel, the event –…

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Vintage Cash Cow Launches First TV Advertising Campaign

Vintage Cash Cow, the online marketplace where customers can buy and sell vintage goods, has tasked Guerillascope with the development and execution of a new TV advertising campaign. The regionalised strategy encompasses airtime on Channel 4 North, ITV’s Yorkshire and…

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PeoplePerHour Looks to Grow Community with New Media Campaign

PeoplePerHour, the nation’s go-to online platform for small businesses looking to connect with freelancers, has launched a new cross-media campaign with Guerillascope. Tasked with increasing the company’s visibility and business sign-ups, the strategy developed by the Guerillascope team will capitalise…

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At What Point Should your Business Consider TV Advertising?

As society becomes more digital, business owners and marketing managers could be forgiven for thinking all the opportunities for growth are now online. Thinkbox joined us at Guerilla HQ recently to explain how this train of thought is actually damaging…

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World Mental Health Day: Progress and Challenges

According to the NHS, one in four people in the UK will experience a problem with their mental health this year. That’s an alarming figure, made all the more so by the fact it doesn’t even account for people who…

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TV Sponsorship Opportunities

Winter is coming, and with it a whole host of seasonal TV sponsorship opportunities! TV sponsorship allows brands to associate themselves with a viewer’s favourite programming, channel or genre. It provides a chance to raise awareness with contextually-relevant messaging that…

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The League Against Cruel Sports Launches New Media Campaign

Guerillascope is thrilled to announce the launch of a new multichannel media campaign from the League Against Cruel Sports, the charity on the frontline of the fight to protect wildlife from blood sports and hunting with dogs. Leveraging audience insights…

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Key Takeaways from Thinkbox’s ‘Destination Effectiveness: Travel Brands on TV’

Demand for holidays continues to rise despite the uncertainty around Brexit, a packed-out audience at the Ham Yard Hotel was told during the latest Thinkbox event, ‘Destination effectiveness: travel brands on TV’. The rise of solo travelling Danielle Rowson, director…

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Tide Means Business With Launch of First TV Campaign

Tide, the fintech challenger taking on business banking, has teamed up with agency partner Guerillascope to run its first ever TV advertising campaign. A long-term approach Following the soft launch on Sky AdSmart this week, the mobile-first business banking platform…

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My First Few Weeks Working at Guerillascope

With my year of travelling complete, I was determined to find a job that I could enjoy and look forward to on a Monday morning. Finding Guerillascope online, it seemed like the perfect fit, and I was delighted to be…

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10 Interesting Facts About TV Advertising

Here are ten facts that shine a light on the weird, wonderful and occasionally tragic world of TV advertising; a world you’re not shown on your television screens… 1. Let’s kick off with a cool little fact about ice cubes….

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How Out of Home Advertising Fuels Other Media

Something that perhaps isn’t touched open so often is how much of a team player OOH advertising is. Here, we look at the ways outdoor ads complement and drive the performance of other medias. Social Social media and out of…

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Newmarket Holidays Ups the Ante with Latest Media Burst

Newmarket Holidays has upped the ante with a new burst of media activity that brings TV advertising into the brand’s marketing mix for the first time. The latest campaign – planned in partnership with Guerillascope – builds on the award-winning…

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Why It’s Time to Add Podcasts to Your Advertising Mix

Go out for a drink with your pals on a Friday night and it’s likely that one of you will start talking about the latest podcast obsession. Indeed, according to Ofcom, 6 million Brits now download a podcast every week,…

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Norwegian Cruise Line Marks ‘Free at Sea’ Programme Expansion with New Media Campaign

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel, has appointed Guerillascope as its new media agency partner. Tasked with launching the expansion of the brand’s ‘Free at Sea’ programme to consumers in the UK and Ireland, a tactical…

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We Need to Talk About Capitalism and Climate Change

Climate change has finally risen to the top of the national news agenda. This is long overdue; but it also sharpens the focus on an awkward question: is a Capitalist society conducive to the long-term health of our planet? This…

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Tide Takes to the Airwaves with First Radio Campaign

Tide, the emerging leader in SME challenger banking, has appointed Guerillascope as its new media agency partner. Tasked with planning and executing a nationwide radio advertising campaign, Guerillascope has secured an extensive number of spots on LBC, Kisstory, Absolute and Radio X….

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Why We Must Always Challenge Conventional Wisdom

Conventional wisdom is to innovation what rain is to a barbecue. It nullifies creativity and distrusts new ideas. It’s built on old beliefs that may not be as relevant as they once were. It constructs stereotypes that, in turn, invite…

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A Happy Knack for Offering Something Different

Any agency will tell you that who they are and what they do makes them different to others. In Guerillascope’s case, it’s all about happiness. Human-first culture As you may already know, Guerillascope was recently voted the second-best place to…

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A Week at a Media Agency

We’ve recently received a lot of questions about what it’s like being at a media agency voted the second best place to work in the advertising industry. What does a regular week look like? What do we love most about the…

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Guerillascope Wins Campaign’s Best Places To Work

  Guerillascope has been selected as a winner of Campaign’s Best Places to Work in 2019, ranking second out of the UK advertising industry’s top 50 companies. David Yorath, our CEO and founder, joined Managing Director, Katy Sharpe to celebrate…

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International Women’s Day: The Gender Equality Struggle Continues

International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements, courage and independence of women all across the world. We should be proud of the progress made over the last 100 years. Yet it’s also a timely reminder that progress…

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FENSA Sets Standard with New Media Campaign

Guerillascope has been appointed as the new media agency partner of FENSA, the UK’s leading certification scheme for replacement windows and doors. Working closely with the company alongside brand strategy and communications agency CMDi, the Guerillascope team has developed a…

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The New Age of Solo Travelling

Britain is going it alone – and in more ways than one. According to a recent Saga survey, 32% of people said they had been on a solo holiday or were planning to do so in the next two years….

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Why TV Advertising Is Vital For Online Businesses

In an increasingly virtual business environment, what role does TV advertising play in driving demand for online businesses? A key one, according to research presented to an audience of companies new to TV by Matt Hill at Thinkbox. “There’s something…

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What Consumers Want From Your Brand

Caught between the desire to align with businesses that stand for values they believe in and the need for convenience and affordability, consumers often stick with what they know. In other words, they head over to established ‘titan’ brands like…

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Brexit: What Happens Now?

The most pressing concern is the increased possibility of a no-deal Brexit. But we’re not ones for doom-mongery. Parliament – and perhaps ultimately, the UK public – has the power to ensure this does not happen. MPs must act with…

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Introducing a new Look for Guerillascope

Guerillascope has teamed up with Collective London to develop a new visual identity that encapsulates who we are and what we do as a full-service media agency – we’d love to know what you think. As the nerve centre of…

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Guerillascope’s 2018: A Year of Growing Brands

A key goal for 2018 was to build on last year’s expansion into a full-service advertising agency. The Guerillascope team embraced this challenge and thrived, growing brands such as Amigo Loans, Watchfinder and Teletext Holidays with tactical campaigns spanning across…

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Newmarket Holidays Appoints Guerillascope as New Media Agency Partner

Tasked with steering the company’s digitally focused marketing strategy, Guerillascope will be driving the launch of Newmarket’s new and improved website. With the optimisation of return on investment key, the team will harness meticulously developed audience profiling to accurately position…

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Introducing MoreScope, the New Press Advertising Specialist

Guerillascope is delighted to announce the unveiling of new press advertising specialist, MoreScope. Established by Sales Director, Sarah Chappell, in partnership with founder and CEO, David Yorath, the in-house agency’s goal is to give brands more scope across paper and…

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Target Darts Aims for Bullseye with New Media Campaign

Target Darts is launching a new media campaign with Guerillascope across several countries. The strategy – devised to expand the company’s customer-base and online visibility over the Christmas period – will span TV, social media and VOD. Television spots are…

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TV Advertising Costs: The Factors

Did you know the average cost of one view of a TV advertising spot is now just £0.6? Crazy, right? TV advertising costs are generally lower than they used to be due to the explosion in the number of channels…

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Katy Sharpe Inducted into Media Week 30 Under 30

We’re thrilled to announce that Guerillascope’s very own Katy Sharpe has been inducted into the Media Week 30 Under 30 for 2018! The award – which showcases the media industry’s next generation of stars – is testament to the giant…

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5 Reasons Why BVOD is Worth the Investment

We’ve had a few clients tell us that Broadcaster Video-on-Demand (BVOD) is not a viable option for them because of costs. We understand this; yet at the same time, it’s important to acknowledge that whilst the Cost Per Thousand (CPT)…

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Guerillascope Becomes a Living Wage Employer

Guerillascope has joined over 4,300 UK businesses as a voluntary Living Wage Employer. The initiative, led by the Living Wage Foundation, campaigns for businesses to pay the Real Living Wage, which unlike the Minimum Wage and National Living is based…

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Mainline Menswear Sharpens its Look with TV Campaign

Mainline Menswear, the online designer clothing retailer, is to unveil its first TV advertising campaign with Guerillascope. Poised to air throughout November, the campaign will feature on a channel mix that includes E4, Dave, Sky Sports and Sky Sports News,…

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5 Reasons why Digital Out-Of-Home Should Excite your Business

Digital out-of-home advertising has evolved into a key component of modern media planning. Propelled by both a reduction in the costs of sites and screens, and the ever-increasing ease with which campaigns can be planned and bought, its move into…

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Media Agency or In-House Team? 3 Key Considerations

Not sure whether an agency or in-house team would be best suited for handling your brand’s media planning and buying? Here are three things you should consider when plotting your next move. Costs If you’re in a position to be…

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5 Media Myths it’s Time to Shelve

Work in marketing? Then you’ll be all too familiar with the often bewildering task of separating fact from myth when it comes to making the right decisions for your brand… To make things easier for you, we’ve wrung every last…

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Watchfinder Targets Sports Fans with New TV Sponsorship Package

Watchfinder – the UK’s leading retailer of pre-owned watches and one of Britain’s 100 fastest-growing companies in terms of profit – has launched a new TV sponsorship campaign on Sky Sports News. Scheduled to run in and around the enduringly…

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We’ve Joined Forces with Out-of-Home Specialist OOH Yes

Guerillascope are delighted to announce a media partnership with OOH Yes, the newly established out-of-home planning specialist. With digital out-of-home (DOOH) now one of the fastest growing mediums globally – and with estimates suggesting a 40% growth in the number…

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10 Feel-Good TV Adverts

Honda – The Impossible Dream Ever felt restricted by self-doubt? Limited by fear and uncertainty? With ‘The Impossible Dream’, Honda had a mission: compel viewers to pursue their dreams. Be brave, and don’t accept defeat. Emerging from his caravan with…

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5 Reasons Why Press Advertising Should Be in Your Media Mix

Digitisation is everywhere. Smart phones are getting smarter and half our waking day is spent looking at one screen or another. Against this backdrop, print media has the arduous task of staying relevant. In January of next year, even the…

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Our Evolution into a Full-Service Media Agency

According to the IPA, the average UK adult is now consuming 7 hours 56 minutes of media a day, with a multitude of channels vying for our attention at any given time. This presents a challenge to both brands and…

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Having No Long-Term Advertising Strategy Sells Brands Short

Businesses of all shapes and sizes are in overdrive. Trying to find a space for themselves in ultra-competitive markets, the digitisation of every aspect of our lives has created both new opportunities, and new pressures. Concurrently, consumers are becoming increasingly…

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Drover puts Pedal to the Metal with TV Campaign

Drover, the car subscription service that’s shaking up the automotive market, has launched a new TV campaign with Guerillascope. Devised to reach professionals, millennials and car enthusiasts, the targeted strategy will see the brand feature across ITV Breakfast, Channel 4…

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ITT Conference 2018: Old Friends, Great Brands and New Insights

Guerillascope’s travel and tourism team recently had the pleasure of spending a week in the company of a host of great brands at this year’s ITT Conference in Sicily. Looking to solidify Guerillascope’s profile and reputation within the sector, our…

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Nextbase Returns with New TV Sponsorship Campaign

Nextbase, the UK’s leading retailer of in-car dash-cams, is the new sponsor of daytime on National Geographic. Negotiated by Guerillascope, the three-month package grants the company exclusive access to over 900 hours of content between 8am and 6pm every day;…

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Teletext Holidays Jets in With New TV Sponsorship

Teletext Holidays is the proud new sponsor of Turner Classic Movies. The home of late holiday deals has agreed a one-month residency across May and June that will contextually align its brand with the channel’s much-loved daytime programming. Planned and…

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From Zero to Hero: The Value of Free TV Spots

The word ‘zero’ often carries negative connotations. The absence of quantity; the lowest point or degree; complete nothingness. It’s a word that we believe gets a raw deal – especially when considering the value of the zero-rated free TV spot…

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Christmas: Tis the Season to be On Air

We need to talk about Christmas. Yes, you’ve already heard every Christmas song at least three times, burst a blood vessel lugging that 7ft tree back home, and resigned yourself to the fact that Margaret in the accounts team is…

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TV Advertising: The Credible, Safe & Brand-Defining Option

TV advertising is still mistakenly seen by some as an expensive, wasteful medium – and a dying one, at that. Misconceptions abound, but as Google smoulders in the embers of the recent misplaced ads fiasco, it’s important that we debunk…

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TV Sponsorship Helps Drive Long-Term Growth for Brands

TV sponsorship has long been regarded as a potent tool for advertisers seeking to increase their visibility. Yet, historically, it’s also been seen as the preserve of bigger brands wielding bigger budgets. It’s time to expose this train of thought…

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Google and Brand Safety: the Clock’s Ticking.

It’s been a chastening couple of weeks for Google and YouTube, as more and more brands announce the pulling of online video budgets from the beleaguered tech giant’s video platform. Why it’s all gone wrong Google has come under ferocious…

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Lycamobile Returns to Homes with new Media Campaign

Lycamobile, the world’s biggest mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), is returning to household screens with an extensive media campaign across the UK and Ireland. Developed by Guerillascope, the campaign launched on Saturday 3rd November during the latest episode of the…

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Remapping The Customer Purchase Journey

For over a century, the conventional wisdom within marketing has been that, when it comes to mapping the customer purchase journey, there’s nothing better than a figurative funnel. However, like with every other aspect of our lives, the internet has…

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Brexit Means Brexit… And Opportunity

The aftershocks of the UK’s Brexit vote continue to linger like a Donald Trump handshake. Its looming presence has spread uncertainty and polarized an already polarized nation. It’s prompted a heightened sense of caution amongst established market players; the likes…

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8 Great Ads To Inspire on International Women’s Day

Science suggests that women have higher average IQs than men, greater sensory awareness and better immune systems. Pain thresholds, multitasking and memory spans? We don’t need controlled experiments to conclude that males typically come out second best on all three. In…

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Our Thoughts on Brexit

As the UK tries to come to terms with the enormity of what transpired in last week’s EU referendum, a palpable air of anxiety hangs over a society now in limbo. What happens next? Have we done the right thing?…

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Channel 4’s Diversity Award Exposes a Sad Truth

Channel 4’s inaugural Diversity in Advertising Award is a welcomed and commendable stand against the advertising industry’s failure in representing people from minority groups. Yet, once again, it’s one light flickering alone in a sea of inaction. 2016 saw us…

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Travel Brands are Stuck in ‘Efficiency Traps’

Guerillascope’s travel and tourism team recently had the pleasure of being at ABTA’s annual Travel Convention. Sunny Seville was the destination; strengthening our industry expertise the mission. Our busy three-day schedule included catch-ups with old friends, networking with new friends,…

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The UK FinTech Market: A Land of Opportunity

The UK stands at the forefront of Europe’s thriving FinTech scene, with London its undisputed hub. Already a centre of excellence in financial services and technology, London’s status as a FinTech trailblazer will surprise few. Yet it’s also the flexible…

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The Social Cost of Travel Marketing?

It’s a question many marketers in the travel industry are asking: should advertisers take budget away from ‘traditional’ media channels and reallocate it to social media? The importance of being social For many of us – particularly young adults –…

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10 Romantic TV Adverts for Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day, which means you’re either charming your loved one with chocolates, flowers and cards, ruefully dismissing it as a nonsense day conceived by brands to shift units of chocolates, flowers and cards, or fumbling through the space in…

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Achieving Clarity Through Mindful Media Planning

The 21st century has thrown up a blend of distinctly modern stresses and distractions. The old concerns: family, work, relationships and money –  they all remain. Yet, in a digitalised age of social media, fake news and geo-political upheaval, angst…

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TV and Out-Of-Home Advertising: Better Together

Brand awareness can be significantly widened by integration. The main advantage of TV advertising is that not only does it create a sense of prestige and scale for the brand, but it also evokes authenticity and trust. Moreover, the use…

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Teletext Holidays Takes Flight with new TV Campaign

Teletext Holidays, the home of great value all inclusive, last minute and exclusive holiday deals, has launched a new TV advertising campaign with Guerillascope. Scheduled to air from Boxing Day, the 30-, 20- and 10-second spots will span an extensive channel mix…

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TV Advertising is the Apex Profit Generator

TV advertising represents the safest long-term media investment for brands, with a focus on profit, both long-term and short-term measurement, and a strategy optimized for brand growth all key to responsibly maximizing ROI; according to a new study from Thinkbox,…

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A Dashing Duo: TV and Online Businesses

Online businesses are now the heaviest investors in TV advertising, according to the latest research presented by Thinkbox at its event, Clickedy boom: why online brands love TV. A host of experts converged to share and discuss the reasons behind…

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Remapping the Children’s TV Landscape

With live children’s TV viewing figures falling as kids turn to laptops, iPads and smartphones, the media landscape we once knew is transforming before our eyes. So, what does this mean for broadcasters, agencies and, most importantly, advertisers? The shift…

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Should the TV Industry be Worried About Netflix?

British TV content is a big deal these days. Just ask Netflix and Amazon, with new reports revealing how the two giants of the subscription video-on-demand world spent a combined total of £150 million on UK productions last year. Whilst…

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The Media Planning Blueprint for a Profitable Christmas

It’s that time of the year again when, with winter’s slow approach ushering in shorter days and chilly nights, attention shifts towards the Christmas media strategy. For brands, seasonal media planning should now begin in earnest. According to the Financial…

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Mapping the Perfect Travel Marketing Campaign

Brands jostling for space within the travel and tourism industry face new and ever-evolving challenges. Navigating seasonally-charged markets, the need for a media strategy that incisively cuts through the noise is more acute than ever. If you’re a marketing manager…

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3 Reasons Why Promising Brands Fail

Worried about the possibility of your brand flatlining? Here are three reasons why you might find yourself grappling with such a threat.  Your product or service needs work We know time is of the essence, and yes, holding out for…

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Long-Term Branding Improves Short-Term Sales

Binet and Field, the torchbearers of marketing effectiveness, have shared new research on the importance of context in an ecosystem where collaboration is also key. Addressing delegates at this year’s EFF Week conference, the respected duo behind The Long and the…

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