Prohibition sleeps easy after new client win

Leeds-based PR and social media specialist agency, Prohibition, has won a major new client by adding Sealy UK, the British arm of the world’s largest bed manufacturer and part of the Silentnight Group, to its ever-expanding portfolio.

The agency will work with Sealy on a retained basis, helping position the brand as a premium bed and mattress manufacturer for ABC1 consumers as well as those interested in an active, sporting lifestyle.

Prohibition will deliver an integrated digital and social media PR campaign for Sealy, covering content marketing, social media engagement and celebrity endorsement, bringing Sealy’s “deeper sleeper” brand positioning to life throughout multiple touchpoints.

It will also develop and deliver the “Sealy World of Sport”; a strategy focused on proving the link between sporting excellence and recovery, and getting a great night’s sleep. This will also involve a programme of celebrity endorsement, with the agency brokering alliances and partnerships with sporting professionals across the UK.

Neil Robinson, marketing director of Sealy UK, said: “Prohibition already had a deep understanding of Sealy’s values, gained from previously working with the brand on an international basis. As such, the agency was the obvious choice to work with here in the UK. We have a great story to tell, and Prohibition will help us to do that. We’re excited about the coming months.”

Will Ockenden, director at Prohibition, said: “Working with market leaders is always a privilege, especially for a brand like Sealy that is willing to invest properly in its marketing and take risks.

“This type of work is now typical for our agency; high impact integrated campaigns that span multiple marketing disciplines, and demonstrate tangible ROI.”

The appointment follows a period of strong growth at Prohibition that has seen it double in size over the past 12-months, as well as pick up briefs for brands including Netto, Savills UK and Interflora.

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