Asmodee launches biggest-ever marketing campaign with Absolute Radio

Leading game publisher and distributor Asmodee UK has partnered with Absolute Radio and its presenters Andy Bush and Richie Firth to launch its biggest ever marketing campaign.

The six-month campaign will run until April 2022, with the aim to raise awareness of Asmodee’s board games, such as Dobble, Catan and Ticket to Ride, and encourage more people to play more games more often.

In recognition of declining linear TV audiences, Asmodee UK worked with Generation Media to identify a channel and opportunity which would reach new audiences. As well as being the company’s grandest campaign to date, it marks the first time it has advertised on radio and comes as recent RAJAR figures reveal that the Absolute Radio Network now reaches a record 5.2 million listeners. Plus, with recent Bauer Media research finding that 25% of people are consuming even more radio now since restrictions have eased and 50% of people say they have a closer relationship to their favourite radio station now compared to pre-pandemic, the campaign will help Asmodee UK reach engaged scaled audiences across the country that have a strong affinity with their favourite presenters.

The games will come to life on Bush & Richie’s Hometime show, where the duo will bring listeners to air to play their versions of a selection of Asmodee UK games. For example, for the radio version of Dobble, the same words will be blocked out of two songs and callers will go head-to-head to see who can identify the most pairs.

Winners will win four tickets to Bush & Richie’s Board Game Bonanza, to be held on Tuesday 15 February at Cahoots in London. Sixty game-lovers will experience the ultimate board games night, enjoying music, food and drink, spot prizes and playing a range of Asmodee UK board games.

In addition, Asmodee UK will become the official sponsors of Saturday nights on Absolute Radio across both Andy Bush’s Indie Disco and the Classic Rock Party with Claire Sturgess. 40” trails will also drive listeners to an online creative page on Absolute Radio’s website where they can win a party food and drink package, sound system and a bundle of Asmodee UK games.

Matt Batchelor, Group Commercial Director, Bauer Media Advertising, says: “We know that one of the most powerful marketing tools and getting people to try something new is through word of mouth, recommendations from friends and trial. With such a strong relationship with their listeners and by including on-air versions of the games in their shows, Bush and Richie are the perfect choice to get people trying some Asmodee UK games and increase brand awareness in an authentic and engaging way.”

 

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About Tessa Clayton

A former Chief Sub of Red magazine, Tessa Clayton is the Digital Editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. As a freelance journalist she specialised in writing about parenting and family life, and has contributed to a wide variety of publications and websites including Tesco online, Mother & Baby, Livingetc, Junior, Boots Health & Beauty, Practical Parenting and babycentre.co.uk. Get in touch at tessa.clayton@biz-media.co.uk

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