The Client

London brothers Shaun and Craig are now YouTube stars and bestselling authors. They launched Original Flava, a Caribbean food business with a mission to protect the legacy of Caribbean food.  When we met them, they’d built a healthy social media following and had mobilised this audience to crowdfund their debut cookbook.

Original Flava selected Bare PR to increase brand awareness and push online book sales.

The Work

  • Bare PR conducted research into the demographics, behaviours and preferences of their audiences exploring social media data, online analytics, book sales data and wider interests.
  • We identified key themes and matched these to media outlets that would appeal to their core target market.
  • We carried out a targeted media campaign to London, youth and music outlets.
  • We generated insight-led content for key audience segments, taking advantage of seasonal opportunities.

The Results

  • Instagram followers increased by 5500 and Facebook followers by 26,500 with an overall reach of 420.000.
  • We achieved a gross profit of > £44,000
  • Return on investment of 1:59.
  • Bloomsbury Book deal which led to widespread fame
  • Commissioned TV programme.
  • We were nominated for a leading industry award, surpassing top London agencies
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