The 2016 Dorset Cereals B&B Awards launches ‘Live Like a Local’ campaign with Guardian Labs

Dorset cerealsDorset Cereals has launched its first multimedia partnership with the Guardian through in-house branded content agency Guardian Labs. The campaign kicks-off by celebrating the shortlisted finalists of the 2015 Dorset Cereal B&B awards, to then roll into the voting for the new entrants of 2016. The content champions the B&Bs and the places these B&Bs are based in. The partnership will run double page features in print, published monthly in The Guardian Weekend supplement, as well as on a dedicated ’Live Like A Local’ hub, with additional information, hosted by the Guardian online. All content will be clearly labelled in line with the Guardian’s commercial content guidelines.

The activity, which runs from June – December 2016, is being managed and planned by Chorus, the specialist partnerships division at Maxus. The campaign is aimed at young, foodie consumers. The aim is to increase the target audience’s awareness of Dorset Cereals and the  B&B Awards. The ‘Live Like A Local’ story will aim to uncover the hidden secrets of the award winning B&Bs and their owners, and will focus on four key areas:

  • Owner profiles – Dorset Cereals get up close and personal with those running and managing the B&Bs, finding out why they got into the business and why they chose their location
  • Local Breakfasts – Championing the most important meal of the day, picking out what makes a special breakfast and highlighting the range of options available to guests
  • Guestbook heroes – showcasing the best memories and messages from guests and their stays at the B&Bs
  • Explore Like a local – pulling out exciting things to do in the local area, with recommendations from guests that wouldn’t be found in a guidebook.

By bringing the information on the digital ‘Live Like A Local’ hub to readers in a variety of formats- including a stop motion video, competitions, lists and images.

Aisling Syme, brand manager at Dorset Cereals said: “Our partnership with Guardian Labs provides us with a platform to celebrate the undiscovered, the fantastic, the quirky and the much loved B&Bs across the country. It will also create a library of inspirational places to stay for readers to choose from and read up on”

Laura Gao, account director at Chorus By Maxus said: “Together with the Guardian, we created the ’Live Like A Local’ theme. We wanted to uncover the secrets known only to those in the communities that these spectacular B&Bs are a part of; where to go, what to see, what to eat and bring them to readers with the Dorset Cereals premium stamp of guarantee. Through this partnership, we are able to celebrate what is special about Dorset Cereals and their very unique B&B Awards.”


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