Spring 2021 update from Love Seafood

Our Head of Marketing Greg Smith shares an update on consumer marketing activity and business support delivered via our Love Seafood initiative.

What Love Seafood has achieved to date

We’re delighted with how well our Love Seafood consumer brand has been received since it launched last October. So far:

  • Over 3 million people have seen our social media content.
  • Love Seafood has been featured 118 times in national newspapers and magazines - with a reach of 90 million.
  • Over 220,000 people have tuned into Love Seafood videos.
  • And more than 55,000 have visited the Love Seafood website.

Watch the short video below for an overview of Love Seafood impacts and achievements to date:

This short film tells the story of Love Seafood to date, featuring examples of the brand in action and achievements since launch in October 2020.

As well as delivering marketing activity for consumers, we’re also supporting seafood businesses. We’ve created marketing tools and assets for businesses to use and are we’re running Marketing Masterclass webinars to help independent seafood businesses.

So far over 600 businesses have gotten involved and used our content and marketing support. A great example of this is the way we helped International Fish Canners with some recipe inspiration for their customers. Check out their story in our supported by Seafish series to find out more.

Full steam ahead with our Spring 2021 campaign

This month we’re partnering with Defra on a campaign featuring UK species. It forms part of our drive to strengthen and build wider seafood category through Love Seafood consumer brand.

It’s a media-focused campaign with national activity showcasing hero species in recipes and health features. There’s also regional activity highlighting local seafood champions. We’re engaging with these seafood professionals to get their advice, ideas and top-tips on best ways to access, prepare and cook the great species we’re talking about.

We’ve booked media across four key channels:

  • Daily mail print and online.
  • Reach PLC for regional coverage/publications (in print and online)
  • Bauer for local radio
  • Facebook for social media

You can see some examples of the content that’s already gone out as part if the campaign in the image gallery below:

Coverage and content from the Love Seafood spring 2021 campaign

There’s still time to get involved and support the campaign – go to our campaign webpage to find out more:

Planning for our Year 2 marketing activity

We’re also underway with planning our marketing activity for the second year of Love Seafood. This next phase of activity will pick in the summer. Some of the exciting things coming up will include:

  • Building our network of seafood champions across the UK
  • Creating more assets that businesses can use to promote seafood to your consumers
  • Continuing to deliver ‘always on’ consumer marketing activity
  • Launching industry content with information for consumers on key issues

We’ll be sharing more details on our plans over the coming months so watch this space for updates.

Find out more about Love Seafood

If you haven’t already checked out Love Seafood then why not take a look now. Head to our Love Seafood consumer brand page via the link below to find out how your business can use Love Seafood. There you’ll find links to:

  • Download our Love Seafood marketing toolkit
  • Get free assets and tools that you can use to promote your business
  • Read the latest Love Seafood news and updates
  • Sign up to receive email updates about Love Seafood

If you’ve got any queries you can also get in touch with the team behind Love Seafood on loveseafood@seafish.co.uk.