Blog Archives

25/01/2024

The glaringly obvious gap in the subscription market and why should you care

Senior Digital Account Director Megan Ashdown explores the glaringly obvious gap in the subscription services landscape. 

24/01/2024

Mastering the art of impactful creatives

A recap of Kite Studio’s standout work from the last year, that helped more clients than ever to develop, improve, and evolve their creatives to get ahead.

20/12/2023

Commercial Christmas in a troubled economy

Senior Digital Account Director Megan Ashdown shares how retailers can position themselves sensitively amidst another Cost-of-Living Christmas.

05/12/2023

Tailwinds over headwinds: Retail outlook for 2024 

Head of Client Services Anthony Abou-Zeid shares his thoughts for retail in 2024.

30/11/2023

The Kite Factory picks up London and Whipsnade Zoos

Following a competitive pitch, we’re thrilled to partner with ZSL to oversee their media planning and buying!

20/11/2023

Charity gifting in a troubled economy

Senior Digital Account Director Megan and Programmatic Account Director John share how to leverage your creative arm to help consumers give meaningful gifts this Christmas.

30/10/2023

My Working Day with Managing Director James Smith

MD James Smith joins Business Leader to share an insight into how he effectively manages his daily work routine.

17/10/2023

Navigating peak periods of the year with a Prioritisation Framework 

Senior Digital Account Director Simi Gill highlights the importance of prioritising campaigns efficiently during crucial seasonal times.

17/10/2023

The Kite Factory expands strategy team

After 12+ years working with us client-side, we’re delighted to welcome Helen Radia to The Kite Factory team!

09/10/2023

How can we balance sustainability with performance across our media buying?

Senior Digital Account Manager Naomi Linturn explores where improvements can be made across our media buying.

03/10/2023

The Kite Factory picks up Ricola UK media brief

Following impressive worldwide growth, we’re thrilled to be partnering with Ricola!

02/10/2023

The complexity of balancing social responsibility with digital marketing goals

Head of Digital Operations Gabby Krite explores the complexity of balancing social responsibility with marketing goals.

13/09/2023

The Kite Factory continues to expand client base with exciting new wins

We’re excited to welcome new clients Edinburgh Napier University and Friends of the Earth to The Kite Factory!

06/09/2023

What media can learn from music’s art of improvisation

Data and Insight Director John Clarvis shares the direct parallels between the music and media industries and gives four key tips on how media can learn from music’s art of improvisation.

05/09/2023

Redrow appoints TKF as its media planning and buying partner

We’re thrilled to welcome new client Redrow!

04/09/2023

International Day of Charity – What charities need to know this Emergency Season

Happy International Day of Charity! Strategy Director Charley Day shares her thoughts on what charities need to know this emergency season.

14/08/2023

Harnessing the power of digital advertising to foster empathy in charitable giving

Senior Digital Account Executive Iona Bogle shares how to utilise digital advertising to cultivate empathy rather than guilt and drive meaningful engagement.

14/08/2023

Game on: Brands’ latest playground for success

Senior Programmatic Executive Max Penny-Barrow shares why in-game advertising is a fertile ground for marketers in 2023 and beyond.

03/08/2023

Targeting the over 50s in digital

Head of Digital Operations, Gabby Krite shares key information about targeting to the over 50’s in digital.

03/08/2023

Mad//Fest 2023: Trailblazing the White Claw Hype for a UK Audience

The Kite Factory joins MAD//Fest 2023 to share how we took White Claw from unknown to unstoppable.

01/08/2023

Beyond the hype: Evolving marketing strategies for 2023 and beyond

MP for Digital Ben Foster takes a look at marketing strategies for 2023 and beyond.

24/07/2023

Reinforcing ‘Craft Planning’

MP for Strategy Rik Moore makes the case for returning and adding to the foundations of Craft Planning, giving four simple tactics to help.

12/07/2023

The Thread that broke the camel’s back?

Client Account Manager Phil Lam share his thoughts on the launch of Meta’s new social media app, Threads.

12/07/2023

Why bidding on your brand terms can give you the edge in paid search

Senior Digital Account Executive Camilla Hay shares the importance of bidding on your brand terms in paid search.

14/06/2023

TKF’s Gabby Krite crowned NDA’s All-Star Hero

We’re thrilled to see Gabby Krite awarded Agency and All-Star Hero at this years NDA Hero Awards!

02/06/2023

Thriving in a transformed working world

In this episode, some of TKF’s digital department sit down to discuss their unique experiences when starting careers in the advertising industry,

31/05/2023

IAB’s Engage 2023: Turning AI from Fantasy into Reality

Digital Account Director Mohini Lakhani shares six key takeaways from this years IAB Engage event.

26/05/2023

From fragmented to cohesive: Unifying creative, media, content and experience for optimal campaign effectiveness

MP for Digital Ben Foster shares the importance of holistic marketing strategies for optimal effectiveness

24/05/2023

Six tips for managing mental well-being in the workplace

Marketing Manager Lucy Prince shares top tips for managing mental well-being at work.

16/05/2023

The Kite Factory Appoints Talon as OOH Partner

We’re really excited to announce this new partnership!

16/05/2023

The (unintended) impact of purpose-led brands

Senior Account Manager Rebecca Bedding looks at the brilliantly disruptive growth in purpose-led brands in the commercial sectors.

04/05/2023

The Kite Factory maintains IPA CPD Platinum Accreditation

We’re proud to maintain our IPA CPD Platinum status!

02/05/2023

What can commercial brands learn from charities?

Senior Account Manager Rebecca Bedding shares key insights into what commercial brands can learn from charities.

28/04/2023

TKF named as one of Campaign’s Best Places to Work

We’re proud to be recognised as one of Campaigns Best Places to Work!

26/04/2023

What is greenwashing, and how do you avoid it?

Digital Account Manager Naomi shares what greenwashing is and how brands can avoid it.

18/04/2023

The Kite Factory appoints new business and marketing lead

We’re thrilled to announce the appointment of long-term consultant Emily Underhill to the role of Head of Marketing & New Business.

18/04/2023

What charities can learn from commercial brands

Head of Digital Operations Gabby Krite identifies key points that charities can learn from commercial brands.

05/04/2023

Why programmatic buying isn’t the end for traditional advertising methods

MP for Digital Ben Foster looks at programmatic buying and why it could be interesting for the right brief.

04/04/2023

NFP vs commercial brands…or not?

Head of Digital Operations Gabby Krite shares why NFPs and commercial brands are more similar than you think.

03/04/2023

Can Thoughtful Marketing cut through in a world of personalised marketing?

Senior Digital Account Manager Emily Shaw shares where Thoughtful Marketing fits in a world were personalisation is becoming crucial.

30/03/2023

Rebel Internet marks launch with campaign challenging big broadband failings

TKF joins Rebel Internet on their mission to revolutionise home Wi-Fi.

07/03/2023

Reset, the Podcast: How Comedy Can Help You Perform Better at Work

MP for Strategy Rik Moore joins Reset, The Podcast to share his journey of how he merged the two things he loves, comedy and media, to create his unique space in business.

20/02/2023

Empathy: the force that will power media relationships in 2023

Digital Planner Buyer Maria Tudor shares the importance of empathy to power your media relationships in 2023 and beyond via The Media Leader.

15/02/2023

The (scary) potential of AI in Search

Head of Digital Operations Gabby Krite shares her thoughts on the potential of AI in Search.

19/01/2023

What does AI mean for marketers?

Managing Partner for Digital Ben Foster explores how AI technology can improve marketing campaign efficiencies.

11/01/2023

What does Meta’s violation mean for social media marketing?

Digital Account Director Simi Gill shares an insight into Meta’s recent data violation and how this impacts social media marketing.

05/09/2022

International Day of Charity with WaterAid

In celebration of International Day of Charity, Rik and Charley are joined by WaterAid’s Wanji Wambari Kairu to discuss the current state of charity in the UK.

05/09/2022

3 lessons in charity loyalty that marketers can tap into

Strategy Director Charley Day looks at the lessons marketers can take from the crowded charity sector.

18/08/2022

A conversation on Cookies with Accord Marketing

In this episode we are joined by Dan Ward, Head of Performance at partner agency Accord Marketing to discuss all-things cookies.

03/08/2022

Why will TikTok be the most important digital marketing platform in two years time?

We hear from the winners of the digital departments recent debate, on why they believe TikTok is the most important digital media platform.

27/07/2022

Five opportunities created by the revolution in measurement

MP for Digital Ben Foster shares the key opportunities created by the revolution in measurement.

26/07/2022

Event: The New Era of Measurement

Catch up on the highlights and the keynote presentations from our event on the new era of measurement.

14/07/2022

Planning for Attention

In this episode, Christian and Lydia sit down to discuss our latest insight report on planning for attention.

04/07/2022

What Can Brands Learn About ‘Experience’ From Glastonbury

MP for Strategy Rik Moore dives deep into the key learnings brands should take away from Glastonbury, as originally featured in Advertising Week.

17/05/2022

In marketing, as in comedy, originality is the key to success

Managing Partner for Strategy Rik Moore shares why there are huge parallels between brands identifying their ‘why’ and comedians finding their voice as featured in Shots.

04/05/2022

Where does brand marketing fit into the world of e-commerce?

Digital Account Executive Annabel Crook takes a look at brand marketing in the e-commerce world.

28/04/2022

5 top tips for discovering your brand purpose

Strategy Director Charley Day shares 5 top tips when looking at why your brand exists and what you stand for as an organisation.

19/04/2022

The great Purpose debate

In this episode, Niki, Charley and Christian sit down to discuss whether every organisation needs a brand purpose and their advice when it comes to communicating an authentic ‘why’. 

25/03/2022

TKF continues winning streak with host of new clients

Following a remarkable year of growth in 2021, TKF is celebrating its continued new business success.

22/03/2022

Unpacking the IPA’s Making Sense Report

In this pilot episode, Rik, Niki and Christian sit down to unpack the IPA’s aptly-named Making Sense report and what this means for marketers in today’s climate.

25/01/2022

Creating a digital framework for a successful 2022

Our guide to embracing the changes in digital and adjust their strategies for long-term brand building.

14/10/2021

Facebook’s donor tools for advertising: Looking beyond the surface

Digital Planner Buyer Mohini takes a look at Facebook’s latest addition in their host of dedicated fundraising tools.

07/10/2021

Marketing in a post pandemic world: Get ahead or fall further behind

Director of Digital Ben Foster shares top tips to ensure your marketing strategies don’t fall behind in the new post-pandemic world.

17/12/2020

2021: What’s ahead for marketing?

Our market overview and recommendations on how best to invest your marketing budget in 2021.

09/09/2020

Radio? Ruh Roh…

A look at the changing radio market throughout Q2 and it’s role on media schedules this autmn as a result..

15/07/2020

Subscription: The saviour combatting retail revenue decline

A look at the subscription market throughout Covid-19 and how a subscription product can lower the barriers to acquiring new customers.

21/05/2020

The overlooked demographic: Under 25’s in lockdown

Mental Health Awareness: A perspective of the pressures under 25’s are experiencing in lockdown.

02/04/2020

Creating growth in the time of Covid-19

Actionable insights for UK media advertisers.

03/03/2020

Challenges Bring Opportunities For Those Willing To Be Bold

Blending art and science to empower digital marketing in a post GDPR world.

07/02/2020

Help your customers live their best lives or be left behind

A deep dive into the well-being sector and best in class brands adopting to help consumers live their best lives.