Friday, 30 October 2009

Sherrie’s let loose in Saint Lucia!


We’re delighted to have secured Loose Women’s Sherrie Hewson to present a fantastic competition on ITV’s This Morning for our client, Windjammer Landing Villa Beach resort in Saint Lucia.

Sherrie, also famous for her role as Maureen Naylor in Coronation Street, will be able to sip on one of the resort’s famous rum cocktails on her villa balcony when she flies out to Windjammer in late November to film the resort footage with a four man camera crew.

Sherrie is the latest in a line of celebrities we’ve worked with to promote Windjammer – we’ve arranged trips for Richard and Judy and Claudia Winkleman to name but a few, resulting in excellent national coverage in the Sunday Express and Independent.

We’ve organised an enviable prize for a lucky This Morning viewer: seven nights of half-board accommodation for a family of two adults and two children, including return flights from Gatwick. The winning family will also be treated to complimentary use of the impressive kids’ club and water sports facilities to make it a holiday to remember. Make sure you watch out for the competition when it airs in January for your chance to win!

The resort is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year and is offering a variety of themed 20th offers which we’ve been working hard to promote in local and national media, including 20% discount off accommodation, 20% off luxurious spa treatments, 20% off a sunset cruise and many more.

The offers are available for bookings made from November 2009 till November 2010, Windjammer has served 10,000 holidaymakers over the years and truly offers something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a fun filled family break or a romantic escape.

It was recently voted as the romantic beach in the world by Cosmopolitan Magazine and over 5000 weddings have taken place on the resort!

We hope Sherrie enjoys her visit to Windjammer and we can’t wait to see the results of our efforts appear on This Morning next year.

Check out http://www.windjammer-landing.com/ for more information.

Friday, 16 October 2009

Bowled over by launch of Funscape


We’re excited to be working with Namco Operations Europe Limited (NOEL) on the launch of Funscape, its £4million new entertainment complex opening in the Yellow Qube of Metrocentre at the beginning of November.

We are organising lots of reader offers and fantastic competition prizes within the local media along with organising its official launch with some exciting guests to really give it the opening we have all been so patiently waiting for.

Spanning over a massive 38,000 square feet the impressive complex has an 18 lane ten pin bowling centre, the fastest dodgem car track in Europe, pool tables, children’s soft play, Costa Coffee, a vast selection of popular video and arcade games and a fully licensed bar offering bar snacks and showing Sky Sports. Phew!

With the party season vastly approaching (only 10 weeks until Christmas!), Funscape is a great place to book your works’ Christmas party or just get a few friends together and go Boutique Bowling. Six exclusive lanes are sectioned off for private bowling and you can pre-order a buffet and some champers to really get the party going! It also has three party rooms holding up to 60 people so the entire Company could enjoy the festivities with a difference.

The venue caters for all ages and is also perfect for children’s parties with an Ultimate Soft Play Party which includes 90 minutes PacMan Play, party food, unlimited soft drinks, party bags and a special gift for the party girl/boy.

Although Funscape is the first Funscape in the UK, it is Namco’s eleventh entertainment complex having units situated in shopping malls or stand alone complexes all over the country including other high profile locations such as the Trafford centre in Manchester and County Hall in London.

We at uniquethinking can not wait to play racing drivers and games as it has bowled us over already!

Funscape is taking bookings for Christmas now by calling (0191) 406 1066.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Lancashire’s wine school’s expecting a fruitful launch

We are delighted to be working with Newcastle Wine School again on the launch of its second franchise, the Lancashire Wine School.

Lancashire Wine School will be opening its doors in January 2010 to offer anything from a two-hour evening tasting, through to an all day introductory session with lunch, perfect for those who enjoy a tipple and would love to learn more.

The courses will appeal to all, from those with no experience at all to wine industry professionals. There are also ten-week courses which are like travelling on an exclusive wine holiday but without all the expenses.

We’re now busy launching the school in the Lancashire press before the busy Christmas rush, organising features, interviews, competitions and generating as much media coverage as we can to maximise awareness of the school.

Newcastle’s first franchise, Birmingham Wine School has really taken off since we helped to launch it last year and we’re also delighted that we’ll be launching Manchester Wine School too next month!

Well done Chris.