Studio Retail completes rebrand

By Ged Henderson

02 Apr 2019

Accrington-headquartered online value retailer Studio Retail has completed a rebranding project, which sees the end of the Express Gifts brand.

The move comes with a new identity for the entire business, including the trading brand Studio.co.uk, which marks the start of what Studio describes as “an ambitious communications relaunch”.

The move comes after continuous record sales for the retailer - revenue for Q3 increased by 13.7 per cent, with online sales increasing by 25 per cent.

Studio says the project is part of its mission of becoming the nation’s leading multi-range digital value retailer and is the result of 12 months of research and planning.

The new brand will be supported by a multi-channel campaign throughout the year, including the sponsorship of the fashion segment on ITV’s This Morning, as well as doubling its TV ad spend.

Studio is also expanding its online marketing channels with “significant increased investment” in areas such as video content, programmatic, social media and influencer marketing.

Managing director Paul Kendrick said: “2018 was a big year for us, seeing record performance for our Studio.co.uk offering.

“We have come a long way from our traditional catalogue heritage, with a bright future ahead and our new brand recognises not only what we have become, but what we want to be.”

Studio Retail, owned by Findel, offers an online personal shopping service to around 1.5m customers a year and stocks more than 63,000 products ranging from clothing and electrical to household and gifts.

It offers free personalisation on 3,000 products and employs more than 1,400 workers.

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