Crowning the UK’s top trade with Selco Builders Warehouse

In March, our long-standing client Selco Builders Warehouse took the difficult decision to close its 68 branches due to COVID-19.

It was important for Selco that the business continued engaging with tradespeople across the UK, despite the inability to communicate face-to-face.

With sporting tournaments cancelled, 8848 created ‘Battle of the Trades’ – a week-long social media competition with a knockout vote each day eliminating a trade, and eventually crowning the UK’s top trade.

What was the aim? Create positive conversation, grow Selco’s relevant following and keep the brand at the forefront of their customers’ minds.

How did we do?

In one week:

  • Over 40,000 engagements
  • More than 1 million impressions
  • 1,000+ new tradespeople following Selco’s Facebook page


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At 8848 Agency, we are a full service communications agency based in Staffordshire, specialising in social media management. If you would like some support in making the most of your social channels to stay connected to your customers, please get in touch