Project Description

Project Brief

Global launch of new brand identity and DNA-based accreditation system for Egyptian Cotton ahead of major trade show in Frankfurt.

Client Says

jwc delivered above and beyond their brief, thanks to smart thinking and diligent project management.

A selection of coverage from the campaign

Project

Egyptian Cotton is a by-word for luxury linen, the long-staple cotton is the softest and most exquisite in the world.

The brand were being damaged by counterfeit goods, so their parent body – The Cotton Egypt Association, launched a DNA-based accreditation scheme. This also tied in to a global rebrand of Egyptian Cotton.

We were brought in by branding agency Salesworxs, to assist with the PR element of this global re-brand for Egyptian Cotton.

As well as creating a buzz around the unveiling of the new brand at Heimtextil, trade show in Frankfurt in Q1 2018, our brief was to educate retailers and manufacturers about the new DNA-based process.

Strategy And Tactics

Part of our tactics were to bring in senior figures from John Lewis and Dunelm, to voice support for the new scheme.
We paired this with some gorgeous visuals – the new ‘Be Human’ brand images from Salesworxs – and created a media pack for the trade.
We delivered to key trade media globally – selling in to India in the morning and the US in the afternoon – and arranged for meetings with journalists at the Heimtextil stand.

Results

  • 34 pieces of coverage globally in key trade outlets
  • 1.13m impressions in online trade news
  • Two extensive interviews with CEA chief Exec Khaled Schuman, in top tier trade publications
  • All appearing the week before the trade show in Frankfurt