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Zest Media, publisher of Absolutely, London’s fastest-growing group of lifestyle magazines, is expanding its digital division. Following the highly successful launch of absolutely-weddings.co.uk and absolutely-mama.co.uk, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a digital designer intern to work alongside our UI Designer. The role is based in our offices in Old Street and is for a minimum two month duration.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

● Help build and grow a leading brand, working collaboratively with the senior team as well as executing your own visions independently.
● Bring your designs to life.
● Communicate your ideas and vision.
● Refine your work through rigorous iteration.

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

● The foremost quality for this position is creativity.
● You believe in creating elegant fashion and compelling designs. The details matter to you, and you do not stop till your designs are perfect.
● You know that a good design requires research and multiple iterations. As part of that, you’re able to accept feedback and make rational decisions.
● The details matter to you. They really matter to you.
● You can work independently and reliably.

 

SKILLS:

WordPress is your best friend! Proficiency and experience in Adobe Creative Cloud with a good eye for typography.
We welcome experience with front-end development (HTML, CSS and Java) and understanding of interaction design, UX and UI principles.

Please send CV and portolio to angie@zest-media.com accompanied by a covering letter.

When the Electoral Commission launched its Snapchat geo filter across the UK to encourage Britain’s youth to register to vote in  the General Election it received a mixed response. The filter, which carried a voter registration message to encourage engagement and conversation among young people was called a ‘gimmick’ by some, while others praised the Commission for reaching out to this elusive audience. At the time their research showed that young people were typically less likely to be registered than older voters, with only 69% of 18-34 year olds correctly registered in the UK compared to 96% of those aged 65 and over.

“By working with Snapchat we can get this important message across in a new way and help ensure fewer people lose their chance to cast their vote” a spokesman said. And why not? With the average user spending 30 minutes a day on Snapchat* it appears to have been key in attracting this demographic to not only engage but to actually vote.

After all 3 candidates in the recent French elections used it to take questions, Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn seems to have been the main benefactor of adopting Snapchat, and as reports are of a staggering 72% turn out of the youth vote this platform may have changed the way we approach politics, voting and social media.

If you would like to optimise your social media activity or turn your handles into revenue generating tools, Zest Media can help. For information on our social media management service contact us here. We’d love to hear from you!

 

*’eMarketer Releases New Snapchat Usage Numbers’, eMarketing, 07/06/2014, https://www.emarketer.com/Article/eMarketer-Releases-New-Snapchat-Usage-Numbers/1015324

Weddings

Absolutely Weddings 100 Press Release

Zest Media is proud to announce the launch of Absolutely Weddings 100, a guide to the most influential social media users within the wedding industry.

This leaderboard analyses social media activity across Twitter and provides scores based on the number of interactions an account receives. The rankings will update on a weekly basis – remember to make a note to check how your company’s position has changed each Wednesday.

Victoria Hughes, Sales Director adds: “We are delighted to launch Absolutely Weddings Power 100. It’s an opportunity for the whole industry to get involved, watch their accounts rise up the leaderboard and enjoy social media success.  Absolutely Weddings magazine is renowned for featuring the very best in style and luxury, and the introduction of Absolutely Weddings Power 100 gives us the perfect setting to showcase further examples of excellence within the industry.”

To view the current leaderboard and check your ranking, please visit Weddings 100.

If your company is not currently listed on Absolutely Weddings Power 100, we would encourage you to register at absolutely-weddings.co.uk so you can start climbing up the leaderboard as quickly as possible.

We’ll be using the hashtag #Weddings100 throughout social media to promote the Power 100. Please do join in the conversation using this hashtag – we’d love to hear your thoughts, questions and feedback.

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Note to editors

Absolutely Weddings is a biannual compendium of inspiration for brides-to-be. The magazine is dedicated to producing luxurious content to inspire and inform, and with the support of many of the industry’s leaders, is en route to becoming a front- runner in the realm of wedding publishing.

The circulation of Absolutely Weddings is unique. We print 20,000 copies per issue, which is then divided amongst our distributors. You can find us on the shelves at the top 100 travel WH Smith stores, Selfridges, and at a selection of Waitrose stores in central London. The magazine is also provided to attendees at Conde Nast’s Brides the Show, the National Wedding Show, Quintessentially Wedding Atelier, the Luxury Wedding Show and the UK Wedding Show.

For further information please contact:

zarina@zest-media.com 

 

 

Absolutely magazines, London’s leading fashion freemium titles from Zest Media Publishing are delighted to announce a media partnership with Pure London, the UK’s premier trade fashion event with hundreds of brands to discover over from Sunday, July 24th to Tuesday, July 26th 2016. It’s the only trade show that provides visitors with content-rich insights, buying connections and empowers retailers 365 days of the year to achieve sustainable business growth. It’s a transactional show, not just a PR showcase, you can discover the products you want and order them at the show.

With +700 brands exhibiting and a variety of show sections including menswear, accessories, premium, etc. Pure London is the place to be to discover latest trends and meet with new and international brands. A series of informative seminars will be held across all four days of the show – full timetable details here http://www.purelondon.com/fashionforum One of the most timely is What does Brexit mean for retail? The Pure Brexit Briefing which will be held on July 25th at 11am where industry leaders will explore the impact of the recent referendum on the UK fashion industry. Registration is free for this event and attendance to the show by following this link  http://tinyurl.com/gllf5en

If you are attending please join us on our stand to hear about the marketing opportunities available from Absolutely and Zest Media and to meet the team, pick up a latest edition and relax!

#PureLondon

http://www.purelondon.com/

 

Zest was lucky enough to attend Clerkenwell Design Week, a three day event consisting of informative talks, workshops, and exciting product launches. As the home to some of the most creative businesses and architects in London, Clerkenwell has in recent years reinvented itself as a hub of exciting and innovative design, with the award winning event attracting the international design community year after year.

This year, Clerkenwell Design Week transformed well-known local venues such as Fabric Nightclub and the subterranean House of Detention into platforms to showcase their exhibitions, truly grounding the event in the local area and making it innately Clerkenwell’s. Participating companies included high-end furniture brands such as Ted Wood and Icons of Denmark, and the event offered ‘Conversations of Clerkenwell’, which dealt with industry issues and discussed new products.

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One particular company that caught our eye was Bulo, a brand created by a Belgian duo in 1963. Bull guarantees sustainable product and design and collaborates with outside designers to ensure a variety of different approaches to design, keeping them fresh and innovative. At Clerkenwell Design Week, they demonstrated their working life philosophy through their Dan collection, which thrives in the modern shift towards more informal, flexible work stations. Dan, a modular collecting inspired by traditional Japanese joinery, succeeds in creating multifunctional and enjoyable working environments for both the individual and business.

Zest is delighted to announce a fantastic new partnership between Absolutely Mama and Playtime Paris, the international children’s and maternity trade show for the fashion industry.

The event will be held from Saturday 2nd July to Monday 4th July and will provide visitors with the opportunity to meet other professionals and brands within the industry. As part of their 10th anniversary celebrations, the show will celebrate the incredible progression of the children’s and maternity markets over the past decade.

London’s luxury bi-monthly parenting magazine, Absolutely Mama, will be distributed at the event, with copies available to all visitors.  Aimed at stylish mums, it is the definitive magazine for the discerning London parent – someone looking for engaging, informative content, sophisticated fashion and lifestyle trends for both adults and little ones.

For further information or to receive a complimentary copy of Absolutely Mama, please contact rochelle@zest-media.com

The 15th April this year, saw the brightest and best estate and letting agents in the UK being honoured and acknowledged for great service at the ESTAS awards 2016.

Now in its 13th year, the ESTAS awards’ prestige lies in the fact that the awards are based on responses from clients – something they aren’t likely to take the time to do unless they are delighted with the service. With this in mind, a record 30,000 customer questionnaires were completed this year making the categories more competitive than ever. The ESTAS awards founder Simon Brown notes that just for an agency to take part shows its commitment to its customers and that, “To be short listed is a great achievement in itself.”

Friday’s ceremony was hosted by property expert (and one half of beloved TV duo Kirsty and Phil) Phil Spencer. He made the important point that letting or buying a property can be an incredibly stressful event so any advice, help and support that agents and related property services can give at this time will always be gratefully received. Conversely, any poor service reflects badly on the entire profession so “It’s crucial everyone provides the high quality service the customer expects and deserves,” he said.

Absolutely was the proud sponsor of the London category awards for letting agents (as voted for by tenants): for London East, base property specialists won gold and Landmark Estates won silver; for London South West, First Union Battersea won gold and Patrick Henry won silver; and for London West, Abacus Estates of Kensal Rise won gold.

In the London letting agents rated by landlords category, for London East, base property specialists won gold and Knight Bishop of Hackney won silver; for London North, Anthony Pepe of Highbury won gold and Anthony Pepe of Harringay won silver; for London South West, Chamberland Residential won gold and First Union Battersea won silver; and for London West, Thorgills Ealing Lettings won gold and Chelsea Square of West Hampstead won silver.

In the category of estate agent of the year, for London East, Kings Group of Walthamstow won gold and Kings Group of Chingford won silver; for London North, Kings Group of Edmonton won gold and Bairstow Eves of Muswell Hill won silver; and for London South West, Patrick Henry won gold and First Union Battersea won silver.

In the spirit of celebration that characterised the whole evening, Absolutely would like to extend its congratulations to all of the winners and short-listed agents that have truly raised the bar for service excellence. Next year’s ESTAS has a tough act to follow and Absolutely looks forward to supporting this key event in the property calendar once again.