Over the last year our portfolio businesses have mostly thrived during lockdown as the trends we identified driving their markets were only accelerated by Covid. Three of our businesses, Festicket, Jungle Creations and A Million Ads, have all been in the news this week which I thought worth bringing to your attention.
As the UK reopens following the successful vaccination programme Festicket are front and centre of the revival of live events.
You will probably have seen in the press that last weekend, one of Liverpool’s most popular clubbing brands – Circus – hosted two of the first UK government-approved pilot events – BBC report. Festicket’s Event Genius business unit were proud to be on-site all weekend deploying their #egPay #cashless and #contactless technology, contributing to a successful, Covid-secure set of events. The events were a great success, with over 6000 excited fans, all from the Liverpool region, coming down to party alongside Sven Väth, Fatboy Slim and The Blessed Madonna over the two nights.
Festicket is seeing extremely strong demand from consumers as events are announced and go on sale in several of their most important markets. There is lots to do but the business is very well placed to benefit as its markets reopen this summer.
Congratulations to the team. Festicket & Event Genius – the story behind the Liverpool live event re-launch
Jungle Creations is the UK’s leading social content creator with 7 channels attracting billions of views from millions of viewers.
The company has just won two awards at the prestigious The Drum Online Media Awards
- Branded Content Team of the Year – for the 4th year running!
- Brand of the Year award for their food channel Twisted
Jungle is going from strength to strength after showing fantastic growth and profitability in 2020.
A Million Ads
A Million Ads is the leading audio on demand personalisation advertising platform has had an excellent 2020 which is continuing into 2021. Their excellence has just been recognised by their winning an award in the Campaign Tech Awards 2021 Campaign Tech Awards 2021 for their campaign with Bose Corporation.
A Million Ads LinkedIn awards post