Elliotts the builders merchant began trading in 1842 on the banks of the River Itchen at Northam , Southampton. 175 years on the company is flourishing with 12 branches throughout the south, and is still owned and run by the Elliott family.
An incredible achievement which Elliotts quite rightly wanted to mark. Second Sense is helping Elliotts to bring the year of celebrations to a wider audience with a mix of PR, event management and branded content.
To begin the celebrations, we branded a genuine 19th Century flatbed dray and horses with the Elliotts name and staged a horse and cart delivery to one of its longest-standing customers, with key personnel dressed in period clothes.
This has resulted in widespread coverage throughout the Elliotts catchment area, including features on BBC TV’s evening news programme ‘South Today’and ITV’s ‘Meridian Tonight’, as well as extensive coverage on regional and local radio stations and in the local and trade press.
Captioned film for social media
BBC South Today
ITV Meridian Tonight (with thanks to ITV)
BBC Radio Solent Drive Time feature
Southern Daily Echo