Hachette Filipacchi UK is using email marketing to extend Sugar and ELLE’s brand presence among subscribers of the two monthly titles.

The publishing house, which publishes eight generation defining consumer magazines in the UK, has appointed email marketing specialist Pure to help it keep in touch with Sugar and ELLE readers throughout the month with newsletters, competitions and offers.

Hachette Filipacchi UK will use Pure’s PureResponse email platform to create, send and monitor campaigns to subscribers.

“Appointing Pure to implement email campaigns for ELLE and Sugar readers will help us gain a greater understanding of our subscribers’ likes and preferences,” said Mark Bodha, Web System Administrator at Hachette Filipacchi UK. “At the moment we are using email as a brand presence tool; establishing some continuity in our on and offline communication with readers. The greatest benefit is being able to use Pure’s Enterprise Level Reporting software to see how recipients are interacting with emails.”

Hachette Filipacchi is also looking to increase traffic to the Sugar and ELLE web sites with the email newsletters.

“This is the first time that Hachette Filipacchi has used email as a professional marketing tool – aligning the quality of its off and online communications,” said Darren Fell, Founder and Major Accounts Director at Pure. “Sugar and ELLE readers will be reminded of the magazine brand via email campaigns long after they have finished reading each issue. Hachette Filipacchi will also be able to increase visitor numbers to Sugarmagazine.co.uk and ElleUK.com.”

Sugar is the UK’s best selling teen magazine selling 187,059 copies a month. ELLE is the world’s biggest selling fashion magazine and sells 203,302 copies a month in the UK. (Source: ABC January-June 2007)

About Pure
Award-winning Pure (www.pure360.com) is one of the top email and SMS marketing companies in the UK*, and the eleventh fastest growing new media company in the country**. Founded in 2001 by Darren Fell, Pure provides big brands and small companies with the technology, know-how and support to run effective email marketing campaigns that have a measurable, positive impact on business. Pure’s email platform, PureResponse, was created by marketers for marketers – it’s used in 40 countries by over 1,000 people. Pure counts innocent drinks, Rightmove, Lateral/Levi’s Europe, Truprint, EMAP and the FT among its stable of almost 700 clients. Brighton-based Pure also publishes the Email Marketing Manual (www.emailmarketingmanual.com); a best practice web site and newsletter featuring brand case studies and expert comment from high profile digital industry faces each month, including journalist and industry guru Mark Brownlow - author of Email Marketing Reports.

*As featured in online marketing publisher E-consultancy’s Email Marketing Platforms Buyers Guide 2007

**GP Bullhound’s Media Momentum awards, March 2007.

For further information please contact:
Claire Armitt
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07985 297842

Published on: 12:00AM on 1st October 2007