January 26, 2015
British department store Fortnum & Mason is celebrating the nominees of the 2015 EE British Academy Film Awards Feb. 8 with an exclusive tea blend.
As the official tea sponsor of the awards ceremony, Fortnum & Mason will be honoring the nominees, as well a key part of its identity as a British purveyor. To include its consumers in the festivities, Fortnum & Mason has devised two social contests that combine its limited-edition tea and the BAFTA awards.
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Fortnum & Mason announced its role as the tea sponsor of the BAFTAs on social media with a post that showed off its red carpet-themed window displays and a contest built around the awards ceremony.
For the occasion, Fortnum & Mason and the British Academy will select one winner and a guest of their choice to walk the red carpet at the BAFTAs, watch the ceremony at the Royal Opera House and enjoy a three-course meal and overnight hotel stay. To enter, consumers fill out a contact form and give a reason why attending the awards would make for a special day.
Fortnum & Mason BAFTA tea promotional image
Fortnum & Mason is also offering another way for consumers to interact with the department store and the BAFTAs by giving away the official awards nominee goodie bag to a select individual.
Consumers must simply like Fortnum & Mason’s Facebook page and share the post to enter. Items in the goodie bag include gifts from Hackett London, Lancôme, The Savoy Hotel and Evian. The goodie bag also includes Fortnum & Mason’s “glamorous brew” for the BAFTA awards, a black tea with notes of orange.
2015 BAFTA goodie bag with Fortnum & Mason tea
Fortnum & Mason often incorporates its blends and afternoon tea service into its initiatives to maintain a heritage link.
For instance, Fortnum & Mason invited consumers to enjoy some ice skating and tea as the weather cooled. The retailer teamed up with the cultural center Somerset House to offer guests the “Skate & Afternoon Tea” package (see story).