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October 20, 2015 • London, United Kingdom

DigitasLBi announces content marketing partnership with The Pool

- Deal will see agency work with The Pool to co-create potential content opportunities for their respective clients

- Announcement made at DigitasLBi’s UK NewFront event

London, UK – 16th October 2015: Global marketing and technology agency DigitasLBi has today announced a content marketing partnership with The Pool, the digital content platform for busy women.

The agency announced the partnership at today’s DigitasLBi UK NewFront, in front of an audience of senior marketers and industry influencers. The Pool’s founders, broadcaster Lauren Laverne and award-winning magazine editor Sam Baker, both appeared on a panel on the future of content at the event.

The deal will see DigitasLBi and The Pool work together to co-create potential content opportunities for brands. The partnership will deliver added value to DigitasLBi’s clients and enable the agency to further its efforts to create highly engaging branded content. Simultaneously, the agreement will enable The Pool to gain a deeper insight into its rapidly growing audience base to enhance its editorial strategy and advertiser offering.

As part of the deal, DigitasLBi will use its suite of insight tools to provide The Pool with social media analysis and audience insights in order to better tailor its editorial strategy and improve its advertiser offering. In return, DigitasLBi will have access to The Pool’s new content verticals and the opportunity to co-create bespoke content for its clients.

The Pool, which was launched in April 2015, operates on a unique ‘broadcast’ model, delivering content to a schedule throughout the day, every piece labelled with the time it takes to consume. The company builds multimedia partnership packages for a select group of brand partners.

Michael Islip, Chief Executive, UK, DigitasLBi, said: “The Pool represents the next generation of publishers, with a unique approach to content creation and distribution. This partnership will enable The Pool to harness industry-leading audience insights and will mean we can offer our clients access to their carefully curated and highly relevant content.”

Jo Morrell, Chief Commercial Officer, The Pool, said: “The Pool harnesses its influential pool of talent to create inspiring, original content for busy women. This partnership allows us to gain greater insight into our audience, enabling us to continually fine tune our offering, bring even more value to both our audience and our brand relationships, and support our ambitious growth plans.