FCB Inferno wins Cannes Lions E-Commerce’ Market Disruption’ Grand Prix with Raising Profiles Campaign

FCB Inferno’s collaboration with The Big Issue and LinkedIn, ‘Raising Profiles’, has won the prestigious Grand Prix for E-Commerce – Market Disruption at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Other accolades from the show include two gold lions for Media – Use of Social Platforms and Creative Ecommerce – Social Commerce, alongside two Silver Lions in the categories of Social and Influencer – Audience Targeting/Engagement Strategies and Creative Strategy – Collaboration. A bronze lion for Creative Ecommerce – Not for Profit/Charity/Government tops off the pride. The Big Issue gives homeless…

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The Big Issue accelerates move to cashless payments as vendors armed with contactless technology see 30% increase in sales

The Big Issue Group (TBIG) has marked the milestone of equipping over a third (594) of its vendor network with contactless technology via the Zettle card reader. In addition, TBIG has also announced that vendors can now offer PayPal QR Code payments to their customers, ensuring that they can respond to the need for touch-free, digital payments given our new norm during this global pandemic.  The achievements coincide with the launch of a new, special edition on The Big Issue looking at the ‘Future of Work’, which details the success…

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The Big Issue launches streaming service- TBI TV-to further support vendors

The Big Issue has launched a subscription video on demand service. The Big Issue TV showcases documentary films that are challenging, provocative – and vital viewing. From the environment and politics to social activism, finance, culture, health and technology, the range of subject matter mirrors The Big Issue magazine’s focus on the key stories that shape the world. All the films have been hand-picked by TBI’s editorial team from Alchimie’s library, one of Europe’s largest libraries of premium programming and are ready to view when and where viewers want, with hours of new…

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Remember Me? The Big Issue vendors Christmas appeal film launches with support of Big Issue Ambassador Christopher Eccleston

On Friday, December 11th, The Big Issue launched its first ever Christmas Appeal film to help raise awareness of the need for support for its network of magazine vendors who are facing an unprecedented period of hardship this winter. The film features the fond recollections of Big issue vendor Martin McKenzie has of his customers before the pandemic and contrasts it with the far emptier streets that he faces when out selling the magazine in present times. It also features a voiceover from Christopher Eccleston, who is a long-term supporter…

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Launch of pioneering investment platform enables anyone to join impact-investing movement

A pioneering investment website, The Big Exchange, has launched with a mission to make everyone’s money count for more. Co-founded by The Big Issue and a coalition of industry partners, The Big Exchange is a simple, online marketplace offering everyone easy access to 36 funds that create positive social and environmental impact run by 11 top fund managers. According to a 2020 YouGov poll, 54% of people hoped they will make some changes in their own lives and for the country due to the Covid-19 crisis. The Big Exchange provides…

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