Take Time Out to Go Binge: Time Out London delivers UK’s first freesheet video-in-print ads as part of a multi-platform campaign for Three

Written by
Time Out PR

Bringing digital and print together, on August 8 Time Out London readers will have a chance to stream exclusive behind the scenes footage of the cast of new Netflix show ‘Glow’ straight from the magazine’s cover. The video-in-print cover ad is one element of Time Out’s latest creative partnership as part of Three’s pioneering ‘Go Binge’ campaign.

This experiential extension of the magazine – a UK freesheet media first – brings the Go Binge campaign to life and was developed by Time Out’s Creative Solutions team in collaboration with Mindshare UK’s partnership division. Go Binge allows Three customers to stream select TV shows and music* infinitely, anytime and anywhere, by removing data charges from selected streaming services.

As part of a six-week multi-platform campaign for Three, the digital video-in-print ads are embedded in cover wraps on 500 exclusive editions of Time Out London’s 309,000 weekly magazines.

The campaign spans across all Time Out’s advertising channels including Live Events, taking over Time Out’s recently launched ‘Movies on the River’ – a boat which sails down the Thames screening films – for eight nights in July and August.

The ‘Streamliner Go Binge’ is providing 1,200 competition winners the chance to experience an immersive river party session, watching Netflix classics ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Narcos’ whilst cruising along the Thames. Guests will also be treated to a lasting experience with themed goodie bags and actors in character on hand to entertain each evening, adding an extra dimension and giving Three a deeper engagement with Time Out’s audience.

In addition to the experiential elements, Time Out will leverage the full strengths of its high-traffic channels with bespoke content and advertorials across print, digital and social including an online content hub which will be cross-promoted to Time Out London’s 1.2 million followers on Facebook.

For those who miss out getting their hands on one of the 500 exclusive magazines with a video-in-print cover, 50,000 readers will receive a lenticular postcard featuring Go Binge’s famous “dolph-a-sloth”.

This latest campaign gives the Creative Solutions team at Time Out London another exclusive opportunity to deliver a bespoke and immersive activation following the recent Virtual Reality campaign to promote box office blockbuster, ‘Dunkirk’.

Lawrence Horne, MD Commercial EMEA at Time Out Digital, commented: “Our Creative Solutions team is constantly pushing the boundaries to create engaging campaigns for our partners and we love an opportunity to show off so many tactics across multiple channels, particularly when it involves a true media first.

“We were excited to receive the brief to promote Three’s ‘Go Binge’ campaign and we’ve responded with an approach that connects with our highly engaged audience on every level in hugely creative ways. Our magazine allows our advertising clients to get something engaging into the hands of Londoners and at the same time connect them with video, digital content, social media and Live Events. We’re really proud to deliver this work as part of Three’s amazingly creative ‘Go Binge’ campaign.”

Jolene Sickelmore, head of marketing communications at Three, commented: “We are always looking for different ways to engage with consumers and we love the approach Time Out has taken to support the Go Binge campaign. It’s immersive and fun from start to finish and underlines what the campaign is about by demonstrating how you can stream your favourite content wherever and whenever you wish.”

Ross Minton, Head of Partnerships at Mindshare UK, explained: “We’re excited to have brought together such an exciting and innovative partnership that truly compliments Three’s ‘Go Binge’ campaign, communicating its message to Time Out’s loyal readers across London. The campaign’s immersive video-in-print ad provides a great platform to capture the attention of London’s commuters, whilst bringing to life the Go Binge message. This creative partnership demonstrates our continued ability to pair the right brands with the most relevant channel partners.”


●     Lead Communications Manager: Pippa Whybourne, Three

●     Lead Communications Manager: Jamie Green, Three

●     Creative Strategist: Tamsin Carroll, Time Out Digital

●     Project Director: Giulia Di Cesare, Time Out Digital

●     Events Director, EMEA: Abigail Dakin, Time Out Digital

●     Director, Creative Solutions EMEA: Jack Woodcock, Time Out Digital

●     Head of Partnerships: Ross Minton, Mindshare UK

●     Account Director: Jodie Miles, Mindshare UK

●     Account Manager: Sacha Feldman, Mindshare UK

●     Account Director: Rebecca Haar, Mindshare UK

Notes to editors

* Any existing contract, SIM only and broadband customers will need to change to a higher price plan in order to benefit from the removal of data charges across the four services, Netflix, TVPlayer, Deezer and SoundCloud. New customers on eligible plans will automatically have the service enabled although customers can opt-out. The service will provide all-you-can-eat (AYCE) streaming access to the four services for customers on Advanced plans with a 4GB or above data allowance.

About Time Out Group

Time Out is the leading global media and entertainment business that inspires and enables people to make the most a city. Operating in 108 cities, across 39 countries, it has a global monthly audience reach of 156 million across all platforms.

No one knows the city like Time Out because we’ve been discovering the brilliant and searching out the secret and extraordinary since 1968. If you want to know about food, attractions, art, culture, shopping and nightlife, then Time Out is your social companion. With a world-class digital platform and top-quality curated content, Time Out connects brands and local businesses to the city. Now Time Out Market is taking that to the next stage, bringing the best of the city together under one roof enabling people to discover, book and share their experiences.

In the evolving digital world, our expertise and our growing community of Time Outers and Tastemakers put the very best of the city in the palm of your hand. We are global, and no one knows local better than we do.

Since June 2016, Time Out Group is listed on London's AIM stock exchange, trading under the ticker symbol 'TMO'​.

About Three

Three is a communications company. We are focused on making mobile better for everyone. We want to give customers a quality mobile experience and address the industry issues that frustrate them. We continue to look at ways of improving the experience we offer our customers.

Three carries 35% of the UK’s mobile data. Our network covers 98% of the UK population. Three UK is a member of CK Hutchison Holdings, which also has investments in mobile operations in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Macau, Sri Lanka, Sweden and Vietnam.

Three employs over 4,400 people across its offices in Maidenhead, Glasgow and Reading and its 347 retail stores.

For more information visit www.three.co.uk

About Mindshare

Mindshare is a global media agency network with billings in excess of US$34.5 billion (source: RECMA). The network consists of more than 7,000 employees, in 116 offices across 86 countries spread throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.  Each office is dedicated to forging competitive marketing advantage for businesses and their brands based on the values of speed, teamwork and provocation. Mindshare is part of GroupM, which oversees the media investment management sector for WPP, the world’s leading communications services group. Visit us at www.mindshareworld.com and follow us on Twitter @mindshare and facebook.com/mindshare and LinkedIn.com/company/mindshare

Latest news