Bradfords Building Supplies

Spring 2022

Spring – and more specifically, landscaping season – represents Bradfords’ most important commercial moment of the calendar year.

And after years of back to back growth, market-leading loyalty & retention schemes, game-changing commercial partnerships, category-defining sustainability initiatives and an ever broadening customer base that includes both trade and DIY audiences, Bradfords have more to say than ever.
That’s why it was absolutely key that for 2022, our message in Spring was crystal clear.
To do this, we knew we’d need to look beyond the reasons we know people love Bradfords – quality, value, advice, branch network, sustainability, people – and double down on the one thing, whether trade or DIY, that we know our customers look turn to us for;
Building supplies.
Our campaign spans radio, social and branch-level activations, and for the first time in a number of years, will be led by a characterful but direct TV execution that’ll play out through targeted linear and VOD channels.
We’ll be tracking awareness & consideration through, media performance metrics vs previous campaigns and industry benchmark, and most importantly, sales and profit performance, in what’s set to be a massive quarter for one of our longest standing clients.


As a business trusted by trades since 1770, and in a COVID world where, more than ever, customers expected to be rewarded for their loyalty, Bradfords’ rewards scheme was falling short. Although the commercial potential was massive, many of our hugely important and engaged base of loyal members were either not seeing enough of a benefit from their loyalty, confused by the scheme mechanics, interacting with the scheme once a year (at best), or frankly starting to see better elsewhere. 

We needed to act quickly and decisively to address a fundamental shift in how we wanted our loyal customers to think.

‘From rewards I receive’ to ‘Membership I participate in and benefit from’

Bradvantage was born.
A multi-channel launch spanning social, radio, web and in-branch activations was followed by a full year’s tactical incentive work, and the results were breathtaking;


38% increase in new scheme members (vs a target of 20%) 
54% uplift in sales from scheme members (vs a target of 30%) 
15% uplift in average spend per member (vs a target of 10%) 

‘Bradvantage’ was awarded Best use of Advertising, Best Distributor Marketing Campaign, and Best Mid-Range Budget Campaign at the 2022 Construction Marketing Awards.