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Blog | 18 December 2019

River Wins the Crafts magazine, the Flagship Publication for The Crafts Council

We are excited to announce that The River Group has won the contract to publish Crafts magazine, the flagship publication from the Crafts Council. This will be followed by further omnichannel content creation across digital platforms.

The remit includes strategy, marketing and brand development for the magazine which has been produced consistently since 1973. Working hand in hand with the Crafts Council, River shares a vision to nurture and strengthen the Crafts eco-system across the Crafts Councils’ print and digital platforms. The magazine is widely regarded as the most authoritative & influential voice of the craft sector.

The magazine is published six times per annum with two additional increased sized issues for Graduate and Christmas supplements. Our first contracted publication will be the May/June 2020 issue. The new-look magazine will have a revised creative and publishing strategy with new production formats and enhanced design and editorial environment.

The team will deliver a bold approach to content – showcasing the Crafts Council’s goals to inspire audiences through exceptional presentations of craft, ignite the passions of younger audiences and energise future makers.

The River Group CEO and company founder, Nicola Murphy says:

“We are immensely proud to be working with The Crafts Council on transforming their content and achieving their vision of displaying their expertise to the world in an innovative, fresh and artistic manner.”

Natalie Melton, Creative Director for the Crafts Council, says:

“We are delighted to have appointed River as our publishing partner at a pivotal moment in the Crafts Councils history.  Their content expertise across print and digital platforms will enable us reach and engage with the growing audience for craft and ensure that Crafts magazine sits at the heart of our commercial proposition for brands that are looking to align with our pioneering expertise and passionate core audience.”

River is the UK’s leading independent content innovation agency with 25 years of experience. Producing omnichannel content, combining the new science of digital media and the old artistry of storytelling, for 24 brands including Holland & Barrett International, Co-op, Superdrug, WW International, Diabetes UK, Cunard and Ramblers.

About Crafts Council 

The Crafts Council is responsible for advancing craft in the UK. We harness the power of craft to champion new makers, empower new making and inspire new audiences. Founded in 1971, we look  towards our 50th anniversary with a new public gallery in Islington showcasing the best of contemporary craft, our annual fair Collect, which attracts craft galleries from around the world and in excess of 13,000 visitors annually,  and a suite of activities to support and nurture current and future generations of makers.

Learn more about the Crafts Council here.

Taimen Zlattner
Taimen Zlattner
Social Media Manager & Marketing Executive at The River Group

Taimen is the Social Media Manager and Marketing Executive for The River Group companies, specialising in social media and marketing strategies. Follow her on Instagram @tai_zlattner

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