National Stationery Week has started drawing up a campaign for 2019, by announcing its first ever retailer partnership and first headline sponsor.
Ryman has confirmed its commitment to this year's National Stationery Week by becoming the first retailer to endorse its partnership with the annual campaign. Boasting over 120 years' worth of knowledge in the stationery world, Ryman's expert product insight and variation of internationally recognised product will bring a new dimension to the 2019 campaign, which runs across 29th April – 5th May.
Vanessa Fortnam, Head of Content and PR for National Stationery Week said, "we are thrilled to have Ryman as the first retailer on board for this year's campaign.
"Ryman is an important British High Street retailer and a destination for stationery essentials. We can't wait to see what exciting plans they have to get consumers into stores and celebrating their favourite pieces of stationery."
As part of Ryman's commitment to National Stationery Week, the retailer will put its name to one of the seven days of stationery, as well as hosting in-store events, competitions and social media campaigns.
Derwent has been named as headline sponsor. As a partner of the annual event, Derwent will take the lead on sharing tips on how to get more creative with drawing and writing whilst being the first brand to put its name to the Seven Days of Stationery.
Focusing on the health and wellbeing benefits of being creative, Derwent will take charge of the Friday during National Stationery Week with its theme #FeelGoodFriday.
Nicola Shepherd, Marketing Director at Derwent said, "Derwent are exicited to participate in National Stationery Weeksharing our fabulous new collections with consumers worldwide and encouraging everyone to participate in creative activities - it is good for you.”
Vanessa Fortnam, Head of Content and PR for National Stationery Week and Stationery Show London said, "we are thrilled to have Derwent supporting the campaign this year. Derwent is synonymous with quality, creativity and inclusion, so to have the brand's input into this year's campaign is extremely exciting for us all.
"All brands and retailers who have participated throughout the eight years this campaign, both as National Stationery Day and Week, have greatly benefited from the worldwide PR exposure. The campaign has been talked about by many household names, hit the headlines in the most read consumer publications and trended worldwide on social media multiple times. No other consumer campaign in our sector reaches out to people like National Stationery Week and we’re expecting an even bigger campaign this year.”