Digital agency ais London has been appointed by giant UK restaurant and pub operator Mitchells & Butlers to develop digital communications strategy. M&B’s brands include All Bar One, Toby Carvery, Harvester and O’Neill’s.
The agency, which is working in a consultancy role with M&B, will advise on creative and strategic digital communications across a range of channels including email, social media and mobile.
Paul Madden, Head of Digital at Mitchells & Butlers, says: “The growth of digital and social media is creating exciting new opportunities for our brands. ais London is the perfect partner, they bring extensive digital experience and strategic leadership which will contribute significantly to the continued growth of our capabilities in an efficient and scalable manner.”
Agency managing partner Sarah Stratford says: “Mitchells & Butlers is a fantastic company to have in our portfolio. This project allows us to utilise our experience in developing strategic excellence across the range of digital channels and help future proof their communications strategy.”
M&B is one of the UK’s biggest pub operators with 1600 businesses and annual sales of nearly £2bn. The company has struggled in recent years with divisions between the board and major shareholder Joe Lewis, owner of Tottenham Hotspur FC.