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Alpen and Immediate launch media-first Dream Garden Makeover targeting healthy living enthusiasts

Published: 03 May 2024

Immediate, home to trusted brands people love, and Alpen, the iconic healthy cereal brand, today announce a new multi-platform partnership designed to reconnect consumers with Alpen's core values: delicious taste, the best natural ingredients, and health benefits.

The centrepiece of the campaign is a media first bespoke competition offering one lucky winner a dream garden makeover worth £25,000 from the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine team. The strategic partnership supports Alpen’s objective of maintaining and growing market share within a competitive healthy cereal landscape, with Alpen integrated into the number one brands in gardening and food, BBC Gardeners’ World and Good Food

Immediate’s trusted brands, including BBC Gardeners’ World, Good Food and Radio Times have a combined reach of 7.3 million ABC1 adults aged 45+, with a passionate audience known for their interest in natural foods and healthy living. 

The partnership will unlock unprecedented editorial engagement, with a dedicated designer crafting the winning garden and BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine promoting the competition throughout the year across various platforms with activations in print, online and on its podcast. This partnership provides Alpen with a unique opportunity to re-engage with customers and introduce the brand to a new generation of health-conscious consumers. Immediate’s audiences turn to its market leading brands to seek out practical guidance on various aspects of their life. 

Immediate has created a custom built segment to deliver the campaign through their cookieless data platform imaudiences. Meanwhile Immediate’s content studio, Imagine, has overseen the creative development and execution of the campaign. The media agency who developed the partnership was Mindshare UK. 

Campaign activations include:

According to Louise Vickers, Head of Marketing Weetabix Food Company: “We are thrilled to partner with Immediate Media to reconnect with our core audience and showcase the natural goodness of Alpen cereals. This partnership offers a unique opportunity to leverage the trust and expertise of Immediate Media’s brands to inspire consumers and reignite their love for Alpen.”According to James Adams, Senior Partnerships Manager at Immediate: "We are delighted to welcome Alpen as a partner in this media first campaign. Our loved and trusted brands like BBC Gardeners’ World & Good Food are the perfect fit for Alpen. This innovative partnership, centered on the Dream Garden Makeover competition, will reconnect natural food lovers with Alpen and remind them of the brand's core values. We look forward to working together on a truly integrated campaign celebrating the joy of healthy living and nature's bounty."


For more information please contact Toby Hicks on 0780-362-8050 or email 

About Immediate

Immediate is the home to trusted brands people love, with over 700 people based in London, Bristol, Nottingham and Manchester.    

We own and operate some of the best-loved brands in the UK and are the market leader in the majority of sectors we operate in, including food, gardening and children’s publishing.  Our brands include Radio Times, Good Food, BBC History Magazine, BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, olive, Girl Talk, and MadeForMums. We also publish children’s titles for LEGO and Disney, CBeebies portfolio under licence from BBC Studios and BBC Top Gear on behalf of BBC Studios.

We engage over 75 million people globally each month, with world-class content across print, digital, video, podcasts and live events.  With over 1.3 million active subscribers across print and digital, we are the UK’s leading publisher by subscribers.

We are a purpose-driven business, to create more happiness and fulfillment ​each day by helping everyone ​do what they love, creating content and experiences to inspire our audience’s passions in cooking, gardening, entertainment, and beyond.    

We have a people-centric culture, with clear values and behaviours, focused on creating a caring, inclusive, collaborative environment, in which our people feel supported and developed. In January 2022, Immediate was named the UK’s 4th best place to work in the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards 2022, Immediate received the Employer Excellence Award at the 2023 AOP Awards and was named Employer of the Year at the 2023 PPA Awards.    

Immediate Live, our live events business, is the UK’s leading organiser of unmissable consumer events.  We create premium events and experiences that connect and inspire our audiences, including BBC Gardeners’ World Live, the Good Food Show, London Art Fair, The Cycle Show, Move It, The Festival of Quilts and the Hampton Court Food Festival.    

In November 2022, Immediate acquired Nutracheck, the UK’s leading subscription-based weight management and dietary improvement platform and with 400,000 premium subscribers,  one of the biggest digital subscription apps in the UK.    

Immediate is part of Burda International, the global arm of Hubert Burda Media.

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