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Immediate Media and Morrisons team up to present the 'The Host with the Most' - honouring unsung Christmas kitchen heroes

Published: 12 Dec 2023

Immediate Media has partnered with Morrisons to launch the Host with the Most Awards: a multi-platform campaign and competition that celebrates the unsung champions of the Christmas feast.

The Host with the Most awards will shine a spotlight on culinary masterpieces and festive heroes, urging the nation to nominate those bringing loved ones together during this special season. Accolades include ‘Show-stopping centrepieces’, ‘Prep like a pro’ and ‘Love your leftovers’. A panel of expert judges from Immediate Media’s food team and Morrisons will acknowledge the magic-makers in various categories.

Morrisons is targeting home cooks in two of the UK's most beloved brands synonymous with Christmas – BBC Good Food and Radio Times. With these brands reaching 51% of all UK adults this holiday season, Morrisons will remain at the forefront of everyone's minds during this festive period.

A dedicated microsite will bring some festive cheer with the heartwarming stories of the winners and will also include a definitive guide to hosting tips from the winners. It will offer mouthwatering recipe inspiration and a treasure trove of tips and tricks from BBC Good Food experts – all designed to give Morrison's seasonal produce the perfect stage. It will also showcase the best competition entries on a rotating carousel.

The campaign will reach millions of Christmas planners and hosts on various platforms including:

The partnership was developed by Wavemaker and Immediate’s award-winning content studio, Imagine, who oversaw the creative strategy, development and execution of the partnership, including video content and imagery.

According to James Adams, Senior Partnerships Manager at Immediate: "As publishers of the UK’s biggest and most trusted food media brands, we understand that hosting can be both a joyous occasion and a daunting task. This campaign celebrates the hidden heroes who make Christmas so joyful and we are delighted to partner with Morrisons and Wavemaker on this mission. Just as we are the go-to destination for Christmas content, Morrisons is the perfect destination for all your Christmas food and hosting needs. Let's unite as the ultimate Christmas support network!”

According to Jodie Locking, Head of Digital Marketing & Content at Morrisons, said: "This Christmas - and every Christmas - we believe that great British food should be the star of the show but we know there's always a lot to do to get the festive meal ready. That’s why we’re delighted to have partnered with Immediate Media’s brands, including BBC Good Food, to celebrate hosts as they prepare their feasts for Christmas Day. We want to help make this Christmas as stress-free as possible for the hosting heroes and worthy winners of The Host with the Most awards.”

According to Monica Newell, Content Lead at Wavemaker: “To celebrate Morrisons’ Christmas campaign and support hosts during the festive period, we saw a partnership with Immediate Media’s BBC Good Food and Radio Times as the perfect pairing. From tips and tricks to winners’ stories and lots of recipe inspiration, the partnership demonstrates that Morrisons is here to support hosts up and down the country this Christmas.”


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About Immediate Media Co:  

Immediate Media Co is the special interest content and platform company, home to 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, BBC 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 fulfilment ​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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