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Charlie Mullins
Debbie Pierce
Tony Caldeira
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Richard O'Sullivan
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Brian Hay
Michael Oliver
David Pollock
Steve Purdham

Juice take diet pitch

Manchester social media agency, Juice Digital, has been appointed by diet company, Atkins UK, to roll out its social media strategy across the UK, following a competitive pitch.

The activity will see the creation of bespoke Facebook and Twitter profiles to provide the online community with nutritional tips, news and recipes to help them follow the diet, as well as facilitating customer engagement for the brand on a grassroots level.

In addition, Juice will implement a programme of blogger liaison, connecting with influential bloggers in the diet/lifestyle sectors, as well as securing online reviews for the Atkins diet and its products.

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