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24.09.2020 | news

6 Months Later: How We Are Coping With Remote Work

6 months after starting working from home, our HR team together with our Insights Manager have conducted a Vitality Scan to understand how everyone is coping. This has been a very insightful journey so far and because other companies or employees might relate, we wanted to share it with you.

23.09.2020 | research

Why Seedling Kit Collectible Promotions Are So Successful

Supermarkets’ collectible promotions featuring seedling kits have been a hit around the world in the last few years. Let’s take a look at the reasons behind this success and two popular seedling kit campaigns: Little Garden and Little Chefs.

08.09.2020 | news

Lidl Shop Returns in Portugal 4 Years After the First Campaign

Lidl Shop was a hit in Portugal in 2016, and the loyalty campaign now makes a comeback with Lidl Shop 2. Once again, UNGA was there to shrink down Lidl's most popular products and turn them into the cutest toys for families to play at home.

07.09.2020 | news

New World Little Garden 3 Revives New Zealand’s Green Thumb

After two successful campaigns, New World Little Garden is back in New Zealand with amazing novelties: UNGA developed plastic-free seedling kits and additional accessories for families.

03.09.2020 | news

How ‘Eat Like a Champ’ Inspires Kids to Live Healthily

Our new loyalty campaign 'Eat Like a Champ' features famous football players and stimulates children and their parents to eat healthily. As it is now rolled out by Carrefour France, our Insights Manager Inez Schmitz dives into how the mechanic of the campaign can really benefit families.

26.08.2020 | news

Mange Comme Un Champion: Carrefour’s new loyalty campaign in France

UNGA's first loyalty campaign designed for Carrefour France just kicked off! Discover how 35 European footballers play together in the 'Mange Comme Un Champion' campaign to inspire French shoppers to eat healthy and score great meals at home!

24.08.2020 | news

Here We Grow Again: Little Garden Is Back at Checkers

Checkers is bringing kids and adults in South Africa a new opportunity to garden together. From August 24, 2020 and until stocks last, Checkers Little Garden 2 will surprise and delight shoppers with 24 seedlings to grow at home, and novelties that UNGA so proudly contributed to.

21.08.2020 | news

We did it: We moved for children worldwide!

Do you remember when we announced in May that we were getting moving for Right To Play? Well, we did it! We're so proud and thrilled to share that we've unlocked over 1,300 play rewards for children in Right To Play's programs worldwide.

13.08.2020 | research

What Kids Can Learn Playing With Little Shop

One of our all-time biggest successes is the Little Shop campaign. No matter where in the world and which supermarket we run it with, kids and families love it because playing with Little Shop is both fun and educational. Read on to read more!

11.08.2020 | news

What We’ve Learned About Virtual Pitching

With lockdowns and travel bans in place, COVID-19 has made it impossible to meet with clients. So for a creative agency like UNGA, virtual pitching has become the new normal. Our Senior Account Manager Robert Dunsmore shares the lessons we've learned so far.

22.07.2020 | research

How to Prevent the Summer Slide with Reading

The summer slide is the learning loss that occurs when children don't actively study during the summer break. Find out how reading can help prevent this loss and how you can get children engaged in reading.

16.07.2020 | news

Moving for Children in the Middle East With Right To Play

In June, UNGA continued to track movement for good with Scooch. This time, the focus was on empowering children in the Middle East. Read more about our movement and support for Right To Play.

15.07.2020 | research

Families’ New Normal is Shaping Grocery Retail Loyalty

What does families' New Normal look like? Our Insights Manager decrypts the 3 main consumer trends that are being accelerated by the Coronavirus crisis and what they mean with regard to grocery and food retail loyalty.

08.07.2020 | research

The Impact of the Coronavirus Crisis on Retail Loyalty

UNGA’s Insights Manager Inez Schmitz has been taking in all the recent developments across the globe. In this article, she looks back at how retailers have been impacted by the Coronavirus crisis, and she shares her view on the new challenges in retail loyalty.

25.06.2020 | news

UNGA Moves for Children in Ghana With Right To Play

Last month, we joined the movement for good. With the help of Scooch, we tracked our activity and pushed ourselves to support Right To Play's mission to empower children. Our first month was all about Ghana. Let's rewind!

24.06.2020 | news

Woes Weinberg in the Loyalty Magazine Awards 30 Under 40 list for 2020

We are thrilled to announce that Woes Weinberg, UNGA's Head of Marketing, has been chosen for the prestigious Loyalty Magazine Awards 30 Under 40 list for 2020. With this win, Woes is one of the Top 30 Loyalty Experts worldwide this year.

10.06.2020 | research

Building Kids’ Skills With Building Block Toys

Billions of people have grown up playing with building block toys. Building blocks even led one of our loyalty campaigns to be nominated for the Loyalty Magazine Awards. Read more to know why this timeless concept is so beneficial for kids.

19.05.2020 | research

Developing Social and Emotional Skills of Kids at Home

Helping children understand emotions and feelings can contribute to their healthy development. Read on to find out how to actively nurture kids' emotional intelligence at home.

15.05.2020 | research

Why Retaining Your Existing Customers Is Important

Retaining your existing customers can rapidly increase profitability. Companies, by focusing on acquiring new customers, undervalue customer retention.

12.05.2020 | news

Get Moving to Empower Children with Right To Play

We joined forces with Right To Play to promote the power of play, and we’ll continue to do so by joining the movement for good. From May to July 2020, our employees will be supporting the work of Right To Play by moving and tracking their physical activity on Scooch. So, how does this work?

06.05.2020 | research

Supporting Children’s Cognitive Development at Home

Children learn about the world around them by exploring and experiencing it. As they get older, their brains develop and determine the way they think and solve problems. Read on to find activities you can do at home to actively encourage your child's cognitive development.

23.04.2020 | research

Encouraging the Physical Development of Kids at Home

The development of coordination and strength, as well as healthy growth, is important for kids. We can actively encourage the development of these skills at home. Read on to learn more.

16.04.2020 | research

How to Stimulate Kids’ Language Development at Home

While spending most of their time inside, kids can be encouraged to work on their language development at home. Depending on their age, various activities can teach children valuable language skills in a playful and fun manner. Read on to learn more.

08.04.2020 | research

Play to Talk: Tips on How to Talk to Kids about Disease

When in a pandemic, or when a loved one is sick, it is important that parents help their children understand the disease and cope with their emotions. Discover our tips on how to use play to talk to kids about disease.

03.04.2020 | news

Coronavirus: Work from Home Becomes our New Normal

Work from home is now the new normal for many companies, UNGA included. Rethinking our daily organization helps protect employees and slow down the spread of coronavirus. As we're are all in this together, our HR Director Valeria Lindeman shares her thoughts on how to make it work.

02.04.2020 | news

4 Essential Skill Sets Kids Can Grow at Home

As kids need to learn continuously, spending a lot of time at home is a challenge. Read about skill sets kids can easily grow at home and a list of activities that can help.

26.03.2020 | news

Hey Reader, the New Monthly Kids Book Club in the Netherlands

We are proud to introduce you to Hey Reader, our new monthly kids book club that stimulates reading habits.

20.03.2020 | news

UNGA Nominated Twice for the Loyalty Magazine Awards 2020

Our Little Checkers and Little Chefs campaigns have been shortlisted in the Best Short-Term Loyalty Initiatives for the Loyalty Magazine Awards 2020.

17.03.2020 | research

The Benefits of Gardening for Kids

People of all ages, especially children, can enjoy growing and cultivating plants. Additionally, gardening can also be very valuable for little ones. We have listed the benefits of gardening for kids.

12.03.2020 | news

Our First Little Garden Campaign in the UK launches at M&S

Our famous ‘little’ concepts have been traveling around the globe over the last few years. On February 26, our first Little Garden in the UK and the Republic of Ireland launched at M&S.

26.02.2020 | news

Right To Play and UNGA Partner Up to Promote the Power of Play

We're moving further with our mission to enable children to grow. We're thrilled to announce that we team up with Right To Play to raise awareness about Power of Play.

07.02.2020 | news

What Happened to Playing Outside?

Children these days do not play outside their homes as much as they used to. We explain three main reasons for what happened to playing outside.

22.01.2020 | news

NRF 2020: The Hottest Retail Trends of The Year

NRF 2020 uncovered the top retail trends of the year. To be successful, retailers should focus on technology, sustainability, and data.

17.01.2020 | news

How Collaborative Play Benefits Children

Kids play to grow, and some games are more beneficial than others. Discover how collaborative play helps shape kids' personalities.

18.12.2019 | news

Our 2019 Rewind: Press Pause on the Highlights of the Year

In our 2019 rewind, we see loyalty campaigns, events and in-house activities. We crafted millions of toys and smiles. Let's rewind together.


Our Recipe for the Successful Little Shop Loyalty Concept

Our creative team came up with a special recipe for our successful Little Shop concept: customers collecting miniatures of their favorite supermarket products.


The Top 3 Toy Trends for 2020

Eras are changing, needs and wants vary. So what will kids ask this year and what are the toy trends for 2020 that retailers need to follow?


Is the Santa Claus Myth Positive for Children’s Development?

More and more parents nowadays face the dilemma, "Should I tell my children that the Santa Claus myth is not true or should I let them believe in the tale?" We tell you all about it.

26.11.2019 | news

Working Effectively Together: A Multicultural Day at UNGA

What are cultural similarities and intercultural challenges? During the multicultural day at UNGA, we found how to be creative and innovative together.

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