Longmartin Properties Ltd, a joint venture between Shaftesbury and the Mercers’ Company, has launched its festive activation, 12 Drops of Christmas at The Yards, Covent Garden, using pioneering geo-located technology for the first time in a UK retail setting.

Cementing Longmartin Properties as a landlord with a difference, this latest activation accentuates their continual investment into The Yards and innovative approach, as well as their active management style with continual tenant engagement and support.

Aiming to drive footfall, arouse consumer interest and support occupiers’ sales, The Yards’ 12 Drops of Christmas will allow visitors the opportunity to unlock exclusive destination offers, via scanning a QR code found within The Yards – a first in UK retail to use this geo-technology without having to download an app. Once accessed, visitors will be directed to a dynamic map of the destination, providing them with the opportunity to redeem exclusive offers from a range of occupiers.

Working collaboratively with Landmrk, the location-based experiences platform that is behind some of the most engaging augmented reality and immersive marketing campaigns, the mobile-web-powered technology will only recognise visitors who are geographically located within a specific proximity of the destination, ensuring targeted consumer engagement. The implementation of this technology within the retail sector is a UK first, reaffirming The Yards as industry leaders.

On behalf of The Yards, Lynne Henderson, Marketing & Community Manager, commented on the launch: “In the current retail climate, and with so many shoppers choosing to shop online, it is important for landlords and asset managers to deliver a real point of difference when it comes to customer experience. The 12 Drops of Christmas campaign and debut use of this technology signifies our ongoing investment, innovation, and our future proof approach to ensure The Yards is set apart from its surrounding central London locations.”