Mary Queen of the High Street

Maddie Cotterill

The specialist retail advertising agency Gratterpalm, has provided digital expertise to the new UK ‘Mary Queen of the High Street’ TV series, which airs this month and appears in tonight’s episode.


The Leeds-based agency was approached by Optomen Television to provide expertise on retail technology and innovation for the series that focuses on rejuvenating tired UK high streets.

The iconic seaside town of Margate was one of 12 successful teams bidding for funding from the Government ‘Portas Pilot Towns’ initiative AND ‘Kiss Me Quick’, a once traditional sweet shop is transformed into a boutique seaside gift emporium in the Tuesday 14th May second show.

Gratterpalm created a nostalgic look back into Margate in its heyday with edited 1970’s footage from South West Archive, playing across a triptych of digital screens, installed with media partner Mediazest.

About Gratterpalm

Gratterpalm specialises in creating retail ideas for some of the country’s fastest moving retailers and FMCG brands including Asda, Greggs, DFS, Coral, Arla Foods and Morphy Richards. Established in 1978, the Leeds-based agency boasts a 150 strong team of retail experts who create powerful ideas that get results.

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