Eurostar, the high-speed rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, has released its brand-new OOH, digital and cinema advertising – the first since the pandemic. The ‘You see more when you don’t fly’ campaign first aired in 2019 and is now back with a fresh take for audiences in the UK, France and Belgium from 5 September 2022.
With over 20 trains running daily from London St Pancras to exciting destinations including Paris, Brussels, Lille, Rotterdam and Amsterdam, Eurostar is the greener way to go to explore some of Europe’s most iconic cities. The latest instalment of the campaign sees the return of Seymour the Ostrich, a character which rejects flying in favour of a better way to travel.
To best represent the cities that Eurostar serves, House 337, the advertising agency behind the new campaign, conducted both qualitative and quantitative data research from over 2,000 respondents on what makes each city iconic. This insight helped identify key reasons people travel to each city.
While in the UK, the Ostrich is depicted visiting the Crown Jewels. While on the Continent, Seymour visits a restaurant in Belgium for moules, a chic Parisian boutique store selling gorgeous looking berets and Amsterdam’s famous flowers and bikes.
The campaign will launch with TV, Cinema and OOH, as well as digital first media formats. In addition to being amplified through Eurostar’s own advertising platforms, social media channels, customer emails and onboard customer magazine, Metropolitan, allowing users to find out more about travelling to their favourite cities via Eurostar.
The ad campaign aims to support the overall marketing approach to get consumers excited about city travel once again.
This professional campaign titled 'You see more when you don’t fly' was published in United Kingdom in September, 2022. It was created for the brand: Eurostar, by ad agency: House 337. This Integrated medium campaign is related to the Travel industry and contains 4 media assets. It was submitted 3 months ago.
Dorothee Mariotte, Head of Marketing
Candice Couillard, Creative lead
Manon Folligan, Creative lead
Creative Agency: House 337
Creative Directors: Richard Nott and David Dearlove
Designers: Matt Baines, Marina Suprunova
Agency Planner: Rob Jennings, Georgina Murray-Burton, Alpesh Patel
Agency Account Manager: Will Lever, Nick Pawlak, Olivia Conroy, Catia Fernandes-Poon
TV Producer: Sagal Aden-Buxton
Media Agency: Wavemaker & Zenith
Production Company: The Mill +
Director: Richard Hunter
Photographer: Haarala Hamilton Photography
Production Co. Producer: Tim Tyrrell
Post-production Company: MPC
Audio Post-production: Unit Post