A playful integrated ad campaign that successfully changes the way travellers think about airport parking by adjusting their perceptions.
Manchester Airports Group (M.A.G.), the country’s largest UK-owned airport operator, serves 50 million passengers every year. The company also provides a wide range of parking options for business travellers and holidaymakers across its Manchester, East Midlands, Stansted and Bournemouth airports.
After surveys had identified that customers were not taking advantage of airport parking because they were under the impression that it was both expensive and inconvenient, our client decided to combat these misconceptions. And with peak travel season only a few weeks away, M.A.G. only had a relatively short timeframe to achieve its objective.
To maximise engagement with existing customers and attract new ones during one of the busiest travel times of the year, we created an integrated ad campaign that was fresh, fun and totally different.
“Your holiday starts here” was the unifying theme of the campaign.
We developed a range of creative featuring bespoke photography to promote the value and convenience of airport parking.
The visuals engaged viewers, both rationally and emotionally, convincing them to consider how booking your parking in advance could make the door to door travel experience more enjoyable and rewarding.
The integrated ad campaign, which was picked up by the media, leveraged a mix of both rational and emotional benefits –
We brought the joyous feeling of already being on holiday forward to the moment you park your car, negating the all too well-known stress of checking in, bags in tow.
Being in a car park had never been so much fun!
Memorable ads place holidaymakers in different travel scenarios, whilst still in their parking space at the airport – turning it into the true start of the holiday.
Playing with the relaxed feeling that pre-booking parking provides, the vibrant campaign spans 6-sheet posters, bus advertising, online banners and radio ads leading with an attention-grabbing “Get that pre-booked parking feeling”.