Santander has continued their sponsorship of Santander Cycles with a new integrated campaign that encourages people to hire a bike and ‘Unlock your London’. The campaign was led by WCRS as part of an Engine team including support from Deep Focus, Slice, and Partners Andrews Aldridge.
The ‘Unlock your London’ campaign launched today June 26, 2017 DOOH, VOD and Social, showing the best that our capital has to offer on two wheels this summer – whether you’re into food, fitness or fashion.
The film features online influencers AJ Odudu (@ajodudu), Ellie Adams (@ellenextdoor), and John Quilter (@foodbusker), as well as surprise cameos from longstanding brand ambassadors Jessica Ennis-Hill and Jenson Button. Each influencer has curated their own bespoke route for riders to follow, showing the best spots across the city for everything from a workout to a bite to eat. A bespoke landing page underpins the campaign with details about the routes, as well as even more inspirational content about the best sights to see around the city.
In addition to this inspirational content, the campaign also features prominent ease of use messaging, telling potential cyclists that they can hire for just GBP 2 through the easy to use Santander Cycles app.
With a record breaking 10.3 million hires in 2016, and following a record breaking January, February, March and April in 2017, the ‘Unlock your London’ campaign aims to inspire even more people to get on a bike and experience their city.
The campaign – created using Santander’s agile marketing approach – will use ‘sprints’ to constantly evaluate its performance, allowing creative and media value to be deployed as efficiently as possible from now until September.
The campaign will run until September across social media, VOD, DOOH, digital display, and the TfL ad network.
Billy Faithfull, Executive Creative Director at Engine, told us ‘This campaign is bright, lively, and perfectly encapsulates what summer in London is all about. Santander Cycles are an iconic part of London life, and we think this campaign will help even more people experience the best of the city on two wheels.’
Engine is a global marketing services network comprised of best-in-class communications specialists. Engine has a unique collaborative model that adds tangible value to clients – transforming their businesses through natural and seamless integration. With operating hubs in the UK, North America and Asia, the individual agency brands within the network cover a vast range of marketing services including creative, strategy, digital marketing, social media, advertising, public relations, and content creation and production. Clients include Unilever, Santander, Sky and Disney.