April 27th 2015: As part of its ‘Hello Tomorrow’ global marketing campaign, Emirates is strengthening its already dominant presence at Heathrow with the launch of a special-build campaign with JCDecaux Airport on the iconic Central Terminal Area Welcome Site.
Occupying the gateway to one of the world’s busiest hubs, the 37.2m by 3.8m illuminated location spans the width of Heathrow’s entrance roundabout, is visible from over 500 metres away, and provides the first brand message for 100% of vehicular traffic as it enters Heathrow from the M4.
Emirates’ creative execution promotes the airlines’ Airbus A380 planes and underlines its position as an enabler of global connectivity and meaningful experiences with the strapline: “Your remarkable journey begins here. Experience the Emirates A380”. In an innovative twist, the special build is designed so that the image of the plane appears to fly off the billboard.
The long-term campaign was planned and booked with JCDecaux Airport by Havas and Posterscope’s international division PSI.
Alan Sullivan, Managing Director of JCDecaux Airport, said: “We are delighted that Emirates has seized the opportunity to ‘own’ Heathrow’s most famous landmark site with a special-build campaign that showcases the unmissable branding potential of this classic Out-of-Home location.”
Natasha Murray, Managing Director at Havas said, “We are absolutely delighted to have secured the iconic Heathrow Welcome Site. This is a prominent site within an excellent location and provides Emirates the opportunity to speak to those travelling through the World’s busiest hubs”.
Robin Hall, Managing Director at PSI, said: “The site is ideal, passengers have a heightened sense of excitement and awareness arriving at the airport. Emirates have created an ownership of that point of the journey, using great creative in an iconic location.”
Jonathan Coen, Retail Director at Heathrow, said: “As the UK’s hub airport, Heathrow sees 73 million passengers pass through its doors every year. This site is a perfect spot for Emirates and we’re delighted with the creative.”
Emirates’ campaign complements its other long-term locations with JCDecaux Airport in the interior and exterior of the airport, including: the new TTS (Train Transit System) location that leads passengers towards Terminal 5’s satellite terminals, and the iconic branded A380 plane situated on the Central Terminal Area roundabout, targeting all vehicular traffic travelling to Terminals 1, 2 and 3.