Entrepreneurs on-board for new Eurostar business campaign

2 Sep 2010

Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service that links the UK and the Continent, is today (Wednesday 1 September) launching a business campaign focusing on its Premier classes.
Created by Fallon, with media planning and buying by Vizeum and digital elements by Rapp, the campaign reinforces the benefits of travelling business on Eurostar.
Using the tagline 'Let Your Mind Explore', its launch coincides with the first day operation of Eurostar's new 'Standard Premier' class.
Along with 'Standard Premier', the campaign focuses on the train operator's existing 'Business Premier' class, and will feature a mix of outdoor, online, TV sponsorship and CRM activity.
It kicks off with a series of TV idents which "top and tail" various news bulletins on Sky News and Bloomberg television channels, and will run for the next 3 months.
The creative for the entire campaign is from the "at seat" point-of-view of three prominent business travellers.
The entrepreneurs featured are:
Co-Founder of business social networking site Linked-In, Reid Hoffman, (Click here to see the TV ident)
 
Journalist and broadcaster and editor of monthly science and technology glossy magazine ‘Wired’, David Rowan,(Click here to see the TV ident)
 
and
Epistemologist and author of best selling business theory book 'The Black Swan', Nassim Nicholas Taleb.
Explaining the concept, Katrien DeBauw, Group Account Director at Fallon said:
"In each execution we see the Eurostar business travel environment through the eyes of a modern entrepreneurial pioneer.
"Each first-person perspective shows how the traveller's thoughts wander and we gain an insight into their individual creativity.
"The simple message is, of course, that Eurostar's Business Premier and Standard Premier classes give business travellers the space and comfort to explore their thoughts."
Explaining the focus of the campaign, Director of Sales and Marketing, Emma Harris said:
"While our business traveller figures are on the increase, many of our key corporate and independent clients continue to be in the position of having to make tough decisions about their choice of travel class.
"The aim of this campaign is to highlight to them, that with our Business Premier and Standard Premier offering, Eurostar has two tailored options for everyone who needs the space and comfort to facilitate real freedom of thought and maximum productivity."
Note to editors:
Business Campaign Project Team
Project name: Let Your Mind ExploreCreative agency: FallonClient & their job title: Emma Harris, Director of Sales and Marketing & Claire Hutchinson, Head of MarketingExecutive Creative Director: Richard FlinthamGroup Account Director: Katrien De BauwAgency Planner: Gareth GoodallMedia Agency: VizeumMedia Planner: Phil GrimmetDigital Agency: Rapp
About Eurostar
Eurostar is the high-speed train service linking St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International, Ashford International, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais, Disneyland Resort Paris, Avignon and the French Alps.
Eurostar is a founder member of Railteam, a partnership between Europe's leading high-speed train operators that is developing simpler ways to book and travel on the fast-expanding, European high-speed rail network.
Eurostar and Eurotunnel are entirely separate companies. Eurostar operates high-speed passenger trains, while Eurotunnel operates vehicle shuttle services and the Channel Tunnel itself. Eurostar is Eurotunnel's biggest customer.
For more information contact:
Eurostar Press OfficeEurostart:0044 (0)20 7843 5500e:press.office@eurostar.com