Turkish Airlines first airline to advertise on new Piccadilly Lights

Landsec, one of the UK’s largest listed commercial property company and owner of Piccadilly Lights, has signed a deal with Turkish Airlines which becomes the first airline to advertise on the iconic new display.

Turkish Airlines, which flies to more countries than any other airline in the world, launched its digital out of home campaign this week. The advertising deal was struck by Ocean Outdoor which operates Piccadilly Lights on behalf of Landsec.

The carrier is using the state-of-the-art screen to showcase its new #TakeMeThere campaign. As part of the campaign, Instagram users are invited to take a selfie in front of the iconic display as it shows Turkish Airlines’ latest campaign, using the hashtag #TakeMeThere and tagging @turkishairlines to tell the airline where they want to travel to.

Winners are picked at random weekly, and notified shortly afterwards, before jetting off to their chosen destination. Turkish Airlines is offering 18 winners in all the chance to fly to the destination of their choice this winter.

Vasiliki Arvaniti, portfolio director at Landsec, said: “Piccadilly Lights offers brands unrivalled opportunities to connect with and create new experiences for the 100 million people who pass through Piccadilly Circus every year. We’re delighted to welcome Turkish Airlines to this iconic London landmark.”

Ocean Outdoor chief executive officer Tim Bleakley said: “Turkish Airlines becomes the first airline carrier to advertise on the new Piccadilly Lights. I can’t think of a more spectacular environment in which to reach and connect with audiences as diverse as those who pass through Piccadilly. This is where the priming power of digital out of home as a core media channel really comes into its own.”

The world-famous Piccadilly Lights is the largest screen of its kind in Europe and has the ability to divide into six full and subtle motion segments. At the start of each 10 minute loop one of the six advertisers takes over the complete display. Advertisers are able to stream live videos, lifestyle updates, such as travel, weather and sports results, and real time social media feeds.

Turkish Airlines joins other advertisers on the Piccadilly Lights including Coca-Cola, Hyundai, Samsung, L’Oreal and Stella McCartney and Hunter in a fashion collaboration.

Source: Ocean Outdoor

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