Your New York neighborhood is the heart of the world in StreetEasy's first TV campaign

Campaign from Lightning Orchard hits screens

Published On
May 24, 2019

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In March, real estate platform StreetEasy issued a love letter, of sorts, to New York City in the form of an outdoor campaign that celebrated NYC as the center of the universe (to New Yorkers, at least). Now, StreetEasy is bringing that message to film, in its first-ever television campaign.

Created out of new shop Lightning Orchard, the spots splice together gritty, real-world scenes of life on the streets of New York, each marked by a bubble showing the neighborhood that’s hosting all the action.

The spots are running in the New York market on cable programs during peak moving season through early August. They’ll also hit the big screen in local NYC movie theaters and at outdoor summer film series in the city. Noble People executed the media plan and buy.

“Our goal with these spots is to diversify our ad buy to new media, expand our reach outside of the city for those who are dreaming of moving in and connect with existing New Yorkers where they are,” said Peter Edwards, Street Easy’s VP-marketing and analytics in a statement. “Unlike a national brand that aims to reach New Yorkers from afar, StreetEasy is hyper-focused on the unique process of finding a home in NYC and only in NYC. We wanted to make sure our ad campaign reflects the hyperlocal focus of our product, celebrates what makes NYC the greatest city on earth, and communicates how StreetEasy can help you find your place in it.”

The campaign also introduced new outdoor displays featuring the quirky images from the original push. 

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