People tell their real-life employment stories in LinkedIn's first ever U.K. TV ad

BMB created spot aiming to reflect 'warmer and more human' feel for brand

Published On
Oct 29, 2019

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LinkedIn is launching its first-ever U.K. TV campaign with a spot that features real-life users talking about how they found work using the site. 

The ad, created by BMB, is debuting on Oct. 29 during the "Great British Bake Off" final, traditionally one of Channel 4's most-watched shows. It shows real members of the platform revealing what they’re searching for in a job, and how they found that job on LinkedIn.

While some of it is as straightforward as you might expect, it also features some authentic moments, from the touching to the humorous—such as a man speaking about how he was made redundant or the guy who wants to move jobs so he can get away from his parents. It was directed by Novemba via Academy Films. 

"This campaign continues to build on our 'In It Together' brand work that sought to create a new, warmer, more human feel with our members at its heart," said Ngaire Moyes, senior director, brand and communications, at LinkedIn EMEA in a statement.

“A person’s job search is completely unique to them, so we didn’t know what to expect when we asked Linkedin members ‘What are you searching for?’" added BMB creative chairman Matt Lever. "Fortunately, the responses were inspiring, moving and sometimes downright amusing. We feel like it’s a great introduction for the brand in a category so often devoid of warmth and humanity.”

 

Credits

Date
Oct 29, 2019
Client:
LinkedIn
Agency:
BMB
Global Brand Marketing and Corporate Communications Leader:
Ngaire Moyes
Head of Brand EMEA & LATAM:
Darain Faraz
Brand Marketing Manager EMEA:
Conor Bolton
Brand Marketing Manager EMEA:
Selda Shamloo
Chief Creative Officer:
Matt Lever
Creative:
Harry Boothman
Business Director:
Jake Goodman
Account Director:
Matthew Bonny
Account Manager:
Liv Myers
Agency Producer:
Alex Paterakis
Production Company:
Academy Films
Director:
Novemba
Producer:
Steve Overs
Production Manager:
Laura Duffy
Cinematographer:
James Blann
Edit:
Tenthree
Editor:
Stephen Dunn
Editor:
Liam Bachler
Colorist:
Jason Wallis
Producer:
Oscar Wendt
Post Production:
Electric Theatre Collective
Sound Designer:
Tom Guest
Sound:
CYLNDR
Producer:
Tom Sparks

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