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Auto Trader launches multi-million pound marketing campaign

Auto Trader's new marketing campaign

Auto Trader is targeting new car buyers with a multi-million pound marketing campaign to be aired across TV, radio and video-on-demand platforms.

The new marketing campaign depicts the modern-day new car buying experience, dramatising the often-conflicting opinions from friends and family, social media and changing government policies.

Auto Trader says car buyers face a constant stream of contradictory messages from national media, particularly around fuel, the economy and finance.

The campaign will be live across television, radio, broadcast video-on-demand, paid social and display advertising throughout June and July, followed by further support across traditional and digital radio later in the summer.

It is estimated to be seen or heard a total of 541 million times by nearly three quarters (74%) of the UK’s adult population.

Ian Plummer, Auto Trader’s commercial director, said: “Ever since we first launched our new car proposition, we have always had one clear objective in mind: to be to new car what we are to used.

"Fundamental to that is creating a quicker and more transparent new car buying experience for consumers, and also providing real value to both our retailer and brand partners alike.

"By continuously evolving our offering and improving our product, we are edging ever closer to that objective.”

Auto Trader expects to attract millions of new car buyers by simplifying the buying journey.

The online automotive marketplace's research highlights that three out of four car buyers are open to buying a new car, but often face a challenging journey. 

So much so that 60% give up their search for their perfect car, and simply ‘settle’ for a car choice that’s ‘good enough’ out of fatigue caused by the many confusing ‘noises’ that they hear during their car buying research.


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