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Arni Thor Jonsson Takes Viewers on a Heartwarming Journey with Gumtree

Dark Energy Films, 7 months ago

Dark Energy director shoots fun new spot as part of 'Opportunity starts on Gumtree' campaign

Arni Thor Jonsson Takes Viewers on a Heartwarming Journey with Gumtree

Created by Fold7, Gumtree's new advert was shot across multiple windswept locations, including Cuckmere Haven in East Sussex during the tail end of storm Gertrude. However, Icelander Arni is no stranger to a weather challenge. The director brings his characteristic emotive yet amusing flair, taking viewers on an emotional journey with a charming older couple who find a red convertible Volkswagen Karmann Ghia using the Gumtree mobile app, and imagine what adventures the car could bring to them.

Katie Crossfield, Marketing Campaign Manager at Gumtree, says: “This next stage of our campaign reinforces our message of highlighting the range of opportunities that start on Gumtree and encourage everyone to imagine what theirs could be. We have had a fantastic response to the campaign so far and wanted to maintain this excitement. With millions of people across the UK driving cars bought or sold on Gumtree, it seemed fitting for the second ad in our series to share this beautifully inspiring story.”

Arni's third TV advert in the series is due to go live in March and focuses on Gumtree’s jobs category. The ad will tell the story of a young man imagining himself rise up the ranks starting as a kitchen assistant, a role he finds on Gumtree, to run his own business of a Moroccan inspired pop up food truck.

As well as TV, the ‘Opportunity Starts on Gumtree’ campaign runs nationally across VOD, radio, traditional and digital out-of-home, print and online. 

Harry Sheward, Managing Partner, Fold7, says: "This next wave of our 'Opportunity starts on Gumtree' campaign shows the power of the creative idea to elevate the brand far beyond its transactional legacy. We wanted to share the previously untold, emotive story that Gumtree has huge positive impact on people’s lives, opening up human connections and opportunities of a lifetime.”

Category: Automotive , Cars

Genre: Action , Luxury , People , Photography , Scenic