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eBay Encourages Shoppers to Pack Their Summer with Pre-Loved


Marketplace launches campaign from DEPT® ‘packed full of pre-loved’ to celebrate the launch of Love Island series 10

eBay Encourages Shoppers to Pack Their Summer with Pre-Loved

Today, eBay UK, the pre-loved headline sponsor of Love Island, celebrates this year’s series launch with a new multi-channel campaign ‘Packed full of pre-loved’. Created by DEPT®, the campaign showcases the online marketplace’s mission to change the way consumers shop for clothes and puts creators front and centre. 

This year the partnership, conceptualised by EssenceMediacom and ITV, places eBay’s vast range of pre-loved fashion at the forefront of mainstream fashion, with an important message about embracing your personal style, in an affordable and circular way. The campaign will be delivered through a 360 multi-channel activation running across ITV2, ITVX, social, digital and the dedicated Love Island app, with eBay branding and clothing showcased across each touchpoint.

Love Island is arguably the UK's most-watched fashion show and this series, eBay will be packing it yet again full of pre-loved. In celebration of summer style, we will see a collection of influencers, loved by eBay and Love Island’s audience, styling a range of pre-loved fashion for all summer occasions. Supported by the ex-Islanders themselves styled in eBays pre-loved looks.

The campaign is rooted in the insight that people consume Love Island with a dual-screen experience - with many people watching creator content on TikTok alongside the show itself. Creators are at the heart of the campaign, including the show idents that feature Coco Sarel, Jordan Hames, Dino Bonačić and Lina Mar. The TTL campaign conceptualised and created by the agency, DEPT®, will share one common goal across all touchpoints; to showcase the vast range of fashion-forward choices eBay has to offer. Getting the planet and pocket-friendly choices that are available to our audience right under their noses.

Launching today on ITV2 and ITVX, the co-branded idents will run across all episodes of the series, on both linear and via streaming on ITVX. The campaign was written and art directed by Bel Moretti, Sasha Jackson and Immy Guest from DEPT®, directed by Danica Arias and produced by Iconoclast. In addition, the broader through the line campaign will have social media delivered by DEPT®, PR by Weber Shandwick, media delivered by EssenceMediacom and DEPT® for owned channels including on-site merchandising.

eBay will have product placement throughout the series, including the return of the pre-loved shared wardrobe, for contestants to swap and re-wear clothes. Alongside pre-loved clothing, a selection of pre-loved, authenticated sneakers and garments from eBay’s Imperfects range will also be heading to the villa wardrobe.

The Season 10 collective of influencers, will continue the conversation on eBay's social channels, which will be at the heart of the action during the show. They are formed of influencers who have found fame talking about Love Island. Sarel Madzebra, Jordan Hammes, Isla Loba, and ex-islanders and eBay’s Pre-loved Ambassadors Tasha Ghouri and Tom Clare will create social-first content led by DEPT® with the aim of bringing pre-loved fashion to the forefront of an organic space. EssenceMediacom, the media agency in charge of planning and organising the paid social media activity, will further amplify the discussions across platforms with engaging and innovative formats, putting eBay at the heart of the Love Island buzz.

To get even closer to the Love Island experience, viewers will be able to explore eBay’s Pre-loved Island Fashion via the ‘Shop the Show’ tab on the official Love Island app. Shoppers can also dress like the Islanders and get their own Pre-Love Island look, on the pre-loved fashion hub on eBay UK which features Love Island events.

Weber Shandwick will continue to drum up excitement for pre-loved and drive behaviour change via press throughout the series.                

Alex Allcott, brand director at eBay UK said, “We are so excited to be headline sponsor of Love Island this year. We’ve been really pleased by the reaction to the partnership since it launched last year, and we’ve really seen an appetite for pre-loved increase on the platform. We hope to continue to lead the charge in driving consumers to shop more consciously and get their hands on pre-loved gems inspired by the villa, as they watch the drama from the show unfold.”

Bhavit Chandrani, director of digital and creative partnerships at ITV said, "We are thrilled to be partnering with eBay again for the upcoming series of Love Island. This year marks eBay's evolution to headline sponsor, and as we continue to build on the partnership it’s great to see the pre-loved fashion feature within the villa and the sponsorship idents, for S10. It really is a perfect match.”

Bel Moretti, creative director at DEPT® commented, “Our pre-loved campaign was inspired by the enormous amount of incredible fashion to be found on eBay. Of course, the pieces are unique and special in their own right, but this isn’t about carefully styling a single look. This isn’t about showcasing a single version of great style. This is about choice - and more importantly, the opportunity to make a purposeful one. Our goal isn’t to show people a way to dress, it’s to show people a way to shop.”

Lindsey Jordan, head of media creativity at EssenceMediacom added, "It’s fantastic to see how the partnership between eBay and Love Island has evolved from the initial inception. As headline sponsors eBay are able to really drive the pre-loved message to new heights, utilising our increased media presence to drive the powerful association between the well loved show and pre-loved fashion." 

Jessica Dyas, managing director of consumer at Weber Shandwick, London commented, “The impact of the partnership between eBay and Love Island is undeniable - and there is no better evidence of this than the shift in conversation that we have been able to drive through the press. We’re excited and determined to generate even more fame for the partnership and the pre-loved movement as we embark on our third season, moving the conversation on once again.”


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DEPT®, Wed, 07 Jun 2023 10:08:20 GMT