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British Airways Unveils New TV Advert and Brand Campaign

British Airways is unveiling its latest TV advert and brand campaign as part of its “A British Original” positioning, celebrating the important journeys in life that help shape a customer's future.

British Airways worked with its agency, Uncommon Creative Studio, to develop the concept that it believes will resonate with many. In order to bring the campaign to life, the airline and its creative agency appointed Emmy Award winner and Grammy nominee, Miles Jay, as its film director.

In addition, front woman of Groove Armada, Saint Saviour, curated the music. Built of acoustic tones and subtle vocals, the music carries viewers on an emotional journey, evoking those feelings of nostalgia for travel with loved ones.

Building on the creative concept of journeys shaping customers’ futures, the advert tells the story of a baby dreaming of all the experiences she may have ahead as she embarks on her first trip with British Airways. It shows poignant moments in her future, recognising that a path in life can be inspired by each and every journey taken.

The advert, making its television debut during one of the “Gogglebox” advert breaks this evening (Friday March 15), heroes the airline’s colleagues who feature in both the TV advert and out of home (OOH) imagery.

The OOH images capture the wonder on customers’ faces when they look out of an aircraft window and onto the world from 35,000ft. This concept plays on the idea that customers usually take photographs from their seat out of the aircraft window, but instead, reversing the camera and spotlighting customers’ emotions as they look onto their destination, can give a deeper insight into their unique stories and original reasons for travel.

British Airways strategic media buying agency, MG OMD, worked to carefully secure the 500 sites that the 11 prints will be displayed on throughout the UK, including digital billboards at Edinburgh, Cardiff, Manchester and Piccadilly Circus in Central London.  

Following its debut in one of the hit Channel 4 TV show’s breaks, the advert will then roll out across channels including ITV and Sky in the coming days, and the outdoor series will launch later this month.

Last year, British Airways alongside its partners Uncommon Creative Studio and MG OMD, took home the Outdoor Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions 2023 for its work launching "A British Original" in 2022. The campaign focused on the common question travellers are frequently asked when they land in a new destination: ‘What is the purpose of your visit?’ but instead of ticking the standard boxes of ‘business’ or ‘leisure’, viewers see more meaningful and relatable answers for travel celebrating each original reason, showing that British Airways recognises each of its customers as individuals.

Since the launch of "A British Original", the airline has continued to champion originality throughout its customer experience. From its onboard safety video showcasing everything that makes Britain unique, to its menus with a focus on British provenance, and uniquely British elements on the ground as well as in the air, the airline continues to hero originality throughout every step of the customer journey.

The TV advert can be watched here.


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Sep 21, 2022

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Sep 30, 2022

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Oct 24, 2022

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