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Motors.co.uk partners with Bauer Media to drive car-buyers online

The campaign will run across Bauer Media’s podcast, radio and magazine brands

Part of Motors.co.uk’s multi-million-pound ‘Search Less. Live More.’ brand campaign to drive online sales enquiries and test drive leads for automotive retailers

As restrictions lift across the UK and more people take to the road again, Motors.co.uk has teamed up with Bauer Media to extend its “Search Less. Live More.” advertising campaign across radio, podcast, digital and magazines, highlighting the central role that cars play in enriching people’s everyday lives. Targeting an ABC1 25-44 growing family audience, the campaign aims to raise awareness and consideration by positioning Motors.co.uk as the search site that empowers car buyers, helping them to  find the right car simply, and understands that making the right car choice is about more than just finding a run around to get you from A-to-B.

The partnership comes as recent research from Bauer Media and its specialist automotive service Bauer Autoventure found that the demand for car buying is still high despite the pandemic. In fact, 27% of people agreed that owning a car is now more important to them than before Covid, with 56% stating that they want to own a car to avoid public transport.

The campaign includes the sponsorship of the critically-acclaimed Frank Skinner’s Poetry Podcast – which is now back for season three – plus the award-winning Frank Skinner Podcast, Frank Skinner’s Saturday morning shows on Absolute Radio and Dan Morrissey’s shows on Magic Radio for the next ten weeks. Plus, to further drive audiences online to Motors.co.uk, branded content articles will be published in Mother&Baby and Car and a competition will run across all brands where audiences can win £10,000 towards a new car on the website.

Simon Kilby, Managing Director, Bauer Media Advertising, said: “At Bauer Autoventure we know that it’s important to speak to prospective car-buyers early and that those who are not yet in-market for a car are different from current buyers – therefore it’s important to target them in different environments and not just on automotive-focused channels. By launching this new campaign across radio, podcasts and magazine brands, we’re able to reach Motors.co.uk’s target audience in a relevant and relatable way that connects.”

Dermot Kelleher, head of marketing, Motors.co.uk, added: ““With automotive retailers welcoming customers back on to their forecourts, we’re delighted to be partnering with these Bauer brands to increase awareness and consideration of Motors.co.uk, especially among young families. We believe that the light-hearted but thoughtful elements that Bauer has integrated across this campaign will act as a perfect extension of the “Search Less. Live More.” campaign that we launched on TV in March, focusing on the positive, practical and emotional impact that finding the right car can have on so many facets of our lives.”

The partnership was brokered by Mediacom.

 

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For further press information, please contact:

Cat Martin – Bauer Media Communications Director (Radio)

E: cat.martin@bauermedia.co.uk M: 07932 746 363

Odelia Yu – Senior Commercial Communications Executive, Bauer Media

E: odelia.yu@bauermedia.co.uk M: 07718124791

About Bauer Media UK:

Bauer Media UK reaches over 25 million UK consumers through a portfolio of world-class, multi-platform media and entertainment brands including heat, KISS, Grazia, Empire, Magic, Absolute Radio and the Hits Radio Brand Network. These brands offer commercial partners access to highly engaged audiences, with creative solutions underpinned by insight and instinct. Bauer Media UK is part of the Bauer Media Group, one of the world’s largest privately owned media businesses with media assets all over the globe.

About Motors.co.uk:

Motors.co.uk is a leading car search website, combining over a decade’s worth of experience in connecting buyers and sellers with the latest tools and technology.

Motors.co.uk also powers the car search channels on leading automotive websites including Top Gear, Parkers, and RAC Cars helping UK car retailers reach millions of buyers each month. Motors.co.uk was acquired by eBay in February 2019. For further information, please visit https://media.motors.co.uk/