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WeWork returns to billboards and invites workers back to the office

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By Sam Bradley | Senior Reporter

June 28, 2021 | 3 min read

WeWork, the ubiquitous co-working provider, has revived its advertising efforts in a bid to tempt Londoners back into its city-center locations.

Co-working company WeWork has reignited its advertising efforts in the UK with the launch of a new campaign welcoming London’s office workers back to the grindstone.

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WeWork has reignited its marketing efforts to tempt workers from their homes

’We’re Here’, the firm’s first out-of-home campaign in Britain, seeks to celebrate its property footprint, boasting of the convenience, connectedness and collaboration enabled by its 45 locations in the capital.

Playing on the phrase ’We’re here’, the work sees graphics of London Overground timetables and maps, representing the scale of its London network. The creative will run on 289 JCDecaux digital screens across the city, as well as feature in a social campaign on Linkedin and Facebook.

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Amanda Zafiris, head of international marketing, said: “With the rise of hybrid working and as Londoners prepare for the return to the office, ‘We’re Here’ – our first major UK campaign – showcases how WeWork is ready to meet the evolving needs of the capital’s workforce.

”Whatever their approach, companies are recognizing the importance of offering employees choice alongside convenient, accessible spaces for collaboration, innovation and mentorship. As we all look forward to reconnecting with colleagues ‘We’re Here’ highlights the smart flexibility and convenience WeWork offers while playing on the frustrations many of us have experienced during sustained periods of working from home.”

The campaign marks a marketing comeback in the UK for the co-working company after chief marketing officer Roger Solé took over from Maurice Levy’s brief tenure in 2020 as it was rocked by the economic consequences of Covid-19. WeWork had weathered an earlier year from hell when founder Adam Neumann exited the company and a planned IPO was shelved. In March, it announced it would float on the stock exchange through a merger with special purpose acquisition company BowX Acquisition.

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