DHL launches global e-commerce brand campaign

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Deutsche Post DHL Group has launched a global brand campaign to strengthen its position as the leader in e-commerce.

E-commerce trade has become increasingly established and an important area of economic growth over the last decades. This development has been greatly amplified by the pandemic and, says DHL, companies of all shapes and sizes need to be able to cope with the ever-growing digitally driven demand. The company says it intends to “help its customers keep up with the clicks”.

“The pandemic has driven digitalization so far that we have seen the development of almost a decade in just a few months. Existing online shops have grown and at the same time, companies have entered online retailing for the first time. As logistics experts, we can help companies keep up with the growth and benefit from it in the best possible way. In addition, we can help any brand to be a global brand tomorrow. Especially offering express delivery is beneficial for fast-moving e-commerce and can increase consumer buying activity and consumer loyalty,” said John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express.

E-commerce is not only part of DHL’s corporate business strategy but has become a key core growth factor to global trade. DHL also advises companies on their online presence, for example, on improving their website presence with a website health check. It dealt extensively with the growth of e-commerce in a white paper The Ultimate B2B E-commerce Guide: Tradition is out. Digital is in which elaborates on the advantages and opportunities of a growing e-commerce sector for B2B sales.

The campaign includes a TV advert using mixed-media techniques which create visual intrigue in combination with a unique voice-over of British actor Tom Hollander – well known for his role in Pirates of the Caribbean –  explaining in a rhyme-like rhythm how e-commerce has grown rapidly over the last few years.

It tells the story of online shopping, from the early days when it was still easy as a retailer and logistics provider to keep track of and meet demand, and how online shopping then became more established, an almost routine part of our lives. The message, says DHL, is that it can help businesses deal with the high demand and “keep up with the clicks”.

In addition to the TV spot, the campaign will be aired in more than 30 countries across digital channels, both in the form of digital banners and video as well as print ads.  The creative concept was developed by DHL’s creative lead agency 180Amsterdam.

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