LinkedIn has launched a TV ad encouraging the public to "step forward together" amid a wave of redundancies and job changes during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The ad begins as a man gets out of his bed in the middle of the night and promotes himself as "#OpenToWork" on LinkedIn. The man (and his house plant) set off on a journey to "beat redundancy blues" on the professional community platform, with both man and plant appearing visibly healthier as a result of their newfound search for purpose (and drinking more water, of course).
It ends as the man and his trusty vegetation appear for their first day in a new job. The ad will run for seven weeks alongside social activity, including LinkedIn’s first foray into TikTok, which is set to take place in June. It was created by Tom Lee and directed by David Edwards. Media is handled by ARM.
In February, LinkedIn partnered with The Big Issue to support the magazine’s sellers whose livelihoods have been hit by the pandemic.