TV ad gets red carpet treatment at cinema launch

Barnstaple television advert hits the big screen – as well as the small screen.

A BRAND new advert being launched to promote Barnstaple made its television debut on Monday.

The 30-second commercial, the first produced for the town since a similar promotion in the mid 1990s, will be shown on ITV 27 times between 9am and 5.30pm during March and April. A further two 27-advert broadcast slots are planned for the summer and before Christmas.

The lively advertisement has been commissioned by town centre traders’ group BID Barnstaple and produced by Barnstaple-based agency, Artavia Advertising.

It shows visitors enjoying a unique day out in the town, including shopping, eating out, heritage and culture, and is backed with music by Barnstaple band Severe Zero.

The advert is part of a co-ordinated campaign to market the town throughout the year and Monday’s official launch at the Central Cinema coincided with the unveiling of a new town centre website.

To see the advert for yourself, click on the YouTube link above.

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