Electric puts ‘car buying that revolves around you’ centre stage for CarStore

By James Scrivener, 26 May 2022 | 2 mins read

Pendragon and Electric, (the advertising arm of The Maverick Group) have launched CarStore’s first major Advertising campaign since a major re-brand at the end of 2021. The extensive integrated campaign for the one of the UK’s leading automotive retailers will run across TV, VOD, OOH, press, radio, online and digital, with all channels encouraging consumers to “buy your way”.

With the new campaign, CarStore is zeroing in on consumers’ buying preferences. The rise of eCommerce, accelerated by the pandemic, has sparked huge shifts within the automotive industry, with a raft of new 100% digital competitors springing up. However, research shows that vehicles remain a purchase that consumers are reluctant to make entirely online. CarStore offers a hybrid solution – combining the best of online shopping with physical showrooms to give customers the most flexible way possible to buy a car – in essence, the best of both worlds.


It’s a hugely exciting step for the brand, which became an Electric client along with parent company, Pendragon PLC, in 2020. Jamie Bell, ECD at Electric and The Maverick Group, commented: “CarStore are on such an exciting journey as a brand and have been such a pleasure to work alongside. They want to offer customers a car buying experience that goes above and beyond… one that completely revolves around the customer. With this new campaign we want everyone in the UK to feel what makes CarStore different from the rest”.

Pendragon’s Chief Marketing Officer, Kim Costello, is equally thrilled about the new campaign. With the May launch date fast approaching, she commented “My team and I are so excited about this campaign going live. It’s the culmination of many months of hard work by the Maverick Group and our in-house marketing team, I’m very grateful for their expert support. We are looking forward to showing consumers how CarStore’s offering revolves around them, tailoring the car buying journey to each individual’s needs.”