TRO escapes the city with Volvo Cars UK

Volvo Cars UK is to bring a Scandinavian sanctuary to some of the UK’s busiest cities, offering locals a retreat from the stresses and strains of daily life.

Opening in Newcastle, Bristol, Norwich, Aberdeen and London in the coming weeks, the firm’s ‘Escape the City in your City’ pop-up studio will offer a selection of relaxing and complimentary sessions, including yoga, Swedish massage and meditation. Experience agency TRO devised the campaign strategy and is also responsible for delivering the experiential activation.

The studio will appear this weekend on both Newcastle’s popular Grainger Street and Bristol’s Broadmead shopping district, with the last event taking place in London’s Westfield shopping centre in Stratford from 25-27 August.

Jon Wakefield, managing director, Volvo Cars UK, said: “As a human-centric company, we want to reinforce the importance of taking time out of our busy schedules. Much like the interior of the new Volvo XC60, our pop-up studio will provide people with a calm, relaxing space to escape the rigours of city life.”

Nicky Morgan, client services director at TRO, added: “The long-awaited new XC60 is a significant model launch for the Volvo brand, and we’re delighted to be activating an experience which has people at its very core. The car is for discovering new places, meeting new people and experiencing life to the full – in the city and beyond, and we are passionate about bringing the product to life with a rich and engaging experience for consumers across the nation.”

Martin Fullard


Martin Fullard

Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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