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Travelers Discover a Better Way to Vacation by Getting HomeAway

from it All in New Ad Campaign


AUSTIN, Texas, January 11, 2017 – Crammed commutes, hollering hotel neighbors, and shuddersome shared spaces – actor and comedian Nick Offerman urges people to “Get HomeAway® from it All” in the vacation rental company’s newest television ad campaign. The ad began airing after Christmas to remind travelers about the benefits of staying in a vacation rental during the busiest travel planning time of the year.

In a follow-up to HomeAway’s Clio award-winning “It’s Your Vacation, Why Share It?” campaign of 2016, the newest creative again humorously shows the many reasons why getting away in a HomeAway vacation home far outweighs staying in a hotel or paying to sleep under the same roof as a complete stranger.

HomeAway's newest ad, narrated by actor Nick Offerman

“The weight of all that is happening in the world, from politics to our daily routines, has everyone in search of relief. People want to get away from it all, to disconnect and spend time with loved ones,” said Mariano Dima, HomeAway chief marketing officer. “Vacation rentals are the ultimate solution because they offer the space and privacy that other accommodations just can’t provide, and so we created this campaign to show everyone how much better renting a whole home can be.”

The new ads underscore why travelers should stay in a vacation rental by showing unsavory characters and awkward circumstances in hotels and sharing economy accommodations contrasted with a serene vacation home and time spent with loved ones. As voice talent, Offerman captivates viewers with a catchy rhyme, “Get away, get HomeAway, from work and rules and hosts that wanna hang. A whole home, so far away. You’ve got all this room to roam, it’s better than my house at home.”

Directed by Tom Kuntz, a multi-award winning director known for his Old Spice commercial, “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like,” the ad is airing in the U.S. and in Europe on television and online. It is presented in 120, 60, 30, 20 and 15 second formats and the music for the spot was recorded in Studio Two of London’s famous Abbey Road Studios. 

“We are proud to help grow vacation rentals from an alternative way to stay to a preferred one, but there are still millions of travelers who have not yet discovered the benefits of staying in a whole home; we aim to change that,” said Steve Stamstad, HomeAway vice president of global brand marketing. “This is our most aggressive marketing effort to date, as we strive to grow awareness of HomeAway and drive more travelers to book with us.”

The campaign was developed by HomeAway in partnership with Saatchi & Saatchi, London, and filmed in New Zealand. Blue449 handled the media planning and buying. The ads will air in the U.S. on networks such as ABC, Bravo, HGTV and Food Network as well as ITV, C4 and Sky in the UK, TFI and M6 in France and Disney Channel and VOX in Germany. In addition, there will be a social media campaign using 20 and 15 seconds cut downs, which will be promoted across online channels including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

“Renting the whole home is the perfect way for families and groups to reconnect without having to share those special moments with strangers, and with more than one million online bookable properties HomeAway offers the best way to get away from it all,” added Stamstad.

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Stills from HomeAway's new ad

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For more information, contact:

Jordan Hoefar
Corporate communications manager, HomeAway