Racing icon Valtteri Bottas loans his ‘second’ car out in new Uber Carshare campaign via Poem


Uber Carshare has released the second iteration of its “Australia’s Second Car” platform via Poem across earned media and social partnering with race car driver Valtteri Bottas.


Together, Uber Carshare and Valtteri have designed and fully customised a classic Ute to create the perfect second car, with everything an Aussie could need for an epic road trip.

The new phase of the campaign aims to inspire Aussies to get out and explore Australia without the limitations of their first car. The Ute has been fully revamped inside and out with a fresh coat of Uber Carshare matching teal paint, mullet aeration technology, a meat pie warmer, an esky to keep drinks cold, a bike rack, fishing rod holder, freshwater shower, hills hoist, thong holder and even in-built sunscreen and bug repellent dispensers – everything one would need for a road trip across Australia.

Racing icon Valtteri Bottas loans his ‘second’ car out in new Uber Carshare campaign via Poem

Says Rob Lowe, founder, Poem: “Uber Carshare is a relatively new and disruptive product to the traditional rental car category. The challenge has been to create an idea that’s simple, human and culturally relevant. Together, I believe we’ve been able to create something really special that explains what Uber Carshare is whilst carving it a place within Aussie culture.”

Says Andy Morley, director of marketing for Uber APAC: “We know Australians love to get away during their Easter holidays but their everyday car may not fit the bill. This campaign is another major step in our journey to drive awareness of Uber Carshare. Our agency village of Poem, Hello Social and EssenceMediaCom have come together to deliver something truly impactful.

Racing icon Valtteri Bottas loans his ‘second’ car out in new Uber Carshare campaign via Poem

“Across our Uber masterbrand we are hyper-focused on creating ads and working with talents and celebrities that Aussies can resonate with culturally. When we were first presented with the opportunity to work with Valtteri, we could see the alignments between him and our brand straight away.  Valtteri has a clear love for this country, a passion for exploring new landscapes (like a true Aussie) and we couldn’t think of anyone better to provide the ultimate road trip-worthy ‘Second Car’ for Aussies to enjoy.”

As well as Valtteri’s iconic Ute, there are other cars on the Uber Carshare platform which have been given the “VB road-trip worthy seal of approval”. These cars will be stocked with a VB road trip kit, including a car air freshener, beach towel, drinks cooler, sunnies, and more, for the first person to book them.

Supporting the launch content is a targeted influencer campaign developed by Hello Social including Lachy McIntyre, Ella Watkins and Shepmates. Social content will be supported by media spend via EssenceMediaCom.

For more information on how to book Valtteri’s ‘second’ car or check out the Valtteri ‘road-trip approved’ cars head to the Uber Carshare blog.

Book Valterri Bottas’ ‘second’ car on Uber Carshare HERE.

Client: Uber
Director of Marketing, APAC: Andy Morley
Chief Growth Officer, Uber Carshare: Mathieu Maire
Head of Brand Marketing, Uber Carshare: Tom Walter
Marketing Manager, ANZ: Ashley Martin
Creative Director, APAC: Adam Ledbury
Strategy Lead, APAC: Josh Pickstone
Communications Manager: Bonnie Ko
Senior Social Media Associate ANZ: Chanelle Murray
Legal Counsel, ANZ: Jessica Shao

Creative & Lead agency: Poem
Founder: Rob Lowe
Managing Partner: Katie Raleigh
Business Director: Rhania Farah
Creative Director: Jessica Cluff
Senior Account Director: Erica Llorico

Director: Josh Logue
Executive Producer (Poem): Hattie Morgan
Content Manager (Poem): Bianca Martinolli
Producer: Matthew Barber
DOP:  Simon Ozolins
First Assistant Camera: Sian Bates
Car Production: Sydney Scenery
Stills Photographer (Sydney): Reece McMillan
Stills Photographer (Adelaide): Matt Cherubino

Offline Editor: Josh Logue
Grade: Martin Greer
Online: Adrian Eppel
VFX: Damian Dunne

Audio post:
Sound Designer: Kate Stenhouse (Electric Sheep Music)

Publicity/Social: Poem
Social Lead: Georgia Crean
Senior Account Manager: Robbie Purcell
Senior Account Executive: Stephanie Leung
Account Coordinator: Lauren Duncan

Media agency: EssenceMediacom
Client & planning lead: Nathaniel Thompson
Group strategy director: Marine Turner
Marketplace director: Patrick Fakiye
Digital director: Matt Leahy

Influencer: Hello Social
Managing Director: Sam Kelly
Director of Client Experience: Madeline Marovino
Group Account Director: Nicola Hanlon
Senior Account Manager: Charlotte Shackley
Senior Account Manager: Carla Wong