NBC and Microsoft Advertising announced a unique digital marketing partnership designed to promote NBC’s “More Colorful” Fall 2010 program lineup. The partnership will be executed through an extensive multi-screen advertising campaign that includes MSN, X-box, Microsoft Mobile and Bing.
The announcement was made by Adam Stotsky, President, NBC Entertainment Marketing. “This strategic teaming with Microsoft Advertising will allow NBC to strengthen its ability to attract new viewers via cutting-edge media opportunities,” said Stotsky. “We are always searching for unique methods of informing people about our programs and we are fortunate that this fall’s lineup promises to be one of NBC’s best.”
“This partnership is exciting on many different levels, since we are able to offer NBC such a wide variety of audience segments, across a broad spectrum of potential viewers, while getting creative with the content that is right for each property,” said Robin Domeniconi, Vice President, US Advertising Sales, Publishing and Marketing. “We are able to tailor NBC’s content for each property and screen, from MSN to Xbox to Mobile, and flex our targeting muscle to tell a cohesive story of NBC’s brand and fall lineup.”
In total, Microsoft Advertising will deploy one of its largest and most comprehensive campaigns ever across 19 digital owned-and-operated properties as well as syndicated partners, which deliver a combined reach of nearly 470 million unique users monthly.
Microsoft Advertising will also develop original branded entertainment content for the campaign, using assets around NBC shows that will be tailored for specific audiences.
NBC’s multi-screen digital advertising campaign will kick off 5/17 — the NBC upfront presentation — and run though the premiere of the fall programs.
This early launch of the NBC marketing campaign is designed to engage TV enthusiasts and influencers so that they can sample, share and discuss the upcoming fall shows. The campaign will feature a myriad of innovative digital advertising components, including multiple takeovers of MSN and Wonderwall, re-messaging to network enthusiasts across Microsoft properties, integration with Bing Visual Search, a mobile dimension and in-game advertising on new Xbox LIVE games.
NBC will also work with Microsoft content experts at MSN TV and MSN Entertainment for a custom-built “Preview to Fall TV” media hub that will go live in conjunction with the announcements of the broadcast networks’ Fall schedules.
The campaign will run in the U.S. only.