Media First as Ford uses dual screens to target both dads and kids

Dads heading off on a half-term break or for a spot of shopping with the kids are the target of an interactive outdoor advertising campaign from Ford. In a media first, Ford will use digital dual screen advertising to keep youngsters entertained while targeting the family man at shopping malls and airports.

Ford Galaxy’s launch campaign was booked with JCDecaux and JCDecaux Airport through Kinetic and Mindshare and the creative agency was Ogilvy.

Running from 24th May until 7th June 2010, the campaign targets the male audience during their freetime with the kids. JCDecaux’s 6-sheet advertising sites have been specially adapted to carry two interactive digital screens, the top one offering a video and a menu of information about the new Ford Galaxy with the bottom screen providing interactive games for the kids.

While dads browse the latest information about the new Ford Galaxy model, their children can choose from a selection of interactive puzzles and pairs games and even submit their name to the leader scoreboard.

Sam Bird, Head of Innovate at JCDecaux said, “We are delighted that our first ever joint mall and airport campaign is using our new dual-screen 6-sheet panels. The long-dwell times at shopping malls and airports make them ideal environments for interactive digital campaigns, catching audiences when they have time on their hands and are in the right mindset to engage with the advertising.”

There are 6-sheet dual screen specials at Heathrow Terminal 5, Gatwick, Luton, Edinburgh and Glasgow and two 6-sheet dual screen in shopping centres Bluewater, Birmingham Bullring and the Trafford Centre. Ford Galaxy has also booked 6-sheets and billboards at airports, malls and rail. The Out of Home activity is part of a wider campaign for Ford Galaxy which includesonline and the press.

The new Ford Galaxy will be available in May 2010. With its advanced technology and premium design, it combines first-class driving quality with the highest levels of space, comfort and innovation. The Ford Galaxy promises to be the most accommodating and stylish 7-seat family vehicle on the road.

For further information please contact:
Janet Guest 0207 298 8023/ 0776 970 1268
janet.guest [at] jcdecaux.co.uk

Source: JCDecaux