mediahub Leads Planning and Buying for LivingSocial’s Super Bowl and
Academy Awards TV Effort
Fellow IPG Agency ID Media Tapped to Handle Direct Response
BOSTON, MA, February 28, 2011 – LivingSocial, the online source for people to find handpicked experiences at a great value, has named mediahub from Mullen and ID Media as its media planning and buying partners in an innovative collaboration between the two Interpublic agencies.
mediahub was responsible for placing LivingSocial in the final commercial pod on the FOX Network just before kick-off of Super Bowl XLV and planned and bought the brand’s presence in last night’s broadcast of the Academy Awards on ABC.
Utilizing its “traders” approach to TV, ID Media will be responsible for driving registrations at www.livingsocial.com. mediahub (buying general TV) and ID Media (buying DRTV) proved the power of a similar partnership for Match.com.
“We were drawn to mediahub because of their track record with launching brands, creating highly innovative media solutions and their seamless integration with the best-in-class DRTV player,” said Camille Watson, Vice President of Marketing for LivingSocial.
“LivingSocial is operating in an explosive growth category and is committed to being the most innovative brand in the local commerce space,” said John Moore, Chief Media Officer at mediahub from Mullen. “The decision to run during the Super Bowl telecast was bold and aggressive and a harbinger of the exciting communications that LivingSocial will roll out this year accelerating their already rapid growth.”
Added Rob Bochicchio, Chief Broadcast Officer of ID Media, “As the largest buyer of DRTV in the U.S., we’re committed to putting the best marketplace knowledge and optimization platforms to work for LivingSocial. We’re delighted to be working with them and mediahub to build this innovative brand and employ accountable media strategies to do so.”
Creative for LivingSocial is handled by The Martin Agency, a fellow IPG company with Mullen and ID Media. The three collaborated in the LivingSocial agency review that was completed in December.
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Mullen is a full-service agency, integrating disciplines from creative to digital marketing, public relations and social influence, media planning and buying, mobile marketing, direct response and performance analytics. With an “unbound” approach to marketing, Mullen specializes in working with culturally relevant experiential brands. Agency clients include JetBlue, Zappos, Olympus, Alberto Culver’s TRESemmé, FAGE, LivingSocial, Match.com, Timberland, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, MassMutual, General Motors, U.S. Department of Defense, Stop & Shop/Giant, CSX, HSBC and LendingTree. Mullen has been named to the Advertising Age Agency A-List and the Fast Company World’s Most Innovative Companies list.Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, the agency operates offices in North Carolina; Detroit and Pittsburgh. Mullen is an independent brand within the Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG). For more on Mullen, please visit www.mullen.com, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/mullenunbound, or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mullenunbound.
About ID Media
ID Media provides the world’s best marketers with accountable media solutions to help them thrive in today's fast-changing marketplace. ID Media partners with clients, which include American Express, CA Technologies, Intuit, Johnson & Johnson, Match.com, Nikon, SC Johnson, Sandals & Beaches Resorts, and Verizon, from locations in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. For the last three years ID Media has been recognized inCrain’s New York Business as one of the Best Places to Work in New York City. A member of the Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG), ID Media is also a four-time winner of IPG awards for diversity and inclusion. For more on ID Media, please visit http://www.idmediaww.com/.