Kia Motors-- Super Bowl Ad Back On The Big Screen In NCM Media Networks FirstLook


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CENTENNIAL, Colo.--January 25, 2013: In a Super Bowl advertising blockbuster sequel, Kia Motors America (KMA) will be back on the big screen for the premiere of its 2013 big game commercial. The fast-growing automaker's complete 60-second "Space Babies" ad for the redesigned 2014 Sorento CUV will premiere on Feb. 1 on more than 19,000 movie screens nationwide in NCM Media Networks' FirstLook pre-show program before airing on TV during the game.

“Kia's blockbuster success as the first Super Bowl advertiser to ever premiere in cinema was the perfect set-up for a sequel this year”

To build anticipation for its Super Bowl spot's cinema debut, Kia will kick things off with 15-second teaser ads in movie theaters on Jan. 25. The teaser and full spot will run in NCM's new Big Game Ad Showcase, a premium placement pod designed to give audiences a preview of the best in Super Bowl advertising.

Set to air in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLVII and directed by Jake Scott, "Space Babies" reveals the existence of a faraway planet known as "Babylandia" and follows infant boys, girls, dogs, pandas and more on their journey to Earth to join their new families. After taking it all in, the curious child begins to offer an alternative theory passed on by a friend but his quick-thinking father calls upon UVO's voice-activated jukebox feature to hurriedly change the subject and survive another day in the adventures of parenthood.

Kia's cinema launch strategy builds on the tremendous success Kia enjoyed last year when it became the first spot advertiser to ever premiere its spot on the silver screen before the big game. The NCM Media Networks and Nielsen NRG conducted a custom research study of consumers who had seen the Kia Optima commercial last year both in theaters as well as in the Super Bowl, and the positive effect of the combination of TV and cinema on the audience was significant:

Cinema Boosted Ad Recall

  • While 46-percent of people who saw the Kia ad in the Super Bowl were able to recall it unaided, that number jumped to 70 percent Unaided Recall for people who saw it both in NCM's FirstLook at the movies and in the Super Bowl.
  • Cinema plus TV resulted in a 52 percent Unaided Recall increase, vs. TV alone.
  • When it came to Total Recall (Aided + Unaided), the combination of cinema plus TV resulted in 95 percent Total Recall of the ad by people who saw it both in NCM's FirstLook at the movies and in the Super Bowl.

Cinema Boosted Intent to Purchase, Likability, and Positive Opinion of the Brand

  • People who saw the ad both in NCM's FirstLook and in the Super Bowl were 39 percent more likely to consider purchasing a Kia than people who only saw the ad in the Super Bowl alone. The combination of cinema plus TV also resulted in significant increases in ad likability and positive opinion of the Kia brand in general.

"Kia's blockbuster success as the first Super Bowl advertiser to ever premiere in cinema was the perfect set-up for a sequel this year," said Cliff Marks, president of sales and marketing with NCM Media Networks. "The NCM Cinema Network is the number one network in the country on weekends, so the audiences flocking to our theaters on the Friday and Saturday before the big game will get to be the first to experience this fun commercial. Our 40-foot big screens certainly help to build brand buzz, and when smart advertisers like Kia use them in combination with TV, it can have a major impact on campaign ROI."

"Launching Kia's Super Bowl commercial in NCM's FirstLook for the second consecutive year builds on last year's tremendous success where we saw a noteworthy lift in purchase consideration and equally important, it created early buzz before more than 100 million people saw it during the big game," said Michael Sprague, executive vice president, marketing & communications, KMA.

About National CineMedia (NCM)

NCM operates NCM Media Networks, a leading integrated media company reaching U.S. consumers in movie theaters, online and through mobile technology. The NCM Cinema Network and NCM Fathom Events present cinema advertising and events across the nation's largest digital in-theater network, comprised of theaters owned by AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings, Inc. , Regal Entertainment Group and other leading regional theater circuits. NCM's theater advertising network covers 183 Designated Market Areas (49 of the top 50) and includes over 19,300 screens (over 18,400 digital). During 2011, approximately 680 million patrons (on an annualized basis) attended movies shown in theaters in which NCM currently has exclusive, cinema advertising agreements in place. The NCM Fathom Events live digital broadcast network ("DBN") is comprised of over 720 locations in 170 Designated Market Areas (including all of the top 50). The NCM Interactive Network offers 360-degree integrated marketing opportunities in combination with cinema, encompassing 41 entertainment-related websites, online widgets and mobile applications. National CineMedia, Inc. owns a 48.6% interest in and is the managing member of National CineMedia LLC.

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