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Rising Sports Stars are the Face of SSE’s Outdoor Advertising Campaign for Glasgow 2014 Commonweal

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London, 22 July 2014: SSE, the official energy partner of Glasgow 2014 will feature rising sports stars Jade Jones, Aled Davies, Michael Conlan, Eilidh Child and Craig Carfray in an outdoor advertising campaign to mark the Commonwealth Games from 23 July – 3 August 2014, with the strapline ‘proud to support our athletes today’.

 

The nationwide campaign will reach audiences in roadside, retail and airport environments, including high-profile digital locations in a campaign appearing on sites planned and booked by OMD UK and Talon, production by Elmwood and Adam & Eve DDB, and digital technology by Grand Visual.

 

The digital out of home campaign calls on the country to back their Home Nations, as fans tweet messages of support using associated hashtags #GoEngland, #GoScotland, #GoWales and #GoNI.  As the tweets increase, they will be dynamically fed by Grand Visual’s OpenLoop technology, in real-time, to the digital scoreboard, to record the position of the nation receiving the most support on Twitter during the Games.  The winning nation receives funding for future sports stars from SSE.

 

Richard Evans, Business Director at OMD UK said, “Outdoor represents a fundamental pillar of our Glasgow 2014 strategy; delivering strong impact and making sure that each of the home nations are fully aware of SSE’s support for the games”.

 

The campaign will appear on outdoor digital and static sites at Trinity Leeds, Oracle Reading, Birmingham Bullring and Bluewater Kent; Edinburgh, Liverpool and Belfast Airport through JCDecaux, Clear Channel, Ocean and Eye.

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Further information:

Lorette Nettar, Grand Visual PR / lorette.nettar@grandvisual.com / 07968 521 684

 

Editor’s Notes

  • ·      Jade Jones, England (Paralympian, T54 wheelchair track athlete for team GB); Aled Davies, Wales (Paralympian, Gold & Bronze medallist at London 2012 Olympics); Michael Conlan, Belfast, NI (Boxer, Bronze medallist London 2012 Olympics); Eilidh Child, Scotland (Track and Field, represented GB at London 2012 Olympics) and Craig Carfray, Scotland (Weightlifter, British u23s champion)
  • ·      SSE is the trading name of SSE Energy Supply Limited, voted Best for Customer Service every year since 2006 in the uSwitch Customer Satisfaction Reports.



About Grand Visual

Grand Visual is a creative technology and production house offering platforms and services that unlock the potential of the Digital Out of Home medium – where digital experiences meet the real, physical world.

 

We combine creative thinking, technology expertise and production technique to help brands and agencies target audiences across the emerging range of digital media opportunities and environments in the UK and increasingly abroad.

 

Grand Visual is located in London and New York.  www.grandvisual.com

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