via press release:
LINCOLN MKX GETS STAR TURN IN USA’S NEWEST ORIGINAL SERIES “”
On-Air and Digital Campaigns Extend Reach with Compelling Organic Integration and
USA’s Popular Social TV Platform Character Chatter
NEW YORK – August 16, 2011 – USA Network today announced an on-air and digital campaign with Lincoln for the original series. Lincoln was the exclusive presenting partner for the limited commercial series premiere on Wednesday, June 29, at 10/9c and will be the exclusive category sponsor for the season finale on Wednesday, September 14. The Lincoln MKX premium midsize crossover is featured across multiple platforms including in-show integration as Dr. Dani Santino’s (Callie Thorne) personal car and digitally as the presenting sponsor of USA's Character Chatter, which includes two talent-hosted live chats on Wednesday, September 7 and 14.
“We’re excited to be featuring Lincoln across multiplepoints that give our viewers a 2-screen social TV experience accessible on all platforms including smart phones, tablets, computers, and TVs,” said Alexandra Shapiro, senior vice president, brand marketing and digital, USA. “We anticipate that this partnership will highlight the MKX's innovative features in an engaging and entertaining way that resonates with USA viewers.”
Asnears its finale, Lincoln and USA will bring fans inside the huddle for an up-close and personal interactive social experience through a partnership around USA’s Character Chatter (www.characterchatter.com). During the last two episodes, members of the cast or producers will be “on the clock” and available for real-time hosted conversations. Fans will have the opportunity to log in to Character Chatter through a host of social media portals, ask real-time questions and receive real-time answers.
"It's a great opportunity to introduce Lincoln's latest styling and advanced technologies to fans ofwithout taking them out of the moment," said Connie Fontaine, manager of Lincoln Marketing Communications, "The Lincoln MKX is both versatile and intuitive and fits in naturally with the storylines and Dr. Dani Santino's character."
Lincoln is the luxury automotive brand for Ford Motor Company, committed to becoming a world-class luxury brand with compelling vehicles and an exceptional ownership experience to match. Lincoln will launch seven new or significantly refreshed models in the next three years. For all the latest information, please visit Lincoln at facebook.com/lincoln, media.lincoln.com, or www.lincoln.com.
About USA Network
USA Network is the #1 network in all of basic cable and is seen in over 102 million U.S. homes. A division of NBCUniversal, USA is the cable television leader in original series and home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, acquired television series and entertainment events. The award-winning USA website is located at www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.
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