Aberdeen Supports Its Scottish Open Sponsorship With TV Commercial

Jul 06, 2012, 15:31 ET from Aberdeen Asset Management

PHILADELPHIA, July 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aberdeen Asset Management is supporting its sponsorship of the Scottish Open (July 12-15) with a 30 second television advertising campaign that will run in the United States, UK, and Europe.

The advertisement explains Aberdeen Asset Management's involvement as a sponsor of a number of Scottish golfers and introduces the Group's sponsorship of the Scottish Open with some stunning aerial photography of the Castle Stuart course where the Open will be played next week.  The TV commercial is narrated by Scottish broadcaster Bill Torrance, considered to be one of the finest Scottish voiceover artists.

The Golf Channel in the U.S. will televise the Scottish Open with live and repeat coverage each day.  Aberdeen's TV commercial will run during the Scottish Open broadcast on the Golf Channel which last year televised 30 hours of coverage to an audience of 82 million in the U.S. and 5.5 million in Canada. The advertisement will also run on U.S. business channel, CNBC. In the UK, the TV ad will be aired on various Sky channels and STV beginning on July 12. 


The Scottish Open will also be broadcast in the UK (BBC and Sky) with highlights shown in Europe and Asia.

Martin Gilbert, chief executive of Aberdeen Asset Management, comments: "We have been a loyal supporter of Scottish golf for nearly 15 years and we are delighted that we are able to sponsor the Scottish Open. The television ad helps to convey our enthusiasm for this event and importantly supports our strategy of raising the profile of Aberdeen Asset Management in the U.S. – home to around half of the world's wealth."

About Aberdeen Asset Management
Aberdeen Asset Management PLC, the parent company of Aberdeen Asset Management Inc., is an independently‐run asset manager listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1991, and operating from 31 offices in 23 countries (the "Group"). The Group invests on behalf of institutional and wholesale clients, primarily in equities, fixed income, alternative investment strategies and property. The Group manages more than US$295 billion of assets for both institutions and private individuals as of March 31, 2012.

In the United States, Aberdeen Asset Management is the marketing name for the following affiliated, registered investment advisers: Aberdeen Asset Management Inc., Aberdeen Asset Managers Ltd, Aberdeen Asset Management Ltd and Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Ltd, each of which is wholly owned by Aberdeen Asset Management PLC. "Aberdeen" is a U.S. registered service mark of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC.

SOURCE Aberdeen Asset Management