SAN FRANCISCO, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Esurance, the direct-to-consumer insurance company, has launched an integrated marketing campaign featuring the Bryan Brothers, the world's number one men's doubles tennis team.
The campaign centerpiece is a new 30-second television commercial, "Tennis for the Modern World," that compares how technology has changed the game of tennis to how Esurance has used technology to revolutionize the way consumers shop for and buy car insurance.
The ad's visuals show the Bryans wearing iconic tennis fashions from the last century and highlight the game's advancements during each period. The spot will run on select network and cable programming, including in US Open and US Open Series programming. The campaign also includes print, online, search, display, and social media elements that will run through September 9. In addition, Esurance's on-site activation at the US Open will incorporate campaign elements.
Esurance is also conducting a sweepstakes on Facebook that will send one lucky winner and their guest to New York to attend opening night at the US Open on August 26 as special guests of the Bryan Brothers. Facebook users can go to the Esurance Facebook page, "like" it, and complete a short entry form for their shot at a chance to catch the action with the Bryans on opening night of the most watched tennis event in the world. The prize package includes:
- 2 tickets to attend opening night at the US Open with the Bryan Brothers
- A 2-night hotel stay in New York City
- $2,000 in travel expenses
- A high-tech tennis gift pack
Visitors to the Esurance Facebook page can also watch and share exclusive behind-the-scenes vignettes of the making of the "Tennis for the Modern World" commercial, including additional footage of the Bryans in iconic tennis fashions, with commentary about how tennis has changed over the years. There are also downloadable infographics highlighting the Bryans and advancements in racquet technology, tennis fashion, and doubles tennis.
Sponsorship and Philanthropy
Esurance is the official car insurance sponsor of the US Open and has a history of supporting tennis and tennis philanthropy, including past work with the Bryans and the USTA's national charitable foundation, USTA Serves, to benefit tennis programs for at-risk youth. That is continuing in 2013 with Esurance's sponsorship of Arthur Ashe Kids' Day at the US Open to help support USTA Serves and the National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) network.
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Enter at facebook.com/esurance by following the on-screen links and instructions. You may need to "Like" the page to complete and submit the sweepstakes entry form. Subject to Official Rules found here. Begins at 3 p.m. PT on 7/12/13. Ends at 12 p.m. PT on 8/12/13. Open to 21+ in all U.S. states and DC, limit 1 entry. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Sponsor: Esurance Insurance Services, Inc. 650 Davis Street, San Francisco, CA 94111.
Esurance provides auto, motorcycle, and renters insurance direct to consumers online, over the phone, and through select agents, including sister company, Answer Financial. With an easy-to-use mobile app, quick comparison quotes, and online repair monitoring, Esurance is the smart choice for today's web-savvy consumer. As a member of the Allstate family with an A+ rating from A.M. Best, Esurance is a reliable choice for car insurance, offering anytime, anywhere service just a click, call, or tap away. For more information, visit www.esurance.com or call 1-800-ESURANCE (1-800-378-7262).
Opening Night with the Bryans Sweeps
Video with caption: ""Tennis for the Modern world" See the Bryans time travel through the unforgettable eras of tennis." Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2kZx4DicpM&list=PLmOiEEwG1Mbojr1qe05JFeJf_ni5e1zN_&index=6
Image with caption: "Attend US Open with the Bryan Brothers." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130729/MM54285-a
Image with caption: "Meet the Bryan Brothers: World champs and inventor of the chest bump." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130729/MM54285-INFO-b