Realtor.com® Campaign Speaks to New Yorkers in the Language of the City

On the streets and online, ads extend the "real estate in real time" theme of realtor.com®'s new national ad campaign

May 20, 2015, 06:00 ET from realtor.com

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Realtor.com®, a leading provider of online real estate services operated by Move, Inc., a subsidiary of News Corp [Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA], today announced the launch of a multi-media ad campaign designed to underscore the importance of "real estate in real time" amid the hustle and bustle that is New York City.

The campaign – which features digital, print and out-of-home advertising as well as an experiential component – builds on and localizes the biggest and boldest national ad campaign in realtor.com®'s history, which broke earlier this week. The New York campaign communicates realtor.com®'s growing presence in the city and ties in the national campaign's tagline – "real estate in real time".

"The localized campaign introduces the new realtor.com® New York experience, which provides buyers, sellers and renters of homes with the competitive edge they need to navigate the complex New York market," said Ryan O'Hara, chief executive officer of Move. "The campaign is consistent with the rhythm and energy of New York City and extends our overarching message that realtor.com® represents what is 'real' in real estate by delivering the most accurate listings and arming consumers with the data, tools and professional expertise they need to find their perfect home."

Sample campaign headlines include:

  • "Move On Up To The Lower East Side."
  • "Find Your Dream Apartment In A New York Minute."
  • "It's Time To Stop And Think Outside The Brownstone."

The campaign features print ads – including front, back and inside covers of AM New York and Metro NY, insertions in the New York Post and The Wall Street Journal as well as digital display ads on the websites of The New York Times, The Real Deal, New York Observer, Curbed, Brick Underground and Brownstoner. The initiative also includes bus wraps and advertising on billboards, street carts, phone kiosks, digital signage – including Times Square – and an experiential marketing promotion set to break later.

Recently acquired by News Corp, which is headquartered in New York City, Move has made significant strides to increase realtor.com®'s presence in the New York market. The search experience on realtor.com® has been localized for the New York market to accommodate local inventory nuances and search patterns. In March, realtor.com® also announced agreements with a number of top local brokerage firms and software platforms to bolster listing inventory and freshness on the realtor.com® web and mobile platforms.

Realtor.com®'s New York campaign, which runs through the end of June, was created by Pereira & O'Dell New York, the company's advertising agency, under the direction of Andrew Strickman, Move's head of brand and chief creative.

About Move, Inc. and realtor.com®

Move, Inc., a subsidiary of News Corp, is a leading provider of online real estate services. Move operates the realtor.com® website and mobile experiences, which connect people to the most important and accurate information they need to find their perfect home and to the REALTORS® whose expertise guides consumers through buying and selling. As the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®, realtor.com® empowers consumers to make smart home buying, selling and renting decisions by leveraging its direct, real-time connections with more than 800 multiple listing services (MLS) via all types of computers, tablets and smartphones. In addition to the industry's most comprehensive and accurate information, Move's network of websites provides consumers a wealth of innovative tools, including Doorsteps®, Moving.com™, SeniorHousingNetSM  and others. Move supports real estate agents and brokerages by providing many services to grow their businesses, including ListHub™, the nation's leading listing syndicator and centralized intelligence platform for the real estate industry; TigerLead®; Top Producer® Systems; and FiveStreetSM; as well as many free services. Move is based in the heart of Silicon Valley – in San Jose, Calif.  

Forward-Looking Statements

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Media Contact: Sara Johnson sara.johnson@move.com 408-558-7211

 

 

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