“The all-new 2012 Focus has so many class-leading advanced features and content that it is hard to capture in a traditional 30 second ad,” said Crystal Worthem, Ford's Brand Content & Alliance manager. “This new and creative collaboration with the CW is allowing the new Ford Focus to fully communicate its attributes to a younger, more connected consumer in a more engaging and relevant way.”
Each weeknight beginning April 4, The CW will air branded Ford Focus spots including stars: Michael Steeger (“90210”), Tika Sumpter (“Gossip Girl”), Robert Buckley (“One Tree Hill”), Nigel Barker (“America’s Next Top Model”), Sara Rue (“Shedding for the Wedding”), Katerina Graham (“The Vampire Diaries”) and Cassidy Freeman (“Smallville”).
The ads showcasing the sweepstakes will feature The CW stars giving special previews of what’s coming up on their shows, as a Ford product specialist – and very enthusiastic CW fan – shows them all the features of the brand new Ford Focus.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Ford for their global launch of the 2012 Focus and create the biggest program to date for The CW Network,” said Alison Tarrant, Executive Vice President, Integrated Sales and Marketing. “For the first time, we are featuring talent from across our network’s primetime schedule to interact directly with the brand. This is a really exciting partnership for us; we are proud of the entertaining co-branded creative and the opportunity to give our fans the chance to win new Ford Focuses and get sneak peeks of the final episodes of their favorite shows.”