News America Marketing and Mondelez International Launch Holographic Display at Shelf

June 24, 2015

Eye-Popping, Innovative Technology Comes to U.S. Grocery Stores for First Time

NEW YORK, June 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — News America Marketing (NAM), the premier publisher of coupons in the U.S. and Canada, producing billions of coupons annually, announced today the launch of a new in-store vehicle which will support a nationwide campaign around soccer from Mondelez International.

Holographic Display is a high-definition image projection that creates the realistic illusion of a 3-dimensional moving object, with an optional audio component. This revolutionary in-store vehicle is the first of its kind to be displayed in U.S. grocery stores, and Mondelez International is the first company to make use of it in the U.S. grocery market by leveraging the displays for its massive multi-brand 2015 soccer campaign, #PassTheLove.

Holographic Display creates the illusion of a floating advertisement, and can be seen in the aisle, allowing brands to break through the clutter. Mondelez International brands RITZ, TRIDENT and CHIPS AHOY are the Official Snacks of U.S. Soccer, and these interactive displays are being used to reinforce the authentic connection between snacks and the sport of soccer. The Holographic Display for Mondelez International will consist of a rotating, 3-dimensional soccer ball that introduces consumers to the iconic snack brands with the help of a superstar U.S. Soccer athlete.

The technology represents a first for Mondelez International in-store, and the company sees it as a seamless fit with the #PassTheLove campaign. The program is the company’s largest multi-brand effort to date, and one that is grounded in engaging with consumers through interactive digital and social media activations. During June and July, consumers and fans everywhere are invited to share a message of support for the U.S. Women’s National Team at PassTheLove.ca, where submissions are gathered on a Digital Fan Wall of support and consumers can win instant prizes for participating.

“Our snack brands are leaders in finding creative ways to interact with consumers in real time through digital technologies, and we’re excited to bring our #PassTheLove campaign to life in such an engaging way at retail during a time when the entire country is buzzing about the sport of soccer,” said Stephen Chriss, Senior Director, North America Consumer Engagement and Marketing Services at Mondelez International.

With the ability to provide both audio and visual, Holographic Display gives brands the power to stand out from their competitors. In a recent survey, 41% of participants said that they made a purchase they were not planning to make after hearing a point-of-purchase message1, and similar consumers said videos about a product made them 144% more likely to add that product to their cart2. Participants surveyed also indicated greater remembrance of multi-dimensional products, and were more willing to make a purchase when interacting with a 3D visualization3.

“Our goal is always to provide the most creative, innovative solutions for our clients,” said Marty Garofalo, CEO, News America Marketing. “We are delighted to generate some excitement in grocery store aisles by making Holographic Display available to our clients.”

News America Marketing’s Holographic Display program for Mondelez is currently running in select Price Chopper, K-Mart and Food Lion stores.

  1. In-Store Audio Marketing Research/Case Studies. SensoryMax. http://www.sensorymax.com/in-store-audio-marketing/research-in-store-audio.html. (Among those who recall hearing point-of-purchase audio while grocery shopping)
  2. Internet Retailer. March 2011. http://www.internetretailer.com/2011/03/07/product-videos-raise-purchase-likelihood-stacks-and-stacks.
  3. DeBoer CN, Verleur R, Heuvelman A, Heynderickx. Added value of multiview autostereoscopic year 3-D display for advertising in a public environment. Displays 31(1):1-8 2010.

About News America Marketing

News America Marketing is the premier marketing partner of some of the world’s most well-known brands. From our iconic Sunday coupon insert, SmartSource Magazine, to our innovative digital savings platforms, News America Marketing’s SmartSource-branded advertising and promotion programs are an integral part of America’s shopping routine. We reach millions of consumers each day through our network of 1,900+ publications1, 56,975+ retail stores2, and 500 online partner sites including our own SmartSource.com3. Since 1988, we have delivered advertising and promotions that are proven to help brands succeed.

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1 NAM market list effective January, 2015
2 Based on an aggregate of NAM cycle 5, 2015 SSCM for all classes of trade with the exception of specialty stores that accept only Carts or Shelftalk
3 As of December 2014

About Mondelez International

Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) is a global snacking powerhouse, with 2014 revenue of $34 billion. Creating delicious moments of joy in 165 countries, Mondelez International is a world leader in biscuits, chocolate, gum, candy, coffee and powdered beverages, with billion-dollar brands such as Oreo, LU and Nabisco biscuits; Cadbury, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolate; Trident gum; Jacobs coffee and Tang powdered beverages. Mondelez International is a proud member of the Standard and Poor’s 500, NASDAQ 100 and Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Visit www.mondelezinternational.com; or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/MDL

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