SOURCE: Jumpstart Automotive Group

Jumpstart Automotive Group

July 16, 2014 12:30 ET

Jumpstart Reports: Automotive Advertisers Make the Most of World Cup

Kia, Hyundai, Volkswagen, and Chevrolet Have Increases in Shopper Traffic During This Year's Tournament

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 16, 2014) - For the first time, Jumpstart looked at whether World Cup auto advertisers' efforts resulted in increases in consumer interest across its portfolio of sites (U.S. News Automotive, Car and Driver, J.D. Power Autos, NADAguides, and Autobytel). Jumpstart also looked at whether official sponsors (Hyundai and Kia) outperformed non-official advertisers (Volkswagen and Chevrolet). Jumpstart found that all four advertisers had increases in shopper traffic, and the official sponsors had slightly higher increases.

Here are the Results:
1. Kia
aired television spots starring Brazilian supermodel, Adriana Lima, and enjoyed a 32% increase in shopper traffic during the games.

2. With several Sonata-focused ads, Hyundai saw a 31% lift in traffic.

3. VW leveraged ESPN commentators and former players, Michael Ballack (German) and Alexander "Alexi" Lalas (American) and experienced a 26% increase in Jumpstart traffic.

4. Chevrolet launched its seven-year sponsorship of the U.K.'s Manchester United soccer team as the team's jersey sponsor and saw a 17% increase in shopper interest. 

Click here for the full report: Jagurl.com/worldcup2014

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