Fandango's Largest-Ever Promotional Campaign to Send Millions of Moviegoers into Theaters with Celebrity Pro-Social Events, VIP screenings, Television Advertising and a Sweepstakes Giving Away Movie Tickets for a Year, Every Day of the Summer!
Campaign Kicks off on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 with a Personality-Driven Original Video Series, “I Love Movies,” Debuting on Fandango, YouTube, Hulu, Roku and Samsung’s Milk Video Service.
Fandango, the nation’s leading digital destination for moviegoers with 36 million unique visitors per month, announced today the May 6 launch of “We Love Movies,” Fandango's largest-ever promotional campaign, celebrating the joys of moviegoing. The summer-long program will feature celebrity pro-social events, VIP movie screenings, summer festival sponsorships, social media activations and widespread television advertising. Fandango will also be giving away a year’s worth of free movie tickets, every day throughout the summer as part of a “We Love Movies” sweepstakes.
Headlining the campaign is an original video series, “I Love Movies,” airing across Fandango’s digital network, including Fandango Movieclips, the number one movie trailer and content channel on YouTube, and Fandango channels on Hulu, Roku and Samsung’s Milk Video Service. “I Love Movies” features candid interviews with notable cultural influencers outside the film industry including athletes, musicians, television personalities, innovators and others, all sharing meaningful movie memories from films including “The Sound of Music,” “Rocky,” “Finding Nemo,” “The Spy Who Loved Me,” “The Naked Gun,” “Purple Rain,” “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” and many more.
The show’s first guests will include NBA All-Star Dwight Howard, Grammy Award winner Reba McEntire, skateboarding icon and X Games gold medalist Tony Hawk, five-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, award-winning TV host Larry King, rock legend Slash, TV personality Shaun Robinson, country music artist Darius Rucker and others throughout the summer.
“Summer 2015 is shaping up to be one of biggest and best summer movie seasons ever and our ‘We Love Movies’ campaign will leverage every property and partner platform across our network to ignite consumer excitement around moviegoing and drive theater attendance,” said Paul Yanover, Fandango President. “We’re especially proud of our new show, ‘I Love Movies,’ which will shine a spotlight on favorite movie moments from some of the world’s most interesting people.”
“I Love Movies” will be Fandango’s fifth original video series to launch since the company implemented an aggressive video development and distribution strategy in 2013, offering movie trailers and movie-related content wherever moviegoers are consuming video. It’s also part of the company’s larger goal of delivering a complete moviegoing experience from movie information, trailers and content to showtimes and ticketing to social sharing around movie fandom.
This month, the company celebrates the first anniversary of Fandango Movieclips, the result of Fandango’s successful acquisition of the largest movie trailer and content network on YouTube. Since Fandango’s acquisition, Movieclips subscribers have increased by 49%, adding 3.2 million to its network of more than 9.8 million subscribers. Video views are also up 71% year-over-year, with an average of 350 million video views per month. Over the past year, the Fandango Movieclips team has uploaded more than 6,500 movie trailers and original videos to its digital network, including over 200 exclusive trailers.
Earlier this year, Fandango launched a new channel on Hulu featuring its slate of original video series, and a movie trailer and video content channel on Samsung’s Milk Video service. Fandango’s acclaimed awards show “Frontrunners” also appeared on television for the first time on “Access Hollywood,” and as part of in-flight entertainment programming on American Airlines.
Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, sells tickets to more than 25,000 screens nationwide. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary, celebrity interviews and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. For many theaters, fans can print their tickets at home or receive them as a paperless Mobile Ticket on their smartphones. Fandango's top-ranking movie ticketing apps, with 46 million downloads, are available on the iPhone and iPad, Android, and many other platforms. Fandango is enjoyed by more than 36 million online and mobile visitors each month, according to comScore. Film fans also find Fandango on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fandango and on Twitter @Fandango.