Newark, N.J–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–June 26, 2006–Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) has introduced two thought-provoking multi-cultural ads. Referred to as “This Much” and “Happy Birthday,” the television commercials capture family activities that take place in households across America and show how life has little ways of reminding families of the importance of having life insurance protection.
“This Much,” features a mother as she takes a moment out of her hectic day to kiss her young daughter good night and is reminded of just “how much” she loves her. This advertisement is airing in English and Spanish and will soon air in a combination of both languages to reflect the reality of multi-lingual households. “Happy Birthday” features an African American family during a festive celebration for the Dad’s birthday where he pauses for a moment to tell his youngest daughter he loves her when she coyly asks how old he is.
“Maria Umbach, vice president, Marketing for Newark, N.J. based Prudential’s Individual Life Insurance unit continues to look for ads that emphasize the importance of basic family protection. “We wanted to create ads that reach a more diverse audience but more importantly, focus on love as a motivator for purchasing life insurance.”
The ads are a continuation of a campaign that kicked off in the fall of 2005, noted Tom Burke, vice president of advertising for Prudential. “We created two versions of a television ad called “Hey Dad”, that feature a father-son exchange about life insurance. After viewing a life insurance ad from The Prudential Insurance Company of America, the son asks the father what life insurance is, and whether or not the family has it. In a twist that mimics life, one version of the ad ends with a reassuring “yes” from the dad, and the other clearly suggests a “no” as he hesitates uncomfortably,” noted Burke.
The new commercials, along with the original “Hey Dad” commercial, are currently airing nationally and can be seen on ESPN, TV FOOD, HEADLINE NEWS, BET, THE HISTORY CHANNEL, and LIFETIME or on the company’s website at http://www.prudential.com/love. The Spanish version also aired during the recent ALMA Awards broadcast, and is supported by a special web landing page in Spanish at http://www.prudential.com/amor.
Prudential Financial companies, with approximately $547 billion in total assets under management as of March 31, 2006, serve individual and institutional customers worldwide and include The Prudential Insurance Company of America, one of the largest life insurance companies in the United States. These companies offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, mutual funds, annuities, pension and retirement-related services and administration, asset management, banking and trust services, real estate brokerage franchises, relocation services and, through a joint venture, retail securities brokerage services. For more information, visit http://www.prudential.com.