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Default Toshiba, DreamWorks Animation Tap GSD&M's Idea City to Promote HD DVD

Looks like Toshiba is spending a lot of money on HD DVD, the a2/a3 sale is clearly apart of a grand scheme/plan.

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November 01, 2007: 12:55 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- GSD&M's Idea City has been tapped by Toshiba North America Consumer Products, LLC and DreamWorks Animation SKG to produce advertising in support of HD DVD, the high-definition DVD format that's riding a wave of industry buzz. Television and print advertisements will launch November 1st, using characters from DreamWorks Animation Shrek franchise, coinciding with the HD DVD release of Shrek the Third.


"With the availability of more HD DVD movie titles from major studios like DreamWorks Animation, together we are offering consumers more choices to enjoy HD content. HD DVD is the perfect complement to the High Definition TV providing consumers with the ultimate HD movie experience," said Maria Repole, director, corporate communications for Toshiba. "Idea City has helped Toshiba and our partner DreamWorks Animation bring the benefits of HD DVD to life."

GSD&M's Idea City brings considerable marketing firepower to the HD DVD alliance through their deep retail electronics experience. "We're very pleased to have Idea City working with us in spreading the message about HD DVD," said Ann Daly, chief operating officer of DreamWorks Animation. "They are uniquely qualified in understanding the entertainment space, consumer behavior and creating ideas that truly make a difference."

With a growing list of content providers and the most affordable and technologically-complete hardware solutions, HD DVD is the high-definition DVD format to watch and Idea City brings a fresh perspective to this nascent category. The agency's strength in purpose-based branding -- highlighting for consumers the positive difference that a product or service offers -- is a great fit with the HD DVD marketing effort.

"Consumers are looking for clear and compelling reasons to consider high-definition DVD products," said Duff Stewart, president and chief operating officer of GSD&M's Idea City. "And we're looking forward to helping build momentum for the superior HD DVD technology."

About GSD&M's Idea City

In 1971, a group of friends started an advertising agency after graduating from The University of Texas at Austin. Through 36 years of helping grow some of the world's most successful brands, GSD&M's Idea City has become a leading national marketing communications and advertising company using the power of Purpose-based Branding and Dynamic Collaboration to create a destination for visionary ideas that make a difference for our clients, our people, our country and the world. For more information, go to GSD&M's Idea City is part of Omnicom Group, Inc. .
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