Mister Sandman, Bring Me a Supermodel - Kia Optima Commercial & Twitter Party
I have accepted a prepaid gift card and potentially other compensation from Kia Motors America, Inc. in exchange for my services to promote Kia’s Twitter Party being held between 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. ET on February 2, 2012.
In just a few short days, millions of people around the world will gather in front of their televisions to take part in one of the greatest spectacles on television.
No, I'm not talking about "The Big Game". Well, sorta. I'm talking about watching the commercials!
True to form, Kia Motors of America is throwing their hat into the ring with a commercial that will air during the game that's sure to be the topic of discussion around water coolers all over the country the day after the Monday after the game. Well, guess what? I have a sneak preview of the commercial and I get to share it with YOU as Kia and I invite you to "Drive the Dream".
Twitter Party Details
No Need to RSVP - just show up. We'll let you in!
Where? - Twitter chat hashtag #KiaSandman
When? - Thursday, February 2nd from 7 - 8pm Eastern Time
Dress Code? - Come as you are!
Don't forget to also follow Kia on Twitter - @Kia
In a big game advertising first, the complete “Drive the Dream” ad will premiere on February 2 on more than 18,000 movie screens nationwide in National CineMedia’s FirstLook pre-show program before airing in the game. A special expanded version of the ad will be available at YouTube.com/Kia beginning on February 2.
And that's where I come in.
Kia is going all-out for their commercial this year, and are even hosting a live, interactive Twitter chat event on February 2nd coinciding with the launch of their expanded version of the ad that will premier on their YouTube channel. Come join me (@M_oa_SD) and my Twitter Party co-hosts from 7-8PM Eastern Time using the dedicated hashtag #KiaSandman as we discuss the commercial, the ... ahem ... stars (Adriana Lima, hello!) and, of course, the brand new 2012 Kia Optima.
Full Kia Sandman Commercial
About Kia Motors America
Kia Motors America is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a complete line of vehicles through more than 755 dealers throughout the United States and serves as the "Official Automotive Partner of the NBA." In 2011, KMA recorded its best-ever annual sales total and became one of the fastest growing car companies in the U.S. Kia is poised to continue its momentum and will continue to build the brand through design innovation, quality, value, advanced safety features and new technologies.
Who Is the Sandman in the Kia Optima Commercial?
Good question! I know that's been burning on a lot of people's minds. Some thought maybe he was Danny Bonaduce but those that guessed that would be mistaken. The Kia Sandman is none other than Ric Sarabia. Well, now you know!