Coldwell Banker Real Estate Unveils "Home's Best Friend" Commercial on 87th Academy Awards Show

Kicking Off "Homes for Dogs Project" with Adopt-a-Pet.com; Campaign Aims to find Forever Homes for 20,000 Adoptable Dogs this Year

February 12, 2015 // Franchising.com // Madison, N.J. - As every dog lover knows, there is nothing quite like coming home after a long day, opening the door, and being greeted by man's best friend. On Sunday, Feb. 22, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC will spotlight this exact moment as it debuts its new national television commercial on ABC during The 87th Academy Awards.

Capturing the immeasurable joy pets bring to our home, the 30-second ad spot features real rescue dogs, such as Max, who was adopted in 2014 after being spotted on Adopt-a-Pet.com. To help more dogs like Max find a forever home, the Coldwell Banker® brand is simultaneously announcing the first ever "Homes for Dogs Project." By teaming up with Adopt-a-Pet.com, the largest nonprofit pet adoption website in North America, the campaign aims to find homes for 20,000 dogs in 2015.

"Our previous spots have showcased the joy of coming home, so this year it made sense to portray who's on the other side of the door," said Sean Blankenship, chief marketing officer for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. "With more than 43 million U.S. households having dogs, there is no question that our pets go hand-in-hand with our love of home. The 'Homes for Dogs Project' takes this a step further, allowing our affiliated companies to join us in helping adoptable dogs find homes."

About the "Home's Best Friend" Commercial

The new television spot opens with an originally produced country song slowly playing over images of dogs longingly waiting for their owners to return home. The mood and music quickly pick up tempo as the dogs see their owners, capturing the magical feeling both pet and owner share the moment the door swings open. It is the third straight year Coldwell Banker has launched a national advertising spot during The Academy Awards.

The "Home's Best Friend" spot was conceived by Siltanen & Partners, the national advertising agency for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. It was directed by Kat Coiro, under the direction of Executive Creative Director, Rob Siltanen. The full commercial, a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the ad and more information on the "Homes for Dogs Project" are available at coldwellbanker.com/dogs.

About the Coldwell Banker "Homes for Dogs Project"

The Coldwell Banker® system is engaging its network of 87,000 independent contractor sales associates to help adoptable dogs find homes in their communities through a variety of tactics including hosting adoption days by partnering with local shelters in the Adopt-a-Pet.com network.

"We are so inspired by the desire of Coldwell Banker to launch this amazing program," said Abbie Moore, executive director of Adopt-a-Pet.com. "Coldwell Banker has such a rich legacy of helping people find homes, and they recognize how important pets are in making those homes complete. We share the view that nothing turns a house into a home more quickly than the addition of a loving pet. And with more than 40 million viewers tuning into the Academy Awards, this commercial has the potential to raise tremendous awareness about pet adoption and help us find homes for so many dogs."

More information about the "Homes for Dogs Project" can be found at blog.coldwellbanker.com/adoptapet.

About Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC

Since 1906, the Coldwell Banker® organization has been a premier provider of full-service residential and commercial real estate. Coldwell Banker is the oldest national real estate brand in the United States and today has a network of more than 87,000 affiliated agents working in approximately 3,000 offices in 49 countries and territories. The Coldwell Banker brand is known for creating innovative consumer services as recently seen by being the first national real estate brand with an iPad app, the first to augment its website www.coldwellbanker.com for smart phones, the first to create a iPhone application with international listings and the first to fully harness the power of video in real estate listings, news and information through its Coldwell Banker On LocationSM YouTube channel. The Coldwell Banker System is a leader in niche markets such as resort, new homes and luxury properties through its Coldwell Banker Previews International® marketing program.

About Adopt-a-Pet.com

Adopt-a-Pet.com is North America's largest non-profit pet adoption website. We help over 15,000 animal shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, pet rescue groups, and pet adoption agencies advertise their purebred and mixed breed pets for free to millions of adopters each month. Sponsored by the pet lovers at Purina and Bayer AnimalHealth LLC, we help homeless dogs, cats, and even rabbits and other animals go from alone to adopted. But we don't stop there. Adopt-a-Pet.com also provides valuable information on the human/companion animal relationship to help keep pets healthy and successfully living in their loving homes. Visit our facebook page and blog for supportive content and articles, and our YouTube channel for entertaining and informative pet training videos, all produced by our staff of experts in animal training and behavior, as well as human psychology.

SOURCE Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC

Media Contact:

Athena Snow
Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC
973.407.5590
Athena.Snow@coldwellbanker.com

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