Wills & Co. makes Virgin Mobile Canada a Rock Star

Virgin Mobile Canada has put the planning of its new brand in the hands of Wills & Co. and the media agency has already scored big with Global's Rock Star: Supernova. Virgin Mobile Canada will have virtual brand insertion in each episode of Rock Star this season and will sponsor ET Canada's Rock Star updates which air throughout Global's weekly primetime schedule.

Each week, Global reviews the upcoming episode the day before it airs and presents the potential options for placement to Wills & Co. While the show participants don't actually interact with the product, the brand does have high visibility within the show. Last week's episode, for example, featured the Virgin Mobile Canada logo at the bottom of the pool at the 'rock star' mansion. The ET Canada updates, which feature Virgin Mobile Canada branded opening and closing billboards, will also show the clip from the previous week featuring the virtual insertion.

Jeff Wills, President of Wills & Co., felt that Rock Star was the perfect match for the new Virgin position and chose to go with the program over Canadian Idol because of Virgin's historical association with rock and roll. The official new brand position for Virgin Mobile Canada doesn't roll out until next month but you can catch sneak peeks and the new company verbiage within the Rock Star placements.

Virgin Mobile Canada has put the planning of its new brand in the hands of Wills & Co. and the media agency has already scored big with Global’s Rock Star: Supernova. Virgin Mobile Canada will have virtual brand insertion in each episode of Rock Star this season and will sponsor ET Canada‘s Rock Star updates which air throughout Global’s weekly primetime schedule.

Each week, Global reviews the upcoming episode the day before it airs and presents the potential options for placement to Wills & Co. While the show participants don’t actually interact with the product, the brand does have high visibility within the show. Last week’s episode, for example, featured the Virgin Mobile Canada logo at the bottom of the pool at the ‘rock star’ mansion. The ET Canada updates, which feature Virgin Mobile Canada branded opening and closing billboards, will also show the clip from the previous week featuring the virtual insertion.

Jeff Wills, President of Wills & Co., felt that Rock Star was the perfect match for the new Virgin position and chose to go with the program over Canadian Idol because of Virgin’s historical association with rock and roll. The official new brand position for Virgin Mobile Canada doesn’t roll out until next month but you can catch sneak peeks and the new company verbiage within the Rock Star placements.