inks one-year cinema advertising deal to bring BRIAN the Robot to the big screen

By Gillian West | Social media manager

Publicis London

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January 11, 2015 | 2 min read has penned a one-year partnership for the Family Gold Spot across cinemas nationwide.

The integrated partnership, negotiated by PHD, sees advertising featuring in-reel during every family film this year, including Disney's 'Big Hero 6', Despicable Me spin-off 'Minions' and Pixar's 'Inside Out'.

Fiona Creedon, head of advertising at, said the car insurance price comparison site was "thrilled" to have found a home for brand mascot BRIAN on the big screen.

"There are some hotly-anticipated family films being released so we're really excited about this new opportunity. Family Gold Spot is the perfect environment to showcase BRIAN's new adventures in 2015," she added.

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Richard Desforges, PHD's head of performance planning, commented: "PHD is delighted is going to be featuring in the Family Gold Spot across cinemas. People have really taken to BRIAN the Robot since he was launched on the little screen and now on the big screen, we have an opportunity to entertain the whole family in a shared moment of magic."

Earlier this week Tom Linay, head of film at Digital Cinema Media, revealed what to expect from cinema advertising this year.

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