Citroen UK in Universal Music pop video deal

Citroen UK has struck an innovative deal with Universal Music to supply cars for the record label's female pop stars' music videos.

Citroen DS3 Racing car: featured in Pixie Lott's music video of 'What do you take me for?'
Citroen DS3 Racing car: featured in Pixie Lott's music video of 'What do you take me for?'

The car brand's comms director Marc Raven claimed that the ongoing product placement deal was the first of its kind in the motoring industry, adding that it was a great way for the brand to promote itself to females, particularly 18- to 35-year-olds.

'The main opportunities for us in women's magazines are advertorials or advertising. This way is more dynamic. It puts the artist with the car, but it does not look like a gratuitous piece of product placement,' he said.

A Citroen car will appear in six videos over the next 12 months.

The first will be girl band The Saturdays' new video, which is due to launch in the next couple of weeks.

Citroen is planning a year-long campaign around the launch dates.

In September 2010, Citroen placed its DS3 supermini in Pixie Lott's music video for Broken Arrow in a one-off deal.

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