[PRESS OFFICE] One of the biggest TV shows in history is coming to SABC 1 in January 2021, owned and produced by Known Associates Entertainment and in partnership with MediaHeads 360, will present brands exciting content incorporation into the series.
uBettina Wethu is Mzansi’s adaptation of the international smash hit show Yo Soy Betty La Fea, also known as Ugly Betty in the USA. The massively popular series holds the Guinness World Record for the most successful telenovela and has been adapted in 19 territories, aired in 180 countries and dubbed into 15 languages. The South African adaptation will have a 100% local flavour, being the first in the world to feature a black Betty – cast through an interactive web show.
“As a media specialist agency with a proven track record in content integration, MediaHeads 360 is thrilled to offer yet another impactful way for brands to create brand love by entertaining, informing, interacting, engaging and rewarding audiences. Our uBettina Wethu partnership also offers a strong tactical, non-traditional marketing solution for our client-partners,” Candy Dempers, MediaHeads 360 Managing Director, said.
The series will air on SABC 1 offering unique brand sponsorship opportunities on a high-awareness platform that reaches a wide spread of South African households. With 44% of South Africans watching SABC 1 (in the past week) and 17.5 million viewers1, the channel offers a mass reach opportunity for brands.
“We are thrilled to have partnered with MediaHeads 360 on this project, and to set a record for being the first South African television production largely produced with brand integration,” said producer and KAE director, Tshepiso Sello Phiri.
Working with Known Associates Entertainment, MediaHeads 360 have drawn on their wealth and knowledge in the field to create and tailor an exciting television content marketing concept – unlocking multi-level reach across multiple touchpoints.
“Integrated campaigns have, globally, proven to achieve better results. The relatability of the series paired with the world of brands resonates well with audiences and unlocks more brand value (up to 16% incremental reach on TV). Our focused content approach offers our clients the ability to harness the power of this format,” MediaHeads Sales Director, Justin Keats said.
uBettina Wethu is expected to attract audiences of over 6.3 million during the main broadcast time channel, and these integrated solves provide brands the space to craft a story that goes beyond the generic message.
Exclusively available through MediaHeads 360, the tailor-made solutions for each client makes use of product integration, and product placement into the story and digital off shoot short form content for social media. MediaHeads 360’s services also include active campaign efficacy measures and post campaign research to gauge the implementation on an ongoing basis as well as deliver key learnings, performance and insights once the campaign has concluded.
“Our cost-efficient campaigns (healthy cost per rating point levels) in line with traditional advertising benchmarks offers the big bang of a sponsorship property and allows brand continuity to be achieved through the line. The uBettina Wethu campaign provides opportunities pre-airing, during the broadcast and post airing,” Keats added.
The leading Level 1 BEE media specialist agency’s ground-breaking television content marketing concept continues the organisation’s constant drive for future-forward solutions for their clients. MediaHeads 360 has had great success with including brand offerings in content, for example the Iketsetse Zenzele radio drama. Now in its eight year, the first-of-its-kind commercial radio drama airs across nine of the SABC’s African Language Stations and has won a number of awards.
To learn more about what MediaHeads 360’s uBettina Wethu integrated campaign can do for you or your clients, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Source: Establishment Survey 2018/2019
Contact person: Kantha Govender
Designation: MediaHeads 360 General Manager
Phone: 010 590 4553
About MediaHeads 360
MediaHeads 360 are Level 1 BEE media specialists that develop and implement integrated, strategic marketing campaigns across diverse platforms. Our services are inspired by our 360 approach and include idea generation, production, implementation, campaign tracking, syndication, research, branded content, mobile broadcast, non-traditional television and radio campaigns, social media amplification activations and influencer marketing. In addition, we leverage our excellent relationships with media owners to negotiate with platforms across the country.
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