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Edmunds.com Reports on Academy Award Ad Effectiveness: Hyundai and Audi Traffic Soaring After Broadcast
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — February 23, 2009 — Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, has noted a significant boost in site traffic for Hyundai and Audi since the automakers' advertising ran during the broadcast of the Academy Awards.
Since the broadcast, Hyundai pages have received 27 percent more visitors compared with the comparable period during the previous week, while Audi pages have received 26 percent more visitors.
"This is proof that when you have a powerful message, television advertising still works," observed Edmunds.com CEO Jeremy Anwyl.
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