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Attorney Advertising Spotlight: Advertise During the 2014 FIFA World Cup

TV Advertising during the 2014 World Cup

June 12th marks the start of one of the most unique and popular sporting events in the world: the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Thirty two different teams from six continents will compete for the prestigious distinction of being the World Cup champion. Among the notable teams are the United States, defending champion Spain, and host country Brazil. The month-long tournament will feature the brightest stars of the game, including Lionel Messi (Argentina), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), and Franck Ribery (France). The roster for the United States is not finalized yet, but will likely feature World Cup veterans such as goalkeeper Tim Howard and midfielders Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan. The World Cup has been steadily growing in popularity in the United States and is sure to attract a large and diverse audience in New York and on Long Island. Law firms will have the opportunity to capitalize on the excitement with television advertising spots from Cablevision and Verizon FiOS.

Cablevision and Verizon FiOS are both offering special advertising packages for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which will be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN Deportes. The World Cup attracts a predominantly male audience, ages 25-54, from various demographics. Law firms also have the ability to choose individual games in which to run a commercial rather than purchasing an entire package. Prices for individual games may vary according to the time of the match and which teams are playing. Most packages contain additional spots on a wide array of general channels offered by Cablevision and Verizon FiOS.

The World Cup package with Cablevision will consist of seventy eight, 30-second commercial spots which will air on ESPN or ESPN2 during World Cup matches, World Cup Live, and SportsCenter. The package will also include 50 spots which will mention a law firm, and its tagline, as a local sponsor of the World Cup at the end of the promos. For example, “The World Cup on the networks of ESPN is sponsored locally by (law firm’s tagline here).” These spots will be run during general timeframes on various Cablevision channels.

The prices for the World Cup package with Cablevision are $2,500 for the Huntington zone, $2,800 for the Babylon zone, $3,600 for the Riverhead zone, $4,000 for the Brookhaven zone, $8,000 for the Hauppauge zone, $5,000 for the North Nassau zone, and $9,500 for the South Nassau zone.

Verizon FiOS has three separate packages for the World Cup, broken down by channel. The ESPN package will contain one spot per game for each of the 32 games that ESPN broadcasts during the first round. There will also be 58 additional spots which will run on general channels throughout the first round of the tournament, bringing the total to 90 spots. The ESPN2 package will contain 45 total spots. Fifteen of the spots will air during first-round games on ESPN2 and the remaining 30 are general spots. The ESPN Deportes package contains 56 spots, all of which will be run during games in the first round.

The prices for the ESPN package are $680 for the RCN zone (covers select areas of Queens), $1,090 for the North Nassau zone, $1,590 for the South Nassau zone, and $1,324 for the Suffolk zone. The ESPN2 package costs $775 for all of New York, except the RCN zone, which costs $395. The ESPN Deportes package costs $1,150 for all of New York. Verizon FiOS is only offering four ESPN and ESPN2 packages per zone and two ESPN Deportes packages, so space is limited.

The World Cup is still over a month away, which means there is still time to produce a 30- or 60-second commercial specific to the World Cup, or a general commercial if your office does not currently have a commercial to run. PR4Lawyers’ experienced staff offers broadcast-quality commercial production to help you through the process.

If you are interested in producing a commercial, purchasing an advertising package, or for further details regarding rates and pricing, please contact PR4Lawyers at 1-866-PR4Lawyers or email info@pr4lawyers.com.

Improved Facebook Advertising for Attorneys

Attorney Facebook Advertising

Facebook recently overhauled its advertising system, making it easier for advertisers to target specific audiences. When using Facebook Ads, advertisers will now see many different options in the “Audience” section, which can be used to narrow down the Facebook users who will be shown their advertisement. Most of these options, such as Location and Interests, were already available in Facebook’s old targeting system. However, Facebook has unveiled a Behaviors option, which offers advertisers the opportunity to improve campaigns directed at general or narrow target audiences. Behaviors are broken down into eight different categories, with each containing numerous subcategories.


The Automotive category sorts Facebook users in many different ways— based on the cars they own or are shopping for. Advertisers can appeal to general audiences such as individuals who have purchased used vehicles. They can also choose to be very specific by advertising to owners of a certain make, model, age, and price of a car. This type of targeting is especially useful for product liability lawyers.

Charitable Donations:

Facebook allows advertisers to target users who have made charitable contributions to a broad selection of organizations. They can also choose specific subcategories such as Animal Welfare, Health, Political, Environmental, and more.   If your firm does philanthropy within the local community, charity-based advertising can increase your firm’s profile, incur goodwill from your audience, and open the firm up to positive PR opportunities.

Digital Activities:

Advertisers can choose who is shown their ads by sorting users into categories based on their habits in the digital and tech worlds. Facebook users are sorted into subcategories such as Photo Uploaders, Small Business Page Owners, Online Spenders, and more. This can help you advertise specific practice areas to relevant audiences.


The Financial category is broken down to three main subcategories: Insurance, Investments, and Spending Methods. Each of the subcategories is then broken down into several more specific subcategories. Advertisers can choose a general classification like the Active Credit Card User subcategory found within Spending Methods. They can also opt to use a specific distinction, such as individuals who renew their auto insurance in April, which can be found in the Insurance subcategory.

Mobile Device Users:

Facebook also gives advertisers the opportunity to target users based on the mobile devices they own. There are many general options, such as targeting by all mobile device users or by operating systems (such as Android or Apple iOS). There are also very specific options in this category. Advertisers can target users of a certain brand and particular model of phone or tablet.

Purchase Behavior:

Perhaps the most comprehensive category is Purchase Behavior, which contains a seemingly endless amount of ways to define a market segment. The Purchase Behavior category contains 14 subcategories, which are based off items users have purchased and where they have shopped. The subcategories all contain a second level of subcategories which narrows the markets. Advertisers can still reach broad groups, such as consumers who have shopped at high-end retail stores. However, they can also target much smaller markets, such as consumers who have purchased men’s business apparel.

Residential Profiles:

The Residential Profiles category sorts Facebook users by their living arrangements and contains four subcategories: Likely to Move, Recent Homebuyers, Recent Mortgage Borrowers, and Recently Moved. Each subcategory is relatively small compared to those in other categories and gives advertisers access to particularly specific audiences.


The Travel category contains more subcategories than any other category in the Behaviors option. There are two main groups of subcategories: those who have traveled and those who are planning to travel. Broad spectrums of travelers can be targeted, such as business travelers or those who have been on a cruise. The Travel category also contains incredibly specific subcategories, such as people who have used mobile travel applications or those who are intending to travel to an assortment of popular tourist destinations (New York, France, Orlando, etc.).


All the choices in the Behaviors option gives the smart advertiser an extremely powerful tool in their hands. When the Behaviors option is used in conjunction with other options, such as age, location, and gender, it ensures that advertisements are reaching the correct target market. Facebook even provides a gauge to show the advertiser how many users are in the target market they have defined. Because Facebook Ads charges by a pay-per-click system, proper use of the Behaviors option will be a cost-effective and time-saving method for advertisers. Businesses should see a higher click-through/conversion rate as a result of these hyper-targeted advertisements since only relevant parties will be shown the ads. Advertisers who utilize the system properly will avoid wasting their time and money sending ads to irrelevant audiences.

However, it is important to remember that the narrower the audience, the fewer the people who will view the ad. If you are concerned about finding a balance between ad targeting and audience size, we recommend that you contact an advertising agency. For help building and managing Facebook Ads, please contact us at 866- PR4Lawyers or email: info@pr4lawyers.com.

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