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Samsung just bought itself an airport terminal for two weeks

Above: London's Heathrow Airport

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Samsung, no stranger to lavish marketing stunts, will rebrand the busiest terminal in London’s Heathrow Airport to promote its Galaxy S5 smartphone.

For context, Heathrow is the third busiest airport in the world — and by far the busiest in the U.K.

The Verge reports that the ad deal, which kicks off this Monday, “will feature the ‘Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5′ moniker, with all the signage and digital screens promoting the handset and projecting images of it.”

The marketing stunt is a “one-off opportunity to push the boundaries like no other brand has been allowed to do before,” said Samsung marketing VP Russell Taylor.

This isn’t the first time a tech giant has taken over a major transportation hub. Google blanketed numerous New York City subway trains with ads this spring.

More information:

Samsung Group is a South Korean multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. It comprises numerous subsidiaries and affiliated businesses, most of them united under the Samsung brand, and is the largest Sout... read more »

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12 comments
Joachim Skovgaard
Joachim Skovgaard

Mads Bjergø Grønning Vi lejer da bare en lufthavnsterminal. Det li'meget :'D

Evren Kiefer
Evren Kiefer

I once heard that their marketing budget is set up to be a fixed percentage of their gross earnings... that might be why they have pharaonic advertising events like this.