Confused.com Launches New Social Media Campaign
CARDIFF, Wales, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Confused.com is challenging the British public to show everyone what they can do in 5
seconds, coinciding with the launch of Confused.com QuickQuote.
This latest social media campaign forms part of Confused.com’s ongoing marketing
strategy for QuickQuote, a new text message service which can return a motor car insurance
quote [http://www.confused.com ] in seconds. The campaign reinforces the importance of
having a car insurance policy and how this can be achieved in seconds by using QuickQuote.
For the ’5 Second Challenge’ Confused.com is asking people to upload videos of
themselves to YouTube and show us what talent they can perform in just 5 seconds, with the
winner receiving a prize of GBP500. The social media campaign demonstrates the concept of
time and what can be achieved in 5 seconds, a creative twist on the fact that the new
ground breaking Confused.com QuickQuote service allows customers to get a car insurance
quote in seconds.
The social media competition started at 9am, Wednesday 16 May and finishes 9am,
Wednesday 23 May and will be supported through the use of YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and
Pinterest. To enter the competition, the British public simply have to upload their 5
second talent videos to YouTube by 9am, Wednesday 23 May 2012 and either email the URL to
firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @Confused.com with their URL and the hashtag
#5secondchallenge to be entered. Some examples of talent at Confused.com can be found at
The videos will then be entered into Confused.com’s YouTube slam, which will be found
at http://bit.ly/5secondchallenge from 12pm Wednesday 23 May.
The Confused.com YouTube slam will begin at 12pm, Wednesday 23 May and will finish
12pm, Monday 28 May 2012.
Sharon Flaherty, head of content at Confused.com, commented: “We are encouraging
people to vote for their favourite video in our 5 second challenge on YouTube slam. To see
the video of their choice rise up through the leader board, viewers simply need to vote
for their favourites. We are hoping to find out what else the British public can do. By
simply entering, someone could win GBP500 just by performing for 5 seconds. Who knows,
fame could come early for someone.”
Confused.com was the UK’s first price comparison site for car insurance. Confused.com
is one of the UK’s biggest and most popular price comparison services. Launched in 2002,
it generates over one million quotes per month. Over the years, the range of specialised
insurance comparisons has increased to include learner driver car insurance
[http://www.confused.com/car-insurance/new-driver ], buy to let home insurance
[http://www.confused.com/home-insurance/buy-to-let ] and mortgage life insurance
[http://www.confused.com/life-insurance/mortgage ]. Financial services products are also
available including credit cards, loans, mortgages and life insurance.
Confused.com is not a supplier, insurance company or broker. It provides an objective
and unbiased comparison service. By using cutting-edge technology, it has developed a
series of intelligent web-based solutions that evaluate a number of risk factors to help
customers with their decision-making, subsequently finding them great deals on a
wide-range of insurance products, financial services, utilities and more. Confused.com’s
service is based on the most up-to-date information provided by UK suppliers and industry
regulators. Confused.com is owned by the Admiral Group plc. Admiral listed on the London
Stock Exchange in September 2004. Confused.com is regulated by the FSA.
PR Contact: Sarah Wenham Confused.com press office Friary House Greyfriars Road Cardiff CF10 3AE +44(0)2920-434275 http://www.confused.com