Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide on May 25 launches its first-ever multibrand ad campaign. The $9 million effort features discount offers at the Sheraton, Westin and Four Points chains. Hoping for more share of voice, the company opted to combine the summer ad and promotional budgets of its three largest brands in the push from DDB
Worldwide, New York. Ads start in The New York Times, USA Today
and The Wall Street Journal
, and then move to Canadian newspapers, Entertainment Weekly
. Radio will run in 15 markets in the U.S. and Canada, with outdoor set for New York, Washington and Chicago.
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