Michael Haussman’s New Campaign for United Airlines featured in Chicago Tribune

United goes back to ‘Friendly Skies’ ad campaign
September 20, 2013|By Samantha Bomkamp | Tribune reporter

United Airlines has unveiled a new ad campaign that it hopes will bring customersback to the better days of flying.

The Chicago-based airline announced Friday it developed a series of ads featuring its famous “Fly the Friendly Skies” tag line it last used in 1996.

United, the world’s largest airline, said the new campaign came from customer feedback and a desire to focus on technology improvements and product enhancements made over the last few years.

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Haussman’s “Orchestra” featured in Chicago Business Journal

Can United Airlines make the skies friendly again?
Sep 20, 2013, 2:19pm CDT

“Orchestra,” the campaign’s debut spot, sets the stage, so to speak, for all that is to come. It shows a symphony orchestra onboard a United plane performing the carrier’s longtime signature brand music, Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”

The symphonic commercial, which also uses some lilting ad copy with orchestral connotations to tie up all aspects of the global campaign, ends in a crescendo of sound and a voiceover description of United as “flyer friendly,” the key buzz phrase for the entire campaign. Actor Matt Damon is the star voiceover talent used in all the commercials.

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Michael Haussman’s “Orchestra” for United Airlines featured in New York Times

Old Slogan Returns as United Asserts It Is Customer-Focused

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