The Reigning Champ of Real Estate Advertising Returns to the Field

Coldwell Banker Tentpole Ad Strategy Moves to Football for First Time in 2023

MADISON, N.J. (August 21, 2023) – Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, an AnywhereSM (NYSE: HOUS) brand, announces the continuation of its award-winning “Dream” ad campaign, designed to uncork the housing market by inspiring sellers to list their home and make the move they always dreamed of. The refreshed ad will air on select Thursday nights on a streaming service this fall during the football season, giving millions of fans across the nation an opportunity to envision their dream home.

The Coldwell Banker brand’s national advertising has been ranked the #1 rated real estate ad for 11 years in a row by ACE Metrix and this digital-first strategy gives Coldwell Banker the opportunity to expand from more traditional media avenues and focus on the highly targeted and measurable platforms of Hulu, YouTube and others; social media and search engine campaigns; and a digital content partnership with Modern Luxury.

Alongside the refreshed ad, Coldwell Banker® will be re-engaging viewers with a campaign extension titled the “Move Meter Match-Up,” a video and social media series comparing cities of the football team matchups each week in real estate terms, not just touchdowns. The campaign extension encourages viewers to compare cost and quality of living for cities in America with the brand’s exclusive Move Meter on and Coldwell Banker agent websites. Additionally, this extension has been designed to allow localization by the Coldwell Banker network, bringing a real estate angle to local sports matchups across the country.

The ad launches in conjunction with a localized asset campaign intended to deepen branding efforts across the network, amplifying consumer reach like never before. Over 100 pieces of customizable marketing materials are now available to the vast Coldwell Banker network, allowing local real estate offices to create their own versions of brand video, social assets and print integrations and ensuring a unified front of national branding at the community level.

Already a recognized industry champion, the Coldwell Banker brand was recently honored in 2023 with a Gold Stevie® Award in the Marketing Campaign of the Year – Real Estate category for the “Dream” ad campaign in the 21st Annual American Business Awards®. The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program.

For 117 years, Coldwell Banker has remained dedicated to guiding consumers home and helping affiliated agents reach new heights of success. Along with the “Dream” ad, the brand continues to offer its network of 100,000 agents a suite of technology and products including the Marketing Center, designed to automate marketing, promote services and showcase listings and Custom Video, a video customization capability that enables affiliated companies to create personalized national ads and fully localized Coldwell Banker videos with custom imagery that appeals directly to their market. According to Quester Real Estate Consumer Research in 2022, consumers who watched Coldwell Banker advertising were 3x more likely to work with a Coldwell Banker affiliated agent.


“I am thrilled to see the continuation of the “Dream” ad campaign kick off during the upcoming football season – there truly is no other brand doing it like Coldwell Banker! For more than a decade the Coldwell Banker brand has been the game-changing frontrunner in the real estate advertising field with our historically innovative approach. We will have the ability to stream advertising to more than 8 million viewers per game each weeknight that our ad airs allowing us to directly connect with a wider audience of consumers in search of their dream home. For 117 years, our dedication to guiding consumers home drives us to stay ahead of industry trends and use those insights to build effective campaigns that ultimately make a difference for consumers navigating the market and agents working in the industry.”

  • David Marine, CMO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC

Senior Manager, Public Relations & Giving for Coldwell Banker. Grew up in Sarasota and attended college at Western Carolina University. Athena wanted to wake up in that city that doesn’t sleep so headed to Madison Avenue to start her marketing career. She has been with this awesome brand for more than 15 years and can be found generating buzz about CB in every way possible. Athena helps to grow the brand’s position as the most storied real estate company within the industry and has led many high-profile endeavors; she was at the forefront of the brand’s pioneering smart home campaign, raised $6 million in two years to build 130 Habitat for Humanity homes, and led the Homes for Dogs program in partnership with that resulted in tens-of-thousands of dogs finding their furever home. She currently leads the CB Supports St. Jude program, which encourages the Coldwell Banker network’s 96,000+ real estate agents to make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital for every real estate transaction they represent. In her spare time, you can find her either digging up a new area in her yard for another flower bed or planning her next travel adventure. She's the proud mom of three cats Jolene, Ziggy and Lucy.

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