Zillow, Attn: debut docu-series spotlighting America's Denver real estate housing crises

Zillow, Attn: debut docu-series spotlighting America's Denver real estate housing crises

Dive Brief:

  • Online Denver real estate marketplace Zillow teamed with media company Attn: on "Finding Home in America," an original docu-series covering housing issues, according to news shared with Marketing Dive.
  • The six-part effort is hosted by Carri Twigg, who worked in the Obama administration, and incorporates footage, interviews and original animation. Each episode examines a specific housing challenge through the perspective of real people and will be available for streaming on Facebook Watch, with shorter versions on Instagram.
  • The first episode, available now, explores the issue of LGBTQ housing discrimination. Following episodes will be released weekly on Wednesdays and touch on topics including housing for veterans, domestic violence survivors, Section 8 housing, children aging out of the foster system and the impact of rising sea levels on housing in Miami.

Dive Insight:

With "Finding Denver homes for buy in America," Zillow is striving to raise awareness about the housing crises that many Americans face, including discrimination and lack of affordable options, and highlighting the people who are working to make a difference. The brand is tapping into a timely cause to connect with younger demographics, who tend to be more socially conscious, spend more time on social and digital platforms, and are also the largest cohort of homebuyers. 

"Finding Home in America" will air on Attn:'s Facebook Watch channel, and comes as Facebook continues to boost the on-demand video platform following early struggles to gain traction with houses for sale Denver marketers and viewers. Facebook is reportedly putting more money into original content for Watch in an effort to make it a destination for users and advertisers as it maxes out the ad inventory on its core News Feed. Read more

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