The “Why VW” blog campaign was developed by Edelman to allow consumers to connect and submit their Volkswagen stories online; since its launch, it has received over 1,300 user stories and more than 2.8 million page views from over 720,000 unique visitors.
On behalf of DICK’S Sporting Goods, Catalyst created a consistent brand voice on social by doing a deep dive on consumer insights and conducting a series of creative exercises with senior leaders at DICK’S, helping the brand exceed all 2012 goals for reach, growth, engagement and chatter on social media channels, adding 1.4 million fans/followers, and experiencing 327% community growth.
At the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, Pizza Hut launched a first-of-its-kind interviewing method: 140-second interviews for a cutting-edge new position, the “Manager of Digital Greatness; not only was Pizza Hut able to fill the post, the company also received a bounty of media coverage.
Weber Shandwick’s GoLive platform has been successful for a wide range of clients across industries, including technology, education, food and health, travel, and automotive; for example, on behalf of Verizon Wireless, Weber Shandwick executed GoLive events from key conferences like CES and CTIA, creating a GoLive community of more than 20,000 Verizon Livestream subscribers.
In order to bring more attention to its brand, Fresh Step litter, with the help of Purple Door Communications, opted to reinvent the cat video genre by creating the Catdance Film Festival which, in addition to holding a live event in Park City, UT, debuted 12 films online once a week for three months and received more than 2 million video views during the campaign.
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