Royal Caribbean’s response following the Grandeur of the Seas fire—which included leveraging social media— kept media coverage balanced during the incident. For a week following the fire, there were more than 950 mainstream media pieces, 58.6 million impressions from Twitter and more than 3,375 Facebook posts—with 93% of the media coverage of the fire being either neutral or positive.
Verizon Wireless, with the help of agency partner Weber Shandwick, altered its approach to reaching influencers by developing an online news hub, the Verizon Wireless News Center; since launch, the News Center has received 1.3 million unique visitors.
Havas and Ford teamed up for Ford’s Warriors in Pink: Fighting Breast Cancer with the Power of Digital Storytelling campaign, which has had two record-breaking years in a row; in fact, in that time, it has raised more than $938,000 from people who read stories, saw the documentary “Bang the Drum” or got a tweet and then felt inspired to go to fordcares.com and buy Warriors in Pink products.
After a Reddit user posted an image pointing out that U.S. Navy captains have four stripes on their uniforms, while Cap’n Crunch only has three and thus is not a real captain, the Huge team crafted a clever and customized response using the relaunched the @RealCapnCrunch Twitter account that elevated the Cap’n into national conversations.
Through creative sweepstakes and contests and engaging posts, RF|Binder helped the Talenti Facebook community grow from 4,000 fans to over 96,000 in under two years, with over 9,000 people on average talking about Talenti, an average of 1,072 comments and 400 shares per month.
NBC Entertainment’s Richard Licata continues to push the envelope with his work with the Emmy campaigns by focusing on the digital layer—overhauling the NBC Awards Screening Room microsite with a new responsive design and creating an industry-first innovation with sponsored Facebook ads targeted specifically to Emmy voters.
The Coca-Cola Company took a quantum leap forward in its digital corporate communications with the launch of Coca-Cola Journey, the company’s most ambitious digital project since the launch of its first website in 1995. Coca-Cola Journey was more than a site launch; it was also a new beginning for Coca-Cola’s content strategy.
MWW and McDonald’s NY Tri-State Owners/Operators Association created the McDonald’s New York Metro Nutrition Network to change the conversation around McDonald’s and nutrition and dispel myths about its menu offerings; in all, the campaign received more than 20 million total impressions with a total ad value of $3.6 million.
Clorox set out to celebrate the “everyday ick” parents face through a cross-brand campaign that created a new “language of mess” online by parents, for parents; in just the first two weeks after launch, more than 140 words were created by consumers based on their own personal “ick- speriences,” and they were submitted to www.icktionary.com to be added to the new language.