The goals of the campaign were to drive awareness to the newly created Pinterest account for BMI and incentivize users to pin destination photos to BMI's boards (thus creating a large amount of user-generated content). Here's how the campaign was implemented on Pinterest:
Destination boards were created on BMI's Pinterest account. Each board contained exactly nine pins that each had a unique number on them (1-9). Each week, a number would be chosen at random. Everyone who had re-pinned the image that corresponded to that number was entered into the drawing. A winner was chosen at random, and the prize was a round-trip ticket from any BMI destination.
Why this is one of the best social media campaigns of 2012:BMI used Pinterest exactly the way it is meant to be used -- to encourage the sharing of images. BMI capitalized on the natural action taken by Pinterest users (re-pinning) and created an incentive to re-pin. Travel and destination photos are highly popular on Pinterest, meaning the campaign reached the target demographic of not only BMI but also of Pinterest.
Source: Social Media Examiner
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All interesting creative ideas and executions for the most part. But what I'd like to know is did these efforts increase their brand awareness? or the number of loyalists/followers/pinterest members or facebook group members? Or affect sales in any way? I had never actually heard of any of these with the exception of Nike's and I am a member of all of the social networks and platforms on which these ran.It'd be great to have some actual statistics.
Love these, especially Honda, which leveraged a great tactical insight, and also Grey Poupon with a creative one. Sephora on the other hand must have generated tons of fake fans by giving away prizes with such mass appeal - I would have advised something more relevant to its customers.
I like Dollar Shave Club's video and America's Got Talent YouTube submissions. Both campaigns are viral.
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