Nintendo asked us to create brand advocacy among hardcore gamers for the Wii U. Working off the strategic insight that 63% of all video gamers produce and consume programming on YouTube on a daily basis, we created the Wii U Video Challenge, a program that leveraged the talent and influence of the site’s top content creators.
We had Nintendo send 50 consoles to creators we selected for their talent and love of gaming. They, in turn, made 50 movies about the Wii U and self-published and championed across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
We then selected the 12 best, put them into three groups and gave them 48 hours to make a final movie which was shown in Park City before a crowd of Hollywood A-listers.
In the end, 53 user-generated videos were created totaling over three hours of original online content. We received over four million video views, more than 10 million social media impressions and over 700 million earned media impressions.
Work + News
Upwork goes nationwide
This week marks the launch of Upwork’s first national campaign. Broadcast TV, digital video and radio show us how all our offices could, in fact, be much larger than we realize.
Chinese frozen food brand, InnovAsian, was languishing with low awareness and living in the long, chilly shadow of category king, PF Chang’s. Fix that, they said.
New business and beyond
DC is pleased to announce the arrival of Noel Johnson as our first director of marketing and client engagements.
A new leader in a new role
Gary Stein joins DC as our first chief integration officer. He’s here to accelerate collaboration between strategy, media and creative.
Nicotine: the teen nightmare
Nicotine is a neurotoxin whose changes to the teen brain could be permanent. And that’s what our campaign sets out to communicate.
How sweet (and also tart) it is
It’s not just the sugar talking when we say that we’re so fired up about our new client: iconic candy brand and childhood favorite, SweeTARTS.
Buy stuff, get Steph
Rakuten is back with the latest installment of the “Power of R” campaign, this time featuring a relatively well-known professional basketball player.
New partner, new locations, new DC
We’re thrilled to announce the acquisition of A2G, a pioneering experiential and social influencer agency with offices in LA and New York.