Saturday, February 13, 2010

Molson Canadian - Gear Up for Gold

Gear up for Gold. (Clcik here to get yours)

Molson Canadian launched a pretty amazing Facebook app for the Vancouver Olympics asking that all Canadian show their pride and "Cheer on Team Canada" with their own Team Canada Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Ice Hockey jersey for your profile pic.

Pretty simple experience that after just a few days (launched Friday February 12th the opening of the Olympics) and within 24 hours over 16,000  unique users signed up and changed their Facebook profile pictures to included a customized Team Canada jersey plus over 2,200 became members of the Fan Site. User can place their name and select an number as they desire (mine includes my street address).

This app will be part of the Molson Facebook presence, the "Gear Up for Gold" app is part of the Molson Canadian branded fan page, in order to get the jersey you must become a fan of that page, which currently has over 48,740 fans, of which over 16,000 of them generated the jersey app. This promotion has a much more important purpose, simply to get people to be fans of the Molson fan page so the next time they do something they're already be fans. Data mining at its best.

Simple idea that adds to the hockey connection and love that Molsons has had for over 50 years. Molson also has a dedicated hockey site for updates, events and engagement called Molson Hockey House.

Creative was developed by former Seneca College Creatie Advertising students (my shameless program plug) Creative Director was Aaron Starkman who was also recently named Chief Creative Officier at zig, Copywriter Neil Blewett, Art Director Spencer Black along with zig writer Scott Macgregor and designer Dylan Royal.

zig is a member of the MDC Partners group of agencies along with Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Adrenalina, Allard + Johnson, Targetcom and others.

Canada, lets see if we can get 2,000,000 supporters... that's likely the number of people who claim to have been at the gold medal game when we win.

Follow this link if you want to add your "Gear Up for Gold" love for Team Canada:

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