Budweiser wanted a creative engagement platform through which it could interact with its fans and reward them for their loyalty towards the brand. It wanted to increase participation and traffic on its Facebook page. But just any run-of-the-mill contest was not going to do.
The idea was to make this interaction interesting so that people would come and share their ‘Great Times’ with friends and ‘Epic Party Moments’ and earn rewards for it!
We created BudStation, an innovative contest that gamified sharing by introducing a competitive point system, a leader-board and even badges. The app played on the themes of epic celebrations and anticipation.
To address the challenge of getting people to stay active on the platform and keep participating, a mechanism of constant rewards and achievements was instituted into the app.
Even if someone won a prize, the rest of the participants still had a lot to keep playing for. Everyone had an even chance of winning the grand give-away, a trip to Las Vegas.
Great times were also shared on the go with the BudStation Mobile Site.
The BudStation WAP Site
So although this concept had already been explored by Webchutney in the past, I was intimately involved in re-jigging and fleshing out the concept and bringing it to it’s final avatar. Later, under the guidance of my very helpful and epic seniors at Chutney, I handled copy, ideation and social media for the project.
Through the course of the campaign, the app received 10166 entries, 15000 page visits and 100000 page views. Engagement went up, fans poured in and Budweiser came to be firmly associated with “great times.”
Here’s the BudStation Case Study Video by Webchutney