Finding Innovative Ways to Drive Audience Engagement
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One of our creative innovation lab’s core objectives is to find new ways to engage with audiences. When Sportsnet landed on the theme of Unpredictable for their 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs campaign, The Lab went to work considering different ways to bring that theme to life through innovation. What ended up being developed was an in-app second-screen experience that asked fans to make predictions based on real-time, in-game questions. (That’s a mouthful: In short, fans could speculate on the outcome of events using the Sportsnet app on their phone.) Cheekily called “Predict the Playoffs,” our experiment was a massive success: over 17,000 players spent an average of 28 mins engaging with the product throughout the playoffs.
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Fast forward to the shortened 2021 NHL season, where we’ve ended up using the same tool as an opportunity to support one of our sales partners. Rebranded as the “Sportsnet Hockey Predictor: Powered by RAM,” this new contest runs during Sportsnet’s Saturday Night hockey coverage. It’s proof that great things can come from asking big questions and acting differently.