CCM Hockey Uses Insightpool to Increase Brand Awareness and Engagement
CCM Hockey, legendary hockey brand that has been rooted in performance for over a century, continues to be innovators in the hockey industry by using the Insightpool marketing platform to increase brand awareness and engagement through a range of targeted initiatives. Since CCM’s start date with Insightpool, November 2014, we have run a range of initiatives focused on follow growth, increase click-thru rates, promoting product resulting in the following results:
Overall Results (5 month duration):
- Up to 66% of overall Twitter audience growth is attributed to Insightpool
- 42% average acquisition rate compared to 10-12% industry benchmark
- 5.6 million total reach of prospects directly acquired
- 47% reply rate for overall initiatives compared to 10% industry benchmark
- 1.3 million total expanded impressions
Starting in March 2015, CCM used Insightpool for the release of the Goalie Customizer, an interactive platform where goalies can design and personalize their hockey gear. CCM’s main objective was to enhance their social presence and introduce a new business model, to an untapped audience and nurture ongoing relationships that could tie back into their company-wide marketing initiatives, positioning the brand to be top of mind in the hockey industry. The goals for the launch of the Goalie Customizer were:
Goalie Customizer Release Campaign Goals
- Enhance social presence and introduce a new customized shopping experience, Goalie Customizer
- Identifying untapped audiences and introduce them to the newly launched Goalie Customizer micro-site
- Initiate user-generated content from the audience created designs
- Nurture ongoing relationships with current customers
- Grow reach and followers on Twitter
Goalie Customizer Release Campaign Solutions
Insightpool curated a series of drip social marketing campaigns in which CCM engaged with new and current professional hockey fans, recreational hockey players, hockey families and hockey-centric events.
The team created targeted content and messaging to not only educate but to also build genuine relationships with fans, hockey fanatics and sport enthusiasts.
Hyper Relevant Targeting
This targeting was specific to the campaign which called for a very specific audience in order for the content to be relevant. Insightpool targeted adult hockey goalies and parents of young, hockey goalies.
The second piece is creative content that will engage the audience. The Goalie Customizer provided interactive content where the audience could create their designs and then share it on social media.
The last part is the right social messaging. Goalies love customizing their gear. The messaging sought to be fun and casual, and had a twofold directive. First, we hoped to drive the audience to the Customizer site. Second, we wanted the audience to share what they created on the site back on social.
“Thanks to Insightpool’s powerful tool, we are able to dive deep and strategically engage with key influencers interested in our main topic-hockey. Their metrics have given us reach far beyond our imagination, engaging with people we would have otherwise not found and starting a lasting conversation with them.” – Johanna Miller, Digital Marketing and Social Media Specialist at CCM Hockey
Results That Matter
Based on CCM’s goals to identify the right audience and introduce new, prospective customers to the Goalie Customizer, Insightpool was able to grow CCM’s Twitter community with influential buyers and drive proactive conversation and buzz around the newly launched initiative.
- 159 Tweets sent
- 774 Bit.ly Clicks, 54 Replies, 26 Retweets (syndication) and 633 Favorites
- 376,916 Expanded Impressions
- 487% Bit.ly Click Rate
- 51% Acquisition Rate compared to 10-12% Industry Benchmark
- 55,314 Total Reach for 159 tweets sent
Not only did the results show in the statistics, we also observed the positive reactions of the users who were engaged. For example:
Takeaways and Next Steps:
Through Insightpool’s advanced targeting to pinpoint influential hockey fans, CCM has seen increasing results in word of mouth, impressions, clicks and overall share of voice in the hockey industry. Our team continues to see growth for CCM and will be running additional targeted initiatives to improve and enhance the brand.
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