We developed a multi-faceted social and digital media pipeline that spurred engagement and growth across numerous classic titles.
Mattel was on the verge of changing its wildly popular card game, UNO, with the addition of four new cards. To drive engagement, BLITZ helped Mattel develop a social extension of its “Get Wild 4 UNO” campaign that would tease the changes and create buzz for the relaunched UNO.
Our campaign began with a mysterious announcement, in which Instagram and Twitter influencers received a cryptic package, teasing big changes to come from UNO.
A second package dropped more hints, stirring the pot and eliciting influencers to share what a new wild card could be. This speculation generated UGC from fans adding their own theories.
Influencers then received the new UNO deck and helped announce the new cards, creating a shared experience with the fans.
Finally, we continued the new buzz by creating our own engaging content that the UNO community could get behind and share, to finish off the launch in an official way that made our community feel like they had a voice in the game and were really a part of the experience.
The fun-loving party game Apples to Apples needed a boost to reinvigorate brand popularity. After creating a new social content strategy centered around the odd quirks and personalities of the game’s fans, BLITZ enacted some ongoing content development, social management, and reporting. Then, in early 2015 we spearheaded a bold, new push to take back share with content that brings the gameplay to life in a variety of executions.
Memes and posts explored the quirky world of Apples to Apples, where messaging became less about winning and more about the social connections made while playing. To these players, the journey is the destination. This led to our intended result of a rise in engagement and UGC, as that audience now found a voice for their shared experiences.
Not limited to only North America, BLITZ brought our global chops to the table in a campaign for another classic brand, Scrabble. BLITZ developed a new worldwide social media content strategy for the beloved word game internationally.
This strategy was highlighted by a holiday social campaign that really took off worldwide. Taking a mobile-first approach, we created auto-playable cinemagraphs with engaging animations and holiday-themed greetings spelled out in Scrabble tiles.
These cinemagraph were designed for social sharing and were localizable for individual markets anywhere in the world to provide their own greetings.
Having recently redefined Pictionary’s brand DNA, BLITZ was tapped by Mattel to find better ways of leveraging the game’s “How Do You Pictionary?” message across social to engage fans and communicate the brand’s attributes.
Quickly realizing this was a golden task perfectly designed for social media content, we created a simple content strategy that brings to life the fun and excitement of gameplay. Social posts keep the drawing spirit alive endlessly through a variety of sketch types, from guess-it games to current events. Always reminding our audience not only of all the different ways you can play, but all the unusual ways the game can go with just the drawing of a pen.
With a young audience getting more and more tech savvy by the day, and realizing that they needed to make their brand more user friendly and digitally sound if they were going to stay relevant, Mattel challenged BLITZ to jump into a website redesign project for Hot Wheels. With an aggressive launch date looming, we took control of the project’s UX and development, supporting Mattel’s internal visual design team to deliver its first-ever responsive website ahead of schedule.
For the first time in their history, Hot Wheels was able to interact with their audience no matter the screen, no matter the device.
Based on the success of the initial site, we also implemented post-launch phases enhancements designed to shift the site’s focus from storytelling towards multi-screen engagement and conversion, guaranteeing that our audience will stay connected to their favorite brand online or off.
To implement this platform we prioritized journey touch points, established channel roles and focused investments where Mattel could achieve its greatest impact.
Drives awareness and interest in new product launches.
Generates demand and drives to retail.
Engages consumers with messaging tailored to their specific position within the purchase funnel.
Extends online reach and social media awareness.
Across a three-year partnership spanning five of its most high-profile titles and counting, our digital and social efforts have uniformly increased awareness and engagement for each title; despite speaking to different audiences with very different wants, needs and messages.