GoPro Launches Hero9 Camera with Live and Streamed Event Sweepstakes – Case Study

GOPRO Text to Win Sweepstakes

The 2021 AMA Supercross races are taking place across arenas in the US and across web-enabled devices keeping motocross fans on the edge of their seats or couches. Action camera maker and sponsor of the AMA Supercross races teamed up with Jarrod Adams, event manager at Crown Event Management to supplement their in-venue and webstream sponsorship with a new product sweepstakes. Crown Event Management, partnered with Sweeppea to launch the sweepstakes during the live event and live streaming of the 2021 Supercross races.

According to the Statista Global Consumer Survey, “Revenue in the Video Streaming (SVoD) segment is projected to reach US$45,789m in 2021, with an annual growth rate (CAGR 2021-2025) of 9.30%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$45M by 2025. User penetration will be 45.7% in 2021 and is expected to hit 48.4% by 2025.” Source

Live Streaming of Events with a Chance to Win Engages Fans

Highlight Video Offers Sweepstakes

The sweepstakes was promoted live at the venue, during the web streaming of the races and added on to post race highlight videos like the one below who has 38K views.

From the Arena or the Web – Text to Enter Sweepstakes Get Fans Excited

The Entry Page (below) served as a quick data capture form. The Sponsor placed the sweepstakes ads in the arena, online and in social media offering participants a chance to win a GoPro Hero 9 camera simply by texting the word GOPROSX to the number 65047.

Each entrant then received a link to the branded Entry Page (below), where they could complete their entry by submitting their name and email. The mobile numbers were automatically captured by the Sweeppea Sweepstakes Platform.

Sweepstakes Entry Page -sweeppea.com
Entry Page Form

Summary

Leveraging your existing channels to educate your customers on new products and reach new fans is a win-win for all. Good job, GoPro events marketing team!

Objectives

  • New Product Launch
  • Increase Product Awareness
  • Engagement
  • Leverage Existing Sponsorship Channels


Results

  • Thousands of Participants Entered
  • Social Media Followers Increased


Services Rendered

  • Advice during conceptual development
  • Sweeppea account set-up
  • Create official & abbreviated rules
  • Review advertising materials for compliance

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Stolen Spirits Product Launch Sweepstakes – Case Study

Stolen Spirits, creators of the world’s first smoke drum and award-winning 11 year-old single-grain whiskey, launched its new american rye whiskey infused with raw honey & orange peel named Stolen X.

To promote the launch of Stolen X, the distillery offered a chance to win a custom designed, outdoor bar to its followers and customers.

Stolen Spirits, partnered with Sweeppea to create the sweepstakes and ensure legal compliance across the 26 selected states where the promotion would be offered.

Prize – $20,000 Custom Home Bar

Website Graphics

Instagram – 18,000 Views


Stolen Spirits promoted its text to win sweepstakes using their Instagram social media channels with the focus of creating awareness for the new Stolen X Whiskey product and engaging followers with the Sweepstakes.

In Store Displays

Goal – New Product Awareness and Followers

The distillery wanted to reach loyal fans to bring awareness to its new product. Leveraging Sweeppea’s text to win sweepstakes platform, Stolen Spirits was able to create a sweepstakes that reached the target audience with a fun and engaging promotion.

Most of the advertising was done via social media to help increase followers by offering an exciting prize. The prize, 1 Custom Outdoor Bar and 25 Stolen Whiskey merchandise packages drove shares and likes across all social channels.

Entry Page – Quick and Easy

The Sponsor placed ads in social media and in-store. To enter the text to win sweepstakes, all the participant had to do was to simply text the word STOLEN to the number 65047 for a chance to win.

Each entrant then received a link to the branded Entry Page (below), where they could complete their entry by submitting their name, age (required for all alcohol sponsors) and email. The mobile numbers were automatically captured by the Sweeppea Platform.

Conclusion

Leveraging your existing social media channels to educate your customers on new products and reach new fans, while increasing sales is a win-win-win for all. Cheers to Stolen!

Objectives

  • New Product Launch
  • Increase Followers
  • Increase Sales

Results

  • Thousands of Participants Entered
  • Social Media Followers Increased
  • Product Sales Increased
  • Displays Placed In Stores

Services Rendered

  • Advice during conceptual development
  • Sweeppea account set-up
  • Create official & abbreviated rules
  • Secure SAB approvals for alcohol sponsors
  • Review advertising materials for compliance
  • Register & bond sweepstakes
  • Manage the sweeps
  • Draw and verify winners
  • Gain publicity & liability release
  • Publish winner’s list
  • Provide IRS 1099 forms to winners

Why Alcohol Brands Must Take Care With Their Sweepstakes Prizes

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Jarritos Soda Spreads Cheer and Delights Fans with a 500 Christmas Tree Giveaway – Case Study

Jarritos Soda, the famous fruit flavored Mexican beverage, is quickly growing its brand presence on social media and in-store through the use of text to win type sweepstakes. Jarritos’s loyal fans on Facebook (2M) and Instagram (115K) responded with overwhelming enthusiasm and engagement at the announcement that they could win 1 of 500 natural trees delivered to their home during the month of November and early December.

The Right Prize

The sweepstakes sponsor, Tipp Distributors, wanted to engage Jarritos’s fans by delivering a little holiday cheer to their homes. As a Consumer packaged goods (CPG) brand, Jarritos’s target audience was the U.S. Hispanic market. Knowing that Hispanics are of overwhelmingly Christian based faiths, Jarritos knew the target audience would be placing gifts under a Christmas tree.

Brand X Marketing, the promotions agency behind the Christmas tree idea, saw an opportunity in offering a prize that the target market desired and had top-of-mind during the Holidays, -making the Prize a perfect-fit.

The Christmas trees were delivered to the winner’s home with a base and a Jarritos branded ornament. Delivery saved the winners (500 of them) the time and effort required to select, buy, and transport a tree, -making the Prize highly desirable as social media comments below attest.

Goal: Delight Fans and Boost Engagement

Brand X’s goals for their client were to deliver high sweepstakes participation rates and social engagement across Facebook and Instagram.

BrandX, reached out to Sweeppea for help launching their sweepstakes. To increase participation, Sweeppea leveraged their text to win platform in order to quickly and easily gather sweepstakes participants online and in-store. As a sweepstakes company, Sweeppea delivered full sweepstakes management including drafting the Official Rules, state bonding and registration, winner drawing services and sweepstakes regulatory compliance consulting.

Fans showed their record-breaking enthusiasm by entering the sweepstakes, commenting, and liking the post as seen below.

Most Liked Instagram Post of 2020

Jarritos’s Instagram fans showed their enthusiasm for the text to win sweepstakes by participating, commenting and liking the post (see post below).

Most Liked Instagram Post of 2020

The 2nd Most Liked Facebook Post of 2020

Jarritos’s Facebook fans showed their interest by entering the sweepstakes, commenting and liking the post (see post below).

Text to Win Sweepstakes Captured Participants In-store and On Social Media


To enter the text to win sweepstakes, participants simply texted the word NAVIDAD (Christmas in Spanish) to the number 65047 for a chance to win.

Each entrant then received a link (see below) to the branded Entry Page (below), where they could complete their entry by submitting their name and email. The mobile numbers were automatically captured by the Sweeppea Platform.

Text to win allowed the sweepstakes to be offered in a social media as well as in-store displays.

Text Message Response
Entry Page Form

Cheer and Delight Delivered

By leveraging Sweeppea’s text to win platform and sweepstakes administration services, Jarritos’s sweepstakes promotion reached the target audience in a fun and engaging manner that ultimately boosted social engagement and increased fans.

Using Social Channels to promote your sweepstakes, while positioning your brand front-and-center at retailers is a win-win combination for all.
And to that, we say ¡Felicidades! to Jarritos Soda for a well-executed promotion!

Results Summary

Objectives

  • Brand Awareness
  • Increase followers

Results

  • Sales increased
  • Thousands of participants entered
  • Social media followers increased
  • Opt-In list of mobile and email subscribers gained

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Soda Brand Jarritos’s Sweepstakes Scores with Fans and Retailers – Case Study

Jarritos, the famous fruit flavored Mexican soda loved by young and old is rapidly growing its brand presence in the United States. The word jarrito, meaning “little jug” in Spanish, refers to the Mexican tradition of drinking water in clay pottery jugs. Jarritos is made in Mexico and enjoyed throughout the Americas.

Carbonated Beverages Market to Grow 5.1%

According to a recent market analysis report published by Grand View Research, “The global carbonated beverages market size was valued at USD 406.89 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.1% from 2020 to 2027. Strong popularity of soda drinks among the generation X and generation Y age groups is expected to play a crucial role in expanding the market size.”

Promotion Goal: Delight Fans

The sweepstakes sponsor, Tipp Distributors, wanted to engage Jarritos fans by offering prizes that matched with the brand’s “Super Good” brand concept. Offering exciting prizes like a 49cc Scooters, Electric Bicycles, and $500 Gift Cards, all “super good” prizes were aimed at delighting Jarritos lovers across national retailers.

Prize 1 – 49cc Scooter
Prize 2 – Electric Bike
Prize 3 – $500 Gift Card

Sales Goal: Increase National Case Orders

Retail partners increased cases purchased and reserved floor space for the promotional displays.

Retail Display

Marketing Goal: Participation and Store Displays

Brand X Marketing, the promotions agency representing Jarritos, reached out to Sweeppea for help with launching their sweepstakes. Brand X’s goals for their client were to deliver high participation rates and place prominent displays across all retailers.

Retail Display Featuring Prize
Retail Display Featuring Prize

To increase at Point of Sale (POS) participation, Sweeppea leveraged their text to win platform in order to quickly and easily gather sweepstakes participants in-store. As a sweepstakes company, Sweeppea delivered full sweepstakes administration including drafting the Official Rules, state bonding and registration, and winner drawing services.

The “Text MOPED to 65047” call-to-action made it quick and easy for participants to enter.
Bottle Neck Hang Tags were used to support display call to actions.

Text to Win Sweepstakes Captured Participants from In-store Shoppers

With the majority of potential participants aggregated in a fast-moving shopping environment, offering a way to quickly enter the sweepstakes was critical to increasing the promotion’s participation rates.

To enter the text to win sweepstakes, participants simply texted a KEYWORD to the number 65047 for a chance to win. Each entrant then received a link (see below) to the branded Entry Page (below), where they could complete their entry by submitting their name and email. The mobile numbers were automatically captured by the Sweeppea Platform.

Text Message Response
Entry Page Form

Summary

By leveraging Sweeppea’s text to win platform and sweepstakes services, Jarritos’ sweepstakes promotion managed to reach the target audience in a fun and engaging manner that ultimately boosted case orders nationally.

Using in-store displays to promote your sweepstakes, while positioning your brand front-and-center at retailers is a win-win combination for all.

And to that, we say Salud! to Jarritos Soda for a well-executed promotion!

Objectives

  • Sales
  • Awareness
  • Increase followers
  • Results

Results

  • Sales increased
  • Thousands of participants entered
  • Social media followers increased
  • Brand learned which retailers delivered the best performance

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Barbara’s Cereals Uses Sweepstakes to Raise Cause Awareness – Case Study

Barbara’s Bakery, part of Post Consumer Brands, has been making cereals for decades, and their Puffins Cereal is the most popular. Puffins are a deliciously kid-friendly, multi-flavored corn cereal. They’re called Puffins for the attractive birds that are often called the parrots of the sea. Barbara’s Bakery supports Project Puffin, which is run by the National Audubon Society. Their team is working to restore puffin habitats throughout the Gulf of Maine and together with the Discovery Channel, the brand is bring awareness and education through a fun sweepstakes.

Breakfast Cereals Market

According to this study by Research and Markets “The global breakfast cereal market, a Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), is estimated to be valued at US$ 40 billion in the year 2027, growing at a CAGR of 3.5% in the period 2020 to 2027. Growth of the market is driven by increasing demand for convenience foods, favourable demographics, urbanization trend and growing health consciousness. The industry is increasingly witnessing the adoption of healthy ingredients as part of breakfast cereals.”

Goals – Awareness and Followers

Barbara’s Puffins Cereal wanted to reach loyal fans and further educate about about these colorful birds. The team at Rachel Kay Public Relations reached out to Sweeppea help create the sweepstakes’s Official Rules and ensure legal compliance for the promotion.

The “Puffins Discovery Channel #MINDBLOWN 2020 Trivia Sweepstakes” asked participants to answer a series of questions as part of the entry process. Since it was structured as sweepstakes, where any eligible entry could be randomly drawn as a winner, the participant did not have to correctly answer all the questions to enter. Instead, the goal of the brand and team at Rachel Kay Public Relations was educate participants with fun facts (below) about the Puffin alcids.

Trivia Question
Trivia Question

Social, Website and Email Did the Work


To raise awareness for the cause and gain followers, the brand used it’s earned media channels to promote the sweepstakes. The prize (a trip to Rockland, Maine for a family of four to see Puffins in the wild) served as the incentive that drove social shares across all social channels and sweepstakes participants.

Product as Part of the Prize

As a Sweepstakes Company, are often asked what is a good prize? We usually answer that when possible, the product or service the company sells should be part of the Prize Pool. In this sweepstakes all winners (Grand, Second and Third Place) received a coupon for a free Barbara’s® product.

Product was part of the Prizes.

Brand and Cause Marketing

Entry Page

Aligning your brand with cause related issues enables the brand to build a reputation with their target market and build an emotional connection that can help strengthen brand loyalty. Leveraging the power of a sweepstakes to engage and educate creates a recipe for brand awareness success.

Cheers to Barbara’s for a well-executed promotion!

Conclusion

Objectives

  • Awareness
  • Cause alignment
  • Cause education and support

Results

  • Hundreds of participants entered
  • Social media followers increased
  • Brand learned which retailers had the best performance
  • Winners: 20
  • Grand Prize: All expense paid trip to Rockland, Maine

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