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🎉 2022 Shortlist

B/R Open Run

Entrant: Bleacher Report

Winner 🏆
  • Best Use of Music or Pop Culture



Bleacher Report and Modelo partnered on a campaign featuring hip-hop's biggest hoopers competing in a first-of-its-kind, Open Run, a 2-v-2 tournament during 2021 NBA All-Star Weekend. Participants included hip-hop megastars Quavo, Jack Harlow, Lil Baby, and 2Chainz.

How does this represent “Excellence in Engagement”?

"B/R Open Run" was the perfect representation of the B/R value proposition: driving meaningful engagement with fans. By working in partnership with Twitter and our linear partners we were able to drive tune-in across multiple platforms and deliver a massive buzz from athletes, rappers, and influencers across the U.S.

Objective: Our objective was to create repeatable IP leveraging what B/R does best: combining sports and culture. So B/R created a LIVE, cross-platform experience centered around one of the biggest NBA weekends of the year.

Strategy & Execution: Together with Twitter, we built a LIVE experience while having a content distribution strategy across B/R social, the B/R app and Turner Sports linear. There were multiple touchpoints surrounding the hero piece on Twitter, which created a "can't miss it" programming moment.

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  • Bleacher Report
  • Turner Sports
  • Modelo


Leaire Wilson
Director of Brand Marketing
Bleacher Report

Sally Aisner
Experiential Marketing Director
Bleacher Report

Tyler Price
Vice President of Content Development & Production
Turner Sports + Bleacher Report

Nick Addison
Account Executive
Bleacher Report

Rose Russo
Media & Digital Marketing
Constellation Brands

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