🎉 2022 Shortlist

                                      OVERTIME CELLY SPECIAL

                                      Entrant: New Jersey Devils

                                      • Best Use of Fan-Generated Content


                                      ABOUT THIS ENTRY

                                      The New Jersey Devils capitalized on Jack Hughes' overtime winner versus the Chicago Blackhawks on opening night, which sent shockwaves through the hockey world. Through their partnership with Greenfly, the Devils sourced fan generated content to create buzz and excitement about the team.

                                      How does this represent “Excellence in Engagement”?

                                      It was an organic celebratory hockey moment the Devils were able to amplify beyond traditional coverage and it integrated content from fans and third party media accounts. Hopefully, this provides a blueprint of how to continue the conversation around big moments beyond traditional content and coverage plans.

                                      Objective: The Devils seek to capitalize on organic hockey moments to amplify the club's reach and drive fan excitement, ultimately leading to increased engagement and ticket sales.

                                      Strategy & Execution: The Devils quickly turned around a Greenfly Engage campaign following Jack Hughes' overtime winning goal and stick thrown into the crowd celebration. New Jersey received more than 30 fan submissions of videos (either through greenfly or via social media) from inside the arena that night. The Devils compiled those videos into a promotional video, and gathered tweets from around the locker room to help support amplification of the moment.

                                      Results: The Jack Hughes goal fan video gained more than 128,000 impressions and more than 36,000 video starts on social media, while the accompanying graphic of relevant tweets accumulated more than 406,000 impressions and and more than 31,000 engagements.


                                      New Jersey Devils, Greenfly


                                      Chris Wescott
                                      Sr. Manager of Content Strategy & Social Media
                                      New Jersey Devils

                                      Danielle Swarzman
                                      Coordinator of Social Media Content
                                      New Jersey Devils

                                      Marc Ciampa
                                      VP of Content
                                      New Jersey Devils

                                      Alex Iosiovich
                                      Director of Brand Strategy
                                      New Jersey Devils

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                                      Join us for the 4th Hashtag Sports Awards™ presented by Budweiser on the evening of July 12, 2022 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas as we celebrate finalists and reveal the winners of this year's awards live during the show.


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