Minnesota Timberwolves 2023-24 Schedule Release | 6th Hashtag Sports Awards

Minnesota Timberwolves 2023-24 Schedule Release

Minnesota Timberwolves

The 6th Annual Awards

Nominee ✨
  • Best Social Media Campaign



Minnesota Timberwolves 2023-24 Schedule Release video was inspired by a viral tiktok trend, and the team decided to use the concept to release the upcoming regular season schedule. The video garnered record setting views and high praise from other media outlets.


How does this represent “Excellence in Engagement”?

While leveraging social trends is nothing new for brands, they can often get caught executing outside their own authentic voice, missing the mark. This video refused to bend to the "shorter is better" social media video mantra. The full video is 4 minutes and 22 seconds and viewership metrics and anecdotal comments proved viewers watched to the end, validating that committing to the bit is priority. The setting is also true to our core - fans will recognize the stairs are located in the Target Center, which is a 25 year old building and the video shows it's age. But, choosing a more picturesque background would move away from who we are as a team and a brand.


We set the following goals:

  • Drive awareness and engagement of the upcoming schedule
  • Carve out space on an otherwise noisy day across NBA social media channels

Strategy & Execution

Leverage a topical social media trend to drive virality.

The social media team spent the week prior to release ideating and gathering items to represent each of the NBA teams on the Timberwolves schedule. It was important that they not only represented the team, but resonated with the local fan as well. Their unique concepts required last minute online orders, driving to multiple stores or even borrowing from their own homes to bring the video to life.

The production was minimal and takes were plentiful. At the end, it took the team longer to clean up the stairs than it did to shoot the content, and even longer to get the smell out of the stairwell.


  • Minnesota Timberwolves


Matt Stanton
Senior Director of Digital
Minnesota Timberwolves

Taylor Nardinger
Social Media Manager
Minnesota Timberwolves

Fran Manzano
Social Media Coordinator
Minnesota Timberwolves

Alejandro Meyers
Digital Content Graphic Designer
Minnesota Timberwolves

Jack Mosson
Digital Content Coordinator
Minnesota Timberwolves

Gram Krause
Video Editing Manager
Minnesota Timberwolves

Joe Kronenberg
Creative Director, Video Production
Minnesota Timberwolves

Mike Grahl
Chief Marketing Officer
Minnesota Timberwolves

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