Success Stories

Ben & Jerry’s

75K

campaign pledges

+25.4%

increase in likelihood to purchase Ben & Jerry’s in the next 30 days

590K+

engagements

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Ben & Jerry’s Canada engages the LGBTQ+ community with a write-a-thon.

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Challenge

Drive positive brand sentiment, increase awareness of LGBTQ+ community involvement and support, and increase likelihood to purchase Ben & Jerry’s amongst Wattpad’s Gen Z audience.

What we did

The first-ever branded write-a-thon, Pen Your Pride was launched on Wattpad in conjunction with June 2018 Pride Month. Pen Your Pride challenged the community to raise funds for a great cause, just by doing what they love…writing! We asked that they write a story about when they felt proud to be a member or an ally of the LGBTQ+ community. 

And, for every story written, using the tag #WattPride, Wattpad committed to donating $1 to IGLA (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association). With the goal of generating 10,000 stories, we committed to donating $10,000 to this initiative!

Results

  • The campaign received the highest number of submissions ever in a branded campaign on Wattpad and generated 590,999 engagements globally.
  • The campaign received 911 Canadian submissions, becoming the most successful Canadian-branded initiative.