Scoring a goal
In Finland, Whirlpool’s marketing activities are mainly constructed around a partnership with the Finnish Ice Hockey Association. By designing campaigns that have entertained hundreds of thousands of Finnish hockey enthusiasts, we have helped the company to commercialize the cooperation with the national hockey team Leijonat (The Lions).
- Concept design
- Film production
- Content marketing
- Radio promotion design
- Store and event marketing
- Campaign site
We have created a variety of different campaign entities in conjunction with the World Cup and the Karelia Tournament. For example, at the heart of the Voittava kokoonpano campaign (The Winning Configuration) there were a website as well as a game for people to choose their own Leijona lineup to the St. Petersburg Championship games. The game also allowed participants to follow the scores of the players they picked. The game participant who selected the most efficient configuration was awarded Whirlpool home appliances.
All campaign activities have also utilized films that feature the products in relevant and entertaining ways.
The competitive ranking of the campaign site was supported through content cooperation designed by us, executed by Radio Rock. The hockey commentators chose their favourite players, explained those choices, and challenged the listeners to assemble a Leijona all-star roster of their own.
Other campaign materials
We implemented the display materials at Hartwall Arena as well as a variety of digital screen ads and activations for the matches of the Finnish team. In addition, we constructed the Whirlpool department at Verkkokauppa.com’s Jätkäsaari store to top condition for the World Cup.
During the Hockey World Cup it was our job to make sure that the campaign’s reach followed the objectives — it did: we reached a broad yet accurately targeted audience.
Hockey as a sport is an excellent platform for an international brand to do local marketing that truly inspires people. It has been great to help Whirlpool in commercializing their Leijona cooperation and planning successful campaigns.