Archive for September, 2008

Houston Gets Young & Free!


September 2nd, 2008

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The Texas Dow Employees Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial cooperative 125,000 strong called us to kick off the launch their new “Young & Free” program with a college campus tour and search for the program’s spokesperson.

We designed a mobile event to engage the hard-to-reach 19-25 demographic by creating a festival on wheels. We ran a Guitar Hero competition where friends could compete head-to-head while being broadcast live through seven flat panel TVs to surrounding crowds. Outside, college-aged brand ambassadors engaged their peers about the benefits of managing their money with a credit union without feeling sales-y. Participants entered to win a Guitar Hero set-up and more information on the Young & Free program, and we re able to sign up for a free checking account on the spot.

During the 6-week campaign, we received over 5,000 enter-to-win entries, over 3,000 Guitar Hero games were played, and over 8,000 people were engaged about the Young & Free program. Immediately prior to our campaign, Young & Free Alberta ceased all other marketing spending, and registration into CWCU’s Young & Free checking account jumped 200% during and immediately after our campaign.