CASE STUDY – Los Cabos Open of Surf SOCIAL MEDIA #CaboSurfSelfie Campaign

Los Cabos Surfboard with Winner Coco Ho in Los Cabos Open of Surfing 2014CASE STUDY:  Los Cabos Open of Surf #CaboSurfSelfie Campaign Los Cabos Surfboard Promotion for Tourism Board by Drew Brophy May 2014

When:  May/June 2014

Client:  CIIC Agency for Los Cabos Tourism Board (Mexico)

Mission:  Drew Brophy to design and paint a “Los Cabos Surf” branded surfboard as fine art, for the promotion of the 2nd annual Los Cabos Open of Surf tournament event.  The Los Cabos Tourism Board and its AOR Carolyn Izzo Integrated Communications (CIIC) took it to the streets in three key US feeder markets.

SCOPE OF WORK:  Strategize and paint a visual of the lifestyle of surf and leisure in Los Cabos, with the finished product “fine art ready” for the winner of the women’s Los Cabos Surfing contest to take home.

The Los Cabos surfboard traveled throughout California, New York and Mexico City.  CIIC street teams invited people to take a selfie with the board and post it on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with the hashtag #CaboSurfSelfie. Those with public profiles were entered to win a trip to Los Cabos.

RESULTS:   25,000 to 30,000 people attended the tournament, up 30% compared 2013!

The contest drew more than 200 entries.  Between May 10 and June 17 the campaign drove more than 1 million impressions on the board of tourism’s Facebook page (with a reach of nearly 500,000 unique users); more than 431,500 Twitter impressions (with a reach of more than 255,000 unique users); and more than 2,000 Instagram likes.

Two earned stories ran – segments on WABC-TV in California and on Unvision’s Despierta San Diego. The board also appeared several times in crowd shots on Good Morning America on May 27.

Mission Accomplished.

MORE DETAILS:  For a detailed press release about this campaign, please read: Tourism board says it’s surf’s up in Cabo

To see examples of other branded surfboard paintings, check out:  http://drewbrophy.com/custom-art-board-examples/

Drew Brophy painting the Los Cabos Open of Surfing Surfboard

Drew Brophy painting the Los Cabos Open of Surfing Surfboard

Drew Brophy sketching the art onto the surfboard

Drew Brophy sketching the art onto the surfboard

About Maria Brophy

During the last decade, acting as agent and brand manager, Maria has successfully built Drew Brophy’s lifestyle artist brand through licensing and special projects.

Maria writes a blog that helps other creative people to design the life of their dreams, too. Hop on over to Maria's blog at MariaBrophy.com

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