Love my Idol | 2009 IAB Awards Winner

Posted by IAB Australia On July 09, 2009 Research & Resources

2009 IAB Awards | Cross-Platform Integration Winner

Love my Idol
Agency: OMD
Client: McDonald’s

Leveraging McDonald’s sponsorship of the Australian Idol series, this campaign set out to remind customers of their all-time favourite McDonald’s foods by using music to tap into people’s passions. First, research was conducted to find Australia’s top ten favourite songs of all time. Based on this information, OMD then created a “Love my Idol” section as one-stop-shop to access McDonald’s sponsored content on the Australian Idol site. A discussion thread grew organically throughout the campaign, providing Idol fans a place to talk about their ‘most loved’ songs and to guess Australia’s top ten songs to win a $50,000 major cash prize. Weekly clues were given during Australian Idol broadcasts and as the competition narrowed, viewers tuned in to hear the Australian Idols and judges sing the order of Australia’s top ten favourite songs.

The Love My Idol campaign achieved 13,216 unique individuals trying to crack the clues and 135,902 page views of the promotion.

While not everyone agreed on Australia’s top ten favourite songs of all time, which ranged from Bon Jovi to Queen, no one could deny the success of the campaign and the judges were impressed by OMD’s campaign which used strong television involvement to direct consumers to the online content.


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