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THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

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Peacemaker: Bringing Peace to HBO Max

Bronze Distinction in Television

Objective

Who the f#ck is Peacemaker?! By the start of the tv series’ first season on HBO Max, everyone now knows. We set out to solidify the superhero from a relatively unknown side character in the Suicide Squad film to a leading persona you can’t miss both on screen and on your feeds.

Strategy

From Suicide Squad’s theatrical release in summer 2021 through to Peacemaker’s series premiere on January 2022, our goal was to introduce Peacemaker as the man behind the helmet, utilize creative storytelling to explore the new world of the anti-hero and his ragtag team by building on the world of the series.

Through leveraging the ensemble cast including John Cena and creator James Gunn, we grew the fandom of DC enthusiasts and entertainment fans by taking a fan-first approach to all social activations and content experiences: giving fans VIP access to all activations and events, exclusive releases on social platforms, and unparalleled access to cast and crew.

Our loyal crew of followers got to see first drop exclusives like key art and teaser clips, as well as contribute questions to a Q&A with John Cena and creator James Gunn.

Once the series launched, we continued to bring the peace in powerful ways with engaging content pieces including highlight scene clips, dynamic creatives, stirring conversation, and a community management strategy that kicks a$$.

We aren’t just a show account driving tune in and promotional messaging, we’re obviously an account driving peace.

Results

It didn’t take long for folks to start jumping on board the Peace Train. Our social accounts accumulated 148.7K total followers BEFORE the show premiered, and currently sits at more than 275K total followers and growing. Since August 2021, we’ve increased our overall followers by 1066% and by mid-February 2022, Peacemaker earned the #1 slot on  Variety’s Trending TV chart

Our always-on, always peaceful community management strategy coupled with bada$$ creative captured the attention of fans and haters alike, leading to more than 752M+ impressions and 7.4M+ engagements across title page posts to date. 

We also went larger than life (and larger Peacemaker’s triceps) on original activations like: 

At the end of the day, it’s clear that Peacemaker’s presence on social is unlike any superhero before – but then again, he isn’t just ANY superhero. He’s the f#cking best. 

Media

Entrant Company / Organization Name

Digital Media Management, HBO Max

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