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From the 9th Annual Shorty Awards

Cricket Wireless

Winner in Consumer Brand


Cricket Wireless strives to live by its tagline Something to Smile About. In a crowded and competitive telecom industry, Cricket needed to break through the noise by driving brand awareness and discovery amongst its target segments.

Strategy and Execution

Cricket Wireless developed a social media content strategy to drive discovery through shareable social media content aligned with its Something to Smile About tagline. Over the course of eight months, Cricket launched a series of five highly shareable videos and supporting content across YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram that brought to life the brand's personality. The campaigns aligned with key time periods, #PhotoMombing for Mother's Day, The Unexpected John Cena Prank during the summer months, #LemonAid during back to school, A Christmas Miracle with Santa and the Salvation Army just after Thanksgiving, Alcatel VR Family Reunion in English and Spanish, just before the holidays and Live: The Tale of the Merrier Carrier during the last 24 hours to order online to get your gifts delivered.


The strategy resulted in over 95 million views, 2 million engagements, 1 million shares of videos across channels and lifts in brand awareness, favorability, interest, engagement and product interest. Cricket's work was recognized by YouTube on the Ads leaderboard for four months in a row, Adage on their Viral Video Chart and by numerous other online and broadcast media outlets.


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Entrant Company / Organization Name

Cricket Wireless


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