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Ozarka Spring Water Docu-series

Entered in Branded Content

About this entry

Increase brand affinity and recognition that Ozarka Spring Water is an authentic regional brand, sourced and sold in Texas.

Directly engage Texans.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

Showcase Ozarka Spring Water's authentic connection to Texas by highlighting uniquely local stories and behaviors – the kind of stories that only a member of the community would know.

Ozarka and Deep Focus partnered with NowThis to create a branded docu-series (5 episodes of ~2:00) that highlight stories that could only be found in Texas (just like Ozarka).

In each episode, the brand was integrated both thematically – through the reinforcement of authentic local experiences, and organically – through the natural consumption of Ozarka Spring Water.

For Ozarka, stories included:

•Snow's BBQ – Showcasing a Texas tradition of BBQ for breakfast

•Cumbia – Celebrating how Texans are evolving a traditional Columbian music and dance

•Boots – Profiling local bootmakers and the role that boots play in Texas culture

•Lake Fork – Spotlighting the home-lake for one of Texas's fishing champions

Each story was distributed via NowThis's owned social channels, geo-targeted to Texas.


We reached 54% of all Texas Facebook users, and blew past our benchmarks with an 81% average completion rate. Additionally, the content earned an engagement rate of 40% (engaged users/unique impressions).


Video for Ozarka Spring Water Docu-series

Produced by

Deep Focus, Regional Spring Waters


Entry Credits

About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitch,, and the rest of the social web.

The Shorty Social Good Awards will be held November 15, 2018 in New York City