Leading Influencer Marketing Agency Viral Nation Earns Four AVA Digital Awards – Innovative Wins for PUBG Mobile, ViewSonic and Baidu
Multi-Platform Campaigns Featured Key Influencers and Engaging Experiences – Viral Nation Leverages Instagram, YouTube and other Channels
Viral Nation, one of North America’s fastest growing influencer marketing agencies, announced that it received four prestigious AVA Digital Awards for campaigns with ViewSonic, PUBG Mobile and Baidu’s FaceMoji. The awards recognize outstanding achievement by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of media that is part of the evolution of digital communication. Work ranges from audio and video productions — to websites and social media sites that present interactive components such as video, animation, blogs and podcasts — to other forms of user-generated digital communication.
Viral Nation’s AVA Digital Award wins included three Platinum wins and one Gold honor:
- ViewSonic Holiday Campaign – 2019 Platinum Winner, Digital Marketing Campaign
- PUBG Mobile Launch – 2019 Platinum Winner, Viral Marketing
- FaceMoji Christmas – 2019 Platinum Winner, Social Campaign
- PUBG Mobile Halloweek – 2019 Gold Winner, Interactive Brand Experience
Viral Nation promoted four new products for leading visual solutions provider ViewSonic. The campaign centered on YouTube and Instagram and featured a combination of macro and micro-influencers who developed unique content over two months. The content drove views and engagement among the followers for ViewSonic’s new products, and also resulted in them temporarily selling out of their gaming monitor on Amazon.
The PUBG Mobile launch was a multi-platform campaign to promote the wildly popular battle-royale game’s mobile version in the North American market. The viral marketing campaign exceeded expectations, resulting in 78.8 million total impressions and growing PUBG Mobile’s social followings organically with 35,000+ followers on Instagram and 90,000+ on YouTube in just 30 days. The PUBG Mobile Halloweek campaign was an experiential event produced by Viral Nation to generate interest in the mobile game’s latest update. The event featured life-sized versions of the iconic PUBG Mobile supply crate and the PUBG Mobile pumpkin car in Times Square. Participants competed in a Halloweek Screaming Challenge for prizes and several key influencers attended and promoted the event via their social networks. The experience drew in over 1000 participants and more than 460,000 social media impressions in less than a day.
The winning social campaign for Baidu’s FaceMoji keyboard drove global brand awareness and downloads before the holidays. Viral Nation activated six macro-influencers from around the world to sing “Deck the Halls” in their respective languages and styles. The influencers also showed fans how to send their song creation to friends via the FaceMoji app. The campaign produced 16 million views and 39.7 million clicks to download the app.
“We are pioneers in influencer-based viral marketing, and understand how to build strategic campaigns that drive brand engagement & ROI,” said Joe Gagliese, Viral Nation’s co-founder and managing partner. “We not only work with some of the largest brands in the world on their influencer campaigns, we also build creative and strategic plans for the social landscape as a whole. We use Instagram, YouTube and other channels as well as in-person experiences for strategic campaigns that garner impactful results. Congrats to our team on their amazing work with the ViewSonic, PUBG Mobile and Baidu’s FaceMoji campaigns.”
The AVA Digital Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The international organization consists of several thousand production, marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, and freelance professionals. Winners were selected from over 200 categories in Audio, Video, and Web-based production.