Case Study

Emaar builds global brand awareness with luxury apartment giveaway

Key results

The opportunity

Dubai property specialists Emaar () wanted to raise global brand awareness by capitalising on the conversation around the FIFA World Cup, an event that receives more than 115 billion Tweet impressions worldwide.

’s  campaign gave Twitter users the chance to win their dream luxury apartment in Dubai by taking part in a global competition to show off their passion for football.


The strategy

Before competition launch,  used a Promoted Poll and engaging content to build anticipation. The poll asked people to vote on the location of the prize apartment, while videos and images featuring World Cup legend Alessandro Del Piero helped to pique the interest of football fans.

Entrants subscribed to the competition by ReTweeting an  Promoted Tweet, giving them until the end of the World Cup to post a photo or video of themselves watching or playing football along with the  hashtag.

To crown the winner,  asked entrants to join a video announcement from Del Piero himself, leading to hundreds of positive comments from the Twitter community.

Build hype with exciting content 

By sharing a Promoted Poll and Carousels in the lead-up to the competition,  could build hype and generate buzz, ensuring a high level of engagement from the Twitter community when the competition was launched.

Increase awareness by boosting the conversation 

 built brand awareness and maximised visibility during the competition by encouraging audiences to ReTweet and share user-generated content featuring the  hashtag.

Maximize engagement with lead generation

During the campaign,  used a custom Lead Generation Card to re-target audiences already engaging with  content.

The success

 generated a lively conversation amongst Twitter users, with more than 91,000 mentions of  and over 5,000 competition entries. The campaign secured large-scale brand awareness with 40 million impressions, 8 million video views and 790,000 engagements.

was a trend-setting campaign that further strengthened Emaar’s brand value internationally. We drew on the football fever during the World Cup to engage people on Twitter, and it turned out to be a smart and efficient way of creating brand awareness at scale.

Ankit Kathuria - Emaar Digital Director

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