Best in Class

The award: campaigns that rocked the world

award winners had global influence, reaching people at the right time and place

The award recognizes campaigns that touched a nerve and hit a high note worldwide. The winners took on social issues, helped out in a crisis, and generally used the Twitter universe for good, proving that a Tweet can make the world a better place.

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Campaign: Dear Media

is a leader in the movement to empower women to define beauty on their own terms. To tackle the sexist remarks written about female athletes before and during one of the world’s largest sporting events, gave fans all over the world the opportunity to Tweet the offensive statements back to the original sources with the hashtag . It was a powerful, interactive, and quietly confrontational way to bring everyday sexism to light.

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Country: United States

How’d it go?
Dear Media resonated with an enormously influential Twitter audience allowing us to take back the beauty conversation in a powerful, public way from media sources that too often lack real accountability. The campaign inspired more than 40,000 user Tweets, turning into a globally trending hashtag that reached an audience of more than 321 million. It also gathered more than 1.2 billion earned media impressions. Finally, during the quarter in which the campaign was live, Dove was the only brand ranking in the top 30 hashtags surrounding globally. 

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Campaign: #DeliveringLiveKumamotoEarthquakeUpdates

After a series of devastating earthquakes in Kumamoto, Japan, , a mobile TV app, responded to the news instantly by changing a previously scheduled Promoted Trend to one that would direct people to their news channel and allow those in Kumamoto and around the world to exchange information in real time. Over the following two weeks, continued its crisis support by reporting on Tweets from disaster-affected citizens in Kumamoto. This effort spurred citizen journalism and gave residents a voice to tell their own stories.

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Country: Japan

How’d it go?
The app was launched only a few days before the earthquake. It saw more than 10 million downloads during its two-week campaign.The campaign inspired 2.5 million Tweets and gained more than 20,000 Twitter followers.

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Campaign: Day It Forward

With the campaign, flipped the “extra day for me” perception of Leap Day into “an extra 24 hours to do something nice.” The company partnered with celebrities and influencers known for their good works (we’re talking about you, and ) to promote the day, orchestrated surprise good deeds, and encouraged its customers to record their own acts of kindness.

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Country: United States

How’d it go?
generated 872 million earned impressions. (For reference, this exceeds the total broadcast viewership of the Academy Awards the day prior and surpasses the 2016 Super Bowl 50 TV audience). The custom Twitter emoji had more than 58,000 mentions, more than any automotive emoji to date, and was the fourth most popular Twitter trend in the US on Leap Day.