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A fantastic new Facebook Live for Sky Bingo

December 2017

We’ve created, produced and managed another Facebook Live – this time for Sky Bingo – with amazing results outperforming all set KPI’s.

During the two 40min live streams, Facebook Live viewers saw presenter Amy Nickell in a room full of gem shaped balloons, and were able to comment as the action took place. As the game progressed the balloons were popped each revealing the prize that the contestant had won - reflecting the popular Sky Bingo Prize Burst game in a live action format for the first time.

Designed to convey Sky Bingo’s ‘Expect Excitement’ brand proposition, all aspects of the activity were produced inhouse by bigdog including branded graphics which were overlaid on screen during the broadcast to encourage engagement from viewers, as well as to reveal the winners.

Just shy of £10k worth of prizes were up for grabs, via two live streams at 4pm and again at 8pm.

As well as the giveaway itself, bigdog created and executed a multi-tactic campaign to drive reach in the run-up to the event, ranging from scheduled posts allowing for advance subscription, through to email blasts, app notifications and more. The Facebook Live giveaway activity aimed to support the Free to Play game, “Prize Burst”, which bigdog developed and launched in November.

The Facebook Live exceeded expectations across all of our KPIs, bringing in more reach, video views and comments than we’d predicted. Success was undoubtedly due to the pre-Live promotional strategy, combined with a fast-paced, disruptive idea that really brought Prize Burst to life in the newsfeed.


Michelle Keenan, Social Media Executive (Gaming) at Sky Betting & Gaming, said: “Although it only launched last month the Prize Burst game is already proving popular, and when we were looking at ways to promote it, Facebook Live was an obvious choice. bigdog’s idea to create a live action version of the existing creative is sure to engage our viewers”

Joe Stevens, Social Media Manager at bigdog, adds: “Facebook Live is a brilliant platform, especially for gaming brands like Sky Gaming & Betting, as we saw from the success of our previous Sky Vegas #WinningFeeling activity. We were able to apply lots of learnings from that to benefit Sky Bingo this time around. By looking at everything from optimising studio time to the importance of fast-paced, yet simple mechanics, we’ve been able to create something we knew would hit the brief and exceed viewers expectations.”

Check the Live out here.

And if you want to learn more about how Live Social could take your brand somewhere exciting, get in touch here.

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