In April 2017, the NBA and Coors announced a multi-year marketing partnership in Australia. This opportunity saw Coors engage Jaden Social to deliver and promote their first ever concept party.
A newly formed partnership with the NBA inspired Coors to host an event celebrating everything basketball and urban street culture.
In choosing their team, Coors drafted Jaden Social to book, plan and execute the event, as well as amplify the event digitally through a social media, digital PR and influencer campaign.
This was to be the first ever concept party in Australia for Coors, with the potential to become a staple event nationally.
The big idea
Beats. Basketball. Burgers. Beer. Need we say more?
Kicking off with an afternoon industry mixer, a 3 on 3 basketball tournament would see fashion, hospitality and music heavyweights battle it out for the championship title, accompanied by complimentary beers and burgers.
The Coors Block Party would then welcome the night with live music, fashion pop-ups, live art installations, food trucks and brand activation areas, blasted across social media channels by an exclusive guest list of influencers, brand representatives and winners of an online activation using the #coorsblockparty hashtag. (Click on the hashtag now to check out the content!)
Moore Park’s Max Watts and the adjacent Paddle Club were transformed into a basketball paradise featuring multiple decaled courts with stadium seating, Coors championship pennants and partner branding throughout the venue.
A pedestrian.tv activation received 5,000 entries for 500 double passes, with over 1,000 people passing through the doors on a wet Sydney evening.
Content from the event reached 1.5 million people through the combined audiences of Coors Australia, influencers and brand partners, with additional press coverage in some of Australia’s leading publications.
Some juicy stats
➜ Combined social reach of 1.5 million people over 24 hours
➜ 20,000 likes across content posted at the event
➜ Press coverage in The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Broadsheet, Urban List, Complex, Boss Hunting, Pedestrian and Nova Online
➜ 5,000 views and hundreds of uses of a custom Snapchat filter geo-locked to the event location
From the client
“…Jaden Social really helped bring it to life. We had our ideas but they really nailed it in the end. It started with the project management and then they built the digital strategy and the PR and influencers and really tied it all together.”
– Alex Bottomley // Molson Coors Australia