The July 4th holiday, also known as Independence Day, is one of the most popular holidays in the U.S. It is a time when family and friends come together to celebrate with BBQs, picnics, fireworks and patriotic decorations to honor the country’s official anniversary of U.S. independence. But with COVID-19, have these time-honored traditions changed?
ENGINE TAKES HOME THREE CLIO ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS
It was a winning night as ENGINE took home three 2019 Clio Entertainment Awards, including a GOLD, for its work on HBO’s “The Sopranos – Nicknames” campaign! ENGINE’s Chief Creative Officer Will Gelner and Creative Director Ashley Tyra picked up the awards at a ceremony held on November 21st at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA. The awards celebrate and recognize creativity in the entertainment business.
ENGINE won in the following categories:
•Television/Streaming: Digital/Mobile & Social Media Technique (Copywriting) GOLD
•Television/Streaming: Innovation (Television/Streaming) BRONZE
•Television/Streaming: Social Media (Single Platform) with HBO BRONZE
Click here to read more about the wins on the 2019 Clio Entertainment Awards website.
Watch the case study video here.
About the Campaign
The campaign honored the 20th anniversary of The Sopranos by having HBO’s official Twitter handle offer Soprano-inspired nicknames to anyone who tweeted them their first name. The response was immediate. Television networks, brands, and celebrities alike wanted in on a Sopranos nickname, including ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Wendy’s, Olive Garden, GIPHY, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Macaulay Culkin, and Laura Dern. In total, it garnered over 3 million impressions!
ENGINE INSIGHTS SURVEY REVEALS MAJORITY OF AMERICANS AGREE WITH THE RECENT SUPREME COURT RULING PROTECTING LGBTQ RIGHTS
The ENGINE Insights team conducted a survey to discover what Americans think about the ruling and whether Pride Month should be celebrated alongside the Black Lives Matter Movement. In addition, an earlier survey asked Americans about their thoughts on how the LGBTQ+ community is represented in the media and which individuals are an inspiration in advocating for equality.
Cassandra, ENGINE’s youth and culture experts, have leveraged their knowledge of these generations to take the long view into how COVID-19 will impact Gen Zs and Millennials, their values, their behaviors, and even how culture moves forward and evolves with its bi-weekly report, “Life Interrupted.”