KidGlov Advertising Agency Receives Nebraska Tourism Award for Outstanding Marketing Campaign from 2021 National High School Finals Rodeo
KidGlov, a marketing and advertising agency with offices in Lincoln and Omaha NE, received a Nebraska Tourism Award in the Outstanding Marketing Campaign category for its work with Lancaster Event Center Fairgrounds (LECF) and the 2021 National High School Finals Rodeo ( NHSFR). The event is the world’s largest rodeo by competitor, with 1,500 high school rodeo athletes from 41 states and three countries competing in 13 rodeo specialties and two shooting competitions.
LECF was selected by the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) to host the event, which has rotated over the past nine years between the Wyoming communities of Gillette and Rock Springs; making Lincoln the third location to host the event in recent years.
Amy Dickerson, general manager of LECF, told the Lincoln Journal Star that the event sold a record number of event wristbands and individual rodeo tickets, the success of which she attributed in large part to KidGlov’s marketing campaign. . The event was such a success that the rodeo itself received a Nebraska Tourism Award in the Outstanding Event category.
KidGlov’s strategy to market rodeo began with conducting extensive research on high school rodeo events, including interviews with event organizers, competitors, and fans. The result was a multi-faceted marketing campaign designed to help the LECF increase rodeo attendance by competitors’ families and fans, capture the attention of local/regional rodeo enthusiasts, and highlight opportunities for spectators to watch, shop and eat during the event. The rodeo was expected to generate a minimum of $16 million for Lincoln’s economy.
The campaign included national print and digital advertisements aimed at NHSRA members and rodeo fans, as well as local advertisements via television, newspapers, Spanish and English radio stations, outdoor billboards and advertisements digital and printed. The social media strategy included paid and organic posts, ticket giveaways and a series of posts created by KidGlov for the NHSRA’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels.
Additionally, KidGlov developed public relations strategies that included press releases and pitching stories to national and local audiences. The agency also developed targeted emails to help inform the public about the NHSRA and tourism organizations, while street banners in downtown Lincoln welcomed attendees and offered sponsorship opportunities to local businesses. . Finally, KidGlov created a website landing page for the Rodeo, designed to share key information, find sponsors, and serve as a resource for vendors, volunteers, ticket sales, supply sales, and registrations at the camp site.
“The World’s Largest Rodeo has proven to be a monumental victory for the LECF, the community and the state,” said Lyn Wineman, President of KidGlov. “Given the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and a windstorm that hit the LECF the previous week, we felt the results of the campaign and the event were particularly gratifying.”
In addition to a record 2,800 event wristbands and 19,066 rodeo tickets sold, KidGlov’s campaign generated more than 23 million trackable earned and paid media impressions, while digital and social impressions reached more than 12.5 million. The event’s homepage, which reached 111,412 page views, sold out every campsite, for a total of 1,369 bookings.
The Journal Star’s post-event coverage said the rodeo generated approximately $1.3 million in revenue from ticket sales, booth rentals, camping fees, food and beverage sales and sponsorships.
KidGlov’s most recent award caps an impressive year for the agency, which saw the company scoop 18 awards at the 2021 AMA Omaha Pinnacle Awards, in addition to being named Agency of the Year and winning the Best in Show. Additionally, KidGlov walked away with 15 honors at this year’s AMA Lincoln Prism Awards and the coveted designation of Corporate Marketer of the Year.
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KidGlov is a full-service marketing, branding, and advertising agency that focuses on partnerships within these industries: community health, finance, healthcare, nonprofits, and goal-oriented businesses. . From their offices in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska, they work with regional and national change brands across industries who believe in the power of branding to drive success. KidGlov offers branding, logo and website design, content marketing, digital marketing, integrated marketing campaigns, strategic research, and more. To learn how the KidGlov team can help you solve big problems and make positive change, visit KidGlov.com, [email protected] or call 402-483-9922.
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