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Guinness Osagyefo Campaign earns Vizeum Ghana two Leaders Awards

The Guinness Osagyefo Campaign has earned Vizeum Ghana, together with the Dentsu Aegis Network Sub Saharan Africa Hub team and Guinness Ghana, two Leader Awards.

An African media first, the teams were awarded the Leader Awards in the Mobile Marketing and Social Media categories at the Assegai Integrated Marketing Awards that took place in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Why the Guinness Osagyefo Campaign was a success?

Ghana celebrated 60 years of independence in 2017. To celebrate this, Guinness created a limited-edition bottle, featuring iconic Ghanaian figures and landmarks. Guinness ran promotions to mark the celebration with free Wi-Fi, discounts and prizes. To drive footfall to these events, the team used geo-targeted Facebook ads – an African Media First. This was the first time that a beer brand in Africa has run a geo-targeted Facebook campaign.

Urban Ghanaians are very social online and in bars; but it can be difficult to coordinate plans with friends. The team saw an opportunity to help consumers to make the most of their evening by presenting Guinness experiences close to them, and sharing directions to the party.

The main objective was to drive Reach; allowing the team to spread awareness in proximity to bars which were running promotions and drive footfall leading to increased sales.

The Results:

  • 3 million people over 18 years old were reached.
  • Brand equity, spontaneous awareness and dynamism scores all increased during the campaign.
  • The uplift in sales during the promotion was 46% higher in bars that were geo-targeted with Facebook ads.
  • The campaign contributed to increase in sales of 103% YoY for April compared to 2016.

“Our media-first thinking approach to strategy implementation requires a greater understanding of media connections in a communication plan across the ecosystem that incorporates all media touchpoints and this contributed greatly to the success of the campaign” says Emmanuel Odoom, General Manager for Vizeum Ghana.

“As an iconic brand in Ghana, the Guinness team wanted to celebrate Ghana’s culture, heritage and history with the rest of the nation as part of the GH@60 celebrations.  Our special Osagyefo bottle was designed to recognise all the incredible individuals across the country who have demonstrated their Made of Black spirit over the last 60 years. We joined forces with the teams to find innovative ways to engage with consumers throughout the celebrations and it is great to have been recognised for the hard work by all of the team.” says Lebogang Babe, Marketing Manager for Guinness.

About the Assegai Awards?

The Assegai Awards, acknowledges and awards those whose Integrated Marketing campaigns deliver exceptional results. The Leader award is based on the final audited campaign scores based on the overall creative concepts, including; copy, graphics and production quality, marketing strategy and results. Leaders are the entries that could qualify in terms of their final audited scores for an Assegai award.

About Vizeum:

We are Vizeum. We dare to think differently. In a world where every click has the potential to lead to a purchase, we believe media has a central role to play in adding business value for our clients. We are a partner that is willing to push further, dig deeper into our client’s business and create innovative solutions to their challenges.

Through blending data, media and technology together we bring idea-driven solutions that transform media from a numbers game to a game changer. From analytics to answers.

That’s Vizeum. Accelerating business growth through media. This is our passion, our commitment to our clients and how we attract, train and retain our people.

We’re a global network with 82 locations in 57 markets with 3,400 people in our teams. We are powered by our unique Dentsu Aegis Network operating model, which provides seamless expertise in performance, data, social, creative and investment.

About Dentsu Aegis Network:

Part of Dentsu Inc., Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands – Carat, Dentsu, dentsu X, iProspect, Isobar, mcgarrybowen, Merkle, MKTG, Posterscope and Vizeum and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. Offering a distinctive and innovative range of products and services, Dentsu Aegis Network is headquartered in London and operates in 145 countries worldwide with more than 40,000 dedicated specialists.

Credit: Guinness Ghana