Air Canada Rewards Young Community Minded Supporters With First Professional Women’s Hockey League ‘Fan Flight’ Contest

The ‘Air Canada Fan Flight’ program, an online contest designed to put ice hockey fans right at the heart of the action, has been expanded to include the first ever Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) edition: giving young supporters a chance to cheer on their favourite teams in person at a game during the PHWL… Continue reading Air Canada Rewards Young Community Minded Supporters With First Professional Women’s Hockey League ‘Fan Flight’ Contest

Boston Pizza’s ‘Team Up For The Cup’ Calls For Canadian Unity In Stanley Cup Quest

On the eve of the Stanley Cup playoffs, Canadian based Boston Pizza is urging all Canadians to come together at the climax of the NHL season and cheer for Canadian success through an integrated campaign created with agency Camp Jefferson called ‘Team Up For The Cup’. Objective Of course, the brand and agency marketers obviously… Continue reading Boston Pizza’s ‘Team Up For The Cup’ Calls For Canadian Unity In Stanley Cup Quest

Canadian Charity Get REAL Releases ‘Rarest Rookie Hockey Card’ In Support Of NHL 2SLGBTQ+ Players

Non-profit The Get REAL Movement, a university focused organization committed to championing the 2SLGBTQ+, teamed up with agency VML Canada to leverage spiking hockey interest around the NHL playoffs with a multi-platform, collectible card led cause campaign raising awareness of the lack of representation in the league which spanned digital, social, NFTs and PR. Objective… Continue reading Canadian Charity Get REAL Releases ‘Rarest Rookie Hockey Card’ In Support Of NHL 2SLGBTQ+ Players

BetMGM Leverages Vegas Big Game Via Brady & Gretzky Led ‘For Everyone’ Campaign

BetMGM unveiled a three-part teaser campaign ahead of the Big Game debut of its flagship TV commercial starring NFL all-time-great Tom Brady and hockey legend Wayne Gretzky alongside comic actor Vince Vaughn. The idea is that BetMGM, one of seven official NFL sports betting partners alongside the likes of Fox Bet, FanDuel, DraftKings and Caesars,… Continue reading BetMGM Leverages Vegas Big Game Via Brady & Gretzky Led ‘For Everyone’ Campaign

Boston Pizza Canada Temporarily Becomes ‘Auston Pizza’ To Troll Rival Boston Bruins Following Maple Leafs Win

Restaurant chain Boston Pizza – which oddly has no connection to its namesake city, but is a Canadian company – leveraged the NHL Playoffs through a Toronto Maple Leafs supporting campaign called ‘BP Fanalytics’ which purports to adopt advanced sports analytics techniques to create the ultimate Playoffs viewing experience and an evolving Playoffs menu  … Continue reading Boston Pizza Canada Temporarily Becomes ‘Auston Pizza’ To Troll Rival Boston Bruins Following Maple Leafs Win

Lidl Leverages Finland National Ice Hockey Team Sponsorship Prior To World Champs Via ‘Those Who Support Us’ Spot

As Spring warmth arrives and before all the ice melts, May will see the puck drop on the International Ice Hockey Federation’s ‘2023 Ice Hockey World Championships’ and to build buzz and support ahead of the tournament main Finnish hockey sponsor Lidl activated its partnership through a fan-focused ‘For Those Who Support Us’ campaign based… Continue reading Lidl Leverages Finland National Ice Hockey Team Sponsorship Prior To World Champs Via ‘Those Who Support Us’ Spot

Boston Bruins Hype Historic Season & NHL Playoffs Via ‘Its Time’ Campaign

The Boston Bruins celebrated the start of the 2022/23 NHL Playoffs with a hype campaign called ‘It’s Time’ conceived by independent creative agency GYK Antler and Big Brick Productions.   The campaign, which aims to ‘pump up the excitement for Spring hockey on Causeway Street’, was led by a 60-second television commercial ‘It’s Time’, the… Continue reading Boston Bruins Hype Historic Season & NHL Playoffs Via ‘Its Time’ Campaign

Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Leverage NHL Tie-Up By Turning Ad Breaks Into ‘GR-R-REAT TR-R-RIVIA’ Games

Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, the official breakfast cereal of the NHL, and brand mascot Tony the Tiger challenged Canadian hockey fans beyond the ice during game commercial breaks with ‘GR-R-REAT TR-R-RIVIA’ games.   To add fun and excitement to the commercial breaks during NHL game broadcasts, Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes teamed up with Rogers owned broadcaster Sportsnet… Continue reading Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Leverage NHL Tie-Up By Turning Ad Breaks Into ‘GR-R-REAT TR-R-RIVIA’ Games

Scotiabank’s Inclusive ‘The Hockey Jersey’ Book Inspires Young Players From All Backgrounds

Scotiabank launched a new ice hockey campaign in January – running under its #HockeyForAll platform – built around a new children’s book called ‘The Hockey Jersey’ which seeks to help close the sport’s diversity gap and help all kids see themselves both on the ice and on the page.   A long-time hockey supporter, the financial brand’s campaign… Continue reading Scotiabank’s Inclusive ‘The Hockey Jersey’ Book Inspires Young Players From All Backgrounds

League & Sponsor Launch ‘The Pepsi Zero Sugar NHL Goalie Challenge’ Weekly Pick ‘Em Game

The New Year saw the National Hockey League (NHL) team up with official partner Pepsi for a free-to-play weekly pick ‘em game called ‘The Pepsi Zero Sugar NHL Goalie Challenge’ hubbed on a bespoke website.   The game’s digital home, which is refreshed in real-time, features all NHL starting goalies for the games each Tuesday as well as their relevant… Continue reading League & Sponsor Launch ‘The Pepsi Zero Sugar NHL Goalie Challenge’ Weekly Pick ‘Em Game

Bruins McAvoy Fronts NHL Partner MassMutual ‘On & Off The Ice’ Ad For 2023 Winter Classic

National Hockey League (NHL) partner MassMutual activated its tie-up during the 2023 NHL Winter Classic through a campaign called ‘On And Off The Ice’ starring Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy and his father.   The campaign, which was created in collaboration with full service agency Giant Spoon, aimed to drive contextual relevance in the company’s… Continue reading Bruins McAvoy Fronts NHL Partner MassMutual ‘On & Off The Ice’ Ad For 2023 Winter Classic