Twitter announced a partnership with leading television network ABS-CBN and McDonald’s through Twitter Amplify, a sponsorship package that allows the global foodservice retailer to extend its brand presence and reach targeted audiences following the UAAP Cheerdance Championship in the Philippines on October 3, 2015.
The first Twitter Amplify deal of its kind in the region, starting tomorrow ABS-CBN will tweet live content, including videos of the cheerleading action from the annual competition which McDonald’s @McDo_PH, will be running a series of Promoted Tweets against, supported by Twitter’s Auto Amplify. Apart from being at the live event, students from the eight competing universities cheering for their teams can watch the competition on television, follow #UAAPCDC2015 conversations on Twitter and tweet #McDoBonFries for a chance to win free fries for their school.
Twitter Amplify enables media organizations and brands to capture the excitement on television and distribute it to audiences across Twitter, far beyond their existing followers, even across the globe. Audiences can immediately relive that moment or experience it for the first time on their mobile phones while they engage in Twitter conversations.
“We are pleased to have ABS-CBN and McDonald’s come on board as our first Twitter Amplify partners in Southeast Asia, paving the way for development in the region,” says Marie Sornin, Head of International Development, Content Partnerships and Twitter Amplify. “This Twitter Amplify partnership in support of the cheerdance championship is an excellent opportunity to connect with the youth of Philippines through creative and premium video content.”
"We are excited to participate in this first of its kind digital execution in the region together with Twitter and McDonald’s,” affirms Dr. Donald L. Lim, Chief Digital Officer, ABS-CBN Corporation. “The UAAP Cheerdance Competition has always been the most talked and tweeted about event in Philippines collegiate sports, as both students and alumni tune in and rally for their alma mater on Twitter every year. We are proud to spearhead this joint innovation between the biggest players in the digital space as we all aim to create more meaningful engagements between our brands and our audiences."
“McDonald's is pleased to partner Twitter and ABS-CBN in a cross-platform campaign that allows students from competing universities to experience the annual cheerdance competition at the live event, on television and on Twitter. Students can show their support for their teams by tweeting a chance to win #McDoBonFries for their school. While the universities compete on ground, the adrenaline continues in the Twitterverse,” adds Margot Torres, Senior VP Marketing, McDonald's Philippines.