Each weekly submission challenges fans to pick a roster of players from across the league, while remaining under a set “salary cap”. A sponsor-themed multiplier (RAM) is also applied to three players selected by the contestant, and those players earn double points. A leaderboard and real-time stats allow contestants to track their performance, while groups and badges drive deeper social engagement. Content generate by the pool – winners, etc. – are integrated into live broadcast spots during hockey telecasts, providing greater exposure and increasing participation. Additional features were custom designed to amplify the RAM branding and messaging, and increase participation and engagement levels.
The Sportsnet Fantasy Hockey Pool presented by RAM was highly engaging and valuable to RAM as a stand-alone property that existed on the web. Exponential value was also generated through the deep integration opportunities it provided to bring RAM’s sponsorship of the program into Sportsnet broadcasts and website content.
The program was recognized with GOLD at the Muse Creative Awards in the Immersive and Experiential category.