No matter how you slice it this is pretty impressive. Ford in conjunction with Instagram, and Facebook have created the first Instagram based campaign.
Created by Blue Hive, the campaign centered around image challenges used to highlight new features of the Ford Fiesta for the European launch. Participants simply used the hash tag Fiestagram, and cross posted to Twitter and Facebook to enter the contest. To extend the campaigns reach, Ford displayed the images in all three social networks as well as physical galleries, and on digital billboards that displayed images in real-time as they were uploaded to Instagram.
Images that were judged to be particularly impressive or made it to Instagram’s “Popular” page received weekly prizes from Ford, with the final prize being a 2012 Ford Fiesta. Watch the video and pay close attention to the numbers. For a low cost campaign, this developed serious buzz and page linger times, with the average viewer spending almost 3 and a half minutes within the microsite on each visit.