Canada 150+ Recap
National engagement and promotion for the Canada 150+ Chasing Sunrise & MEC events
Get as many Canadians across the country outdoors and participating in a unified, coast-to-coast event.
Increase brand awareness for MEC and Chasing Sunrise.
Reach extended audiences via social reach, aligned content and video views.
Canadians from coast-to-coast with focuses on major cities for both Chasing Sunrise and MEC. These include Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Halifax and Edmonton
Good Times Outside – getting people of all ages to get outside, focused on the demographic of 19-35.
Let's Come Together – promoting coming together and unity through diversity and difference.
Respect – for each other and for nature.
Safety – getting everyone home safely
How MEC was integrated into Canada150+
We spend a lot of time up front, earning people's trust with no BS, no sales pitches, and no gimmicks. We only work with brands that fit seamlessly into the lifestyle and experience we are promoting, and let people know that. Because of that, they let their walls down and buy into the brands we work with. They look to us for how to live the experiences they want, which naturally leads them to look to us for brands and products that fit into those experiences, and make them better.
With Canada 150+, we integrated the MEC brand seamlessly into the event through a variety of ways:
- Social mentions
- Mentions in email communications
- Inclusion in branded videos
- Inclusion of MEC staff in all major cities
- MEC tattoos and products handed out to participants
- MEC apparel worn by event leads in Vancouver
- Shoutout to MEC in speeches in all cities
By Chasing Sunrise & MEC
(Notable) User-Generated Content
By The Numbers
St. John's: 50
Vancouver: 1,195 (64% of which had never been up Mt. Seymour)
554 Instagram posts on #chasingsunrise hashtag (July 1st)
98 dark social posts (Insta-stories)
84% of the #chasingsunrise media is geolocated
90.3% posted from Canada
Biggest demographic was aged 25-34
- 2,203 engagements + 4,218 video views
- Promo Video: 4,218 views, 735 likes, 46 comments
- Mountain top flag photo: 1,414 likes, 8 comments
Highlights & Quotes
Thanks for organizing everything. I’ll remember today forever. -@janellesaccucci
“Had an amazing time! I’ll be out again soon. Thanks for putting this together. It was unreal” -@danlamoureux
Thanks for organizing such an awesome event! Looking forward to coming out to more of these adventures” -@peopleplacesandyou
7 Facebook events created
4 videos shared (2 owned)
1 FB album created
- Reach: 20,121
- Video views: 6,637
- Engagement: 468 (376 reactions, 54 comments, 38 shares)
- Top Audience: Women 25-34
MEC Video (shared twice in one week)
- Reach: 12,152
- Video Views: 2,764
- Engagement: 267 (259 reactions, 8 comments)
- Reach: 13,454
- Video Views: 3,400
- Engagement: 204 (181 reactions, 9 comments, 14 shares)
TRADITIONAL Media Mentions
CBC – Hundreds watch Canada Day sunrise from Mount Seymour
West Ender – Chasing Sunrise Plans Epic Coast-To-Coast Canada Day Hike at Dawn
The Georgia Straight – Hundreds of Hikers Expected To "Chase Sunrise" This Canada Day at Mount Seymour
North Shore News – Over 800 Hikers Greet Canada Day Sunrise on North Vancouver's Mount Seymour
Distinct Canada 150+ emails sent: 4
Total emails sent: 13,375
Total opens: 8,961 (67% open rate)
Total clicks: 1,354 (10% click rate)
MEC mentioned in all email's sent driving over 350 people to the MEC site for gear or store locations.
Demographic of Signups
With one of MEC's main missions to get a broad range of people outside, the demographic of the sign-up is a point worth emphasizing.