When COVID brought the fitness world to a halt, Planet Fitness kept moving. Within two days of masking up and closing down, we launched Home Work-ins: a series of trainer-led live workouts streamed straight to our members' living rooms. With help from the PF staff, and the occasional celebrity, we kept our members moving and motivated throughout the pandemic.
In fact, by the end of the campaign, we increased Planet Fitness' social following by half a million, received 5 billion+ earned media impressions, and had nearly $600k new app downloads.
The campaign was a hit. The press even carried over to the grand opening of Hart House's second location with lines of hungry people stretching for blocks.
Shorty Social Good Award for Best in Fitness & Wellness
DIGIDAY Award for Best Live Moment
ANA Echo Silver Award in Health, Wellness & Pharma
Clio Award Short List for Creative Effectiveness in Health & Wellness
DIGIDAY Award Finalist for Best Campaign Pivot
DIGIDAY Award Finalist for Most Effective/Measurable Campaign
DIGIDAY Award Finalist for Most Original Use of Social
DIGIDAY Award Finalist for Best Use of Real-Time Streaming Video
PR Week Award Finalist for Best Consumer Launch
SABRE Award Finalist for Best Consumer Marketing (New Product)
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