Top Rank: #CrawfordKhan
360 Marketing Campaign
With Top Rank Boxing’s first ever ESPN Pay-Per-View fight on the horizon, STN Digital was tasked with developing the 360 Marketing Campaign to take #CrawfordKhan to the next level
Define Top Rank as a premier brand in boxing
Introduce audiences to ESPN and Top Rank’s first PPV under the partnership
Drive awareness and purchases of Crawford V Khan
Exceed sales from previous PPV fights
Avid Boxing Fans - seeks to consume any and all information regarding the sport
Live Sport Events Enthusiasts - passionate about all things sports, including boxing
Spanish Audience - large cultural association with the Hispanic heritage and its role in the sport
“Crawford” fan - Urban-American fanbase with close ties to the Crawford ‘backstory’
“Khan” fan - for country and for sport, Khan fans pull from deep cultural, geographic + heritage roots
Create a custom marketing plan that speaks to the target audience + achieves Top Rank’s campaign goals
STN will develop a campaign narrative to appeal to the target audience and inform fans of the impending battle between the two fighters.
Once the narrative is locked in, STN will determine the campaign strategy which include the marketing plan, media partners and more.
In lock-step with Top Rank and media partners, STN will create a detailed media plan to align with the overall campaign strategy and client budget/timelines.
look + feel
STN will identify a variety of design trends that match the clients desired look as well as the fight narrative to start creative execution.
Upon approval of the look + feel, STN will create a series of graphics to promote the upcoming fight across all mediums.
30 days prior to fight night, creative will launch in a phased approach to generate awareness. Within the last 2 weeks before fight night, the media plan shifts to focus on PPV buys.
STN team will provide 24/7 coverage in NYC during fight week to cover all fighter appearances and fight night.
Following the completion of the campaign, STN will complete a detailed report to readout on campaign results.
lead up content
fight night content
Post-fight night, STN worked with media partners and vendors to collect campaign data and reporting across outlets and buys.
90+ TV spots running on prime inventory in the top 12 markets
Included top NBA playoff games on Turner, MLB, WWE, Champions League and English Premier League Soccer
Over 900+ radio spots on 40+ urban stations around the country
Inventory included spots in the top rated stations across the country including Power 105 and Hot 97 in NY and Power 106, KDAY, and KRRL (Big Boy’s new home) in LA
Such advertising strategically complimented ESPN’s marketing effort to extend the marketing effort outside of the Disney’s reach
Overall Instagram content on fight night outperformed internal benchmarks by over 120% looking at interaction rate
Led competitors in Interaction Rate, including the NFL during Draft Week and NBA during Playoffs
Drove 2x amount of impression volume (vs. #LomaCrolla fight on April 12, 2019)
Overall YouTube & Display media garnered 48% more clicks than planned goal
NYC postings garnered over 5MM weekly impressions
2 LA billboards received over 1.5MM weekly impressions
Customized content across major publications resulting in an average of 145% total delivery against goal
Bleacher Report’s Social Hype-Tape had 34%+ average higher views that average promoted Facebook Post
For even more information on this project, please reference the full case study here.