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Microsoft Windows: Playlist 7



The Windows marketing team wanted to build their fan base across social networks and to generate positive sentiment about Windows 7 among “transitioners” – students entering or graduating college who are likely to be in the market for a new computer.


  • Community Analysis revealed that transitioners over-indexed for downloading MP3s and listening to independent artists, so we collaborated with ReverbNation to develop a groundbreaking music-giveaway program sponsored by Windows, offering free song downloads from 1,000 up-and-coming artists
  • Each week we featured music samples from 50 artists and invited Windows fans to vote for their favorites; the seven most popular tracks were made available the following week as free downloads for anyone
  • Only fans connected with Windows could access unreleased music and influence next week’s releases


  • More than 1,000 artists drove their networks of fans to the program, accounting for the majority of traffic and outperforming a mandatory network ad buy
  • 84% of those who participated in the program were new fan connections for Windows
  • Our client received 42 million positive impressions covering this campaign

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