The Heat took out the Best Use of Owned or Social Media gong at the Awards after a summer of significant growth and engagement across their social media channels.
The club’s strategy of producing high quality digital content leading into and during the 2018-19 WBBL and BBL seasons resulted in the Heat retaining the position of having the highest combined social media following of any Australian sports club across Instagram, Facebook, twitter and YouTube – a total community of 1,302,215.
The Heat saw a significant spike in Instagram followers over the summer and were the most interacted Australian sports club on the platform in January and February this year.
Brisbane Heat General Manager Andrew said the club’s social media strategy was driven by a purpose to entertain and inspire families and fans.
“Digital and social media has become such an important part of the Heat and our identity as a family-focused entertainment brand, so it’s extremely rewarding to be in this area.
“We have a very clear purpose of entertaining our fans and bringing families together. Whether it’s filming a net session through a camera on Chris Lynn’s head, or telling the story of a player’s journey from a country town to the Big Bash, the closer we can take fans into our inner-sanctum, the more passionate they will be.
“This strategy is reflective in the growth of our online audience, so the win is a great reward for our digital team, and also our male and female playing groups who have embraced our purpose as well.”
As well as the Digital Media category, the Heat were also shortlisted for the Best In-Game Activation Award, which was taken out by Toyota.
Now in its third year, the Sports Marketing Awards the clubs, teams and agencies delivering outstanding work in the field of Australian sports marketing, fan engagement, sponsorship and public relations.
An exciting internship opportunity is available for an aspiring videographer and content creator. Our Digital department is seeking an enthusiastic and innovative creative to assist in the delivery of campaigns and promotion of the Brisbane Heat. This position will be unpaid.
Click here for details or send your application to Nic.Laube@qldcricket.com.au by Wednesday 10 July.