Argentine Football Player Deletes All of His 92,000 Twitter Followers for Nike Ad Campaign

Argentine Football Player Deletes Twitter Followers for Nike CampaignWith it’s growth as an important social media platform, people have done crazy things to build up the number of their Twitter followers.

Individuals and companies have been even known to purchase huge blocks of fake Twitter followers to try to bolster their social media credibility. Other individuals have deleted part or all of their following to try to reconnect with the audience that truly matters to them.

On August 16, Argentine soccer star Burrito Martinez of the Boca Juniors, surprised everyone by announcing, “Hoy dej√© mis 92.112 seguidores para volvermelos a ganar jugando cada partido como el primer partido.”, which in English would read, “Today I erased my 92,112 followers with the idea of winning them back by playing every match as if it were my first.”

The bold move was part of a Nike ad campaign dubbed “Bautismo” (Baptism in English) in which the team were encouraged to play every game as if it was their first. Thanks to the publicity of his bold move, he immediately began to rebuild his Twitter following and has already attracted more than 45,000 followers in two weeks.

The campaign was created by BBDO Argentina.

[via The Denver Egotist]

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Nike Argentina Uses Seismographs to Measure Stadium-Shaking Football Fans

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The stadium of Argentine football team Boca Juniors, nicknamed ‘La Bombonera’ (Chocolate Box), is an especially intimidating place for other teams to play. Areas of the stadium are known for vibrating and even sway slightly when fans begin to cheer and jump together.

Nike Argentina was interested to see if the Boca Juniors’ fans could cause the same tremble at another stadium. Four seismographers were installed at Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario, home of the 2012 Copa Argentina Final, to measure the magnitude of the vibration that Boca fans might create.

During the game, readings of 6.4 and 6.2 on the Richter Scale were recorded after the 2 Boca goals. Boca went on to win 2-1, with the celebration registering an grandstand shaking 5.9.

The stunt was created by BBDO with production handled by Sake Argentina.

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