How Mavrck Powered Reebok x Zumiez’s First Co-Collab & Drove Nearly 1 Million Impressions
Reebok is a world-renowned shoewear company that has long been the go-to brand for athletic, casual, and hybrid footwear. It’s well-known for its Club C 85 shoe, one of Reebok’s most popular, versatile models. Reebok partnered with Zumiez to elevate the latest Club C iterations for the 2022-23 holiday season, available on the Zumiez website as well as in retail stores.
Reebok needed a promotional strategy that would drive strong engagement and high click-through rates (CTR) for the Club C iterations on the Zumiez website — all while contributing to instore sales. It also wanted to create an opportunity to engage with Zumiez customers online in a fun, authentic way.
The brands mutually agreed that they wanted to target Gen Z shoppers who prioritized street style and individuality. With this in mind, Reebok and Zumiez were eager to run a creator campaign to promote Club C and showcase how this adaptable shoe fits into modern holiday styling.
This collaboration was extra exciting because it was the first influencer marketing campaign that Reebok and Zumiez partnered on together. Reebok was keen to test an influencer marketing strategy through this partnership while utilizing the Zumiez customer insights available to both teams. These insights were a key component in determining the ideal influencer for sourcing.
In the end, Reebok and Zumiez landed on the perfect influencer persona for this campaign: a creative, expressive Gen Zer who fearlessly makes their style their own with an innate ability to connect with followers. This matched well with Zumiez’s existing customer persona, which is notably ever-changing and wants to stand out.
Mavrck’s reputation as the best influencer marketing platform for enterprise brands made it the ideal partner for Reebok and Zumiez. The managed services team at Mavrck is committed to excellence, which led to a highly successful collaboration. Reebok was particularly impressed by the Services team’s attention to detail, proactive communication, professionalism, sourcing practices, and campaign management style.
“[The Mavrck Services team] made sure to learn the target consumer,” said Martha Peppes, Associate Marketing Manager at Reebok. “[They] cast a net to those in their network who fit this persona, and from there, helped us in securing the influencers that would lead this campaign.”
Reebok and Zumiez were thrilled with the influencer-generated content (IGC) that was a result of the thorough creative brief that they crafted with help from Mavrck’s expertise. The content empowered the brands to interact with their Gen Z audience while reaching their KPI goals surrounding engagement, web traffic, and click-through rates. Zumiez was also able to repurpose IGC on its owned social media channels, on website-based digital banners, and within instore signage placements.
Reebok and Zumiez activated 10 content creators on Instagram and TikTok who produced 60 unique pieces of content for the Club C holiday campaign. Their content — including Instagram posts, Instagram Stories, Instagram Reels, and TikTok videos — drove a collective 927.6K total impressions and 55.6K total engagements, resulting in a 6% average engagement rate.
The campaign also achieved a $0.12 cost per engagement (CPE), which beat the industry average of $0.13 CPE; additionally, the campaign’s cost per thousand impressions (CPM) was $7.36 — lower than the industry average of $17.12.
The campaign’s success supported the validity of influencer marketing as a tactic plus the return on investment for a program like this, teeing up future Reebok x Zumiez co-branded partnerships.
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