In order to add a digital element to Stylist‘s annual shoe special, I launched Shoe Fortnight, partnering with My-Wardrobe for a daily giveaway of a different pair of designer shoes over a two-week period.
The competitions were promoted via homepage coverage and sidebar widgets on Stylist.co.uk, Stylist and My-Wardrobe’s social media channels, and within Stylist magazine. In addition, I brought shoe blog Shoewawa (part of the Aigua Media group) on board to further promote the project.
Whilst the competition was the main focus of the activity, I also coordinated related content to sit around the competition pages in order to keep traffic moving around Stylist.co.uk. The most successful of these was the user-generated off-shoot competition Show Us Your Shoes. Stylist.co.uk readers, as well as Stylist’s Facebook fans and Twitter followers, were invited to send in pictures of the shoes they were wearing each day of Shoe Fortnight, which were built into an online gallery. Daily winners were chosen by the editor of Shoewawa, and an overall winner was awarded £500 to spend on shoes at Reiss.
Shoe Fortnight and the related content generated over 200,000 page views in the month of May. This was primarily driven by the competition pages, although Show Us Your Shoes generated significant conversation and interaction on social media.
News story on Shoe Fortnight in Stylist