case study

We Gave Rugby Fans a Voice

Rugby fans are so passionate about their team; they’ll stop at nothing to be a part of the action.

We created an engagement platform that gave fans the power to choose who deserved the most prestigious title awarded during Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2015.

Fans were encouraged to watch every match of RWC 2015 and vote for the player they felt deserved the MasterCard Man of the Match award.

How it Worked

Three players were nominated by the broadcasters based on their performance and we put them up for vote in the second half of each match.

Man of the Match vote boxes

We combined votes that were placed on our MasterCard Rugby World Cup voting platform, the RWC 2015 application (iOS & Andriod) and Twitter, and tallied in real-time.

Twitter card vote boxes

The player with the most votes based on our calculation was awarded the MasterCard Man of the Match trophy on the pitch at the end of every match.

Man of the Match winner posing with trophy
Twitter preview image



overall share of voice.

MasterCard was the most discussed sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2015.

Over 23k

votes cast by fans

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