AT&T and Essence Festival

In 2017 AT&T became an official sponsor of the Essence Festival, and wanted to ensure that their first activation experience at Essence was memorable and high impact. Targeting African American millennial women, AT&T secured Authentique to deliver segment relevant strategy on activation tactics and influencer/talent deployment.

• Deliver an activation that distinguishes AT&T from other sponsors • Determine programming that integrates opportunities for talent engagement • Integrate social and digital media throughout the activation

Solutions & Results
• Authentique curated a collection of target relevant talent and developed high engagement activation tactics that drove footprint traffic • Successfully managed fulfillment for top talent including Tracee Ellis Ross, Boris Kodjoe, and Holly Robinson Peete across 3 days of activation • Crafted copy for each influencer and celebrity deployed, including social media and live main stage moments at the Superdome

Achieved over 69 million in earned and paid social impressions
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