It is that time of year again where March Madness is in full effect. What better way to celebrate March Madness than by getting COSI involved? Previously, COSI’s Up All Night, #CocktailsAtCOSI, was all about adult fun, science activities, and of course some alcohol. This time around, COSI is putting a twist on their Up All Night event with the help of March Madness.
#MakeBasketballNerdy is a campaign that will take place on Twitter and Pinterest. The “madness” behind it all is sharing science related basketball memes, pictures, and videos, like the example on the left. Audience members can create and share these images through Twitter that use #MakeBasketballNerdy. COSI will retweet the best submissions and feature them at their March Madness Up All Night event. These submissions will also be on a Pinterest board so they can be referred back to for years to come.
We think this will be successful because it encourages conversation on Twitter. Twitter is also very easy to share posts with others. The campaign encourages the tweeting of user-generated content with a scientific twist and it connects scientific basketball fans who may enjoy the metrics of the game. This ties into COSI’s after dark because the campaign will run leading up to the National Championship on April 4th. COSI will do a showing of the National Championship and have a live feed of the top user-generated content. What better way to get your nerd on than in basketball? If Doc Brown can go for 3, so can you!