How Activision Reached Over 2M Subscribers on YouTube

October 2014

Gaming is one of the most engaging content categories on YouTube. On average, 18- to 34-year-olds spend more time per view in gaming than in any other content segment. And Activision, the video game publisher behind Call of Duty, Destiny and Skylanders, knows the ropes. The brand has nabbed a monthly average of more than 1B active users, 2M subscribers and 500M video views on its YouTube channel, making it the #1 game franchise on YouTube. Its secret? Engaging content, accurate performance tracking and an established YouTube influencer program.

Goals

Make YouTube central to marketing plans to leverage the growing video game audience

Approach

Produced engaging content that it presented on its YouTube channel

Partnered with YouTube influencers for content production and promotion

Tracked and optimized the connection between a view and a sale

Results

#1 game franchise on YouTube

Over 2M subscribers to its YouTube channel

500M video views of Activision content

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