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6th Annual Shorty Industry Awards Finalist

Bravo’s Top Chef Home Edition

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Starcom

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Team members: Jamie Cutburth - SVP of Partnership Marketing, Bravo and Oxygen , Natalie Marzouka-Gould - Director of Partnership Marketing, Bravo, Danielle Levarek - Manager of Partnership Marketing, Bravo , Aimee Viles - SVP of Emerging Media, Bravo, Suejin Yang - VP of Digital Media, Bravo , Douglas Parker - Creative Director of Bravotv.com, Anna Tiamkin - Senior Program Manager of Digital Media, Bravo , Dave Kaplan - VP of Ad Sales Research, Bravo, Steve Bonner - SVP Brand Experience, Starcom , Jeff Wolfe - Director of Brand Content, Starcom , Amy Adams - VP of Digital Director, Starcom

About this entry

Top Chef Home Edition engages casual fans through entertaining, low barrier-to-entry activities within the “play” section while also giving more evolved foodies ways to improve their culinary skills via original and classic quick-fire challenges in the “cook” section. The “share” section taps into viewers innate behaviors of posting images of their food online. Here fans can upload food related imagery on their social channels and tag it with our proprietary hashtag #topchefhome. To provide an added level of user recognition, each week Top Chef Brooke Williamson selects her favorite user submissions and promotes them on her social media platforms. Additionally, TCHE is Bravo’s first responsively built site adapting to desktop, tablet and mobile platforms.

Starcom and Liquid Thread, which represent Kraft, wanted to partner with Bravo to create a unique Top Chef digital and social initiative to help elevate their new product, Kraft Recipe Makers, and bring the Top Chef experience into the homes of our viewers. Together we wanted to give Top Chef fans and passionate home cooks a credible, authentic way to experience the appreciation that they see Top Chef contestants receive during the judges table within the show. The solution: Top Chef Home Edition- a new digital and social extension of our signature culinary competition inspiring show fans and foodies from across the spectrum – from the passive to the passionate!

The case for why this entry should win a Shorty

Top Chef Home Edition provides Bravo’s passionate foodie fans with a uniquely interactive Top Chef experience. The online destination is not an extension of the show but instead a place for fans to further their culinary knowledge, via games and challenges, as well as tap into their instinctive online social behaviors. Additionally Bravo and Kraft successfully found a way to organically weave Kraft Recipe Makers into the digital experience in an effort to elevate brand favorability and purchase intent among our viewers. Top Chef Home Edition is a true benchmark of successful brand partnerships and an unparalleled digital experience for Top Chef Fans.

• Kraft Recipe Makers Brand Awareness (+33%), Kraft Recipe Makers Brand Favorability (+25%),
• About 50% respondents cited a heightened favorability of the brand resulting from its partnership with Top Chef Home Edition
• Kraft Recipe Makers received additional halo from its association with Top Chef Home Edition content, including greater brand interest (55%) and elevated purchase intent (50%).

Source: Research Now, Pre-wave: 9/30 - 10/3/13, Post-wave: 10/11 - 10/15/13

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