#VancouverIStay – viral campaign we created

vancouveristayIf you live in Vancouver you might have heard about the #VancouverIStay campaign where people are sharing on social media some of the many reasons they’re choosing to live in Vancouver.  Well, it actually started with me and two of my friends – and we pulled the whole thing off (from idea to trending locally on Twitter and our video on YouTube) in only about 24 hours!

Mary Sheridan from Vancouver Bits and Bites and Cassandra Anderton from Good Life Vancouver joined me to videotape Vancouverites sharing their reasons for staying in this awesome city we call home and we ended up having about a dozen different media outlets doing stories on it as well… TV segments, radio interviews, newspaper stories, and blog articles. It’s been quite the experience and the best part is that we’re helping to share some positivity about Vancity!


vancouver-i-staySpeaking of Vancity, the bank that goes by that name is doing a similar thing with #DontGiveUp where they’re asking people to make a 30 second video about living in Vancouver and share it on Twitter or Instagram (or upload it directly to their website). I entered it and ended up winning a $1000 Visa Gift Card!! They’re giving away one every week so if you’re a Vancouverite you should enter too. I still haven’t figured out what I’m going to buy with mine. 😀

And I might as well take this opportunity to say that if you belong to a company or organization that’s interested in working with the 3 of us to come up with fun, positive, inexpensive ideas like this to generate potentially viral interest for your business or non-profit, please contact me! We were able to pull this whole thing off in a really short amount of time and get a ton of positive exposure for it – and we might be able to do the same for you too! 🙂


Our interview on The Lynda Steele Show: [sc_embed_player fileurl=”http://www.joshrimer.com/radio/vancouveristay-cknw.mp3″]

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