Wema Bank drives innovation through 945 Game Show streamed Live on Facebook.

2016 is undoubtedly the year of video. Facebook recently announced they will now be ‘video-first’ after successfully innovating as mobile-first. The company launched Facebook Live earlier this year providing users the ability to live stream from any device. While most in Nigeria have been slow to adopt this, one unlikely brand is thinking far ahead.

Wema Bank recently put a stamp on Nigerian digital history by being the first brand to adopt Facebook Live in Nigeria. While it’s great to see brands who are continuously thinking about innovation, what’s even more exciting is that they didn’t just stream live but rather went all out and launched a game show, possibly making them the first to do this in the world.

The 945 game show powered by Wema Bank is an exciting and innovative idea created to drive awareness for the bank’s USSD offering *945#. For the last 23 days, the bank has giving away 90, 40 and 50 thousand naira consecutively to three lucky winners who used *945# the previous day.

When asked about the campaign, David Ole, Planning and Insight Director at Sponge; the Digital Marketing agency behind this said, “When we saw the level of clutter in the advertising space, we knew we had to think about this differently. We designed a plan that included the usual digital advertising channels, innovated through heavy use of programmatic advertising to identify key audiences and added the icing on the cake – Facebook Live! Live streaming is here to stay and I’m happy the bank is very excited about embracing innovation. I’m also excited about the other things they have in store”.

The grand finale of the 945 game show will be streamed live on the Wema Bank Facebook page on August 6th (tonight) at 9.45pm. You can be one of the lucky winners of 90, 40 or 50 thousand naira. All you have to do is dial *945# and follow the steps to open an account. If you already have *945#, just transfer money, buy airtime or pay your bills to qualify.

You can also catch up on previous episodes of The 945 Game Show on the Wema Bank Facebook page now. Visit www.facebook.com/wemabankplc and don’t forget to tune in at 9.45pm today.


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