#BikeForHumanity is about taking a passionate, purposeful, and virtual bike ride in your neighborhood with Bill Walton and his friends to raise money for super important and immediate causes.

Within 24 Hours Of Using Gatsby:

B4H Case Study Summary Results

Reached 23,685 targeted Instagram users
9.6% engagement rate on micro-influencer posts
Cost was 3 hours and some extra t-shirts

Seeking A Way To Reach More Participants Without Spending Any Money

For their inaugural event, it was important that Bike For Humanity build authentic word-of-mouth on viral platforms like Instagram. Authenticity is especially key for tight-knit communities like bicyclists, so trying to reach them with ads and professional influencers wouldn't be nearly as effective or on-brand. Plus, as a charity event, every dollar spent acquiring a rider or donor meant a dollar that wasn't going to the victims of Covid-19.

Bike For Humanity needed a way to identify which of their existing riders have influence on Instagram, build closer relationships with them, and extend their reach to the followers of their riders.

This was probably the easiest and most effective influencer campaign I've ever run. We had a strategy call with Gatsby in the morning, our campaign was live that afternoon, influencers started posting by that evening.

Bike For Humanity integrated Gatsby into their registration form hosted by Events.com so that they could identify authentic micro-influencers the moment they signed up to ride.

Gatsby instagram field in events.com registration form for Bike For Humanity

Their influential registrants are the most authentic micro-influencers they could ask, their real riders. Now they just needed an easy way to reach those netowrks. So Bike For Humanity looked at their data from Gatsby and invited 54 of their riders to post on Instagram, offering them simply an extra free t-shirt:

Gatsby unlocked our influential riders, allowed us to reach their networks. Gatsby grew the success of our event. Highly recommend!

Results
  • 39% of the micro-influencers their invited, shared the next day! The goal was 10-20% given the small sample size, small incentive, and the event was less than a day away
  • 58% of those riders posted photos to their feed that will be discoverable for years to come
  • 76% of those riders shared Instagram stories
Furthermore
  • The 39% who shared on Instagram had a collective reach of 23,685 targeted people
  • The 19 posts had a 9.4% average engagement rate (3x the average for branded / influencer posts)
Specifically
  • 1,007 likes
  • 149 comments
  • 1,055 video views
  • Additionally: the 16 Instagram stories are estimated to have been viewed by about 2,100 people and generate another 63 comments
Cost
  • $200 in swag

Significant ROI

Bike For Humanity saw a significant ROI when factoring in the thousands of new targeted consumers they reached with just about $200 spent on swag, the time they saved with just 3 hours of work, and the increased brand affinity they generated with those micro-influencer donors.

Of the ~1,000 attendees, 23% opted to supply their Instagram username, 18% of those had above > 1,000 Instagram followers. 39% of the micro-influencers that they invited to collab, accepted the deal and posted about Bike For Humanity. These 21 micro-influencers had a collective reach of 23,685 targeted people, and their 19 posts saw a 9.4% engagement rate resulting in thousands of likes, comments, video views and impressions.

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