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Timberland x Raptors


  • Creative Development
  • Content Production
  • Analytics
  • Media


  • Toronto

Campaign exceeded all KPI’s and garnered:


Subscriber Base Growth


Return on Ad Spend


Return on a $7k Media Spend (2 Months)

Timberland x Raptors

Transforming Timberland’s
Canadian digital presence.

In 2019, Timberland approached us with two goals: to drive direct-to-consumer online sales, and keep their return on ad spend high.

We responded by launching a suite of Canada-specific social channels and a series of campaigns through 2019. The results? Let’s dig in.

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We knew that as part of a larger NBA partnership, Timberland was bringing a Raptors limited edition boot to market.

And with superstar Kawhi Leonard was joining the team, we also knew there would be a boosted appetite for this product, at both the consumer and wholesale level.

Knowing the boot would sell out quickly, we created a 3-phase launch approach with paid social and digital ads on Ticketmaster and The Score. The first set of ads encouraged people to sign up for a pre-sale opportunity, instantly growing Timberland’s subscriber base by 53%.

Phase 2 sent people to for direct purchase, where the entire stock sold out in a few hours. That triggered Phase 3: driving all digital media to, where additional pairs were available. This ensured fans weren’t being sent to a Sold Out page, and helped keep sales within Timberland’s network and away from resellers.

Sold out
in hours.

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The Raptors’ own Norm Powell helped us further amplify our efforts. To give fans another shot at our product, we offered up a signed Powell boot through Frenzy, a streetwear app powered by Shopify. The giveaway was held at Timberland’s Stackt Market Pop-Up Studio, and saw sneakerheads and basketball fans from across the city come together for a chance to win.

The campaign led to more than 11 Million impressions and a huge increase in site traffic.

Taking it to
the streets.

To make the most of it, we developed a targeted 2-week Holiday campaign that optimized Timberland’s global assets for the Canadian audience.

Precise interest and audience targeting, paired with a strategic remarketing campaign, led to an additional $79k in online sales directly attributed to campaign efforts, with a 158% return on ad spend.

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Over a 2-month period, our $7k media spend resulted in $41k is online sales, with 577% return on ad spend.

Since then, our return on ad spend for Timberland has increased to 700%, and we only see more room to learn, optimize, and grow.