Calm’s hilarious CNN advert marketing campaign despatched the meditation app flying up App Retailer charts

Meditation app Calm’s good and hilarious advertising and marketing marketing campaign that noticed it sponsoring CNN’s protection of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election outcomes this week appears to have paid off for the enterprise. The app, which at the moment provides aware meditations, peaceable sounds and sleep tales, had flashed on display throughout CNN’s “Key Race Alert” protection, reminding customers of the necessity to chill out throughout this worrying time.

In line with information from third-party app retailer analytics and advertising and marketing corporations, Sensor Tower and App Annie, these CNN ads seem to have helped considerably enhance Calm’s downloads (as decided by the app’s chart rankings.)

On iPhone within the U.S., App Annie says Calm moved up 20 ranks from the day earlier than Election Day to succeed in No. 79 General throughout each apps and video games within the U.S. It additionally reached No. 1 within the U.S. Well being & Health class.

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In the meantime, Sensor Tower discovered that the app moved up once more on Nov. 4, climbing 51 spots to succeed in No. 68 among the many prime free iPhone apps on the U.S. App Retailer.

The agency notes that is the best the app has ranked since July 21, when it hit No. 60 — a bounce that was probably boosted by the discharge of the Harry Kinds’ Sleep Story. Whereas Calm did add one other new Sleep Story on Oct. 30, it didn’t seem to have an effect the way in which that Kinds’ Story had, Sensor Tower stated.

A spokesperson for Calm defined the corporate’s resolution to run the CNN advert marketing campaign was about associating its model with the anxiousness that its meditations and stress-free sounds assist to handle.

“We perceive the uncertainty of this election cycle generally is a supply of hysteria for many people, particularly because it coincides with an ongoing pandemic,” the spokesperson stated. “Our aim throughout CNN’s Key Race Alerts was to supply viewers a second of Calm, and a reminder to take a deep breath throughout a worrying night time,” they added.

The corporate declined to verify the third-party estimates, nevertheless.

General, the CNN advert marketing campaign labored for Calm as a result of it was nearly a troll on how pressured individuals have been this week as election outcomes poured in — and significantly by CNN’s “Key Race Alert” music that performs when there’s an necessary replace.

Merely put, most individuals discovered Calm’s advert humorous.


Along with operating advertisements on CNN, Calm launched a refreshed resource hub with free mindfulness instruments, together with Sleep Tales, meditations, music and different mindfulness content material forward of the elections.

And simply forward of Nov. 3, it partnered with mobile news organization NowThis to create a soothing livestream that ran on NowThis’ Fb and YouTube pages on Nov. 3 by Nov. 4.

Outdoors of its CNN sponsorship, Calm has been working to capitalize on elevated TV viewing across the election to realize consideration for its anxiety-reducing sources, as properly.

In line with information from iSpot.television, reported by AdAge, Calm’s app noticed 66 million whole impressions from Oct. 31 by Nov. 3, with 11 million on Election Day alone. And during the last 30 days, Calm noticed 241.7 million TV advert impressions, valued at $1.4 million.

Along with CNN, the corporate ran Election Day advertisements on MSNBC, E!, HGTV, IFC, Freeform, the Discovery Household Channel and the Discovery Life Channel, the report stated.

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