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Massachusetts State Lottery Builds a 'State of Winning' in Latest Campaign

The promotion will run through the holidays and early 2020, with video production by ELEMENT Productions

Massachusetts State Lottery Builds a 'State of Winning' in Latest Campaign

The Massachusetts State Lottery has set out to show people first-hand what the money they’ve generated for their communities and towns actually looks like, in a new brand campaign created in partnership with ad agency Connelly Partners. The production company partner on all video content was ELEMENT Productions.

Tapping into MA resident’s immense state pride and championing a dual 'State of Winning' where both players and communities win, the campaign kicks off with a :90 promotion demonstrating the heft of a true $1 Billion.

During the early morning hours of October 28, a team of security guards and trucks pulled into Boston with pallets of $20, $50 and $100 bills totalling $1 Billion (don’t worry, it was mock money). A massive structure (40ft x 26ft x 8 ft tall) was built using the pallets of money, creating the shape and topography of the state of Massachusetts.

By the time commuters were bustling through Copley Square, they saw the final touches coming to life on the unexpected installation. Signage onsite shared information on how the $1 Billion is used across the state and in local communities.

The integrated campaign will run through the holidays and into 2020. It includes TV, Radio, OOH (billboards + train wraps), Paid Social and Digital, Digital Video, Influencer and Experiential elements.

Last year, the Massachusetts State Lottery generated $5.3 Billion dollars – $1 Billion of which went back to the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts. The other $4 Billion went to winning players and $300 million supported the local businesses that sell Lottery products.

But what do a billion dollars actually look like? To most of us, it’s an intangible amount, too far outside of our daily realities to comprehend. To the Massachusetts State Lottery, its money that was used to pay for things like school programs, public safety, snow removal, and important infrastructure needs.

This is the first time MSL has embarked on an overarching brand campaign and launched a new platform - 'State of Winning' - that will extend across all product lines, instead of individual campaigns.

Campaign content was captured during an experiential activation in downtown Boston/Copley Square, which was also a first for the brand.

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Client: Massachusetts State Lottery

Assistant Executive Director & Chief Marketing Officer: Ed Farley

Assistant Executive Director & PR/Communications Director: Christian Teja

Instant Games Product Manager: Lauren Luttrell

Monitor Games Product Manager: Owen Doherty

Draw Games Product Manager: Scott Kenyon

Juan DiPrado: Assistant Director of Social Media

Creative

Agency: Connelly Partners

Sr. Partner & Director of Strategy: Scott Madden

Brand Planner: Emily Bean

Group Creative Director & Copywriter: Sid Murlidhar

Creative Director: Carrisa Mak

Senior Production Manager: Mark Gardner

Group Account Director: Hillary Williams

Senior Brand Manager: Emma Roehlke

Brand Manager: Devon See

Group Media Director: Michelle Capasso

Media Supervisor: Chris Corrado

Media Planner: Kevin Haley

Production Company: ELEMENT

Director: Matt Luem