How communities of young advocates are helping brands explode (case study)

They say “teenage girls” rule the internet, you can debate that while liking cute kittens and meaningless emojis ☺ We do know the young and connected tip trends today faster than ever.

Our new product — Yink is built on this premise. A smartphone app that helps find influencers, engage them in crowdsourcing communities and instantly reward them via their phones. Its pretty cool. Adidas signed up in week 1 ☺

We all know how Facebook was originally only open to Havard students, then college students in Canada and US, and how in a decade that is a $200 billion+ company. Snapchat took off after it hit the ranks of high school.

For the last 3 years, we’ve seen the power of youth communities to drive brands across categories through Youth:ink — the youth marketing agency wing of our previous start-up — Letsintern.

Here is a case study of how Viber leveraged our services to engage massive youth communities during their India launch phase .

10,000 ambassadors, | 100,000+ app downloads | > 1 million conversations on the app.

The Community

10,000 GoodVibes Messengers was built from over 50,000 applications in 10 target cities. The Messengers were smartphone users from ages 18–25. They had a strong personal network of over 700 people and were highly active on social media.

How We Did It

We designed an exclusive project management tool through which the word of mouth campaign was executed. Tasks were carried out over the microsite. Messengers submitted reports via screenshots and were scored accordingly. They could redeem rewards based on their scores. (Genesis of Yink, our new app!)

In the community, we ran various contests on social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) to creat buzz.


Through 10,000 active interns, we drove over 100,000+ downloads of Viber. Over 1 million conversations happened on the app in a span of 3 months. Plus, hundreds of genuine user postings with images or user created content professing love for the brand!

Projects and results like these inspired us to build Yink — we truly believe in the power of engaged youth communities to not only build awareness, but genuine value for brands.

If you are a brand, and would like to know more: email rish @ yinkapp (.) com

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