SOURCE: New Belgium Brewing

New Belgium Brewing

April 27, 2011 08:05 ET

New Belgium Brewing and Outside Magazine Wrap Up "Mighty" Successful Facebook Campaign

$10,000 Raised for Humane Society of Larimer County and Assistance Dog of the West

FORT COLLINS, CO--(Marketwire - Apr 27, 2011) - New Belgium Brewing and Outside magazine today announced the results of its tremendously successful Mighty Arrow campaign focused on doggie love. In addition to raising $10,000 for local canine-related non-profit organizations, the social media partnership raised the bar for future Facebook campaigns. The collaboration was in honor of Mighty Arrow, New Belgium's spring seasonal named after Arrow, New Belgium CEO Kim Jordan's collie who "ran the brewery" for years.

This progressive Facebook partnership between a media outlet and an organization offered a unique social media experience for friends, fans and followers of the brewery and magazine. During the campaign, people were asked to submit favorite videos and pictures of their furry pals and weekly winners received either recycled Frisbees, dog collars made from recycled tire tubes or a year subscription to Outside magazine.

New Belgium and Outside magazine donated one dollar for each picture and video uploaded -- and the numbers illustrate the level of engagement by their collaborative fan bases. Some exciting figures from the campaign include:

-- More than 10,000 images were shared by dog lovers on the Facebook page
-- Visitors spent an average of 5:30 on the application
-- On average, people viewed 22 pages in the dog gallery per visit, compared to the industry average of 5 page views

The $10,000 raised will be split equally among the Humane Society of Larimer County in Ft. Collins, CO, where New Belgium is based, and Assistance Dog of the West in Outside magazine's hometown of Santa Fe, NM.

"We're delighted with the success of our recent Mighty Arrow campaign focused on content, collaboration and engagement," said Bryan Simpson, New Belgium spokesperson. "We had fun connecting with dog lovers across the country and, more importantly, we have collectively put money into programs to care for animals in need. Many thanks to all who participated."

About New Belgium Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing Company, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, began operations in a tiny Fort Collins basement in 1991. Today, the third largest craft brewer in the U.S., New Belgium produces seven year-round beers; Fat Tire Amber Ale, Sunshine Wheat, Blue Paddle Pilsner, 1554 Black Ale, Abbey, Mothership Wit and Trippel, as well as a host of seasonal releases. In addition to producing world-class beers, New Belgium takes pride in being a responsible corporate role model with progressive programs such as employee ownership, open book management and a commitment to environmental stewardship. For more information, visit www.newbelgium.com.

About Outside Magazine
Outside is America's leading active lifestyle magazine with 2.5 million readers every month. For more than 30 years, the magazine's mission has been to inspire active participation through award-winning coverage of travel, sports, adventure, health & fitness, gear & apparel, personalities, the environment, and the style & culture of the world Outside. Along with receiving many other accolades, Outside is the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence. Visit the magazine online at www.outsideonline.com.

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