American Express and Delta Airlines, with help from BoomBox Inc., have teamed to launch #GoTo, an Instagram-based social media game which aims to tout the airline’s New York and Seattle hubs… and do some social good. The campaign embodies gamification and aims to raise money for the non-profit Junior Achievement.
American Express will donate $50,000 to Junior Achievement but how that money is split between New York and Seattle will be determined by the game. Users post photos to Instagram and tag the either #GoToSEA for Seattle or #GoToNYC for New York.
Photos are categorized (sights, bites and activities) on the GoToSEAorNYC website and then people are able to vote. Site visitors are presented with two pictures–one from each city in one of the three categories. People then choose their to reveal which city they’d #GoTo.
Total scores are calculated by adding the number of photos each city has submitted and the number of votes each city has. Each photo and each vote count as one point. The percentage of total points a city has dictates how much money it will receive from the $50,000.
Currently, there have been over 4,000 photos submitted and over 250,000 votes counted. The six week campaign ends on June 13th, right when Delta will ramp up its flight offerings at both their Seattle and NYC hubs.
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