10.07.2014Personal Tech

#PlayLikeAGirl Recognized As “Best Social Campaign” at MediaPost’s 2014 OMMA Awards

By: Jerry Rizzo

Marketing and advertising agency Create Digital took home the hardware in the “Best Social Campaign” category for its Verizon FiOS "Play Like a Girl" campaign.

Earlier this year, FiOS ads made a splash when they introduced "Football Girl," a determined little sister who set out to show her brother she could hang with the boys.

While the ad spot received a lot of laughs, the FiOS and Create Digital teams recognized that there was something deeper and more meaningful here.

The digital teams developed the “Play Like A Girl” campaign, which aimed to leverage FiOS’ Facebook, Twitter and a dedicated microsite as a trophy case for young girls’ achievements in sports.

“We were looking for people who needed a boost in strength…an underdog story.” – Deirdre Robinson, Executive Director of Brand Management and Marketing Communications


Jerry Rizzo is Digital Communications Manager for Verizon and all-around digital media enthusiast. Tracking trends in technology, design, and social media, Jerry is always on the hunt to tell the next great story.