Extreme E: Seeing Success on TikTok

2021 saw the first ever season of the brand new Extreme E series, during which Little Dot Sport managed and produced content for the sport’s TikTok account. Our objectives were to grow Extreme E’s audience and encourage them to engage and interact with the championship. This collaboration between Little Dot Sport and Extreme E was part of a joint initiative with TikTok themselves, who actively supported the account, playing a part in marketing its live streams and placing dedicated Extreme E banners in their Discover page to engage their community. In just 12 months, the channel has seen incredible growth and impressive metrics.

Our Strategy and Approach to the Problem

Little Dot Sport has a dedicated TikTok Producer and Editor to work across the channel. Their role involves ideation, implementation, and production to ensure the content is high quality, reaches the right audience, and is favoured by the platforms ever-changing algorithms. In 2021, they were sent to races to capture authentic content on the ground on an iPhone, despite major infrastructural and COVID challenges.

Following trends proved successful for the account, but the most substantial performance occurred when Extreme E were the first brand to take part. Research plays a big part in these trends, and it’s important that they can be implemented in a way that fits the Extreme E brand and sustainability vision.

Placing a notable face (such as former F1 stars) at the front of the TikTok page really helped to drive engagement. Additionally, content that captures the drivers natural reactions, interactions and personalities feels more natural and allows them to resonate with audiences and create driver-viewer relationships.Our TikTok producer also served as a presenter, becoming the authentic face of the Championship on TikTok.

For each race, we produced a TikTok live, which tends to drive viewers to other content on the page. This longer-form content is pushed further across the algorithm, and gives audiences access to the likes of driver interviews, conversations with Extreme E crew and scientists, and the build up to the race weekends.

Ideas and Deliverables

We had to consider what was needed to make the project a succes. What was the creative idea? What assets did we create and over what time period? How many assets? And many more considerations were made.

We hopped on TikTok trends, like this GTA one which saw over 18.5 views post-race and 998K likes. Keeping up with trends and using relevant audio puts content at the top of the platform’s algorithm.

Additionally, we made a pointreated authentic, native content with talent. This one with Jenson Button talking about his wellies saw over 215K views post-race and 18.4K likes! Showcasing driver personalities is key for enabling audiences to resonate with the content and develop a driver-viewer relationship, increasing support and building a fan-base.

Finally, we filmed behind the scenes content to engage fans in the run up to races, and again, create a more authentic feel.

What were the Results?

The project was a huge success and generated growth for Extreme E both on TikTok and other digital channels; with over 108 million video views, 2.5 million TikTok Livestream views, 305,000 new followers, over 16,000 comments and 15,000 shares and a total of4.3 million likes.

As of today, the Extreme E TikTok channel has nearly 320k followers, 4.7 million likes and continues to post engagement raceday content from throughout the Extreme E season, generating thousands of views per upload. 



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Extreme E: Seeing Success on TikTok

2021 saw the first ever season of the brand new Extreme E series, during which Little Dot Sport managed and produced content for the sport’s TikTok account. Our objectives were to grow Extreme E’s audience and encourage them to engage and interact with the championship.

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