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Verizon celebrated Neighbour Month by bringing neighbours together


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emails delivered to neighbours


emails delivered to SMBs




In July 2022, Nextdoor and Verizon announced an initiative to encourage neighbour-to-neighbour connection across the country: The Big Neighbourhood MeetUp.

In honor of Nextdoor’s annual Neighbour Month in September and as part of Verizon’s #ACallForKindness campaign, this month-long movement served as a call to action to recognise and build vital relationships with those nearby and to showcase the power of kindness.

Throughout the month of September, Nextdoor and Verizon hosted #BigNeighbourhoodMeetUp events in four cities across the country: Oakland, Houston, Chicago and Raleigh. Neighbours in each city were invited to come together, enjoy a meal and conversation, and rekindle and strengthen bonds with their community.

In addition to Neighbour Month, Verizon also targeted specific neighbourhoods with the goal of driving sign ups for their Home Internet, offering a 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee. 


To build awareness and drive sign ups, Verizon ran several versions of Sponsored Posts in the newsfeed. The first set of Sponsored Posts drove directly to Verizon, encouraging neighbours to sign up for Verizon Home Internet and check availability in their area. Additional Sponsored Posts drove to The Big Neighbourhood MeetUp custom site, prompting neighbours to RSVP for a local neighbourhood meet up in specific neighbourhoods where the events would be taking place. To further amplify awareness, a dedicated email was sent to neighbours, small businesses and public agencies to encourage RSVPs.


The campaign was an enormous success, with Sponsored Posts consistently exceeding Nextdoor’s CTR benchmarks. Sponsored Posts driving to Verizon resulted in a CTR 12% above Nextdoor’s benchmark, while Sponsored Posts driving to the microsite performed 17% above benchmark and Event Sponsored Posts performed 33% above benchmark. Moreover, The Big Neighbourhood MeetUp custom site exceeded page visit benchmarks for microsite executions by nearly 3x. 

Dedicated emails - sent to neighbours, SMBs (small and medium businesses) and public agencies - drove the most spikes in traffic to the microsite, with a total reach of more than 20 million. Across Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, posts for #TheBigNeighbourhoodMeetUp received more than 180K views. 

Additionally, we activated a coordinated press strategy on both a regional and national level, with local media coverage and interviews that reached an audience of 400M+.

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