Montana Lottery Big Sky Bonus - The Wendt Agency

Montana Lottery

Montana Lottery

BIG SKY BONUS CAMPAIGN

With some of the best odds of any Montana Lottery game, Big Sky Bonus needed to raise awareness about the potential to play this exciting progressive game every day. To emphasize the connection between Big Sky Bonus and its players, we personified the numbers that made Montanans winners. Through the media campaign, our series of number characters spoke to audiences about how hard these digits work to make them happy. When Montanans won big, the numbers felt as though they did, too. After being introduced on social media and starring in commercials, the quirky, affable characters quickly won the hearts of viewers and persuaded them to try their own luck with Big Sky Bonus.  

CAMPAIGN INCLUDED

TV & RADIO     OUTDOOR BOARD
DIGITAL ADS     SOCIAL MEDIA     MOBILE

BIG SKY BONUS CAMPAIGN

With some of the best odds of any Montana Lottery game, Big Sky Bonus needed to raise awareness about the potential to play this exciting progressive game every day. To emphasize the connection between Big Sky Bonus and its players, we personified the numbers that made Montanans winners. Through the media campaign, our series of number characters spoke to audiences about how hard these digits work to make them happy. When Montanans won big, the numbers felt as though they did, too. After being introduced on social media and starring in commercials, the quirky, affable characters quickly won the hearts of viewers and persuaded them to try their own luck with Big Sky Bonus.  

CAMPAIGN INCLUDED

TV & RADIO     OUTDOOR BOARD
DIGITAL ADS     SOCIAL MEDIA     MOBILE

  • TV & RADIO
  • OUTDOOR BOARD
  • DIGITAL ADS
  • SOCIAL MEDIA
  • MOBILE

:30 Commercial

There’s a lot to be excited about when it comes to Big Sky Bonus, including the fact that the game is daily, designed specifically for Montanans, and has some of the best odds of any Montana Lottery game. Consequently, the campaign for Big Sky Bonus needed to be edgy and eye-catching to highlight these perks. By developing a series of characters, each associated with a numeral, we brought Big Sky Bonus to life. Through TV, radio, digital, and social avenues, our numbers spoke to audiences about how hard these digits work to make them happy. When Montanans won big, the numbers felt as though they did, too. After being introduced on social media and starring in commercials, the quirky, affable characters quickly won the hearts of viewers (and persuaded them to try their luck with Big Sky Bonus).

OUTDOOR BOARD

Bronze Telly Award Winner

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The digital video had strong engagement, with 3,980 social users watching the video to 100% completion and cost per engagement was extremely low at $0.02 and more than 41,000 engagements.

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CAITLIN CRUMLEY

CONTENT CREATOR

Forever chasing the Texas heat, Caitlin, along with her husband Rob, spend most of their time outdoors soaking in the sun and adventure. We know what you’re thinking…luckily for them, skiing is also a favorite pastime come winter! An adventurous spirit, but a perfectionist at heart, Caitlin brings excellence and attention to detail in all that she does.

Angela moody

CONTROLLER

An avid crafter who thrills at dreaming up new sewing, quilting, and crocheting projects, Angela enjoys spending most of her spare time with her husband, Gene, and her “pittie-kids,“ her pit bull fur-babies, Traeger and Lexi Lou.

Jennifer Fritz

PRESIDENT

Shareholder / Director 

Jen brings a sense of adventure and an inquisitive mind to all she does, whether that is sipping on a new tequila or inspiring a culture of learning at the agency. She and her husband Ryan enjoy the Montana lifestyle alongside their two children, Kate and Wren, and their fluffy family dog, Morris (named after a former Gonzaga basketball player!)

CAROL KRUGER

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Shareholder / Director 

Irony is not without a sense of humor. Carol loves London, which is known for high tea, but deep down — Carol is a die-hard coffee lover. When it comes to her work, what excites her most is seeing it out in the world. Billboards to digital ads, strategy to placement, Carol is energized ensuring it all comes together in a final message. 

Lorie hager

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, CPA

Shareholder / Director 

  • Ethical and diligent financial leader.
  • Ensures financial department meets and exceeds accounting best practices.
  • Always detailed driven, making sure campaigns and projects are billed accurately and timely.

Looking for tricked-out tree houses or Airbnb homes in far-off locales fills Lorie’s downtime. But when she’s at work, she gets a heady sense of satisfaction when our Wendt team overcomes obstacles and celebrates successes. 

Kara smith

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Shareholder / Director 

Kara is completely enchanted with the Caribbean. The humidity, the teal waters — if only our bustling office were as tranquil! Not just captivated by sandy beaches, Kara is fascinated with understanding what makes people think and enjoys how her work allows her to tap into people’s emotions.

Johna wilcox

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Shareholder

  • Dynamic partnership builder.
  • Passionate about providing super service.
  • Designs robust strategies to surpass metrics of success.

Johna wouldn’t be stuck on a desert island without Vichy Ideal Soleil Solar Protective Water – Hydrating SPF30 Face Mist — after all, it’s a desert. Duh! But her real energy comes from working on dynamic projects and interacting with clients.

Kattie meyer

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Shareholder

Traveling to Paris when her daughter is old enough would be a dream come true for Kattie. When not planning for trips abroad, Kattie is inspired by working with a variety of different clients who keep her challenged and on her toes. 

Merle Mcleish

MEDIA BUYER

Whether it’s genealogy or geocaching, the thrill of the hunt drives Merle. She also has a deep appreciation for art and art history, which is perfect for the creative and artistic atmosphere of Wendt where Merle feels right at home. 

Jennifer beisecker

ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT

  • Confidently approaches every project with energy and a smile.
  • Adept at tracking financials with accuracy.
  • Brings efficiency and a keen eye for detail that exceeds expectations.

Jenn enjoys spending as much time with her family as possible. Her husband, children, and extended family are everything. She also loves the absolutes of accounting; things balance, or they don’t. And she loves making it all add up. 

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DIGITAL STRATEGIST

A hiker, a skier, a mother, a wife, a friend, and an optimist, Jennifer cherishes spending her spare time with her husband, Johnathan, and their two children, Cormac and Maggie. 

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SENIOR DIGITAL DESIGNER

SHAREHOLDER

Tacos! According to Johnny, tacos are the perfect combination of savory and simplicity — the possibilities are endless. Boundless creativity is infinite too. For Johnny, creativity begins as a tiny spark that ignites into form and serves a purpose. 

Sheena Annala

ART DIRECTOR

Sheena spends every spare moment with her young family. It’s all about having adventures — a philosophy she brings into the office. When at work, Sheena is thrilled to get the chance to do something new and creative every day. 

Victor Fulcher

UX/UI DESIGNER

Preserving bicycles, trinkets, and books brings Victor joy because he sees possibility in objects others might overlook. It’s this ability to make something from nothing that drives his work too. Being able to meld form, function, design, and code scratches the itch for both sides of his brain. 

Meghan Shaulis

DIGITAL & GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Once her feet hit the floor, and after the coffee has been brewed, on Saturday mornings, you’ll find Meghan happily making breakfast for her family. If it were up to Meghan, she would never part from her husband. Lucky for us, she is also passionate about bringing her talents to the Wendt creative team and our clients. 

Gwen Fleming

CONTENT CREATOR

  • Curious creative who writes powerful copy with bold impact.
  • Brainstorms compelling content that inspires and incites action.
  • Ensures messaging is always engaging and on-brand.

Gwen’s lived from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon. New York City, Washington D.C., Los Angeles-ish; she invariably returns home to Montana … every time. She is passionate about using her experiences to create content that inspires strong impressions. 

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PRODUCTION MANAGER

SHAREHOLDER

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