Social Media Case Study: Mahindra Spark the Rise

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Mahindra Sparking the Rise in India

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VML Qais


  • To enable innovators from all over India
  • Achieve significant reach
  • Deepen engagement
  • Ultimately activation


  • Launched in August 2011, the SparkTheRise website offered a call to action, for people to share their ideas, seek help, and win grants and vote for their favourite projects
  • Spark the Rise sought suggestions in five categories, namely technology, infrastructure and transportation, energy, agriculture and rural development, and social entrepreneurship
  • Project ideas were submitted, voted upon, and the most popular and viable came to fruition


  • 6,000 ideas where submitted in season one
  • Achieved reach of over 87 million people
  • Over 2 million people actively engaged with the initiative on the website, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
  • 32,000 people supported projects by volunteering, offering expert advice, donating equipment or offering to be funders
  • 1,471 projects had been approved, there were 311,817 users and 354,817 votes were cast on the website and via SMS

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