Wearable tech brand Oura Ring, which tracks wearers' health information like heart rate, temperature and sleep patterns, tapped into its user data to help shed light on an Election Day statistic: the amount of sleep Americans lost watching the polls close.
The campaign out of Mischief @ No Fixed Address featured on one of the most prominent billboards in New York Times Square, broadcasting the following:
How did America Sleep on Election Night? America lost: 138,833,045 hours of sleep.
Overall, Oura data found an increase in stress and anxiety levels of its users. The findings are not an exact measure of Americans’ actual sleep patterns on Tuesday night. Rather, Oura extrapolated data from an aggregated and anonymized data from its tens of thousands of users across the U.S. Applied to the general population, the calculations showed that Americans lost 25.20 minutes of sleep on average on Tuesday, which amounts to the figure on the billboard, 138,833,045 hours of lost snooze time.
The ad follows in the footsteps of other brands like Spotify who have found creative ways to leverage user data in their marketing. “Taking a step back and looking at population level data allows us to explore new insights around cultural moments, to make discoveries we may not have seen before,” said Harpreet Rai Singh, Oura CEO in a statement.
“Right now the country is going through such an emotional and stressful time,” added Michief @ No Fixed Address CCO Greg Hahn. “No matter what side of the aisle people are on, we’re all sharing this anxiety. This is a moment to remember that we’re all human, and stress takes a toll on all of us. We wanted to bring Oura’s understanding of overall health to life in a meaningful way.”