NBA All-Star Vote

Multi-platform voting with exclusive features and sponsor integration

All-Star MVP online vote


Telescope has powered the NBA All-Star voting for the past ten years, using voting methods across various channels to drive voter engagement - including SMS , Facebook Messenger , Twitter , Google search and online voting .  In its 7th year, Telescope powered the Twitter voting with an added feature: Exclusive hashtag-triggered Twitter emojis were unveiled for all 24 NBA All-Stars.

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Tweet from NBA Twitter account directing users how to vote and the emojis they will see on their tweets
Screenshot of the Google Search voting


Twitter voting:  Hashtags were promoted via social and on-air. To vote, Twitter users simply tweeted #KiaAllStarMVP and #firstnamelastname in the same tweet, which then activated the player’s custom emoji. 

Facebook Messenger voting: Voters sent a message with the basketball player’s name they wanted to vote for via the NBA Facebook page.

Google search voting: Users Googled “NBA Vote” and voted by selecting their favorite players 

SMS voting: Voters texted the keyword to a short code

Online voting: Fans navigated to the website Telescope created for NBA and simply clicked 'vote' under their favorite player's image. Users also had the ability to share their votes across Facebook & Twitter.

All votes were validated through our Connect Live platform and the starting players for the East and West all-star teams was announced prior to the game.

Image of votes via SMS, Twitter, and Google Search


  • Twitter hashtag vote: Branded hashtag with custom Twitter emoji for each player (24 total)

  • Facebook messenger vote: Ease of voting by sending messages via the FB messenger app to submit votes

  • SMS vote: Text message vote with sponsored vote confirmation 

  • Google vote: Google search term with sponsor integration

  • Online vote: fans had the ability to cast up to 100 votes during the vote window seamlessly via website


  • Ease of participation as well as exclusive features helped to boost social media buzz and user engagement

  • Sponsor integration for each voting method increased brand awareness.

Hashtag Voting on Twitter