Digital marketing industry case study library

Industry case studies for Digital Training Academy courses

Our training is fuelled by best practice from brands that have achieved excellence in digital marketing, digital strategy and digital media. Agencies from any country can submit case studies for the Digital Training Academy to consider.

On this page you'll find a few of the digital marketing case studies we've recently accepted and we hope you enjoy learning from them. Each represents an aspect of best practice we've found useful when teaching digital marketing, and if you're joining us for a Digital Training Academy, then ask about case studies in your sector.



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Digital Case StudiesYou can do this online through our online submission form or by email. If you'd like to submit examples of your work then email them into CaseStudies@DigitalTrainingAcademy.com and after an initial review we'll be in touch if we feel they can be used to support learning goals.

There is also an online submission tool, here: http://www.digitaltrainingacademy.com/submit. By sending us a case study you agree we can use it in training, conference speeches, book chapters and reports and other media. You need to be confident you have the necessary rights and permissions from partners or clients to be able to do this. Case studies cannot be restricted to one particular course so we can only accept material which can be used in any aspect of our training. However, if youd like us to withdraw a case study at any point, then we can do this within two weeks.

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Nigeria case study: Shopping giant Konga boosts sales with mobile and SEO drive »

In 2014, Nigeria’s largest shopping website, Konga worked with agency 7thingsmedia to grow their business through innovative mobile, display, paid and organic search campaigns. This case study looks at how the firm enjoyed a huge revenue boost.


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South Africa case study: Savanna Beer reaches 20m people with Facebook-centric campaign »

To mark Valentine’s Day, Savanna Beer turned to Facebook to let fans hire ‘Savanagram’ personal messages for their loved ones. The campaign grew the beer brands social media base and reached over 20 million people.

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Beach Body wars: Controversial posters spark social media backlash »

A London poster ad featuring a bikini-clad model next to the words "Are you beach body ready?" has sparked a social media backlash. But it also made Protein World, the company behind the campaign, around £1m in sales within just four days. This case study looks at the one of the most controversial ads on the year and asks whether there really is no such thing as bad publicity…

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Netherlands case study: Oreo ‘snack hacks’ wins over millennials on Twitter »

Oreo noticed that in the Netherlands its American cookies were popular with millennials. In order to capitalise on this and engage with its fans, Oreo launched a campaign on Twitter giving millennials tips on how Oreos can hack recipes to make them better.

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Twitter case study: Tommy Hilfiger hashtag takes fashion show global »

To make its brand accessible to a wider audience at New York Fashion Week (#NYFW) Tommy Hilfiger used Twitter to enable everyone to view the Spring / Summer 2015 runway show through a new lens. The innovative social media campaign made the show more accessible and increased engagement with a wider audience.

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Twitter case study: Golden Lady links TV to social to amplify message »

As Italian hosiery brand Golden lady launched a new range of tights, the brand was keen to run a high-impact campaign across Italy to raise brand awareness, encourage engagement and expand its social media reach.

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Creative marketing case study: Expedia ‘Travel Yourself Interesting’ shows value of expensive holidays »

Expedia created online travel. But intense competition and the rise of price-comparison sites were leading to a decline in value, profitability and loyalty as more and more people turned to search engines to find ‘cheap holidays.’ In order to reposition itself in the market, Expedia created an ad campaign that focused on human nature and reminded people that travel is a valuable investment rather than a cost to be minimised.


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Facebook case study: Necafe shows social power of a coffee with global experiment »

Everyone has Facebook friends that we barely know in real life- but can a real cup of coffee bring us closer together? Nestle challenged a Facebook user with 1,200 Facebook friends to meet as many of them as possible over a two-month period- surprising them with two cups of coffee and film their reactions and conversations. This case study looks at how the coffee brand got 8 million views with a unique social experiment that put the brand at the heart of the story.

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The five best Instagram Carousel ads (so far) »

Last month, Instagram launched a new ‘Carousel’ ad format that let brands post a rotating number of images to boost the story-telling element of their campaigns. A month on, we look at 5 brands that have made use of the new feature, including L’Oreal, Banana Republic and Samsung.

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5 examples of how Twitter marketing can turn browsers into buyers »

How can marketers go beyond engagements and ensure social media fans go on to make a purchase? This case study looks at 5 companies that used Twitter to convert consumers.

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Social issues case study: How brands are taking a stance (and winning fans) with LGBT advertising »

Marketing entails more than just reaching the right person at the right time. Google and YouTube data looking at messages about diversity and equality for the LGBT community highlights some interesting results for Burger King and Honey Maid in the US.

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CRM case study: Carling promises ‘Brighton or Barbados’ holidays to build customer database »

Carling is the latest brand to push hard into the CRM space with an aggressive database building campaign, offering holidays for an upcoming bank holiday weekend in the UK. The campaign aimed to increase the drinks brand’s database of opted-in valid customers, al;ongside building brand equity, associating Carling with holiday weekends and giving people great experiences. This case study looks at how the ambitious campaign attracted much attention- but not always for the right reasons.

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YouTube case study: Android encourages viewers to skip ad (and gets people to watch whole 7 minutes) »

How do you stop a YouTube viewer from skipping your ad after 5 seconds? When all else fails, how about a little reverse psychology? This original and engaging ad from Android pokes fun at the whole skippable ad culture with an amusing animation that has proved a hit on YouTube in its own right. See why it’s our video viral of the week below…

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From Old Spice to First Kiss: Iconic ads moments on YouTube »

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of skippable TrueView video ads, YouTube has taken a stroll down memory lane to recall some of the most iconic moments from advertisers on the video sharing platform.

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Argentina social content case study: Movistar wins over youngsters with Facebook sitcom »

To win over youngsters in Argentina, mobile network Movistar created a social media sitcom. This case study looks at how the brand made smart use of the Facebook platform to get 6.5 million views- and demand for a second season.

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Social gaming case study: AirAsia ‘Friendsy’ competition lets Facebook friends share private plane »

Back in April 2012, AirAsia celebrated the launch into its most-anticipated Australian hub, Sydney. With little consumer awareness in this brand new and fiercely competitive market, they wanted to create a campaign that would develop brand awareness. This case study looks at how the airline brand created a Facebook competition that lets one lucky Facebook fan commandeer their very own AirAsia plane, growing its fan base 30% and generating a PR value of $1,627,593 in the process.


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Brazil social media case study: Netflix creates local movie awards »

To boost its presence in Brazil, Netflix created a new award for the local market, using Facebook as its platform to amplify the campaign. This case study looks at how the video streaming firm generated social media buzz with a strong local campaign.

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Peacock's Plume or Hockey Puck? Paint brand creates colours for men »

Tutti Frutti, Cuddles, Peacock’s Plume, Pansy Violet. These are not paint chip names men will be thrilled about. On the other hand, Beer, Bacon, Dry Wall and Hockey Puck will likely get a mighty two thumbs up and an eager, “When can we get started?” In the interests of helping women get the colour they want with a name men will agree with, CIL Paints’ created a Facebook app and media campaign, ‘Paint Chip Names For Men.’

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Geo-targeting case study: Uniqlo Check-In Chance »

UNIQLO launched “Uniqlo Check-In Chance” campaign, giving anyone who checked-in at one of their 62 stores in Tokyo a 100 yen coupon. This case study looks at how the retailer worked with agency Dentsu and Facebook to generate sales of 10 billion Japanese yen for the three days of the campaign.

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Facebook case study: Smart car lets fans tag their own adventure »

Would you face the aliens or enter the wormhole? smart USA's 'Tag Your Own Adventure'—a new spin on the classic 'Choose Your Own Adventure' format—was a smart and original Facebook storytelling experiment letting fans' tags decide the destiny of a smart car hero.

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Storytelling marketing case study: How Country Crock captured a real and honest mother’s story to connect with mums across the US »

The national American spreads brand Country Crock released a video marketing campaign over the Christmas period to create a true and touching snapshot of family life. The video is a great example of how Country Crock used storytelling to connect with its target audience.


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Digital marketing case study: How top fashion brands are focusing on the digital runway »

The fashion world is increasing its focus on the digital runway, with brands showcasing creative uses of technology as well as the latest fashion trends. Live streaming, social media and real time Twitter cams were at the forefront of AW2015 fashion month with brands such as Topshop, Burberry and Alexander McQueen embracing the concept of digital runways in order to bring their new collections closer to their target audience.

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Content creation case study: Adidas teams with YouTube creators to generate World Cup buzz »

This case study looks at the success Adidas had at the 2014 FIFA World Cup by teaming up with YouTube creators KICKTV to publish up-to-date content for their YouTube channel. By teaming up with KICKTV, Adidas were able to gain expertise into the art of creating content for YouTube.


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Content marketing case study: How Intel and Toshiba got an audience of 70 million with social storytelling »

Two electronics giants had a challenge. Intel wanted to refresh "Intel Inside" and Toshiba wanted to boost awareness of its Ultrabook. They teamed up to create a social storytelling campaign that garnered 70 million views. See how below…


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Food case study: Mustard brand only accepts fans with good taste (and good spelling) »

How can the world’s most discerning Dijon help people celebrate good taste once again? This case study looks at how Grey Poupon to the risky strategy of only allowing ‘classy’ people to like its brand page on Facebook via a profile scanning app.

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