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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"Cannes Crêperie Experiment" proves mobile ads work »

On Saturday 17th June, mobile advertising experts video intelligence (vi) helped a small Cannes crêperie increase its footfall by over 400%, after conducting an experiment to coincide with the start of Cannes Lions 2017.

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Data case study: Whirlpool wins top data prize for ‘Care Counts’ ad »

Whirlpool has won top honours at Cannes Lions for data, with a campaign that gave at-risk kids access to clean clothes to help them stay in school.


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Video case study: MailChimp wins Cyber Lions with name mix-up »

Droga’s MailChimp campaign won one of the 3 top Cyber Grand Prix at Cannes this year, with a quirky video ad making fun of its own name.


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Car safety ad “Meet Graham” wins top digital prize at Cannes »

Car safety ad “Meet Graham” was one of three campaigns to pick up the top Cyber Grand Prix at the 2017 Cannes Lions festival.

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Åland bank calculates carbon footprint of every credit card purchase »

A campaign that helped the Åland bank calculate the carbon footprint of every credit-card purchase took one of the top digital prizes as the Cannes Lions Festival 2017.


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Controversial Burger King Stunt wins top direct marketing prize »

A risky “OK Google” prank that went awry for Burger King has won the Direct Grand Prix at the Cannes Festival.

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Cannes Lions 2017: Sperm count Smartphone App wins Mobile Grand Prix »

The mobile jury at Cannes handed its Grand Prix to a very unusual app, one that counts your sperm. This case study looks at how the app allowed men to test fertility from the comfort of their own home.

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Dune London boosts revenue with customer-created content on product pages »

Dune London introduced user generated content (UGC) on its product detail pages to inspire customers during the shopping journey, and reported an 82% increase in sales where UGC played a part in the transaction over a two week period after the feature went live.

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GoCompare campaign shows digital video twice as cost efficient as TV advertising »

Insurance comparison website GoCompare extended the reach of its recent ad campaign to occasional or non-TV viewers using digital brand agency Collective’s TV Accelerator (TVA) tool, with results 2.5 times more cost efficient than TV.

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Email case study: Artificial intelligence helps sports brand boosts web revenues 8% »

Online action sports retailer, FreestyleXtreme used an artificial intelligence (AI) enabled cloud marketing platform to increase revenues and engage more effectively with customers.

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Mobile case study: Shell uses Facebook Chatbots to sell event tickets »

Shell used Facebook Messenger Chatbots to sell tickets to its London Eco-Marathon event in London, showcasing the company’s commitment to sustainable transport of the future.


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Case study: Pedigree teams with Google for lost dog app »

Pedigree Found is a real time lost dog app, designed by the dog food manufacturer as a useful service for its target market. If your dog goes missing, dog owners can send out a free alert to people in the area using Google’s ad network, so that they can keep an eye out for your dog.


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IoT case study: You can now order a pizza by talking to Amazon’s Alexa »

Internet users are talking to their phones (and digital assistants) much more, meaning that brands need to prepare for a hands-free future in digital. Following the user trend, Domino’s was the first company in the pizza and quick serve restaurant industry to let its customers order their favourite pizza by speaking to Alexa, the Amazon Echo digital assistant.

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Mobile case study: take a selfie and get a personalised skin analysis from Olay »

Procter and Gamble (P&G) beauty brand Olay has used AI (Artificial Intelligence) to create a web experience “The Skin Advisor” which analyses your skin using a selfie, asks questions about your skincare regime, and suggests Olay products to help improve the texture, hydration and tone of your face.

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Video case study: Heineken’s “Worlds Apart” film gets 13m views in a month »

A Heineken video ad caused a buzz on social media in 2017, touted as the ‘ad Pepsi wishes it made’, getting 13 million YouTube videos in a little over a month. This case study looks at how the drinks-brand struck the right tone for a difficult subject… where other brands have failed.

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Mobile case study: Timberland drives store footfall with location ads »

Timberland launched a UK campaign with xAd to identify a new audience of urban adventurers and entice them into their brick-and-mortar stores. This case study looks at how the footwear retailer drove a visitation lift of 6.2% to Timberland stores.

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Mobile case study: Eurovision app boosts engagement in Sweden »

A new app won the hearts of the Swedish population and revived their nation's favourite song contest. This case study looks at how adding 'hearting' to the voting system of tsong contest, Melodifestivalen turned the behaviour of viewers at home right on its head.

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Twitter fail: Walkers pulls interactive selfie ad »

In May 2017, Walkers Crisps pulled an interactive video ad after it displayed the faces of mass murderers and child abusers, submitted by internet pranksters. This case study looks at how the food brand learned the hard way about unmoderated user content.

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Viral marketing fail: McDonald's pulls controversial video child bereavement ad »

McDonald's has withdrawn a controversial video ad after a huge social media backlash, with one charity accusing it of exploiting child bereavement.

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Video marketing fail: Pepsi suffers web backlash for Kendall Jenner 'protest' ad »

In April 2017, Pepsi came under fire a video ad where reality TV star Kendall Jenner used a can of Pepsi to soothe tension between protesters and police, sparking accusations that it exploited the "Black Lives Matter" movement. This case study looks at what went wrong for the soft drinks giant...

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Instagram case study: “Swim Reaper” encourages water safety on Instagram »

Young men in New Zealand love doing dumb stuff in the water. But it’s killing them. Water Safety NZ aimed to encourage responsible swimming via social media messages from the Grim Reaper himself.


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Bose boosts Formula One sponsorship with Yahoo takeover »

Electronics giant Bose used a branded takeover of the Yahoo Formula One hub to amplify its sponsorship of the Mercedes-AMG Formula One team, getting 154 million impressions in the process.

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Snapchat case study: L’Oréal Paris gets 51% sales boost with social blitz »

Beauty brand L’Oreal swapped traditional advertising for real social media buzz to introduce its Pure Clay Masks – and got a 51% sales boost via Snapchat and other social channels.


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Crisis management case study: United Airlines »

In March 2017 United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz was named U.S. Communicator of the Year by the magazine PR Week. Just one month later, his company’s poor response to a customer incident has turned into a PR disaster, caused its stock to dramatically drop $1bn in value and has placed the entire airline industry under the microscope. Joanna Delaney, Digital Strategy Analyst at Digital Strategy Consulting group, looks at how the situation escalated, explaining how through the power of social media an isolated incident turned into a global PR disaster overnight.

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Ted Baker’s new global campaign features innovative 360-degree shoppable film »

Ted Baker launched global campaign featuring an innovative 360-degree fully shoppable ad, “Keeping Up With The Bakers” for their Spring 2017 line. Teased in advance with Instagram Stories, the ad allows consumers to explore the Baker home, discover hidden content and buy the items worn by characters.

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