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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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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Social video case study: AT&T helps users argue case for mobile ownership with Facebook app »

Back in 2012, AT&T ran a Facebook campaign to promote some of its 4G phones. The “You’ve Got A Case” app accesses their Facebook profile to generate a customised video that let the user “make a case” to their friends and family of why they should purchase them a new smartphone . This case study looks at how the communications giant made smart use of social media apps to get a record –breaking quarter for smartphone sales.

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Gamification case study: AXA online game educates customers on insurance fund »

Less than 2% of the population in Indonesia have insurance. One of the reasons for the low penetration of insurance is a lack of understanding of insurance products. The insurance company AXA saw this as a unique opportunity to redefine insurance and created an online game to educate Indonesians on insurance products.


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Real time marketing: Nokia challenges Blackberry with its QWERTY me campaign »

Nokia launched a real time marketing campaign in Mexico and Indonesia to take on Blackberry and demonstrate the limitations of the popular Blackberry handset compared to the Nokia ASHA 303.

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Social media marketing: The Dulux Color Run »

Described as “the happiest 5K on the planet”, the Color Run is a unique race held in cities all over the world. It’s an untimed race in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colours at each kilometre, a hugely popular event in Indonesia. As one of the sponsors of the event Dulux used social media to amplify its brands association with the event.


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Facebook case study: Vicks creates ‘Superlike’ button to find voice of Indonesia »

Indonesia is one of the top markets of Facebook, providing a strong platform for Proctor and Gamble to relaunch one of its healthcare brands in the country. This case study looks at how Vicks created a ‘Superlike’ app to use the best social media content to their advantage- generating 7 times more engagement than the best brand pages in the country as a result.

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Social media case study: Uniqlo turns shoppers into models »

How do you make a new fashion range stand out from the crowd in a saturated market? This case study looks at how clothes retailer Uniqlo made smart use of social media and a unique in-store event to boost awareness of its Ultra Stretch Jeans in Indonesia.


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Content marketing case study: AXA boosts brand awareness in Indonesia »

AXA's biggest challenge in Indonesia was to find ways to improve on the low awareness in the country of 240 million, which only had a 2% penetration level for insurance companies. This case study looks at how the insurance brand ditched ‘pushy’ sales tactics in favour of strong digital content on social and mobile platforms to create buzz around the brand.

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Social tourism case study: The little village that went global »

Back in 2013, the little mountain village of Obermutten, Switzerland, issued a promise on Facebook: anybody who likes the village's Facebook Page can have their picture posted on the village bulletin board. This case study looks at how the village promoted tourism with a digital twist, investing 10,000 Swiss francs and getting the equivalent of a 2.4 million franc media buy.


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App marketing case study: SeatGeek boosts return on ad spend with Yahoo »

US ticket aggregator SeatGeek was looking to reach engaged fans who are passionate about attending live sports games, concerts, and theatre events. This case study looks at how the firm used Yahoo App marketing to boost return on ad spend.

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Search case study: Luxury car rental boosts sales leads with AdWords »

How does a small luxury car rental business stand out from the crowd in a crowded market? This case study looks at how PT Wahana Indonesia Transport used Google AdWords to increase sales by 50% and expand its business.

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Marketing case study: How Red Bull has taken sports marketing to the extreme »

Red Bull has taken content marketing to new levels, aiming to be the ‘feature story’ instead of the commercial. The company which began ‘giving people wings’ in 1987 when the first can was sold in Austria, has gone on to become a leading global brand creating and publishing amazing content. Red Bull has connected with its young audience by establishing itself as an enabler of thrill, sponsoring over 500 extreme sports, from base jumping, to snow sports, and even has its own Formula 1 team. Fans are kept up to date with all things extreme through a range of digital channels which even includes its own online TV channel – Red Bull TV.

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Mobile marketing case study: Unilever Hindustan creates mobile radio station connect to customers »

Bijar is one of the largest states in India and is a key market for Unilever Hindustan. Communicating with this region is difficult as Bijar is the most ‘media dark’ state in India. Despite having a huge population of 104 million, TV reach is less than 23 million. Unilever Hindustan came up with an innovative way to communicate with the population, taking advantage of the fact that mobile penetration is high at 86% in the region. The FMCG giant created a mobile radio channel called Kan Khajura Tesan offering customers free entertainment and a platform to advertise Unilever Hindustan products- reaching 8 million people in just six months.


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Social media marketing: How #FirstWorldProblems was hijacked by WATERisLIFE »

Water is life worked with advertising agency DDB New York to hijack the popular #FirstWorldProblems and launch the ‘hashtag killer’. The ‘hashtag killer’ campaign was set out to eradicate the ironic #FirstWorldProblems used when people tweet about life burdens such as their phone battery dying or when leather seats aren’t heated and create awareness for serious issues in developing countries.


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Mobile marketing case study: Orange Wednesdays – the world’s longest running mobile marketing campaign comes to an end »

Wednesday 25th February 2015 marked the end of Orange Wednesdays, one of the most successful sponsorship and reward programmes ever seen. The deal, which gave customers on the Orange (and subsequently EE) mobile network two for one cinema tickets on a Wednesday was launched over a decade ago. The campaign was highly successful in terms of brand awareness and customer retention for the mobile network.

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Interactive digital case study: Coca Cola takes the social out of media and puts it back into life »

Coca Cola has found the perfect solution to antisocial behaviour – the red cone of shame. The UAE has the world’s highest smartphone penetration, and a huge proportion of young people are constantly checking their phone. In order to remind everyone of the importance of real life human interactions Coca Cola has created a light-hearted campaign to help counter smartphone addiction and take the social out of media and put it back into life.


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Gaming case study: How Crossy Road made $10m in three months »

'Frogger' style game Crossy Road made $10m in just over three months since the mobile game launched in November 2014, including $3m from in-game video advertisements.This case study looks at the secret to the games runaway success.

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Real-time marketing case study: How brands responded to #thedress »

In February 2015, social media was divided by one explosive issue- just what colour was #thedress? The optical illusion created by a blue and black (or white and gold) dress became the biggest web phenomenon of the year so far. So how did brands respond? We look at the best tweets from the debate that split the globe …

View this video from NBC reporting on the dress buzz here:


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Gaming case study: Paddy Power makes online optimisation less of a gamble »

Paddy Power places huge emphasis on the importance of data – and relies on its heritage in this area to inform its optimisation campaigns. This case study looks at how the bookmaker worked with Maxymiser to turn the fast-pased world of betting into a succesful personalised experience for its customers.

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Fisher-Price welcomes new year babies with YouTube campaign »

Fisher-Price started the new year documenting the births of the first babies of 2015, getting nearly 2 million views in the first week of its release.

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Adidas controversial ‘haters’ ad gets 1.5m views on first day »

Luis Suarez is a controversial footballer- so how do you sell a sports brand on his image? This new Adidas' takes a bold move to embrace the ‘haters’- which appears to have paid off.

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More than cars and cleavage? How the LADBible got more Facebook fans than Buzzfeed »

The LADBible has become a social media phenomena, with brands such as Pot Noodle and Sky’s Now TV paying for sponsored content on the site. With new stats showing the site attracts more Facebook fans than BuzzFeed in the UK, we look at how it’s become ‘Pinterest for blokes’.

View this video from the Financial Times looking into BuzzFeed’s success.

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Content marketing case study: Snickers helps fans resell unwanted items bought when hungry »

Ever bought something in a sale that you later regretted? Snickers blame these shopping errors on hunger to tie in with their “You’re Not You When You’re Hungry” campaign. This case study looks at how Snickers helped shoppers in Dubai resell unwanted items they bought in the sales.


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Content marketing case study: How Almarai inspired its fasting customers during Ramadan »

How do you get people to eat your products during Ramadan - a month of fasting? This case study looks at how Almarai a large dairy company in the Middle East launched a health and wellness social media campaign to support and inspire those fasting and most importantly keep the brand front of mind.

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