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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Top YouTube 2016 Christmas ads: John Lewis wins globally (but Sainsbury's wins Brits’ hearts) »

John Lewis’s ‘Buster the Boxer’ Christmas ad tops YouTube’s annual festive leaderboard globally - but Sainsbury’s ‘The Greatest Gift’ was most popular with the British audience, according to league tables revealed today.

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River Island goes VR for London Fashion Week promo »

Fashion retailer River Island partnered with Google on a campaign that included Google+ Hangouts and the virtual reality platform Google Cardboard.

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Facebook case study: Retailer Matsmart gets 4x ROI with dynamic segmented ads »

Swedish sustainable food retailer Matsmart almost doubled its web revenues in just 3 months when it cooked up a series of highly segmented dynamic ad campaigns.

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Search case study: Clarks boosts conversion rates 130% with smart targeting »

Clarks USA increased conversion rates by 130% after implementing Criteo’s advanced bidding technology. The footwear brand’s ecommerce marketing team had been focused on direct response tactics such as paid search and affiliate marketing with modest efforts at performance marketing – but they knew they could be doing more. So, the team partnered with Criteo to increase scale and efficiency.

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Alzheimer’s Research UK with Stephen Fry #SantaForgot »

Amid the flurry of Christmas ads this year, this one from Alzheimer’s UK is a poignant tale narrated by Stephen Fry.


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Ben & Jerry’s heals divisions with ‘One Sweet World’ »

With Trump and Brexit, 2016 has been a particularly divisive year in the world of politics. So Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream has taken its role as ‘comfort food’ to a new level with a long-form video ad called “One Sweet World”. See why it’s our video viral of the week below…


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Red Bull creates 'smart payphones' in Brazil »

Red Bull gave regular payphones in São Paulo a digital twist. See why its our video viral of the week below.


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Dove's gets men's hearts thumping with ‘real beauty’ test »

Unilever’s Dove brand continued its “campaign for real beauty” message with a new video ad that tested men’s real reactions to women… by hooking them up to heart monitors.

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Video case study: Samsung marks South Sudan's first Olympics with “Chant” »

To mark its sponsorship status for the 2016 Rio Olympics, Samsung told the emotionally powerful story South Sudanese 400m runner Margret Rumat Rumat Hassan- getting 22m YouTube views in the process.


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Video case study: Coke pits Hulk against Ant Man in Super Bowl smash »

To mark the 2016 Super Bowl, Coke teamed up with Marvel to create a fun super- hero mash-up- pitching Ant Man against the Hulk.

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Video case study: Pokemon gets 25m views with first Super Bowl ad »

In its Super Bowl debut back in February 2016, Pokemon scored big on YouTube and pre-game hype, paving the way for its hugely popular Pokemon Go! augmented reality game.

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YouTube case study: Nike gets emotional to celebrate historic Cubs win »

This week saw a historic event in the world of baseball: the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years. Nike marked the occasion with the emotional video as that amassed 1 million YouTube views in less than a day.

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Video case study: Dove's gets men's hearts thumping with ‘real beauty’ test »

Unilever’s Dove brand continued its “campaign for real beauty” message with a new video ad that tested men’s real reactions to women… by hooking them up to heart monitors.

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Video case study: Pedigree unites Trump and Hilary supporters with ‘Lost Dog’ »

The 2016 US election has been a particularly divisive affair- but is there anything that Trump and Hilary supporters can agree on? This heart-warming video from Pedigree used hidden cameras to show how dogs can bring people together.

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YouTube case study: Wendy’s "click your own adventure" BBQ boosts purchase intent »

To build love among an audience that had shifted interests and media behaviours, Wendy’s had to reinvent its marketing strategy from the ground up. This meant transforming its approach (and media plan) from spending less than 5% on digital to one where platforms like YouTube anchored its efforts.


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Fake Instagram profile highlights unseen dangers of drink addiction »

Charity Addicte Aide ran a clever Instagram ad campaign this summer, which aimed to raise awareness about alcoholism among young people by creating a fake profile with a troubling secret. This case study looks at how the French organisation made smart use of social media to push a powerful message.

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Tumblr case study: Boots body confidence campaign increases brand perception »

Yahoo partnered with Boots UK for a campaign tackling low self-esteem and body confidence among young people.

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Secret “stress test” video tackles gender wage gap »

This smart online video campaign for P&G’s Secret Deodorant connects 'stress sweat' to generational struggles by addressing the gender pay gap.

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Pantene‘ Dad Do’ challenges NFL players style to daughters' hair »

This heart-warming video series from P&G’s Pantene hair care brand captured the hearts of many Americans. The multiple awarded Dad-Do campaign has a great message and is likeable and very well executed, getting 7 million YouTube views.

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Content marketing case study: Gillette hijacks search engines with “Ask Dad” campaign »

Most teenagers search the internet to find instructions for tasks like tying a tie, shaving or asking a girl out, but a video series from P&G’s Gillette showed how powerful getting a father's advice in person can be- getting 6 million YouTube views in the process.


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World Zombie Day goes viral with Snapchat geo-filters »

World Zombie Day London used Snapchat to amplify its message and increase charity donations. This case study looks at how the zombie walk made smart use of geo-filters at key locations in the city to boost donations to homeless charity St Mungo’s.


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Gamification case study: Emirates bank rewards exercise with better savings via fitness app »

Emirates NBD bank made smart use of gamification to promote its savings accounts, by rewarding customer that kept fit with better interest rates via a mobile app.


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AN commerce brand converts makeup fans on Instagram »

Online retail company AN Commerce wanted to drive sales for their brand, My Makeup Brush Set. The company used video ads on Instagram to showcase the products, resulting in an exceptional return on ad spend.

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SEO case study: Lloyds Pharmacy Online Doctor boosts organic search »

Click Consult formulated a search strategy that would help to deliver commercial results across key product areas for LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor, leading to a 144% increase in organic sessions and a 77.59% increase in organic revenue.

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Mobile marketing case study: Stylight works with Shazam for "fashion mag hijack" »

Fashion shopping aggregator Stylight used a new feature on the Shazam app to stage a takeover of a fashion magazine, turning a print medium into a digital shopping experience. This case study looks at how the campaign let the brand to demonstrate its offerings, creating hundreds of direct sales opportunities, and reached thousands of fashion lovers in Germany.


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