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Analytics case study: Chick fil-A visual A/B testing boosts mobile payments

Chick fil-A has a transactional mobile app, but users were confused about the payment options due to the app’s layout. This case study looks at how the US fast food giant leveraged Taplytics to enable mobile commerce and reduce customer payment option complaints.

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23/10/2017  |  Full story...

Paid search remarketing case study: Vodafone and Microsoft

Vodafone worked with Bing to help the telecoms brand drive innovation, improve their search strategy and increase customer acquisition. This case study looks at how the mobile network got 20% increase in its click-through rate and saw a 27% reduction in its cost per click year on year.

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05/10/2017  |  Full story...

Bensons for Beds works out digital’s impact on in-store sales

Despite being a multi-channel retailer, Bensons for Beds historically only measured the effects of online marketing on online sales. With no way of assessing the impact of digital activities on in-store sales, it wasn’t possible to accurately calculate the return on digital ad spend and to subsequently optimise marketing budget.

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07/09/2017  |  Full story...

YouTube drives better ROI and sales for Snickers

In summer 2015, Snickers launched another iteration of its ‘You’re Not You When Your Hungry’ campaign, this time featuring Mr Bean for a funny martial arts adventure. During the campaign Mars UK tested a mix of TV and online video (specifically YouTube) to determine if the media plan was optimised to drive the most in-store sales.

28/04/2017  |  Full story...

Mobile case study: Royal Canin runs “Offers Factory” for pets in Russia

Pet owners often think of their animals as unique, so Royal Canin put this to good use in Russia with clever personalised e-mail coupons and local offers tailored to each website subscriber. This case study shows how 74% of people whio opened the email went on to the online ordering platform.


03/02/2017  |  Full story...

Social media case study: ASOS reaches Russian audience through VK and Yandex

Having launched a Russian website and social media presence, ASOS wanted to scale their activity in this market. The online clothing retailer worked with agency Forward 3D to win over 65K fans at a cost of just £0.66 per fan.

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24/01/2017  |  Full story...

Tesco mobile coupon trials pay off big time

Tesco created a mobile coupon solution, running a "test and learn" campaign to generate practical insights to inform future coupon implementation across the UK.


05/01/2017  |  Full story...

Mobile case study: Location data gives BMW UK the edge

Global auto manufacturer BMW which recently celebrated its 100th birthday, embracing marketing innovations by forming partnerships with brands like xAd and Amplifi using location-based technology to reach desired audiences with the right content, at the right time, in the right place. This case study looks at how the car maker used a location-based marketing campaign to drive sales of its 7 Series.


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17/05/2016  |  Full story...

Website optimisation case study: M&S gets 6% sales boost through personalisation

Webtrends Optimize helped Marks & Spencer to achieve a 6% improvement in sales through the delivery of personalised-website experience to returning customers.

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17/05/2016  |  Full story...

Video case study: Remarketing pays off for Three’s #makeitright YouTube campaign

Three, with their puppet hero Jackson, wanted to raise awareness of the #makeitright campaign and their brand. Using Google Preferred, TrueView and the very latest techniques in remarketing they achieved "mind-blowing" results that lifted brand metrics, including ad recall and brand search interest.

12/05/2016  |  Full story...

Facebook case study: Games maker wins back lost players

From Farmville to Angry Birds, online gaming can often be a passing fad. So how can games makers re-engage former players? The case study looks at how RJ Games used Facebook to prompt almost half of players to pay more and continue playing.

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05/05/2016  |  Full story...

Programmatic case study: GSK gets 3p cost-per-view with DoubleClick

When it came to expanding their impact across audiences, GSK and MediaCom turned to DoubleClick’s video technology Programmatic Guaranteed to buy video ad inventory on premium websites. This case study looks at how the pharmaceutical giant got a 65% view-through rate with the new automated platform.


21/04/2016  |  Full story...

Search case study: Chobani gets 9% sales boost with paid search

Chobani and Nielsen Catalina Solutions teamed up for a Yahoo Search ad campaign that resulted in a 9% lift in yogurt sales and a 1.3% increase in market share.

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21/04/2016  |  Full story...

Facebook case study: Bed firm uses ‘lookalike audiences’ to tempt customers in store

A campaign to test out Facebook Ads brought more people into the bed and mattress chain’s stores, and laid a solid foundation for its advertising strategy.

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08/03/2016  |  Full story...

Twitter case study: Watchmaker goes real-time to promote ‘slow living’

German watch Slow brand used Twitter Ads to raise awareness and engage potential customers. This case study looks at how they used smart targeting on the social network to get two times the conversion rate of other channels.

08/03/2016  |  Full story...

Programmatic case study: Telegraph partners DoubleClick to boost ad revenues 126%

The Telegraph worked with Google’s Doubleclick to simplify its automated ad trading systems. This case study looks at how the UK newspaper got a 126% year-on-year increase in ad revenue through programmatic ads on its website.


29/10/2015  |  Full story...

Digital marketing case study: How MAC cosmetics identified wasted impressions and increased conversions with Facebook’s Atlas tool

Digital ad campaigns which rely on cookies for ad targeting can often produce misleading results, wasted impressions and missed conversions. For the launch of MAC’s new eye shadow line, the cosmetics brand used Facebook’s Atlas tool for people based marketing to improve ad targeting.

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22/10/2015  |  Full story...

EA boosts Sim City downloads with smart A/B testing

Back in 2013, Electronic Arts used an A/B testing strategy to boost digital downloads of its SimCity 5 game. This case study looks at how the games maker made smart use of website optimisation to sell 1.1 million copies in the first two weeks, with 50% coming from direct online downloads.

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08/10/2015  |  Full story...

Case study: Showing image with desired outcome boosts signups 89%

Makelaarsland is a Netherlands-based brokerage firm. Prospective home sellers can sign up on their website to make the company their estate agent. This case study shows how using a picture with a ‘sold’ sign increased signups by 89%.

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08/10/2015  |  Full story...

Optimisation case study: How changing one word boosted clicks by 161%

Back in 2011, Veeam Software wanted to improve the click-through rate from its product information page through to the sales inquiry form. This case study looks at how the company changed the wording of just link to get nearly three times more customers requesting a quote.

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08/10/2015  |  Full story...

Data insights case study: glh hotels boosts marketing performance with smarter analytics

glh Hotels is a group of hotels including the Thistle and five luxury Guoman properties that are based in the UK. This case study looks at how the chain made smart use of data to join up insights across its portfolio of hotels.

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21/07/2015  |  Full story...

Brazil case study: Mondelēz boosts Brazil product launches with smarter search marketing

Mondelēz International, a snacking powerhouse consisting of brands such as Oreo, Nabisco and Cadbury, wanted to measure the marketing effectiveness of two new product launches in Brazil: belVita and Trident Unlimited. To do so, it embraced Google's Brand Lift solution, which revealed valuable insights into the campaigns' viewer retention rates, target audiences and frequency caps. Based on the findings, Mondelez adjusted its targeting and its creative to reach a 15% view-through rate.

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21/05/2015  |  Full story...

Ecommerce case study: Britax boosts car seat sales with digital optimisation strategy

Back in 2012, car seat firm Britax saw its target audience were rapidly moving online. In response, the brand worked with Shopatron to produce a holistic digital strategy that embraced click and collect, mobile commerce and inventory optimisation. This case study looks at how the UK brand made smart use of technology to get a sales increase of over 150% each month when compared to the same month in the prior year.

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13/01/2015  |  Full story...

Video case study: Why the Lidl Christmas ad is more likely to make us buy than the John Lewis penguin

The UK’s most enjoyed and best-loved Christmas TV advertising of 2014 is John Lewis’s Monty the Penguin, but is it the most effective in terms of ROI? This case study uncovers why Lidl’s Surprises ad proved to be the most persuasive, with respondents saying it made them more likely to buy the brand.

11/12/2014  |  Full story...

Mobile app marketing case study: O2 Priority Moments gets small businesses on side

Back in 2011, O2 made the bold move to expand beyond the consumer with an initiative to get small businesses on its side- winning a raft of new customers ahead of rivals Vodafone, Orange and T-Mobile in the process. This case study looks at how the UK mobile network operator identified a growing demand and re-positioned its brand to get tens of thousands of businesses using their network.

02/12/2014  |  Full story...

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