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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...

Nescafé gives students study break with “Instant Manga” app campaign

How do you sell coffee to people who are never really tired? Nescafe had this challenge when it tried to target the student market in China with and ‘Instant Manga’ study break app.


05/01/2017  |  Full story...

Gaming case study: Arnie sparks mayhem in Mobile Strike elavator

Games maker Machine Zone spent big bucks to get Arnold Schwarzenegger to promote its latest mobile game in this super bowl ad. The gamble paid off, becoming the most viewed and shared YouTube ad of 2016.

15/12/2016  |  Full story...

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.


06/10/2016  |  Full story...

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.


29/09/2016  |  Full story...

App case study: ASB bank Digital piggybank for kids

ASB, one of the leading banks in New Zealand developed a modern spin on the classic moneybox will help make saving magic again. This case study looks at how the Australian firm brought the piggybank into the 21st century.


14/07/2016  |  Full story...

Gamification case study: Singapore bank ‘lifestyle app’ turns players into shoppers

DBS Bank Asia used 3radical’s mobile gamification platform to reach credit card customers in Singapore, increasing app open rates have an increased by an astounding 31%.


05/05/2016  |  Full story...

Mobile case study: App install ads help 10bis boost take-away service

10bis is Israel’s largest takeout ordering website, which now offers its service through a newly launched mobile app. This case study looks at how highly targeted mobile app install and engagement campaigns attracted thousands of active users.

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21/04/2016  |  Full story...

Social messaging case study: Hellmann’s successfully taps into What’sApp

Hellmann’s Brazil used messaging platform What’sApp to engage with consumers and give them a customised experience through their WhatsCook campaign. The campaign is an example of how marketers can effectively leverage mobile messaging tools.

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31/03/2016  |  Full story...

App case study: Penny the Pirate makes kids’ eye tests fun

OPSM combined traditional and digital media, producing an engaging printed book and app ‘Penny the Pirate’ to highlight vision problems in children. This case study looks at how the Australian optical chain boosted sales 22% by making eye tests fun.


02/03/2016  |  Full story...

Mobile gaming case study: Target becomes Santa’s helper with ‘Holiday Wish’ app

Target developed an app with a 3D animated game-like experience letting kids build wish lists and send them to Santa. This case study looks at how the US retail giant generated nearly 75,000 downloads.


12/11/2015  |  Full story...

Social mobile case study: Pepsi unites families for Chinese New Year

To mark Chinese New year in 2015, Pepsi started a ‘Bring Happiness Home program’ calling on youngsters to spend more time thinking about their families through self-made videos. The campaign was so successful it generated more than 1.2 billion views during the festive season.


28/10/2015  |  Full story...

Zespri gets kids in China to slice 18bn digital kiwis on Fruit Ninja

Food brand Zespri wanted to create demand for its kiwis in China, where most of the population preferred drinking juice to eating cut fruit. To engage children, the brand partnered with Fruit Ninja on WeChat to create Zespri-branded kiwis. This mobile gaming case study looks at how the brand engaged 680,000 kids across the country completed the 14-Day Challenge in two months.


15/10/2015  |  Full story...

OMO ‘Fast Maths’ app educates South African kids

South Africa may have one of the lowest maths literacy rates in the world, but it’s up there when it comes to tech literacy – the market boasts 86% mobile penetration. Using the latter to boost the former seemed a good opportunity – and laundry brand OMO, with a stated purpose of unlocking human potential – was in a good place to make it happen.

23/09/2015  |  Full story...

Taco Bell social media ‘Blackout’ drives record app sign-ups

With every major brand trying to make the most noise in social spaces, how do you get people to notice something new? Taco Bell decided to stop making noise altogether. This case study looks at how the US fast food brand shut down its social media accounts to generate hype around its app- driving a huge number of subscribers and making number 22 in the iOS App Store in the process.


23/09/2015  |  Full story...

Snapchat case study: Candy brand Sour Patch Kids have a sweet year on Snapchat

Mondelez’s Sour Patch Kids launched on Snapchat partnering with Vine Star Logan Paul to market directly to teens. This case study looks at how the sweet brand used a popular new communication plaform to get 120,000 new followers on the channel.

22/07/2015  |  Full story...

Cannes Lions case study: Vodafone’s secret app gives women in Turkey a lifeline

This year’s Grand Prix winner of the Cannes Lions 2015 Media category was Vodafone for their red light app. The secret app was disguised as a flashlight and enabled women in Turkey to ask for help when they were in danger of domestic violence.


02/07/2015  |  Full story...

Gamification case study: Nike+ saves customers from zombies (and wins their data)

Nike+ Fuel which is available through the Nike+ app and wearing the Nike Fuelband is an example of a great game, which ensures a large number of customers stay in contact and communicate with the brand.

10/06/2015  |  Full story...

Mobile CRM case study: How Paribas used push notifications to boost mobile presence

With a presence in 75 countries and nearly 200,000 employees worldwide, BNP Paribas is a major bank in the euro zone and the fourth largest bank in the world.This case study looks at how the bank used a multi-channel approach with a dedicated banking app that boosted its customer ratings by 60%.

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14/05/2015  |  Full story...

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.

25/03/2015  |  Full story...

App case study: Emirates NBD promotes ‘impulse saving’ with Shake N’Save app

How do you make financial services appeal to the younger generation? This case study looks at how Emirates NBD used mobile app Shake N’Save combined with social media and video content to encourage savings among teens and potentially win over their custom for life.

17/02/2015  |  Full story...

Near field communication case study: The end of the silent magazine

Billboard magazine in Brazil challenged its advertising agency Ogilvy to help their magazine stand out on shelves in newsagents. The result: the first music magazine in the world to play the music readers are reading about.


26/01/2015  |  Full story...

How to handle a marketing fail: Mobile bug wakes up Australians an hour early

Smartphone users in Australia were given a rude awakening on 13th January 2015, when a technical glitch meant the customers of mobile network Optus were woken up an hour earlier by their alarm apps. This case study looks at how the brand reacted to the social media backlash with offers of free coffee and food.

21/01/2015  |  Full story...

App case study: How Monument Valley game generated $4.5m profits with a team of just 8

With mobile games proving big business, what exactly does it take to make it to some of the best game lists of the year? Ustwo, the developer behind indie smash hit Monument Valley, has provided a rare insight into the production costs, pricing strategies and sales breakdowns that helped the award winning puzzler become one of 2014’s success stories.

19/01/2015  |  Full story...

Mobile case study: User controlled Android app takes over Times Square

In November 2014,Google took control of the largest digital screen in North America promote Android with an innovative app that projected user creations into the skies above Times Sqaure, New York. The company has rented the outdoor display, created by Clear Channel, until January 2015, at an estimated cost of $2.5m (£1.59m) per four-week period. Google will use the billboard to showcase a number of its leading products, including the newly-released Nexus handsets and tablets, Android Wear, Chrome and Google Maps. The company is also planning to give over some of its allotted time and media space to six different non-profit organisations, as well as the Google-related cause project Made with Code.

27/11/2014  |  Full story...

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