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Instagram case study: OGX beauty brand reaches millennials with global strategy

OGX tailored its marketing campaigns to reach a larger global audience and quickly optimise local campaigns. This case study looks at how the haircare brand reached over 60% of millennial women in the US, UK, Australia, Germany and Canada.


13/04/2018  |  Full story...

Snickers ‘Hungerithm’ bases 7/11 prices on internet’s mood

Snickers teamed up with 7/11 for an interactive campaign which saw prices of the brand's flagship chocolate bar lower when the internet got angry.

Snickers Hungerithm from Jackson Harper on Vimeo.

08/08/2017  |  Full story...

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.


07/07/2017  |  Full story...

Instagram case study: Harley Davidson uses carousel cartoons to win over adventurous Australians

Harley Davidson used Instagram ads to increase awareness and drive relevancy among young, urban riders.


09/03/2017  |  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...

Mobile case study: Car maker goes mobile first to boost test drives 50%

With a new product launch on the horizon, Isuzu UTE looked to capture a larger market share by improving its mobile presence. By redesigning its site in just three months and increasing its mobile ad investment, the Australian car maker increased its mobile conversion rate by 335%.

18/03/2016  |  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...

Gamification case study: Budget Direct offers virtual ride with ‘Captain Risky’

Australian insurance firm Budget Direct worked with 303 MullenLowe in Sydney to create a virtual ad-within-an-ad for which gives audiences the chance to ride with Captain Risky as he performs a spectacular double helix jump stunt. This case study looks at how the VR venture got viewers sharing in droves.

11/02/2016  |  Full story...

Cannes Lions case Study: How Canon convinced people to choose a camera over a smartphone

Canon Australia and Leo Burnett Sydney were awarded a bronze at Cannes Lions 2015 with an innovative, fully integrated campaign that reminded people of photography’s unique ability to affect social change with a single image; no small challenge in an image-saturated world of smart phones and social media. This integrated campaign was all about “putting power back into the picture”.

12/11/2015  |  Full story...

Social media case study: Qantas crew wears All Blacks rugby kit after losing Twitter bet

Staff at Australian airline Qantas kept up their end of a bizarre social media bet after New Zealand triumphed in the Rugby World Cup final. This case study looks at how the friendly wager resulted in a victory for both sides on Twitter.


05/11/2015  |  Full story...

Instagram case study: Maybelline mobile product demos boosts sales

Maybelline New York used Instagram to raise the profile of eyebrow cosmetics in Australia, increase brand awareness, message association and product sales. Aurelie de Cremiers Marketing Director, Maybelline New York 16pt 3pt lift in brand awareness lift in message association 2.4x uplift on Maybelline Brow sales.


01/10/2015  |  Full story...

Instagram case study: Philadephia gets 41% uplift in Christmas sales with party push

Philadelphia was one of the first brands in Australia to use Instagram advertising. The campaign captured the attention of foodies and achieved a lift in key brand metrics as well as product sales.


27/08/2015  |  Full story...

Pre-roll case study: Medibank stops pre-roll ad-skipping with clever YouTube ad

YouTube’s video ads often fail to capture viewers attention, leading to people clicking the skip ad button before absorbing the marketing message. With this in mind, Australian health insurer Medibank created the first pre-roll ad that actually played more, the more it was “skipped”… with amazing results.

25/06/2015  |  Full story...

Social gaming case study: AirAsia ‘Friendsy’ competition lets Facebook friends share private plane

Back in April 2012, AirAsia celebrated the launch into its most-anticipated Australian hub, Sydney. With little consumer awareness in this brand new and fiercely competitive market, they wanted to create a campaign that would develop brand awareness. This case study looks at how the airline brand created a Facebook competition that lets one lucky Facebook fan commandeer their very own AirAsia plane, growing its fan base 30% and generating a PR value of $1,627,593 in the process.

08/04/2015  |  Full story...

Product innovation case study: ANZ’s GayTM

To celebrate ANZ becoming the principle partner for Sydney’s 2014 gay and lesbian Mardi Gras the bank bedazzled ten of its ATMs in the city. The banks ‘GayTM’s’ were such a success that the campaign won seven awards at the Cannes Lions 2014 including the Grand Prix prize for Product Innovation in the outdoor category.

04/02/2015  |  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...

YouTube case study: Restaurant gets diners to ‘pay with a kiss’

Forget QR Codes or PayPal- this low-budget digital marketing campaign in Australia got restaurant diners to pay for their food with a kiss. This case study looks at how Metro St James played on its romantic French image with a YouTube viral and mobile app that generated half a million internet mentions and a raft of earned media space.

18/09/2014  |  Full story...

Content marketing case study: Paddle Pop digital webisodes boost ice cream sales by 43%

Unilever's Indonesian ice cream brand Paddle Pop created a new kids entertainment franchise based around its mascot. This case study looks at how the cross media marketing campaign boosted sales up to 43% in some territories.

MAX/Paddle Pop 2012 from sangsara on Vimeo.

25/04/2014  |  Full story...

How L’Oreal used banner advertising on BBC to leverage the sponsorship of the Melbourne Grand Prix


L’Oreal used BBC banner ads on the Sports and News pages of to leverage the brand’s sponsorship of the Melbourne Grand Prix alongside BBC coverage of the event. The campaign was targeted to male over 30 years and with BB was the right channel selection with the audience average age of 40 in Asia Pacific. The purpose of the campaign was to raise awareness of L’Oréal’s Melbourne Grand Prix sponsorship and drive traffic to the L’Oréal MenExpert site.

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Brand: L’Oreal| Sector: Consumer Goods | Objective: brand awareness | Format: Banners ads |'oreal

04/04/2013  |  Full story...

Mobile marketing case study: McDonald's app tracks origin of food

Amid growing uncertainty about the origin of mass-produced food, this timely McDonald’s app turns users' iPhone’s into an ingredient tracker. McDonalds partnered with DDB Sydney to launch the TrackMyMacca’s app in Australia. By using the camera feature of their iPhone, iPad or iTouch, diners can scan the image of the particular food item they have purchased. Using GPS and the free Wi-Fi in McDonald’s outlets, as well as taking note of the date and time, the app is able to access the company’s supply chain. It can, for example, identify the source of ingredients used to create the meat patty in a customer’s quarter pounder, right down to the particular cattle farm.

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Brand: McDonalds | Sector: Food, FMCG, retail | Country: Australia | Agencies: DDB Sydney | Objective: Build brand engagement | Format: Mobile |

14/02/2013  |  Full story...

V Energy lets users swap Facebook profiles for an hour


To promote its drink in Sweden, V Energy ran a risqué campaign that invited friends to swap Facebook profiles for an hour. As part of its 'Switcheroo' campaign, The Australian energy drink V challenged young Swedes to write whatever they want on a friend´s Facebook wall for one hour. Their only problem is that their friend could update your profile at the same time. The campaign, created by agency Jung von Matt. aimed to reinforce the drinks brand’s easy-going Aussie roots with a tagline "No regrets, mate".

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Brand: V5 | Country: Sweden | Sector: FMCG Drinks | Objective: build brand engagement | Agency: Jung von Matt | Format: Facebook, Social Media

09/11/2012  |  Full story...

Strepsils and Lemsip unleash ‘online grandma’ to cure man flu


Reckitt Benckiser has teamed two of its brands - Strepsils and Lemsip - to defeat 'Man-Flu' via an interactive video and social media campaign. Using social media data to provide personalised care and attention for customers, the flu medicine Strepsils took an interesting approach. The microsite is a little tongue and cheek, but definitely bears a great sense of humor to cheer up the sickly.

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Reckitt Benkiser | Media: Viral, Video, Social media | Country: Australia | Sector: FMCG personal care | Objective: Build brand equity, drive trial | Agency: Holler | Format: Video, social mmedia »

07/08/2012  |  Full story...

Cadbury Joyville train stunt creates online buzz in Australia


This marketing stunt from Cadbury involved a giant purple ‘Joyville’ branded train pulling into select stations across Australia, rewarding surprised commuters with an array of chocolate treats. The campaign was amplified through a deeply integrated social media campaign with a Facebook page encouraging and supporting user generated content, as well as the dedicated website which features games, information and lets users share the campaign.

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Brand: Cadbury |Media: Facebook | Country: Australia |Sector: FMCG | Agency: Wonder | Format: Facebook page, website

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