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Search marketing case study: Washington Wizards boost ticket sales 72% with AdWords

The Washington Wizards surprised everyone during the 2013–2014 NBA season by making the playoffs for the first time in five years. To capitalize on the team's success, the Wizards' owners, Monumental Sports & Entertainment, looked to grow ticket sales and attract new fans in the mid-Atlantic region. To do so, it used AdWords ad extensions and focused its ticket pricing strategy on the most engaged AdWords campaigns. The final score? Its overall return on ad spend for the 2013-2014 season jumped 293% and 72% of ticket purchases via AdWords come from new fans.

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21/05/2015  |  Full story...

Reactive marketing case study: How brands welcomed Princess Charlotte

As social media continues to grow as one of the main platforms brands use to interact with consumers, real time and reactive marketing have become a way for brands to capitalise on current affairs and trends to spread their message.

07/05/2015  |  Full story...

Social issues case study: How brands are taking a stance (and winning fans) with LGBT advertising

Marketing entails more than just reaching the right person at the right time. Google and YouTube data looking at messages about diversity and equality for the LGBT community highlights some interesting results for Burger King and Honey Maid in the US.

16/04/2015  |  Full story...

Digital marketing case study: How top fashion brands are focusing on the digital runway

The fashion world is increasing its focus on the digital runway, with brands showcasing creative uses of technology as well as the latest fashion trends. Live streaming, social media and real time Twitter cams were at the forefront of AW2015 fashion month with brands such as Topshop, Burberry and Alexander McQueen embracing the concept of digital runways in order to bring their new collections closer to their target audience.

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30/03/2015  |  Full story...

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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11/03/2015  |  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...

Heinz Tomato Ketchup augmented reality recipe book

Back in 2011, Heinz used augmented reality to launch a digital marketing campaign to promote Tomato Ketchup as a cooking ingredient in a number of different recipes. This case study looks at how the popular condiment managed to turn packaging into a fun user experience that got 170,000 people engaged with the brand in a new and exciting way.

30/10/2014  |  Full story...

Brands on Instagram: 6 best Hyperlapse videos so far

With Instagram’s new Hyperlapse app over a week old, some brand have already started tinkering with the new video tool. We round-up 6 of the best branded uses of the new format that looks set to rival Vine as the next big thing in bite sized video.

30/09/2014  |  Full story...

Social media case study: Volkswagen ‘People’s Car Project’ wins fans in China

In German, Volkswagen literally translates as "People's Car". To boost its brand in one if the largest and most competitive markets, the car maker started a novel social media campaign in China that let people create and vote for their favourite car designs. This case study looks at how Volkswagen managed to generate 33 million website visits and over 200,000 car designs, extending a year-long campaign into a long running project.

05/09/2014  |  Full story...

April Fools' round-up: HTC’s Gluuv, Vegemite Energy drink and Google’s Pokemon challenge

April Fool’s Day has become a major event in the digital calendar, with many brands and media owners creating elaborate pranks to show off their funny side (and get plenty of social media shares and column inches in the process). We’ve put together some of the best hoaxes from this year's batch for your viewing pleasure…

11/04/2014  |  Full story...

Facebook case study: How Nilla Wafers beat Oreo for brand engagement

Mondelez recently used Facebook to reinvigorate its Nilla Wafers brand and boost sales. A study showed Nilla Wafers sales increased 9% in test market locations among consumers who saw Facebook ads versus a control group of consumers over the course of a five-month campaign. The Facebook ad campaign for Nilla Wafers also was able to reach 11.3 million households through 190 million total impressions (16.8 impressions per household).

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04/04/2014  |  Full story...

Procter and Gamble Winter Olympics ad gets 17m views

Procter & Gamble was the clear winner among sponsors of the 2014 Winter Olympics on YouTube, racking up 27 million views through the first week of the Games with videos including "Pick Them Back Up," which depicts the journey mothers and children go though on their way to sporting success.


Brand: P&G | Sector: FMCG | Country: Global | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Viral, Social Media, YouTube, Video

05/03/2014  |  Full story...

Cheetos teams with Google Street View for virtual Halloween ‘tricks’

To keep up with the US tradition of toilet papering your house on Halloween, snack brand Cheetos teamed with Google maps and Street View to recreate the experience online (without risking vandalism charges). The app works by letting users enter a chosen address and creating a toilet paper "bombing" experience using Google Earth and Google Streetview. Users can then share the results via social media. Of course, the site has to come with a warning that Cheetos doesn't condone actual toilet-papering... only the digital kind.

Brand: Cheetos, Frito-Lays | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverages | Country: US | Partner/agency: Goodby, Silverstein & Partners | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: YouTube, Social Media, Video, Google Maps

06/11/2013  |  Full story...

Video case study: Pepsi Max gets 40m YouTube views with ‘Uncle Drew’ basketball star

Pepsi is running a YouTube series capturing the life of an old man with seemingly supernatural basketball skills, attracting nearly 40 million views with brand engagement that extends far beyond a 30-second TV commercial.

Brand: Pepsi Max | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverages | Country: US | Partner/agency: The Marketing Arm | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: YouTube, Social Media, Video

06/11/2013  |  Full story...

Video case study: Diamond Nut ‘Fantasies’ series focuses on bakers' rewards

US snack brand Diamond has launched an engaging (but also bizarre) campaign "Diamond Nut Fantasies". Recognizing that the average cook rarely get the praise and appreciation they deserve, this series of YouTube spots plays with the idea that baking them a treat with Diamond Nuts could help people transform to be the husband, neighbour, child and boyfriend of their dreams. This series of YouTube spots were based on research that showed that Diamond Nut customers--two-thirds of whom were women--bake in large part not just because they care, but for the praise and compliments they get. So the agency imagined what it would be like if everyday people gushed with appreciation for the food they make.

Brand: Diamond | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverages | Country: US | Partner/agency: Deutsch LA, Biscuit Filmworks | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: YouTube, Social Media

06/11/2013  |  Full story...

Yorkshire Tea brews up viral success with YouTube song

The advert imitates Old Spice's classic ‘The man your man could smell like’ ad, with an engaging walk through a myriad of scenes celebrating the fun and frivolous side of a good cup of tea, whilst showcasing the soothing effects of a proper brew. Yorkshire Tea has taken to YouTube, with an epic song celebrating the virtues of the old fashioned cuppa, incorporating zombies, brass bands and even the odd Skyrim reference. To boost engagement, the YouTube ad ends with a call to action getting the viewer to click through to a behind the scenes video, along with links to the Yorkshire Tea homepage and the company's official Facebook page, both of which continue the ‘Tea Song’ branding.

Brand: Yorkshire Tea | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverages | Country: UK | Partner/agency: Rubber Republic, The Viral Ad Network | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: YouTube, Social Media

06/11/2013  |  Full story...

Pot Noodle pays for student’s tuition fees in Facebook search for ‘Scholar’

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To coincide with the new academic year, Unilever's Pot Noodle offered one student the chance to have their tuition fees for the next year paid for them, as part of a new Facebook ‘Scholar’ campaign. The winner was given everything they need to live the Uni lifestyle including Pot Noodle-branded t-shirts, trainers, bed sheets, condoms, a year’s supply of Pot Noodle and a “legendary” party.

Brand: Unilever, Pot Noodle | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverages | Country: UK | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Social, Facebook

06/11/2013  |  Full story...

Bundaberg Rum helps flooded community with Facebook campaign

The Bundaberg Distilling Company ran integrated 'Road to Recovery' campaign, designed to help the local Bundaberg community in Australia get back on its feet after the recent flood crisis. This case study looks at how the Diageo brand raised $300,000 for the town with the help of social media. Spanning Facebook, PR, traditional media advertising, product innovation and a special event, the activity, with creative via Leo Burnett, Sydney, aimed to drive visitation back to Bundaberg and stimulate the local economy through tourism.

Brand: Bundaberg Rum | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverages, Alcohol | Country: Global | Partner/agency: Leo Burnett, One Green Bean, IKON, Traffik, STI Group, Barker Gray.| Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Social media, Facebook, Video

29/10/2013  |  Full story...

Baileys Christmas campaign gets social for year-long impact

For Christmas 2013, Baileys took a different approach, ditching festive imagery for a message about friends that resonated all year round. This case study looks at how the Diageo brand used traditional media as well as banners, pre-rolls, and social media. The campaign, under the slogan ‘Baileys, let’s do this again’, was composed of five TV executions, six print and outdoor executions, and various digital executions (banners, pre-rolls, RM, social media).

Brand: Baileys | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverages, Alcohol | Country: UK | Partner/agency: We Are Social | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: TV, Video, YouTube

29/10/2013  |  Full story...

Ecommerce case study: Smirnoff creates cocktail bar experience online with ‘shoppable videos’

In October 2012, Diageo partnered with Amazon to launch a Smirnoff-branded YouTube channel for fans to purchase ‘party items’ directly from featured YouTube videos. This case study looks at how the Diageo brand replicated the nightlife experience to engage and convert viewers online.

Brand: Smirnoff | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverages, Alcohol | Country: US | Partner/agency: We Are Social | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Amazon, Ecommerce, Video, YouTube

29/10/2013  |  Full story...

Mobile case study: Johnny Walker bottles get personal for Father’s Day with mobile tags

To celebrate Father’s Day in 2013, Diageo embarked on a QR code campaign for three of its drinks brands. This mobile case study looks at how the firm turned physical bottles of Johnny Walker, Buchanan’s and Old Parr into a personalised tribute for loved ones. The campaign, developed by software company Everythng, used a technology platform called +More, which made all Diageo’s products smart by connecting them to the web. This technology is different to QR code technology, which only delivers the same message to everyone. With +More the brand is able to give a bespoke message to an individual consumer via a bottle.

Brand: Johnny Walker | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverages, Alcohol | Country: US | Partner/agency: Evrythng | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Social media,Video, Mobile

29/10/2013  |  Full story...

Case study: Smirnoff’s ‘brain-controlled DJ’ gets fans sharing video

In June 2013, Smirnoff teamed with DJ Fresh and neurotechnology expert Julien Castet to help three disabled musicians create a dance track using only the power of their brains. The social media case study looks at how the Diageo drinks brand helped to build its ‘nightlife’ brand with cutting edge technology, social media and a catchy soundtrack….

Brand: Diageo, Smirnoff | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverages, Alcohol | Country: Global | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Social media, Facebook, Video

29/10/2013  |  Full story...

Facebook case study: Smirnoff creates global buzz with nightlife exchange MTV project

Back in 2011, MTV teamed with Smirnoff to showcase ‘The Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project’ – an ambitious attempt to break new ground in nightlife experiences and an integrated marketing partnership in the truest sense. This video case study highlights how the campaign increased Facebook fans from 427% to more than 1m.

Brand: Smirnoff | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverages, Alcohol | Country: Global | Partner/agency: We Are Social | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Social media, Facebook, Video

29/10/2013  |  Full story...

Twitter case study: Airbnb creates 4 minute film using Vine videos

Social accommodation app Airbnb launched its first video ad this month- compiled only using 6-second Vine videos from Twitter fans. The 4-minute long commercial was composed after the firm asked its Twitter followers to create their own short Vine videos for the film, each of which depicts a different scene with a paper airplane traveling across the world.

Airbnb’s commercial, dubbed ‘Hollywood & Vines’, aired on the Sundance Channel in September 2013, and can been viewed in the embedded YouTube video below:

Brand: Airbnb | Sector: Hospitality, Travel | Country: US | Partner/agency: Mullen | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Video, Vine, Twitter, Social media

09/10/2013  |  Full story...

Case study: Burberry teams with Google to offer social media ‘kisses’

Following its successful ‘Art of the Trench' campaign, luxury fashion brand Burberry has teamed up with Google to let people capture their kisses by direct contact with their touch screen device, adding a personalised message and send on to friends across the globe. The YouTube video below has already notched up half a million views three months after the campaign went live.

Brand: Burberry | Sector: Clothing, Luxury | Country: Global | Agency/Partner: Grow, oogle | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Social, Mobile

25/09/2013  |  Full story...

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