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CSR case study: Edun documentary champions ethical fashion (and boosts sales 800%)

Fashion brand Edun wanted to showcase ‘Made in Africa Philosophy’, so it partnered with VICE to create a documentary in the Congo to exploring the gorilla's fight for survival as a species. This corporate social responsibility case study looks at how the Bono-owned brand created a fresh identity around ethical trading, boosting sales 800% in the process.

05/06/2015  |  Full story...

Street View turns into catwalk with #FashionStreetView

Chinese fashion brand Me&City used Tencent Street View to show off its latest clothing lines, as part of a new social media campaign using the hashtag #FashionStreetView. This case study shows how, with zero media investment and minimal paid media, the brand managed to sell out its product line in a fortnight.

19/05/2015  |  Full story...

Twitter case study: Tommy Hilfiger hashtag takes fashion show global

To make its brand accessible to a wider audience at New York Fashion Week (#NYFW) Tommy Hilfiger used Twitter to enable everyone to view the Spring / Summer 2015 runway show through a new lens. The innovative social media campaign made the show more accessible and increased engagement with a wider audience.

28/04/2015  |  Full story...

Twitter case study: Golden Lady links TV to social to amplify message

As Italian hosiery brand Golden lady launched a new range of tights, the brand was keen to run a high-impact campaign across Italy to raise brand awareness, encourage engagement and expand its social media reach.

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28/04/2015  |  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...

Social media case study: Uniqlo turns shoppers into models

How do you make a new fashion range stand out from the crowd in a saturated market? This case study looks at how clothes retailer Uniqlo made smart use of social media and a unique in-store event to boost awareness of its Ultra Stretch Jeans in Indonesia.


17/03/2015  |  Full story...

Social media case study: How Sweaty Betty built its brand around its fans

Sports and fitness are often very social activities, and UK sports brand for women Sweaty Betty capitalised on this to offer a drastically different shopping experience for consumers compared to the ‘warehouse’ feel from the likes of Sports Direct. So what makes Sweaty Betty stand out in the overcrowded fitness market? This case study looks at how the brand built a social community around fitness challenges to boost brand loyalty.

26/01/2015  |  Full story...

Instagram case study: Nike lets customers design their own trainers with Instagram photos

Drawing on the success of its custom shoes site NIKEiD, Nike teamed with Instagram to create NIKEPHOTOiD. Instagram is emerging as a key social platform for driving audience behaviours and with this knowledge Nike launched one of the most successful campaigns on the social network to date.


23/01/2015  |  Full story...

Snapchat case study: H&M runs mobile treasure hunt for party invites

In May 2014, retailer H&M launched Poland's first marketing stunt on Snapchat, hiding exclusive party tickets in its clothing stores and sending cryptic clues via the self-destructing photo app. This case study looks at how the campaign reached 3.8 million unique users via this digital spin on the old ‘treasure hunt’ game.

14/01/2015  |  Full story...

Video marketing case study: Asos lets viewers change colours of YouTube video

Asos’ latest marketing campaign for its autumn/winter collection generated nearly half a million views in a week. When viewing the video, users can click on a colour strip at the bottom of the video, causing the film to switch seamlessly to that colour theme. The film was created by Virtue Worldwide, Vice Media’s in-house creative agency. The ad has been shot five times using five different colour schemes, and lets viewers to click to change the colours and clothes in the video as it plays. The shoppable video has been viewed more than 700,000 times in just over a month.

03/12/2014  |  Full story...

Lacoste runs Snapchat competition #SpotTheCroc

Lacoste has launched its first campaign on Snapchat, as the sportswear brand looks to boost its digital reach to young fans. Lacoste has teamed up with BETC Digital to run the #SpotTheCroc competition on Snapchat, asking followers to find its iconic crocodile hidden in a series of five short videos. The competition runs for two months with a 10 second video to be shared every two weeks.

The videos for the campaign will illustrate various sports such as tennis, golf, skateboarding, slackline and rollerblading, in line with Lacoste’s brand signature: Life is a Beautiful Sport.

19/11/2014  |  Full story...

Nike mixes dance and social media to reach 1 million people

This interactive dance event from Nike combined social media with an impressive art installation- creating a huge social buzz in Taiwan in the process. This case study looks at how the sports brand used the event to generate interest in its ‘Airforce One’ trainer- generating over a million Facebook impressions.

18/09/2014  |  Full story...

PacSun partners YouTube content creators for back-to-school campaign

To coincide with the back to school season, clothing brand PacSun has released a four-video series in partnership with a popular YouTube fashion channel. See why it’s our video viral of the week below.

28/08/2014  |  Full story...

Adidas boosts World Cup sponsorship with cross platform display ads

To reinforce its World Cup sponsorship, Adidas worked with InSkin Media to run this World Cup display campaign optimised to get the most from desktop and tablet publishing sites.

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05/08/2014  |  Full story...

Tumblr case study: Aldo Fashion contest boosts social engagement

Aldo launched a contest to identify and reward "the next stars of Tumblr" to target the blogging network’s highly engaged community of fashion and design enthusiasts. This case study looks at how the footwear company offered Tumblr's aesthetic-conscious community a prize uniquely suited to them.

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25/07/2014  |  Full story...

Instagram case study: Levi’s gets 24% brand recall with frequency capping

Due to its popularity with the younger generation, Levi's turned to Instagram to boost its appeal. This case study shows how the jeans brand reached 7.4 million people in the U.S. across a nine-day period, targeting people aged 18-34.

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09/07/2014  |  Full story...

Case Study: How American Apparel adapted their brand to Tumblr to boost referrals

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American Apparel needed to engage young metropolitan adults aged 20-32 without restraining the brand’s unique fashion aesthetic or diluting its brand equity. This case study looks at how the clothing brand used popular blog network Tumblr, via owned content and sponsored ads, to get hundreds of thousands of referrals to their online store.

02/07/2014  |  Full story...

Cannes winner case study: Harvey Nichols celebrates selfishness with anti-Christmas viral

Luxury retailer Harvey Nichols made an unusual Christmas ad in 2013, encouraging shoppers to buy gifts for themselves at the high end store rather than spend the money on loved ones. This case study looks at how the bold funny ad turned controversial subject matter into a highly amusing and entertaining video, picking up the Cannes Lions Grand Prix in the process.

25/06/2014  |  Full story...

Cannes Lions case study: Edgy ‘First Kiss’ viral gets hearts racing with subtle branding

This ad for clothes brand Wren took the web by storm back in March, with its strange mix of cringe-worthy and heart-warming first kisses between strangers– coming close to winning 2014’s Cannes Lions Grand Prix award. This case study looks at the secret to the viral ads success, despite its almost non-existent branding.

25/06/2014  |  Full story...

Mobile app marketing: Abercrombie pairs weather forecast with seasonal looks

The Abercrombie brand is first and foremost about looking hot. This was taken to the next level by transforming something as practical as a weather app into a way to find hot new looks, modelled by attractive forecasters. This case study looks at how the fashion brand used mobile app marketing to get customers engaging with the brand while on the move.

18/06/2014  |  Full story...

Video case study: David Beckham bares all in shoppable H&M superbowl TV ad

Ahead of the 2014 SuperBowl Final, H&M let fans buy David Beckham’s range of underwear directly from their TV in a new interactive commercial. The Swedish clothes retailer offered viewers the chance to pick from alternative versions of the star performing some impressive stunts as he tries to get to safety in his signature briefs. Voting began ahead of the final and promoted nine pieces from the ex-footballer’s Spring range. The ad was preceded by a Twitter campaign where fans get to choose whether he bares all in the ad or not.

Brand: H&M | Sector: Clothing | Country: USA | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Viral, Social Media, Sport, YouTube, Video, TV

03/03/2014  |  Full story...

Mobile-optimised campaign drives 2,370% increase in traffic to Debenhams ‘Beauty Club Awards’

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The third annual Debenhams Beauty Club Awards received a 2,370% increase in traffic due to a mobile-optimised campaign, resulting in a record 5,000 new signups the retailer’s loyalty card. This case study looks into how the retail, working with agency Steel London, made smart use of mobile to get people clicking.

Brand: Debenhams | Sector: Retail, Clothing | Country: UK | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Design, Mobile

08/01/2014  |  Full story...

Web design case study: T.M. Lewin mens suit sales jump 70% after site revamp

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T.M.Lewin, the apparel brand, has seen a dramatic increase in revenue in its men’s suit category following a website revamp by eCommera, the decision intelligent commerce company. The focus of the revamp was influenced by eCommera’s online decision intelligence tool DynamicAction.

07/01/2014  |  Full story...

TK Maxx runs first ever cross-platform video campaign

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Retailer TK Maxx has appointed Exponential for its first ever cross-platform ad campaign designed to increase the number of visits to its stores by occasional shoppers. The video campaign will run in two phases – autumn and Christmas – across both desktop and tablet, and will focus on communicating store locations. The ads will contain a Google map locating all stores in the user’s proximity overlayed on videos showcasing the latest male and female fashion ranges available in-store.

Brand: TK Maxx | Sector: Reatil, Clothing | Country: UK | Partner/agency: Exponential | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Mobile, Video

09/10/2013  |  Full story...

Case study: Burton increases digital sales by 395% with omni-channel approach

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Menswear fashion brand, Burton recently launched an initiative across the performance channel, adopting a ‘channel neutral approach’ increasing conversions and sales by 395% in the process. With the increased exposure given across the publishers sites, Burton saw a significant increase in activity. Affiliate traffic increased by 260% on the previous week while the offer also converted exceptionally well at 14.5% click to sale.

Brand: Burton | Sector: Clothing | Country: UK | Agency/Partner: Affiliate Window | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Mobile, design, affiliate

18/09/2013  |  Full story...

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