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Coca Cola “Line Up Song” creates football buzz in Egypt

In "The Line-Up Song," Coca-Cola modernised a nursery rhyme to help Egyptians learn the names of players on its national soccer team just ahead of the African Cup of Nations.

04/08/2017  |  Full story...

Video case study: Coke pits Hulk against Ant Man in Super Bowl smash

To mark the 2016 Super Bowl, Coke teamed up with Marvel to create a fun super- hero mash-up- pitching Ant Man against the Hulk.

10/11/2016  |  Full story...

Coca-Cola targets millennials with CokeTV YouTube channel

Coca-Cola has created popular YouTube channels in Europe, working with popular YouTube vloggers to take its CokeTV channel to the UK, Germany, France and Spain as the FMCG giant ramps up its content marketing strategy as a new way to engage teens with authentic “eye-level” communication.

21/07/2016  |  Full story...

Gaming case study: Coke Zero targets teenagers in Denmark via Facebook

Coca-Cola Zero in Denmark used gamification to get 35,000 teenagers to solve a puzzle and claim their free Coke Zero.

30/03/2016  |  Full story...

Interactive digital case study: Coca Cola takes the social out of media and puts it back into life

Coca Cola has found the perfect solution to antisocial behaviour – the red cone of shame. The UAE has the world’s highest smartphone penetration, and a huge proportion of young people are constantly checking their phone. In order to remind everyone of the importance of real life human interactions Coca Cola has created a light-hearted campaign to help counter smartphone addiction and take the social out of media and put it back into life.

05/03/2015  |  Full story...

The ads of Christmas past: Coke’s ‘Holidays are coming’ tops list

ISBA, the Voice of British Advertisers surveyed its members from more than 400 brands to find out their favourite ever past Christmas ads, with Coke’s ‘Holiday’s Are Coming’ leading the way. Coke’s Festive Ad-campaign took an upswing since 1995 when the drinks giant started rolling out a batch of Special Christmas Delivery trucks lit up with thousands of lights and the words, “Holidays are coming.” The Truck Ad-campaign has been so successful that the arrival of these trucks is considered to be indicative of the on-set of the festive season by many in North America today.

11/12/2014  |  Full story...

Tumblr case study: Coca Cola ‘happiness’ blog gets 20,000 interactions in 6 hours

Brands can’t ignore Tumblr as a platform, and Coca-Cola was no exception. Back in 2012, Coca-Cola launched a Tumblr blog to share happy content with teen bloggers- with a single post getting 20,000 likes and reblogs within just six hours.


21/07/2014  |  Full story...

Nike and Samsung beat World Cup sponsors for video shares

Nike, Samsung and Castrol top the chart of the most shared World Cup focused video ads, ahead of brands that are official sponsors of the tournament, according to a new report from Unruly. Coca-Cola, the first affiliated brand to appear in the listing, accounted for 2.5 times fewer shares than Castrol, that sits in third place. Other Word Cup sponsors that fail to make the top 11 include Budweiser (16th), Sony (18th), McDonald’s (20th) and Johnson & Johnson (24th)

10/06/2014  |  Full story...

Mobile loyalty through gaming: Coca-Cola game rewards players with more mobile data

A recent study revealed 2.7 million Korean youths were Coke “brand neglectors”. Coca-Cola Korea teamed up with The Slate to create a mobile campaign that would convert teens by reinforcing Coke’s brand image as an energizing refreshment. Coke PLAY is a real and virtual playground for young people aged 12 to 29 to connect using mobile devices that incorporate voice recognition and location and motion, detecting technologies for games and activities. Because 80 percent of Korean teens exceed their wireless data capacity each month, Coke PLAY awards additional data as prizes. This case study shows how the drinks giant created mobile loyalty through gaming.

02/06/2014  |  Full story...

Coke drones deliver ‘happiness from the skies’ in Singapore

Guest workers make up a significant part of Singapore's total workforce, but often get little recognition for their labour. Coca-Cola Singapore and the Singapore Kindness Movement embarked on a project to bring "Happiness from the Skies", to show that a little kindness goes a long way to bring Singaporeans and guest workers closer.

15/05/2014  |  Full story...

Coca-Cola promotes healthy lifestyle with mobile scavenger hunt


Back in April 2013, Coca-Cola teamed up with the Global Poverty Project for a mobile check-in scavenger hunt in New York. Ten separate nonprofits in the city benefited from the "Movement for a Movement" campaign, which also encourages healthy, active lifestyles. This case study looks at how the FMCG giant used mobile check-ins to boost customer relations and enforce a positive image for the brand.

Brand: Coca-Cola | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverage | Country: US | Agency/Partner: Global Poverty Project | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Mobile

17/09/2013  |  Full story...

Coca-Cola unites Pakistani and Indian consumers via ‘Small World Machines’

Coca-Cola’s latest online video campaign taking Cannes by storm featured a ‘Small World Machine’, linking Indians and Pakistanis via a live communications portal- getting 1.5 million YouTube views in the process. The viral, created by Leo Burnett Sydney for Coca-Cola, placed two camera equipped Coke vending machines set up in Lahore and Delhi. The film features Indians and Pakistanis interacting with each other, via the machine. Despite sharing historical and cultural links, the borders of India and Pakistan are divided by barbed wire with both nations sharing mutual hostility and suspicion. This ad from Coca-Cola aimed to break down these barriers with new technology to share common interests in a fun way. The key to engaging with each other through the machines was simple: people in India and Pakistan could complete a task, like touching hands, drawing peace, love, and happiness symbols -- together.

Brand: Pepsi | Sector: FMCG, Food and beverage | Country: India, Pakistan | Partner/agency: Leo Burnett Sydney | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Mobile, Outdoor, Video, YouTube

10/07/2013  |  Full story...

Mobile case study: Coca-Cola targets outdoor families with biggest mobile promotion yet

Coca-Cola has embarked on its biggest summer promotion to, putting mobile and social at the core of its North American marketing this year to connect with consumers while outdoors. On the site, users can watch a minute-long video that highlights some of the ways that families can get active this summer. For example, the video features consumers hanging out at the beach with Coca-Cola products. “The goal of the is to encourage consumers to pick up an ice-cold Coca-Cola and get out to enjoy summer,” said Deanna Lazzaroni, director of integrated marketing content at Coca-Cola North America, Atlanta.

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Brand: Coca-Cola | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverage | Country: US | Objective: brand awareness and favourability | Format: Mobile, app |

06/06/2013  |  Full story...

Are social media sales a myth? Coca-Cola claims no impact from online buzz


Social media’s ability to boost sales has come into question in March 2013, with one of the world’s biggest brands claiming that online buzz from the likes of Facebook and Twitter has little impact on brand sales. Revealed at Advertising Research Foundation's Re:think 2013 conference in New York, the study from Coca-Cola indicates that social media buzz has no measurable impact on short-term sales, but online display ads work.

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Brand: Coca-Cola | Sector: FMCG, Beverages | Country: US/ Global | Objective: Build brand enagagement, drive sales | Format: Facebook, Twitter, Social Media, YouTube, Video

04/04/2013  |  Full story...

Banned Sodastream Super Bowl ad becomes Internet hit

A Sodastream commercial has become a hit on YouTube, after being banned from an upcoming Super Bowl spot by broadcaster CBS for mocking rivals.CBS rejected the company's initial attempt at a Super Bowl spot, reportedly, because the content of the spot took a direct swipe at two other Super bowl participants - Coke and Pepsi. After the ban, Sodastream submitted a revised version featuring no brand names. It also released the spot that was rejected by CBS. The banned version is now on YouTube, and has ammased around 2 million views to date.

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Brand: Sodastream | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverage | Country: US | Objective: Build brand engagement | Agency: Common, Pale Dot Voyage, Octopus of the Mind | Format: YouTube, Video |

06/02/2013  |  Full story...

Coca-Cola celebrates Chinese New Year with ‘wish bottle’

Coca-Cola provided a consumer unique brand experience during the Chinese New Year holiday, through a ‘Coke wish bottle’ campaign, attracting over 6.8 million participants, and 3,7 million wishes was generated. Coke teamed up with top SNS platforms like RenRen, Sina M-blog, Kaixin001 and invited consumers to make their new year wishes, sharing with their loved ones/ friends and display the works to the whole world- and produced the [2011 I Want to:...] invitation and 3D wish bottle on the campaign main page. Highly integrated the CNY holiday spirit and with easy-participating mechanism, the campaign attracted over 6.8 million participants, and 3,7 million wishes were generated.

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Brand: Coca-Cola | Sector: FMCG, Food and beverage | Coutry: China | Objective: Build brand engagement | Agency: Isobar | Format: Social media, Gaming |

30/01/2013  |  Full story...

Coca Cola in Israel amplifies teenage Village events via Facebook through RFID tags


In summertime in Israel Coca Cola hosts a number of live, 3 day events for teenagers to come together, play and ‘share the happiness’. Looking to make the most of this live event content the brand found a clever technical solution to amplify the offline event online. By providing all the attendees with an RFID-enabled wristband, programmed with their Facebook user name and password, they were able to create a regular stream of real-time likes, content and images in the social network. This not only extended the fun for those who attended, it also spread the happiness to those who couldn’t and in so doing helped extend the reach and engagement of the event to many more thousands of the target audience.

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Brand: Coca Cola | Country: Israel | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverage | Format: Social Media, Facebook


YouTube case study: Coke turns commuters into 007 in race for tickets


Coca-Cola continues its Coke Zero marketing tie-in for the upcoming James Bond movie release with a promo that turned commuters into 007, for 70 heart-pounding seconds, all for the chance to win Skyfall tickets. Filmed in Antwerp central station, commuters who wanted a Coke Zero were given the chance to win tickets to see the new Bond film Skyfall. However, once they entered their name, they were given 70 seconds to collect the tickets at the other side of the station. What ensues is a mad rush filled with obstacles as they sprint to platform 6 to get the ticket. The “Unlock the 007 in you” video went viral, with over 3.8 million views and counting within 5 days of its YouTube release on 18 October 2012.

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Brand: Coke | Country: Belgium/ Global | Agency: Duval Guillaume | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverages | Format: YouTube, Video

20/11/2012  |  Full story...

Best Facebook fan pages – case studies


These days every brand wants a Facebook fan page, but few brands achieve real engagement. When marketing directors asked our team to find case studies of the best Facebook fan pages, we looked for those that had great social conversations, really engaged with consumers and gave people a reason to follow.

Today’s marketers need to be able to make good judgements about social channels, and yet many brands have a weak presence, with social conversations brands that feel pretty dull. If you’re going to win in social media marketing, then you need to create vibrant conversations your consumers will love to take part in. Here are some of the best Facebook fan page case studies trainers at the Digital Training Academy have been using when coaching brands and agencies on social media strategies.

08/11/2012  |  Full story...

Coca Cola uses mobile to send and share Coke across the globe


Coca-Cola re-imagined the classic 'Hilltop' commercial for a modern audience, in the digital age. Fulfilling the promise of the original ad, it allows users to connect with strangers by sending a Coke around the globe to an unsuspecting recipient, making the world feel just a little bit smaller. The ad can be experienced on mobile phone apps in Google’s AdMob network, across iOS and Android devices through AdMob rich media ads, coupled with custom-designed vending machines, viewers can buy the world a Coke, with a few taps on their mobile phones.

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Brand: Coca-Cola | Country: USA| Sector:FMCG Drinks | Objective: build brand engagement | Agency: Grow Interactive, Johannes Leonardo | Format: Mobile Display Advertising

04/10/2012  |  Full story...

Coca-Cola crowdsources 50m Facebook fans for new campaign


Coca-Cola marked its 50 millionth Facebook “Like” with campaign drawing upon its social media fan base to identifying simple ways to ‘make the world a happier place’. The drinks giant identified individuals developing ideas that enable people to become more active, give to others, be social or engage in other activities associated with increased happiness.

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Brand: Coca-Cola | Country: Global Sector: Social Media | Format: Facebook

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21/09/2012  |  Full story...

YouTube Case Study: Coca-Cola ‘security camera’ ad gets 5m YouTube views in one month


This heart-warming video from Coca-Cola continues the beverage giant’s ‘Happiness’ brand message, turning the negative perception of security cameras into something much more positive- boosting customers perception of Coke in the process. Historically, Coca-Cola has understood better than most that if you make people feel good while watching your advertising, it rubs off on your brand. The video has racked up over 5.4 million YouTube views and 44,500 ‘likes’.

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Brand: Coca-Cola | Media: Video, YouTube | Country: Global |Sector: FMCG | Agency: Landia

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20/07/2012  |  Full story...

Mobile case study- Coca-Cola branded iPhone game drives teen engagement


Coca-Cola has made a foray into advergaming with their new title, Crabs & Penguins. The beverage giant made smart use of gamification techniques, with a music soundtrack and social media links, to build long-term engagement with consumers by letting players unlock levels and learn about a story.

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Brand: Coco-Cola |Media: Communities & Gaming portals, Smartphones, Mobile | Sector: FMCG | Agency: Ember Lab | Format: iPhone App |

YouTube video: Coca-Cola | Mobile App: Crabs and Penguins | Micro-site campaign: Crabs and Penguins

04/07/2012  |  Full story...

Case Study: How Coke Zone’s customer loyalty scheme became the top grocery brand site in the UK


Back in 2008, Coca-Cola was faced with a declining market share in the UK teen market. This case study reveals how the drinks giant linked on-pack point codes to an engaging Coke Zone rewards website, boosting customer loyalty and becoming the most visited UK grocery brand site in the process.

Since the scheme went live, its email offers mailshot enjoys an open rate of 49 percent and a click through rate of 71 percent. The Coke Zone site garners dwell time averages 9 minutes, and prize draw entries total 116,497. Coke Zone is now consistently the UK's no.1 Food & Drink brand website. Currently the site gets over 38 million Facebook fans and over 400,000 Twitter followers.

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Brand: Coca Cola | Media: interactive digital marketing | Country: UK | Sector: FMCG Drinks | Objective: engage the youth market | Agency: Carlson Marketing | Format: Multi-Channel Marketing

Digital Marketing Case Study | Coke Zone's holiday video

13/02/2012  |  Full story...

The secret is out there: How Coca Cola used a multi-channel advertising campaign to engage the teen market


Many companies worry about how their brand is being talked about online as it is seems unpredictable and uncontrollable. This case study shows how Coca Cola encouraged conversations to happen about their brand with a multi-channeled digitally focused ad campaign full of relevant, engaging and viral content.

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Brand: Coca Cola | Media: interactive digital marketing | Country: US | Sector: FMCG Drinks | Objective: engage the youth market | Agency: Wieden+Kennedy | Format: multi-channel advertising

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07/02/2012  |  Full story...

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