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Instagram case study: “Swim Reaper” encourages water safety on Instagram

Young men in New Zealand love doing dumb stuff in the water. But it’s killing them. Water Safety NZ aimed to encourage responsible swimming via social media messages from the Grim Reaper himself.


17/05/2017  |  Full story...

Bose boosts Formula One sponsorship with Yahoo takeover

Electronics giant Bose used a branded takeover of the Yahoo Formula One hub to amplify its sponsorship of the Mercedes-AMG Formula One team, getting 154 million impressions in the process.

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17/05/2017  |  Full story...

Snapchat case study: L’Oréal Paris gets 51% sales boost with social blitz

Beauty brand L’Oreal swapped traditional advertising for real social media buzz to introduce its Pure Clay Masks – and got a 51% sales boost via Snapchat and other social channels.


17/05/2017  |  Full story...

Crisis management case study: United Airlines

In March 2017 United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz was named U.S. Communicator of the Year by the magazine PR Week. Just one month later, his company’s poor response to a customer incident has turned into a PR disaster, caused its stock to dramatically drop $1bn in value and has placed the entire airline industry under the microscope. Joanna Delaney, Digital Strategy Analyst at Digital Strategy Consulting group, looks at how the situation escalated, explaining how through the power of social media an isolated incident turned into a global PR disaster overnight.

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28/04/2017  |  Full story...

Ted Baker’s new global campaign features innovative 360-degree shoppable film

Ted Baker launched global campaign featuring an innovative 360-degree fully shoppable ad, “Keeping Up With The Bakers” for their Spring 2017 line. Teased in advance with Instagram Stories, the ad allows consumers to explore the Baker home, discover hidden content and buy the items worn by characters.

28/04/2017  |  Full story...

YouTube drives better ROI and sales for Snickers

In summer 2015, Snickers launched another iteration of its ‘You’re Not You When Your Hungry’ campaign, this time featuring Mr Bean for a funny martial arts adventure. During the campaign Mars UK tested a mix of TV and online video (specifically YouTube) to determine if the media plan was optimised to drive the most in-store sales.

28/04/2017  |  Full story...

Gatorade creates unique game with Snapchat to celebrate Serena William’s Grand Slam win

Gatorade partnered with Snapchat to create a unique and memorable way to celebrate Serena William’s record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam victory, with a web view game that allowed players to become Serena and play through each of her Grand Slam victories.

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28/04/2017  |  Full story...

AT&T runs Snap ads campaign for Father’s Day to engage tech-savvy young people

AT&T wanted to create a memorable campaign for Father’s Day that engaged younger, tech savvy people and positioned AT&T’s mobile devices and accessories as great gifts for Dad. Snapchat was the perfect platform to reach and engage this audience.

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28/04/2017  |  Full story...

Under Armour encourages consumers to #RuleYourself on Facebook and Instagram

Performance sportswear brand Under Armour wanted to reach millennials with their new campaign #RuleYourself and used Facebook and Instagram ads to deliver great content, including photos and videos to millennials.

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27/04/2017  |  Full story...

Ford partners with YouTube to make films that identify with car shoppers to drive brand consideration

Ford of Europe wanted to find new ways to connect with potential customers by showing that the brand understood the consumer’s mindset and challenges offered a different buying experience. Ford partnered with Google, YouTube and its global media agency, Global Team Blue) to identify the concerns of consumers based on searches. The brand held a ‘createathon’ in five European markets which produced five unique films.

27/04/2017  |  Full story...

Butlin’s used real time ad personalisation to show holidaymakers that ‘Rain Never Stops Play’

Knowing that their core audience of busy mums and dads lead increasingly mobile-centric lives, Butlin’s relaunched their mobile website and promoted it using a highly-targeted mobile-first search campaign.

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27/04/2017  |  Full story...

Patrón uses virtual reality technology to market artisanal tequila

The Patron Spirits Company is experimenting with new ways to tell the story of their artisanal tequilas using virtual reality. Patron has created a 360-degree video called “The Art of Patron” where viewers can get immersed in the production process in the Hacienda Patrón distillery in the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico through the eyes of Patron’s signature bee.

27/04/2017  |  Full story...

Social media case study: Wendy's challenges teen to get 18m retweets for free nuggets

A 16-year old teen from the US is currently on course for the most retweets of all time, after the fast-food chain Wendy's set him a huge social media challenge in exchange for free chicken nuggets for a year.

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11/04/2017  |  Full story...

Search case study: Purplebricks boosts performance via attribution and smart bidding

With paid search a key channel in generating leads for their hybrid estate agency, Purplebricks look for every opportunity to push their budgets further in search of conversions.

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11/04/2017  |  Full story...

ACR turns Street View into driving test training game

The Automobile Club of Romania (ACR) created Street View Test, the first practice driving test created using Google Street View. Students get to "drive" on the streets of Bucharest while answering multiple choice questions, generating 7,000 tests taken in just 10 days.

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11/04/2017  |  Full story...

Virtual reality case study: Google puts 360 video to the test

For brands, is 360 video worth it? The format is potentially revolutionary, but do 360 video ads actually drive more engagement than standard ads? Google partnered with Columbia Sportswear to find out.

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11/04/2017  |  Full story...

VR case study: School of Rock hits the stage with 360° YouTube Video

School of Rock was ready to rock out on Broadway; all it needed was a platform to give fans a taste of the show. A 360° YouTube video reaching one million views in three days was just the ticket.

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10/04/2017  |  Full story...

Mobile marketing case study: How Tusker celebrated national sporting achievements and increased sales to a five year high

Brandtone partnered with beer brand Tusker to create the first mobile campaign of its kind to engage Kenyan consumers through mobile to help drive sales, increase brand loyalty and build an opt-in database of consumers who could be communicated with into the future.


10/04/2017  |  Full story...

Mobile case study: O2 boosts store footfall with location-based campaign

Yahoo and Statiq’s first mobile location campaign for O2 increased store footfall by 2.3x for customers exposed to advertising.

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07/04/2017  |  Full story...

Social media case study: Aussie Hair puts user generated images into marketing campaign

P&G brand Aussie Hair opted for a new kind of content format that called Content in Motion from ad tech firm Olapic. This case study looks at how the P&G brand got a a 33% increase in engagement on social posts.

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07/04/2017  |  Full story...

Mobile marketing case study: L’Oréal fulfils consumer needs and boosts sales with Make-Up Genius app

L'Oréal Make-Up Genius taps into women´s desires to experiment and play with make-up, and their quest for the perfect selfie. L’Oréal placed beauty at the heart of the mobile device using rich consumer insight and fulfilling a genuine customer need, creating real value.


31/03/2017  |  Full story...

Ecommerce case study: Ted Baker turns catalogue into spy film

An inventive use of mobile voice search and TrueView Shoppable Videos on YouTube brought Ted Baker’s campaign to life, turning regular clothing catalogue into a cinematic espionage movie.

09/03/2017  |  Full story...

KitKat and YouTube create real life “Crossy Road”

KitKat was looking for ways to engage the gaming community and encourage them to turn to the brand for snacking during breaks. Working with JWT London and Google, KitKat developed a concept that gave them a way to talk to gamers directly in gamer language.

09/03/2017  |  Full story...

Snapchat case study: Bud Light combines Snapchat with SXSW festival

With Bud Light’s redesign and new visual identity out in-market, the party was on, and Snapchatters were invited.

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09/03/2017  |  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.

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09/03/2017  |  Full story...

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