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Dove's gets men's hearts thumping with ‘real beauty’ test

Unilever’s Dove brand continued its “campaign for real beauty” message with a new video ad that tested men’s real reactions to women… by hooking them up to heart monitors.

01/12/2016  |  Full story...

Case study: Dove links pack promotions to mobiles to boost cross selling

Brandtone partnered with Unilever in 2013 to drive the rate of sales across the Dove portfolio in Russia. This case study looks at how the beauty brand linked on-pack promotion with a mobile campaign to drive cross-selling opportunities across Russia- boosting repurchase sales by 21% in some cases.


13/08/2014  |  Full story...

Case study: Dove hosts Google Hangout debate on real beauty

Back in June 2014, Dove hosted a debate on beauty at Selfridges flagship Oxford Street store that was be broadcast live on Google+ via a promoted post, as part of its "campaign for real beauty" activity. The ad appeared in real-time as a display advert on webpages linked to women’s beauty and lifestyle.

06/08/2014  |  Full story...

Video case study: Dove defies dad stereotypes with Father’s Day campaign

Looking to repeat the success of its ‘Sketches’ viral last year, this new video from Unilever's Dove’s celebrates the hard work dads put in every day to promote its Men + Care range. See why it's our video viral of the week below..

11/06/2014  |  Full story...

How Ryan Gosling, Dove and Space Oddity went viral: Twitter hunts for formula to web success

Going viral on the internet is a goal for all brands, but is there is secret to becoming a web sensation? This week, Twitter examined three big viral video hits - actor Ryan Gosling 'refusing' to eat cereal, astronaut Chris Hadfield singing Space Oddity and Dove's Real Beauty marketing campaign to demonstrate how internet buzz spreads.

Brand: Dove | Sector: FMCG, Health and Beauty | Country: Global | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Twitter, Social media, Video, YouTube

02/09/2013  |  Full story...

Cannes Lions online video case study: Dove’s Real Beauty Sketches online video wins Cannes Cyber Lions Gold

Dove has been successfully engaging its female target audience with its ‘Campaign for Real Beauty’ for a number of years now. Through the use of innovative and integrated, multi-channel campaigns they have already amassed a significant following online. So to re-engage the audience in the debate, they needed some exceptional creativity and excellence in advertising communications. This latest activation of the brand communication idea, with one compelling 3 minute video at its heart, has surpasses all previous work and been their most successful yet. In this Cannes Lions online video case study we show you why…

Brand: Dove | Sector: FMCG, Personal care| Country: US and global | Objective: brand consideration and preference | Format: Video

21/06/2013  |  Full story...

Dove Facebook App outshines beauty pageant with 23,000 new social media fans


Ahead of an annual Beauty Queen pageant held on International Women's Day, Dove created a social media campaign entitled "Beauty Does Not Have Just One Queen." This case study looks at how, with one outdoor billboard and a highly targeted Facebook app, the brand created a huge amount of online engagement and 23,000 new Facebook fans.

The campaign, for the Unilever-owned cosmetic and toiletry brand, used a Facebook application that was connected to a digital billboard in the heart of Tel Aviv. Women uploaded a picture of themselves using the app, and their portrait was then screened on the billboard with the caption "Beauty Does Not Have Just One Queen".

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Brand: Dove |Media: OOH, Facebook videos | Country: Israel |Sector: FMCG | Agency: McCann Erickson | Format: Facebook App, TV spot

14/05/2012  |  Full story...

Case study: Dove Nutrium | Agency: Marketing Evolution/Dynamic Logic | Sector: FMCG | Objectives: Optimisation | Format: Online media, monitoring and evaluation, marketing models and intergration

Dove NutriumThis was the pioneering landmark study into optimising the media mix and the level of weight internet banners should be given. The award-winning research formed a roadmap for media-neutral planning and quantified how each marketing channel influences the consumer. It revealed how some channels are used to saturation point; while others are barely explored. Minor reductions in frequency or reach of campaigns in one media free up budgets that work harder online: same budget, better results.

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Case study: Dove 'onslaught' | Sector: FMCG | Format: Video, rich media

Dove OnslaughtThe marketing model behind this campaign involves using video as a way to deliver a powerful message that's in tune with the beliefs of the target consumer. The brand is creating powerful content that it releases online in a way intended to be stumbled upon by consumers and shared between their friends. By releasing it to open platforms such as YouTube, they're implicitly inviting discussion. There can be paid-for placement in key media to extend the reach and start the process, but ideally the campaign works by the word of mouth effect. To gain accountability the brand team can track play rates to measure the number of exposures, and use qualitative and social network analysis to gain feedback about the brand sentiment.

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15/05/2008  |  Full story...

Case study: Dove | Sector: FMCG | Format: Video

dove.jpgThis iconic, multi-award-winning campaign includes powerful online elements that build discussion and engagement among target consumers. Since 2000, the Dove brand has been one of the online marketing pioneers in consumer package goods. Their work with the IAB and MSN in North America created landmark research in cross media campaign budget optimisation. This more recent video is a great example of how the web can be used by a consumer brand to build community, debate and discussion. The video is part of a multi channel campaign that talks about beauty and creates genuine discussion with and among consumers. The approach of delivering messaging directly to consumers also creates challenges for regulators who are considering how the control of online advertising can work.

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Client: Dove | Sector: FMCG | Objective: Brand awareness, customer acquisition | Format: Banners

Dove’s interactive advertising campaign contributed significantly to brand impact. By increasing the online spend within the same total ad budget from 2% to 15%, Unilever produced an 8% increase in overall branding metrics and a 14% increase in purchase intent.

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