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Mobile marketing case study: Orange Wednesdays – the world’s longest running mobile marketing campaign comes to an end

Wednesday 25th February 2015 marked the end of Orange Wednesdays, one of the most successful sponsorship and reward programmes ever seen. The deal, which gave customers on the Orange (and subsequently EE) mobile network two for one cinema tickets on a Wednesday was launched over a decade ago. The campaign was highly successful in terms of brand awareness and customer retention for the mobile network.


05/03/2015  |  Full story...

Content marketing case study: Paddle Pop digital webisodes boost ice cream sales by 43%

Unilever's Indonesian ice cream brand Paddle Pop created a new kids entertainment franchise based around its mascot. This case study looks at how the cross media marketing campaign boosted sales up to 43% in some territories.

MAX/Paddle Pop 2012 from sangsara on Vimeo.

25/04/2014  |  Full story...

Evian baby takes on Spider-Man with SnapChat teaser

Evian has continued its hugely successful dancing babies series with a new ad featuring Spider-Man, as the new superhero movie hits the cinemas. Evian’s social media agency We Are Social create buzz around the video with glimpses of the ad sent to the brand’s Snapchat followers on Saturday 21 March. Laurence Foucher, the global digital manager for Evian, said of the decision to introduce the ad on Snapchat: "Snapchat’s ephemeral nature is perfect for sending teasers to build excitement, which makes it the perfect platform to preview our next campaign."

14/04/2014  |  Full story...

Twitter case study: How Samsung won the 2014 Oscars with a star-studded selfie

At the 2014 Oscars, Samsung took the award for most talked about brand with a celebrity-packed selfie tweeted by host Ellen DeGeneres using a Galaxy Note 3 phone. This case study looks at how the electronics giant made full use of its sponsor status at the film ceremony, merging old-school celebrity endorsements with the latest digital technology to reach millions of people.

Watch this ad for the new Galaxy sS5 which aired during the ceremony:

Brand: Samsung | Sector: Mobile | Country: Global | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Agency/ Partner: Starcom MediaVest | Format: Viral, Social Media, Twitter, TV, Mobile

13/03/2014  |  Full story...

Devil Baby stunt terrorises New Yorkers to get 36m views

How do you go about promoting a horror movie about a devil child? There are all the usual routes--TV ads, billboards, websites, trailers--but perhaps the best way to convey the spirit of the film is to actually scare the living hell out of people with an actual devil baby. Following on from the success of Carrie’s YouTube prank last year, the makers of 20th Century Fox’s latest horror movie ‘Devil’s Due’ have used a similar tactic to great effect- getting over 36m views in the process.

Brand: 20th Century Fox| Sector: Film | Country: US | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Video, Viral, Social

11/02/2014  |  Full story...

Case study – blogger engagement strategies in the UK


Digital marketers often overlook blogger engagement strategies which can be a quick win for many brands – here we show the top 20 most influential blogs in the UK market as a reminder that blogger engagement strategies should be on every marketer’s radar.

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Sector: Sport, Fashion, FMCG, Media, Film, Entertainment, TV, Finance, Gardening, Music, Food and Beverages, Travel, Retail, Retaurants, Health and Beauty | Country: UK | Objective: Brand positioning, drive engagement, Seasonal promotion | Format: SEO, Google, AdWords, Newspapers |

14/03/2013  |  Full story...

Windows 8- how are brands using in-app advertising?


Following the launch of Windows 8 Ads-in-Apps (AiA) Microsoft has unveiled the latest campaigns to make use of its new cross-platform ad formats. This case study looks at 4 brands- Jeep, Delta, Sony Pictures and Ford as they capitallise on the new Windows 8 format.

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Brand: Microsoft, Jeep, Delta, Sony, Ford | Sector: Automotive, Film, Travel | Country: UK | Agencies: Razorfish, Universal McCann/Sapient, Team Detroit, This is Tommy | Objective: Build brand engagement | Format: Display, Video, Mobile, Windows 8 |

14/02/2013  |  Full story...

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...

The Muppets 'Pig With The Froggy Tattoo' Teaser Trailer gets 10m + views


After a 12-year break from the big screen, Disney needed to reinvigorate interest in the Muppets brand ahead of their forthcoming movie. Throughout the year, Disney has been running spoof trailers on YouTube mimicking popular movies at the time, giving The Green Lantern, The Hangover Part 2, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Twilight, Puss in Boots, Captain America, Twilight and Paranormal Activity a muppets twist. Meanwhile, the opening trailer Green with Envy began as a generic romantic comedy, but it quickly shape shifted into a trailer for The Muppets. The Muppets marketing encompassed nearly everything in pop culture and in doing so it gained the attention of millions around the world.

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Brand: Disney | Media: YouTube | Country: Global | Sector: Entertainment, Film | | Format: Video

04/09/2012  |  Full story...

Viral marketing case study- Prometheus end credits image leads cinema goers online


To promote it’s latest sci-fi blockbuster Prometheus, 20th Century Fox has run a viral marketing campaign to maintain online buzz before, and after, the films release. For cinema goers that stuck around for the end credits of Prometheus, they were directed to a new website. Created by Scott's own RSA production shingle, those videos are the latest example of a shift beyond the usual teasers and trailers. Their aim: to turn hardcore fans into mini-marketeers by giving them something unique to share with their less-engaged online friends.

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| Media: YouTube, Viral, Video | Country: India | Sector: Film | Objective: Build brand awareness| Format: Viral Video »

27/06/2012  |  Full story...

Interactive mobile ad unit drives trailer views for Universal’s ‘The Wolfman’


Universal used AdMob’s Interactive Ad Unit on mobile to create buzz around the brand and encourage brand engagement.

With the use of AdMob’s auto-play interactive a units and text and banner ads Universal created a buzz resulting in 31% increase in the intent to view its upcoming movie ‘The Wolfman’. The campaign resulted in 69% increase in mobile ad awareness and a 31% increase in both release date association and intent to see the film.

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Brand: Universal |Media: Google Admob | Country: Spain |Sector: Entertainment| Agency: Ignited Agency | Format: Auto-Play Interactive Ad Unit

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02/01/2012  |  Full story...

Avatar page takeovers attract high engagement and dwell rates


Twentieth Century Fox used interactive advertising to promote the Blu-Ray and DVD release of blockbuster film Avatar, resulting in a 35% higher than average dwell rate. The campaign used a homepage takeover and interactive video to showcase the video content and recreated the interface from the film.

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Brand: Avatar | Country: USA| Sector: Entertainment| Agency: Moxie (US), Vizeum (Int), Think Jam, Media Mind | Format: Screen Takeover

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01/01/2012  |  Full story...

Case study: Predators game and expandable creates buzz and engagement


Twentieth Century Fox created an interactive game and expandable banners to promote action horror film Predators, resulting in high dwell rates and brand advocacy. The campaign used expandable banners, featuring an interactive game (complete with with blood spatters). The game gave users the opportunity to choose their weapons and engage with brand via the game. The gamification enabled users to experience the storyline of the film and also enabled to enter a global MPG. The average dwell time for the campaign was 35.7 seconds 80% above benchmark and the average dwell rate 8.27% nearly 10% higher than benchmark.

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Brand: Predators | Country: USA| Sector: Entertainment| Agency: Moxie (US), Vizeum (Int), Think Jam, Media Mind | Format: Interactive Game in expandable banner

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12/12/2011  |  Full story...

Inception’s Rich Media homepage takeover smashes CTR benchmarks


Warner Brothers used a striking rich media campaign to drive awareness of the DVD released of blockbuster movie Inception, achieving much higher than average dwell rates and click through rates as a result. The campaign employed a user-initiated video within a banner on gaming website GameSpot, showcasing the movie’s special effects. Warner worked with CBS interactive and used Media Mind’s Glider takeover format. The ad begins with the homepage falling towards the user, revealing the world of Inception. The ‘fallen back’ homepage remains visible throughout the experience, so the user maintains a connection to the GameSpot site while exploring the ad. The Dwell rate for Glider Takeover was 21.87%, 268% improvement over the benchmark & CTR was 247% improvement over the benchmark

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Brand: Warner Home Video |Media: CBS Interactive | Country: US |Sector: Telecommunications | Agency: Media Mind | Format: Glider Takeover on GameSpot

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How Sony pictures used rich media to create buzz for 3D film Smurfs


To promote the Smurfs film in Malaysia, Sony Pictures used interactive rich media ad formats to closely engage with the target audiences and generate high dwell rates. The campaign’s tone was fun and entertaining, to keep in line with the feel of the movie.

This case study shows how, with rich media advertising on MSN and MSN Messenger, Sony Pictures got viewers to engage with the brand on the website itself. Users spent and average of 146.36 sec on the banner and the average dwell rates of the campaign were 8.62%, which is above the benchmarks of Malaysia. The campaign was targeted toward the key audience of the movie- teens and young adults age 12-25 and parents with children age 5-12 years. The purpose of the campaign was to create viral buzz about the movie and drive ticket sales for the release of the movie.

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Brand: Sony Pictures| Media: MSN Malaysia, MSN Windows Live Messenger | | Country: Malaysia | Sector: Entertainment |Agency: Universal McCann MY, Monster Interactive MY |Format: Rich Media Interactive 3D ads

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