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Search case study: Vodafone ‘Structured Snippets” boosts search CTR 100%

Vodafone used structured snippets in Google AdWords to improve ad relevancy, sees click-through rate increases of up to 100%.

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07/02/2017  |  Full story...

River Island goes VR for London Fashion Week promo

Fashion retailer River Island partnered with Google on a campaign that included Google+ Hangouts and the virtual reality platform Google Cardboard.

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05/12/2016  |  Full story...

Miller's Bakery doubles peak hours sales with Google “Enhanced Campaigns”

Using Google's enhanced campaigns, Miller's Bakery in New Jersey was able to manage bids across devices, locations, and times of day. This more targeted approach led to a significant increase in both online and store traffic, with in-store sales growing by as much as 100% during peak hours. The best part? It's advertising budget didn't budge.

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21/09/2016  |  Full story...

Video case study: Colgate boosts brand interest 1116% with YouTube push

To promote the innovative new Colgate Optic White Express White toothpaste, Colgate-Palmolive put YouTube at the core of its integrated media and creative campaigns. By overhauling its marketing strategy and investing more heavily in digital, Colgate scored big and "will never look back."

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07/09/2016  |  Full story...

Case study: Coverfox.com targets forgetful drivers with interactive campaign

Indian insurance firm Coverfox intercepted YouTube for several days and continued with their message until people renewed their insurance. This case study looks at how the firm made smart and fun use of retargeting that was far more effective than a simple email reminder.


01/09/2016  |  Full story...

Video case study: Remarketing pays off for Three’s #makeitright YouTube campaign

Three, with their puppet hero Jackson, wanted to raise awareness of the #makeitright campaign and their brand. Using Google Preferred, TrueView and the very latest techniques in remarketing they achieved "mind-blowing" results that lifted brand metrics, including ad recall and brand search interest.

12/05/2016  |  Full story...

Programmatic case study: GSK gets 3p cost-per-view with DoubleClick

When it came to expanding their impact across audiences, GSK and MediaCom turned to DoubleClick’s video technology Programmatic Guaranteed to buy video ad inventory on premium websites. This case study looks at how the pharmaceutical giant got a 65% view-through rate with the new automated platform.


21/04/2016  |  Full story...

Content marketing case study: Recruitment agency revamps website to boost conversions by 375%

Recruitment is a competitive sector, so how can one agency stand out from the crowd online? This case study looks at how Property Personnel achieved a significant (375%) increase in conversions for its new website working with Vertical Leap.

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07/03/2016  |  Full story...

Search case study: How Frooition cut marketing costs 65% via smart SEM

Web design firm Frooition increased conversions by 21% while reducing costs by over 65%, working with Google to reduce restrictions based on adverts.

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18/02/2016  |  Full story...

Analytics case study: Behind the scenes video shows how Google revamped Hertz marketing

Over the past year, Hertz partnered with digital agency Forward 3D and Google to identify its key challenges and devise a step-by-step strategy for improving its marketing and sales operations. A series of behind-the scenes videos shows how Google worked with the vehicle hire company to identify how its display ads were undervalued by a massive 400%.

03/02/2016  |  Full story...

Case study: Android ‘Friends Furever’ becomes most shared viral ever

In February 2015, Google’s Android ramped up the cuteness overload for its follow up ad to ‘Be Together, Not The Same’. But by pairing unlikely animals, the mobile operating system drove home a powerful message that helped it become the most shared ad ever.

26/11/2015  |  Full story...

EE proves search ads drive in-store sales

Proving the link between online ads and offline sales is the holy grail of digital marketing. This case study shows how geo-marketing testing with Google, Mobile network EE was able to research its customers path to purchase and found that for every 1 online sale driven through search, it drove an additional 2.6 offline in-store sales.


03/09/2015  |  Full story...

Brazil case study: Mondelēz boosts Brazil product launches with smarter search marketing

Mondelēz International, a snacking powerhouse consisting of brands such as Oreo, Nabisco and Cadbury, wanted to measure the marketing effectiveness of two new product launches in Brazil: belVita and Trident Unlimited. To do so, it embraced Google's Brand Lift solution, which revealed valuable insights into the campaigns' viewer retention rates, target audiences and frequency caps. Based on the findings, Mondelez adjusted its targeting and its creative to reach a 15% view-through rate.

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21/05/2015  |  Full story...

How Turkish Airlines reached 100m potential customers with selfies

In a wildly popular commercial for Turkish Airlines, two of sports" greatest stars-Kobe Bryant and Lionel Messi-vie for the attention of one starstruck kid. Following on its success, the company created a new YouTube ad called "Kobe vs. Messi: The Selfie Shootout" to continue increasing brand awareness in Europe, North America, the Middle East and the Far East. The spot was another huge success: It became one of the fastest spreading commercials on YouTube, with 77 million views in just one week, and was one of the most popular ads of 2013.


21/05/2015  |  Full story...

Social issues case study: How brands are taking a stance (and winning fans) with LGBT advertising

Marketing entails more than just reaching the right person at the right time. Google and YouTube data looking at messages about diversity and equality for the LGBT community highlights some interesting results for Burger King and Honey Maid in the US.

16/04/2015  |  Full story...

From Old Spice to First Kiss: Iconic ads moments on YouTube

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of skippable TrueView video ads, YouTube has taken a stroll down memory lane to recall some of the most iconic moments from advertisers on the video sharing platform.

15/04/2015  |  Full story...

Search case study: Luxury car rental boosts sales leads with AdWords

How does a small luxury car rental business stand out from the crowd in a crowded market? This case study looks at how PT Wahana Indonesia Transport used Google AdWords to increase sales by 50% and expand its business.

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12/03/2015  |  Full story...

Mobile case study: User controlled Android app takes over Times Square

In November 2014,Google took control of the largest digital screen in North America promote Android with an innovative app that projected user creations into the skies above Times Sqaure, New York. The company has rented the outdoor display, created by Clear Channel, until January 2015, at an estimated cost of $2.5m (£1.59m) per four-week period. Google will use the billboard to showcase a number of its leading products, including the newly-released Nexus handsets and tablets, Android Wear, Chrome and Google Maps. The company is also planning to give over some of its allotted time and media space to six different non-profit organisations, as well as the Google-related cause project Made with Code.

27/11/2014  |  Full story...

Search case study: AdWords helps improve order rate at butchers by 50%

Scottish butcher’s Macbeths revamped its keyword strategy last summer and saw a large jump in our sales and ROI, increasing order rate by 50% in one year. This case study looks at how a local business can use paid search to beef up both sales and customer numbers.


01/09/2014  |  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...

April Fools' round-up: HTC’s Gluuv, Vegemite Energy drink and Google’s Pokemon challenge

April Fool’s Day has become a major event in the digital calendar, with many brands and media owners creating elaborate pranks to show off their funny side (and get plenty of social media shares and column inches in the process). We’ve put together some of the best hoaxes from this year's batch for your viewing pleasure…

11/04/2014  |  Full story...

Case study: Watch retailer campaign gets 1,300% ROI with remarketing

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A precision remarketing campaign from digital agency Periscopix has resulted in 1,300% ROI for Watchfinder, the premium, pre-owned watch retailer. Average order value on the site has increased by 13% as a result of the campaign.

Brand: Watchfinder | Sector: Luxury, retail | Country: UK | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Agency/ Partner: Periscopix | Format: Remarketing, Display advertising, behavioral targeting, web design

19/03/2014  |  Full story...

Hobgoblin uses Twitter and Google Maps to connect drinkers around the globe

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Bottled ale maker Hobgoblin has launched a Twitter and Google Maps mash-up to connect beer aficionados around the world. The move coincides with the growing popularity of craft beer and real ale among younger, tech-aware demographics. The application uses the Twitter API, enabling anyone enjoying a Hobgoblin beer to literally put themselves on the map, by simply publishing a geolocation-tagged tweet featuring the hashtag #Goblineers.

Brand: Hobgoblin | Sector: Food and Beverage, Alcohol | Country: UK | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Social, Twitter, Mobile

12/02/2014  |  Full story...

Search case study: How attribution modelling increased profit for Baby Supermall

Baby Supermall recently worked with Google to run a targeted AdWords paid search campaign, targeting mothers. This video case study outlines how the baby retailer linked analytics to search with attribution modelling to generate tens of thousands of dollars in additional sales every week."

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Brand: Baby Supermall | Sector: Ecommerce | Country: US | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Search, Analytics

06/02/2014  |  Full story...

Case study: Burberry teams with Google to offer social media ‘kisses’

Following its successful ‘Art of the Trench' campaign, luxury fashion brand Burberry has teamed up with Google to let people capture their kisses by direct contact with their touch screen device, adding a personalised message and send on to friends across the globe. The YouTube video below has already notched up half a million views three months after the campaign went live.

Brand: Burberry | Sector: Clothing, Luxury | Country: Global | Agency/Partner: Grow, oogle | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Social, Mobile

25/09/2013  |  Full story...

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