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Cannes winner: Burger King’s ‘Whopper Detour’ takes top direct marketing prize

Burger King and agency FCB New York picked up a Grand Prix in the Direct Lions, for its ‘Whopper Detour’ campaign used location-based marketing to prank rival McDonald's.


02/07/2019  |  Full story...

Mobile case study: Gordon’s Gin taps into train data to quench commuter’s thirst

Gordon’s Gin created a campaign that triggered messages to commuters only when their train was delayed. Using telco data combined with engaging messaging, the brand was able to prompt 21% of targeted commuters travelling after 1pm to buy a can of their pre-mixed Gordon’s Gin & Tonic.


13/04/2018  |  Full story...

Mobile case study: Quest to Legoland turns car journey into adventure for kids

In the summer of 2016, Legoland launched a location-based GPS adventure for kids to keep the whole car happy on road trips to the theme park in Florida.

Quest to LEGOLAND: Case Study "Storytelling" from EVERETT CHING on Vimeo.

07/09/2017  |  Full story...

Direct Line ‘Fleetlights’ creates brand love with drones

Direct Line positioned itself as an insurance firm that went beyond the norm with a fleet of drones that could light the way for drivers on dangerous unlit roads at night.

07/09/2017  |  Full story...

"Cannes Crêperie Experiment" proves mobile ads work

On Saturday 17th June, mobile advertising experts video intelligence (vi) helped a small Cannes crêperie increase its footfall by over 400%, after conducting an experiment to coincide with the start of Cannes Lions 2017.

07/07/2017  |  Full story...

Mobile case study: Timberland drives store footfall with location ads

Timberland launched a UK campaign with xAd to identify a new audience of urban adventurers and entice them into their brick-and-mortar stores. This case study looks at how the footwear retailer drove a visitation lift of 6.2% to Timberland stores.


02/06/2017  |  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.


11/04/2017  |  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.


07/04/2017  |  Full story...

Email case study: Detroit Pistons sends self-updating emails to fan’s inboxes

This NBA season the Detroit Pistons made innovative use of dynamic emails to keep fans up to date with the latest basketball scores. This case study looks at how the US basketball team got a 49% increase in mobile engagement with live updating emails.


02/06/2016  |  Full story...

Mobile case study: Neutrogena sun activated advertising

Neutrogena wanted to advertise its new Beach Defense sunscreen during sunny days, but didn’t want to limit its media to weather forecast apps. By combining weather- and location-based technology, the brand automatically activated its ads based on real-time UV conditions and distance from Neutrogena retailers to create a relevant, engaging campaign that drove awareness and sales.

23/05/2016  |  Full story...

Twitter case study: BillBachao boosts app downloads in India

BillBachao is an India-based company that helps people find the most suitable mobile plans for their needs. Through studying user’s usage patterns and applying big data analytics, the app aims to save money for 70%+ of people in India who overpay for their telecom services.


12/05/2016  |  Full story...

Mobile case study: KFC location tech tempts consumers away from its competitors

Back in October 2015, KFC used mobile location technology to tempt consumers into its restaurants and away from competitors in a campaign to promote its new burrito food range.


25/02/2016  |  Full story...

Email case study: Oak Furniture Land uses geo-targeting boosts revenue 30%

Oak Furniture Land wanted a new digital campaign that linked its online presence with its 62 stores around the UK. This case study shows how the furniture retailer made smart use of localised targeting to boost revenue by 30% year on year.


09/09/2015  |  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...

Search marketing case study: Kleenex boosts sales 40% using Google flu data

How do you use Google to tell when someone will catch a cold? This innovative search marketing campaign from Kleenex used keyword data to pinpoint cities nationally with flu outbreaks in real time, boosting tissue sales 40% with a little help from Doctor Google…

19/08/2015  |  Full story...

Gamification case study: EE launches Glastonbury ticket treasure hunt on Twitter #Glastonburied

Glastonbury festival is one of the biggest and most popular contemporary and performing arts festivals in the world. Each year over 130,000 tickets to the festival sell out in under an hour, making it extremely difficult to get access to the event. UK based mobile phone network EE created a game on social media platform Twitter where users could win tickets.


09/06/2015  |  Full story...

Street View turns into catwalk with #FashionStreetView

Chinese fashion brand Me&City used Tencent Street View to show off its latest clothing lines, as part of a new social media campaign using the hashtag #FashionStreetView. This case study shows how, with zero media investment and minimal paid media, the brand managed to sell out its product line in a fortnight.

19/05/2015  |  Full story...

Geo-targeting case study: Uniqlo Check-In Chance

UNIQLO launched “Uniqlo Check-In Chance” campaign, giving anyone who checked-in at one of their 62 stores in Tokyo a 100 yen coupon. This case study looks at how the retailer worked with agency Dentsu and Facebook to generate sales of 10 billion Japanese yen for the three days of the campaign.

02/04/2015  |  Full story...

Case study: How Murphy’s turned Ireland’s rain into beer

Back in 2012, beer brand Murphy’s took a risky approach to app marketing, offering a free beer every time it rained in Ireland over the summer. The move was so successful they did it again the following year. This case study looks at how the beverage brand mocked Budweiser and got over 20,000 downloads.

22/10/2014  |  Full story...

Uber taxi firm use digital PR to fuel market development

Transport marketing case study - Digital PR techniques are powerful for the online amplification of offline events, and taxi firm Uber’s ice cream stunt is a great example of how to use digital channels to get people talking about a service.

21/07/2014  |  Full story...

Heineken ditches branding for ‘credible’ social media campaign

Heineken has created a new social tool on Twitter as the next phase of its global ‘Cities of The World’ campaign, which has seen the beer and cider brewer omit its own brand name to provide ‘more credibility’.

Watch this recent promo video for Heineken's cites campaign here:

17/07/2014  |  Full story...

Marriott offers loyalty points for social shares

Hotel chain Marriott Rewards has launched a PlusPoints program that rewards loyalty program members 250 points for each Facebook 'like' or Twitter 'follow'. Under the scheme, sharers also get 25 points for each Facebook share or retweet about Marriott — up to a maximum of 2,000 points every 30 days.


28/05/2014  |  Full story...

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


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...

TK Maxx runs first ever cross-platform video campaign


Retailer TK Maxx has appointed Exponential for its first ever cross-platform ad campaign designed to increase the number of visits to its stores by occasional shoppers. The video campaign will run in two phases – autumn and Christmas – across both desktop and tablet, and will focus on communicating store locations. The ads will contain a Google map locating all stores in the user’s proximity overlayed on videos showcasing the latest male and female fashion ranges available in-store.

Brand: TK Maxx | Sector: Reatil, Clothing | Country: UK | Partner/agency: Exponential | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Mobile, Video

09/10/2013  |  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...

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