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Interactive digital case study: Coca Cola takes the social out of media and puts it back into life

Coca Cola has found the perfect solution to antisocial behaviour – the red cone of shame. The UAE has the world’s highest smartphone penetration, and a huge proportion of young people are constantly checking their phone. In order to remind everyone of the importance of real life human interactions Coca Cola has created a light-hearted campaign to help counter smartphone addiction and take the social out of media and put it back into life.

05/03/2015  |  Full story...

Gaming case study: How Crossy Road made $10m in three months

'Frogger' style game Crossy Road made $10m in just over three months since the mobile game launched in November 2014, including $3m from in-game video advertisements.This case study looks at the secret to the games runaway success.


05/03/2015  |  Full story...

App case study: Emirates NBD promotes ‘impulse saving’ with Shake N’Save app

How do you make financial services appeal to the younger generation? This case study looks at how Emirates NBD used mobile app Shake N’Save combined with social media and video content to encourage savings among teens and potentially win over their custom for life.

17/02/2015  |  Full story...

SMS marketing case study: SMS campaign with football legend Pelé

In 2008 Nestlé launched a major SMS campaign in Brazil to promote sales, with football idol Pelé. The campaign: “Nestlé Torce Por Você” which translates to “Nestlé roots for you” saw Pelé wear 27 different teams’ football shirts from the Brasileirão série A and B. Pelé asked people to participate in the campaign with the message ‘to change people’s lives I wear your shirt’. Posters of Pelé in the various football shirts were displayed on billboards, magazines, newspapers and on TV where Brazilians were encouraged to interact with the brand using their mobile phone.


04/02/2015  |  Full story...

Mobile money case study: Why banks and mobile networks must collaborate… not compete

The unstoppable growth of mobile is changing how people engage in everyday tasks such as shopping, banking, learning, work, entertainment and even health care. In developing countries, mobile money has become a phenomenon, but success has relied on mobile operators and banks acting as collaborators, not competitors. This case study looks at how mobile network Airtel and the Equity Bank of Kenya formed a successful partnership that helped propel mobile money accounts into the mainstream across large parts of Africa.


30/01/2015  |  Full story...

Mobile money case study: How M-Pesa is driving Africa’s cashless future

While many customers in the US are only just getting used to Apple Pay, mobile money services such as Vodafone’s M-Pesa have been flourishing in Africa for years. M-Pesa (‘M’ for mobile and ‘Pesa’ is Swahili for money) is a mobile phone based money transfer and micro-financing service which launched in African markets in 2007. By 2010, M-Pesa was the most successful mobile phone based financial service in the developing world and it is the African continent which has become the world leader in the adoption of this platform.

30/01/2015  |  Full story...

Mobile search case study: How George at Asda’s mobile conversions outperformed desktop

With an improved mobile site in place, the team at George at Asda wanted to drive smartphone traffic and conversions through intelligent use of Google AdWords. This case study looks at how the clothing brand used smart keyword bidding to ensure that mobile outperformed desktop for search conversions for the first time in the account’s history.


29/01/2015  |  Full story...

Near field communication case study: The end of the silent magazine

Billboard magazine in Brazil challenged its advertising agency Ogilvy to help their magazine stand out on shelves in newsagents. The result: the first music magazine in the world to play the music readers are reading about.

26/01/2015  |  Full story...

Instagram case study: Nike lets customers design their own trainers with Instagram photos

Drawing on the success of its custom shoes site NIKEiD, Nike teamed with Instagram to create NIKEPHOTOiD. Instagram is emerging as a key social platform for driving audience behaviours and with this knowledge Nike launched one of the most successful campaigns on the social network to date.

23/01/2015  |  Full story...

How to handle a marketing fail: Mobile bug wakes up Australians an hour early

Smartphone users in Australia were given a rude awakening on 13th January 2015, when a technical glitch meant the customers of mobile network Optus were woken up an hour earlier by their alarm apps. This case study looks at how the brand reacted to the social media backlash with offers of free coffee and food.

21/01/2015  |  Full story...

App case study: How Monument Valley game generated $4.5m profits with a team of just 8

With mobile games proving big business, what exactly does it take to make it to some of the best game lists of the year? Ustwo, the developer behind indie smash hit Monument Valley, has provided a rare insight into the production costs, pricing strategies and sales breakdowns that helped the award winning puzzler become one of 2014’s success stories.

19/01/2015  |  Full story...

Snapchat case study: How Taco Bell became your ‘cool best friend’ brand

Taco Bell’s alternative and savvy social media marketing has gained a strong following by a younger audience and its ramped-up deal with US College Football Playoffs and ESPN offers a unique opportunity to connect with its target market. So, why is Taco Bell’s Twitter account such a hit and what does this new deal with College Football playoffs mean for the Mexican fast-food chain?


14/01/2015  |  Full story...

Snapchat case study: H&M runs mobile treasure hunt for party invites

In May 2014, retailer H&M launched Poland's first marketing stunt on Snapchat, hiding exclusive party tickets in its clothing stores and sending cryptic clues via the self-destructing photo app. This case study looks at how the campaign reached 3.8 million unique users via this digital spin on the old ‘treasure hunt’ game.

14/01/2015  |  Full story...

Mobile app marketing case study: O2 Priority Moments gets small businesses on side

Back in 2011, O2 made the bold move to expand beyond the consumer with an initiative to get small businesses on its side- winning a raft of new customers ahead of rivals Vodafone, Orange and T-Mobile in the process. This case study looks at how the UK mobile network operator identified a growing demand and re-positioned its brand to get tens of thousands of businesses using their network.

02/12/2014  |  Full story...

Social media case study: Samsung Tumblr photo competition grows purchase intent 115%.

To promote its latest Galaxy camera, this global campaign from Samsung targeted the millennial community who regularly upload photos to social media. The electronics giant created a social media marketing campaign –dubbed ‘Life’s a Photo Take It’ - using young influencers to demonstrate the key differences between the quality of images from a normal smartphone and the Samsung Galaxy camera- getting results that blew away expectations.

02/12/2014  |  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...

Lacoste runs Snapchat competition #SpotTheCroc

Lacoste has launched its first campaign on Snapchat, as the sportswear brand looks to boost its digital reach to young fans. Lacoste has teamed up with BETC Digital to run the #SpotTheCroc competition on Snapchat, asking followers to find its iconic crocodile hidden in a series of five short videos. The competition runs for two months with a 10 second video to be shared every two weeks.

The videos for the campaign will illustrate various sports such as tennis, golf, skateboarding, slackline and rollerblading, in line with Lacoste’s brand signature: Life is a Beautiful Sport.

19/11/2014  |  Full story...

Waitrose crowdsources digital choir for Christmas campaign

Waitrose called on the nation, and its own staff, to lend their voices to its Christmas advert this year in a new initiative called 'Donate Your Voice'. In October, the supermarket ran an online campaign, created by BBH London, urging members of the public to form a virtual choir and sing the soundtrack for its Christmas advert.

13/11/2014  |  Full story...

KFC augmented reality trickery turns money into food

KFC launched the Wow@25 menu in India to show that great food doesn’t have to come at a high price - only Rs. 25. KFC wanted to vanquish the misconception that locals had about the price and needed a ‘Wow’ idea to communicate the new menu. This case study looks at how the fast food brand made smart use of new technology to get the number one spot in the iTunes food and drink app category.

05/11/2014  |  Full story...

IKEA augmented reality catalogue

The 2014 IKEA catalogue came to life this year taking the customer experience further with extended digital content. This case study looks at how the furniture brand used augmented reality technology to add a new dimension to the shopping experience, getting a huge 8.5 million downloads in the process.

05/11/2014  |  Full story...

Land Rover’s brings magazine ads to life with augmented reality

In January 2014 Land Rover launched a new Range Rover Sport. Realising a regular print ad didn’t have the capability to show the cars diversity, Land Rover decided to put the reader in the driving seat by publishing a multi-sensory print out to show the versatility, power and speed of the car. This case study looks at how the car maker used augmented reality to become one of the most successful Blippar apps yet.

05/11/2014  |  Full story...

Ben and Jerry’s uses augmented reality to create ‘Moo Vision’

Ben and Jerry’s was one of the first big brands to pioneer augmented reality marketing campaigns, using an iPhone ‘Scoop of Happiness’ app to turn ice cream lids into fantastical animations that helped customers learn more about their ice creams, fostering more brand loyalty as a result.

30/10/2014  |  Full story...

Heinz Tomato Ketchup augmented reality recipe book

Back in 2011, Heinz used augmented reality to launch a digital marketing campaign to promote Tomato Ketchup as a cooking ingredient in a number of different recipes. This case study looks at how the popular condiment managed to turn packaging into a fun user experience that got 170,000 people engaged with the brand in a new and exciting way.

30/10/2014  |  Full story...

No joke: Comedy club charges per laugh via facial recognition

Forget pay per click, how about pay per cackle? In a new digital take on admission fees, a comedy club in Barcelona used facial recognition software to charge per laugh, rather than per show. Back in June 2014, the Teatreneu clubrecorded each laugh from customers on a tablet on the back of the seat in front. The scheme, which uses facial recognition software, is now working so well that its helping the Spanish venue turn a larger profit. Entrance to the club is free, but each laugh amounts to €0.30 (£0.24) – to a maximum of 80 laughs for €24 (£18). The average ticket price is now up by €6 and it has resulted in 35 per cent more spectators.

29/10/2014  |  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...

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