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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...

Search case study: Hizon’s Catering boosts sales 50% with holistic digital campaign

Hizon’s Catering, a local catering company in the Philippines, used the power of digital marketing, via the web, social, search and mobile, to improve its sales. This video shows how their target customer engages with their company at different phases in their wedding planning process.

Brand: Hizon | Sector: Travel, Hospitality | Country: Philippines | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Video, Social, Search, Mobile

20/02/2014  |  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...

Luxury retailer Avenue mobile strategy boosts transaction value 270%


Back in 2013, luxury online fashion retailer, Avenue 32, launched a multi-channel strategy, supporting young designers that are unable to invest in their own online presence to showcase their collections and expand their audience. This case study looks at how the firm managed to double mobile traffic with the average transaction value increasing by 270 per cent.

Brand: Avenue | Sector: Reatail, Clothing, ecommerce | Country: Global | Agency/Partner: Usablenet / Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Mobile marketing

06/02/2014  |  Full story...

The fail trail: 15 worst digital marketing blunders of 2013

It’s true that a life without mistakes is a life not truly lived- but we can be sure the Kellogg’s marketing department could have lived without promising to feed hungry children in exchange for retweets. As 2013 draws to a close, we look as some of the biggest digital marketing fails of the year, from the horsemeat scandal and HMV’s live-blogged mass sackings to Facebook’s ‘Home’ flop and the Xbox ‘deal with it’ Twitter outburst. Read on, learn from the mistakes and hope your team doesn’t make the list in 2014….

Country: Global | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Video, YouTube, Viral, social, Mobile, search

22/01/2014  |  Full story...

Mobile-optimised campaign drives 2,370% increase in traffic to Debenhams ‘Beauty Club Awards’


The third annual Debenhams Beauty Club Awards received a 2,370% increase in traffic due to a mobile-optimised campaign, resulting in a record 5,000 new signups the retailer’s loyalty card. This case study looks into how the retail, working with agency Steel London, made smart use of mobile to get people clicking.

Brand: Debenhams | Sector: Retail, Clothing | Country: UK | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Design, Mobile

08/01/2014  |  Full story...

Best Vines of the year: Lowes 'lifehacks' tops 6-second video ads

Twitter’s new 6-second Vine video platform proved a big hit this year .If used correctly, Vine offers a quick yet extremely effective way for brands to reach wider, socially engaged audiences. And as one of the fastest growing mobile apps in the world, this means enormous potential for marketers. We look back at some of the best, starting with Lowes' ingenious visual tips that make DIY seem fun (well…almost).

26/11/2013  |  Full story...

Mobile case study: Johnny Walker bottles get personal for Father’s Day with mobile tags

To celebrate Father’s Day in 2013, Diageo embarked on a QR code campaign for three of its drinks brands. This mobile case study looks at how the firm turned physical bottles of Johnny Walker, Buchanan’s and Old Parr into a personalised tribute for loved ones. The campaign, developed by software company Everythng, used a technology platform called +More, which made all Diageo’s products smart by connecting them to the web. This technology is different to QR code technology, which only delivers the same message to everyone. With +More the brand is able to give a bespoke message to an individual consumer via a bottle.

Brand: Johnny Walker | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverages, Alcohol | Country: US | Partner/agency: Evrythng | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Social media,Video, Mobile

29/10/2013  |  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...

Video case study: Virgin Mobile tests blink-controlled YouTube ad

Virgin Mobile USA has launched an interactive video campaign which a viewer can control simply by blinking- provided they are using a webcam. It begins as a fairly straightforward ad explaining why it's a good idea for you to switch your phone contract to Virgin Mobile, but every time you blink, the scene on screen changes, getting more and more ridiculous as time goes on. The technology in the spot works by scanning each viewer's eyes via their webcam so that the computer picks up the action every time they blink. The film is then designed to switch scenes with every blink.

View a trailer for the service here:

Brand: Virgin Mobile | Sector: Mobile | Country: US | Agency/Partner: rehabstudio | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: YouTube, Video

18/09/2013  |  Full story...

Case study: Burton increases digital sales by 395% with omni-channel approach


Menswear fashion brand, Burton recently launched an initiative across the performance channel, adopting a ‘channel neutral approach’ increasing conversions and sales by 395% in the process. With the increased exposure given across the publishers sites, Burton saw a significant increase in activity. Affiliate traffic increased by 260% on the previous week while the offer also converted exceptionally well at 14.5% click to sale.

Brand: Burton | Sector: Clothing | Country: UK | Agency/Partner: Affiliate Window | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Mobile, design, affiliate

18/09/2013  |  Full story...

App case study: How mobile phenomenon Candy Crush Saga ‘makes $850,000 a day’

Candy Crush Saga is currently making $850,000 a day, as the year-old mobile puzzle game reveals the secrets to its ‘freemium’ business model success. Launched in September 2012, Candy Crush is a "freemium" app, which means it's free to download, but users can purchase in-game upgrades. King, the team behind Candy Crush, have perfected the art in in-game purchases by keeping the game addictive and adding regular updates.

Watch a trailer for Candy Crush Saga below;

Brand: Candy Crush | Sector: Mobile gaming, Apps | Country: Global | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Mobile, Apps, Gaming

18/09/2013  |  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...

10 examples of how Samsung adapted locally for worldwide success


Samsung ships millions of products every day to customers around the world. With a worldwide customer base, but to be successful, the electronics giant does not subscribe to a one size fits all philosophy. Its employees observe people's lives to give give them options that meet their varying cultural and regional needs. This case study offers a rare insight into how Samsung localises its products for the many markets it serves around the world, with 10 examples from different regions.

Brand: Samsung | Sector: Consumer Electronics | Country: Global | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase |

17/09/2013  |  Full story...

McDonalds ‘Happy Table’ uses NFC for in-store mobile games

McDonald’s is experimenting with Near Field Communication with a new in-store mobile game that is activated when a user places their device on one of the tables. Targeted at children and dubbed ‘The Happy Table’, the technology is being tested in a McDonald’s in Singapore. Created in partnership ,with agency advertising agency DDB, users can a mobile phone over a table to activate a mobile game.

Brand: McDonalds | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverage | Country: Singapore | Agency/Partner: DDB | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Gaming, Mobile

17/09/2013  |  Full story...

IKEA catalogue puts virtual furniture in users’ living rooms

This year’s IKEA catalogue comes with an augmented reality twist, giving users the ability to place virtual furniture in their own home with the help of a smartphone app. The service works by users scanning selected pages in the 2014 printed IKEA catalogue with the IKEA catalogue application (available for iOS and Android) or by browsing the pages in the digital 2014 IKEA catalogue on a smartphone or tablet. The company's playful video demonstrates a few other things you could do with the app.

Brand: IKEA | Sector: Homewares, Retail | Country: UK | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Mobile, Print, App

14/08/2013  |  Full story...

Lynx debuts holiday dating app to 'Get Le Girl'

In summer 2013, Lynx launched a humorous dating app to help young men charm women and compete with their friends while on holiday. The Unilever-owned brand created the app, called Get le girl, to assist young men on their quest to meet women while on holiday. The app includes chat up line translations created to help guys master the native tongue and impress local girls.

Brand: Lynx/Axe | Sector: FMCG Healthcare | Country: UK | Partner/agency: TMW | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Mobile, app

14/08/2013  |  Full story...

Mobile case study: Lancôme Perfume gets 75% click-through with Emma Watson ad

Back in 2011, Lancôme, a globally recognized beauty brand, wanted to promote its latest perfume “Midnight Rose” to women, as well as drive attendance to the soft-launch event. This case study highlights how the luxury brand used mobile to target its key demographic, getting a 75% click through rate as a result.

Brand: Lancome | Sector: Luxury | Country: Global | Partner/agency: InMobi | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Mobile, Video, YouTube

09/08/2013  |  Full story...

Pepsi mobile competition challenges users to ‘move like Beyonce’


Pepsi invited fans to submit dance moves via 10-second mobile videos, offering the chance to appear in a video with the singer herself in New York, as the drinks brand looks to increase its reach to mobile users. The soft drink giant’s new summer initiative integrates with the brand’s current TV commercial featuring Beyonce to add a promotional element to its video efforts.
Pepsi’s campaign points to the growing interest from brands to incorporate user-generated mobile video to engage with consumers.

Brand: Pepsi | Sector: FMCG, Food and beverage | Country: US |Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Mobile, Video, YouTube, Viral, Social media

11/07/2013  |  Full story...

Mobile case study: Coca-Cola targets outdoor families with biggest mobile promotion yet

Coca-Cola has embarked on its biggest summer promotion to, putting mobile and social at the core of its North American marketing this year to connect with consumers while outdoors. On the site, users can watch a minute-long video that highlights some of the ways that families can get active this summer. For example, the video features consumers hanging out at the beach with Coca-Cola products. “The goal of the is to encourage consumers to pick up an ice-cold Coca-Cola and get out to enjoy summer,” said Deanna Lazzaroni, director of integrated marketing content at Coca-Cola North America, Atlanta.

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Brand: Coca-Cola | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverage | Country: US | Objective: brand awareness and favourability | Format: Mobile, app |

06/06/2013  |  Full story...

Oreo augmented reality One Direction campaign brings product packages to life

Mondelēz International and Nabisco's Oreo, Trident and Ritz are using augmented reality technology to promote their sponsorship of One Direction’s 2013 North American tour.
The augmented reality packaging features the band on more than 21 million specially-marked packages. Each experience can be unlocked by downloading the 1D VIP app, pointing the mobile device at the package and scanning it to reveal a message from One Direction. Fans can also download the free 1D VIP app at either the Apple or Google Play stores, snap a photo of their favorite snack package with a mobile device and unlock an exclusive experience featuring One Direction.


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Brand: Mondelēz International, Nabisco' | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverage | Country: US | Objective: brand awareness and favourability | Format: Mobile, augmented reality |

03/06/2013  |  Full story...

Mobile marketing case study: Del Monte gets seasonal with summer food ideas app


Del Monte is dispensing ideas for parents this summer via a mobile application ‘Springpad’. This mobile marketing case study looks at how the food brand is partnering a popular independent app to boost its reach to mums on the move. As part of the campaign, Del Monte created a notebook called “Garden Fresh Entertaining,” which includes seven different food and drink recipes that incorporate the brand’s fruit and vegetable products for summer. Once users find a Del Monte recipe that they like, they can save it to one of their notebooks to access later. The notebooks can be made either public or private. The recipes include step-by-step directions and a toggle that lets consumers choose if they want to make a recipe or if they have already made an item. If consumers have already cooked a recipe, they can enter a review of the item and can rate the recipe on a scale of five stars.

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Brand: Del Monte| Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverage | Country: US | Objective: brand awareness and favourability | Format: Mobile, App |

03/06/2013  |  Full story...

Shopping app case study: Stouffer gets 2 million users with meal planner app


Stouffer’s new app lets customers plan their meals, providing recommendations and grocery lists for local stores based on their preferences. This shopping app case study looks at how the Frozen food brand managed to get 2 million families engaging with the brand through an app tailored for its core audience.The ‘Food on the Table’ app requires users’ to input their preferred food and dishes and the grocery stores they shop at. Then it will recommend dishes for the week with the potential to save money by listing the items on sale each week at your chosen grocery stores and recipes based on those sale items. The mobile app syncs up with the user’s account on the website.

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Brand: Stouffer | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverage | Country: US | Objective: brand awareness and favourability | Format: Mobile, App |

03/06/2013  |  Full story...

Oscar Mayer’s ‘hilarious honest old guy’ links mobile and video to build brand engagement

Oscar Mayer’s latest app lets users create their own commercials centred around “Grandpa Frank.” This mobile video case study looks at how the Kraft brand created consumer engagement and brand loyalty through new technology. Frank fans are invited to create their own films by uploading their own mobile video footage, inserting “Frankisms”, and sharing their own web-optimised commercials under the hashtag #TransparentGrandpa until June 13. Oscar Mayer will select its favourite Frank footage to feature on the company's Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels. The firm is promoting the campaign via its social channels as well as through digital media buys, including mobile inventory.

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Brand: Oscar Mayer | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverage | Country: US | Objective: brand awareness and favourability | Format: Mobile, App |

02/06/2013  |  Full story...

InterContinental BBC Worldwide campaign goes mobile to create brand awareness and favourability


InterContinental used BBC sponsorship to reinforce InterContinental Hotel’s & Resorts’ reputation for local expertise, creating brand awareness and favourability in the process. The five-part sponsorship supported by a dedicated section on and a splash page BBC Mobile. The campaign resulted in 47% of those exposed to the InterContinental planned to stay with InterContinental over the next 12 months, a 38% increase over those who had not seen the ads on BBC platforms.

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Brand: InterContinental | Sector: Travel & Tourism | Objective: brand awareness and favourability | Format: BBC Banner ads |

24/05/2013  |  Full story...

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