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Harley-Davisdson fosters brand loyalty through mobile discounts


Motorcycle tour company Route 66 Harley-Davidson created a 'mobile club' to promote its discounts and foster brand loyalty. The company used a social media campaign, in-store marketing and previous customers of the dealership. Members then received daily alerts offering a 20% discount on a different merchandise item each day. This increased customer awareness of the merchandise inventory and drew more customers into the store during a time of the year when sales are typically slower. The dealership had significant increase in sales of the specific items discounted during the campaign period. High-dollar items also saw increased sales. On sale T-shirts purchased on T-shirt Day was over 250% more than a normal day, on Leather Jacket Day, seven leather jackets were sold at the 20% discount, representing a 16% increase over jacket sales the previous week. These numbers also represented an increase in dealership traffic.

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Brand: Route 66 Harley-Davidson| Sector: Automobile | Objective: increase sales | Format: Mobile and social media | Agency: 7 Media Group | Duration: December 12 – 24, 2011

16/05/2013  |  Full story...

Oklahoma Lottery mixes social and mobile to drive sales


Back in 2010, the Oklahoma Lottery used traditional and social media to build a 'mobile VIP club'. The company used a social media campaign, to create brand awareness and drive sales. The campaign offered a chance to win $100 a day for 30 days by texting in and joining the Oklahoma Lottery Mobile VIP Club. They kept their audience aware of the ongoing promotion by posting winners on their Facebook page as well as their own website. The Oklahoma Lottery campaign amassed almost 13,000 people in the mobile club in one month. One week after the $100-a-day promotion ended the Oklahoma Lottery launched their new iPhone application. A mobile alert was sent to their newly created mobile club to invite everyone to download the new app. They received 667 click-throughs from the text alert the first day.

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Brand: Oklahoma Lottery| Sector: Entertainment | Objective: increase sales | Format: Mobile and social media | Agency: 7 Media Group | Duration: September 7th –October 6th, 2010

16/05/2013  |  Full story...

Basket abandonment case study: How mobile email can help


Re-targeting customers who have abandoned online shopping baskets has proven lucrative in recent years- with mobile email offering a new channel for conversion. This case study, from Affiliate Window, looks at how email re-targeting sales are being generated by mobile handsets.

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Brand: Ve Interactive | Sector: Publishing | Country: US/ Global | Objective: Build brand enagagement, drive sales | Agency/ partner: Affiliate Window | Format: Mobile, email

25/04/2013  |  Full story...

Baseball app gets 6 million users in 24 hours on ‘Opening Day’ relaunch


The official app for Major League Baseball got an update on the first day of the new US season- getting 6 million players accessing the tool within 24 hours. In March 2013, MLB announced that the At Bat app, which is available for iOS, Android and BlackBerry, was accessed 6 million times on Monday, the first day of baseball’s 2013 season. That’s double the amount of use the app saw on Opening Day 2012.

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Brand: Major League Baseball | Sector: Sport | Country: US/ Global | Objective: Build brand engagement, drive sales | Format: Mobile, apps, gaming

25/04/2013  |  Full story...

How Audemars Piguet used banner advertising on iPad to launch a new range watches and create awareness


Audemars Piguet used the BBC News App for iPad and half-page ads on the broadcaster's News and Business homepages to promote the launch of its new Royal Oak Collection to 'high net worth' males. The luxury watchmaker used a geo-targeted campaign in Europe, Middle East and Asia together with New York, California and Florida in the USA to promote the launch of its new Royal Oak Collection and raise overall awareness of the Audemars Piguet brand amongst high net worth males.

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Brand: Audemars Piguet| Sector: Consumer Goods | Objective: brand awareness | Format: Banners ads for iPad |

04/04/2013  |  Full story...

Nanigans app reaches no. 5 in Facebook charts with 'Install Ads'


Facebook advertising company Nanigans ran a Facebook mobile campaign for an e-commerce app developer during the holidays, moving the app’s rank in the Apple Store from 253rd to 5th in its category, with the use of Facebook’s mobile app install ads. The ads got an average clickthrough rate of 0.74 percent, reaching as high as 1.5 percent in core segments. The campaign cost $325,000, with daily spend surpassing $90,000 on multiple days. As a result of Nanigans’ campaign, the ecommerce app acquired more than 24,300 new installs in 10 days, with some days reaching more than 4,500 installs.

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Brand: Nanigans | Sector: Facebook | Country: US/ Global | Objective: Build brand enagagement, drive sales | Format: Facebook, Mobile, App, Gaming

26/03/2013  |  Full story...

App case study: Reebok 'promise keeper' app helps motivate and engage consumers

Reebok's ‘Promise Keeper’ app engaged users by providing real world benefit and told their social network all about it, and Reebok's trainers. The app they wanted to not only promote the ZigTech running shoe, but also ensure people didn't forget about it too quickly across Europe. The campaign was designed to generate conversation and target people who liked to keep fit, but who sometimes lacked the motivation to do so. This case study looks at how the sports brand generated a click-through rate of 14% of the website, 28% perceiving the Reebok app as their exercising partner and a high user loyalty with above 91% of registered users continuing to use the application since launch.

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26/03/2013  |  Full story...

Unilever increases brand awareness 24% with South East Asian games mobile push

Unilever sponsored the 2011 SEA Games and worked with AdMob to create interactive mobile campaigns using "Rich Media Designs for Mobile". The campaign delivered great performance, with 646,000 clicks on brand banners and a 24% increased aided brand awareness & 29% increased brand favorability. This video case study shows how the brand managed to engage the home team Indonesia.

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Brand: Unilever | Sector: FMCG | Country: Indonesia | Objective: Build brand enagagement, drive sales | Agency/ Partner: AdMob/ Mindshare | Format: Mobile, Outdoor, Display Advertising

26/03/2013  |  Full story...

Sony Xperia Facebook 'Face Off' game beats click averages


To promote the Sony Xperia-T range handset, Say Media used an ad unit containing a short video inviting viewers to signup for Face Off, a driving game in which viewers could compete with other drivers, live. Participants clicked through to the site, and registered their personal details to gain access to the game. The Face Off campaign comfortably raced past the 2% click-to-site (CTS) benchmark, complimented by a very healthy video completion rate. The Say Media AdFrame featured the Face Off video shown in the bottom right.

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Brand: Sony | Sector: Mobile | Country: UK | Objective: Build brand engagement, drive sales | Format: Display advertising, ,Facebook, Gaming, Social media | Agency/ Partner: Say Media

04/03/2013  |  Full story...

Mobile Case Study: Littlewoods doubles conversions with mobile affiliate tracking


Ahead of the Christmas rush, Littlewoods used mobile affiliate tracking to boost sales from publishing sites linking to their mobile-optimised store. The results spoke for themselves, with a rise in mobile customers spending more than their desktop counterparts.

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Brand: Littlewoods | Sector: Retail | Country: UK | Objective: Build brand engagement, drive sales | Format: Affiliate marketing , display advertisign, mobile marketing, behavioral targeting | Agency/ Partner: Affiliate Window |

01/03/2013  |  Full story...

Band Aid brings Muppets to life with augmented reality plasters

To comfort children in their hour of need, Band-Aid teamed up with Disney to embed videos of The Muppets in their plasters using augmented reality. This case study looks at how the Johnson & Johnson brand used the ‘internet of things’ to engage with their target market in a new and innovative way.

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Brand: Johnson & Johnson, Band Aid | Sector: FMCG, Healthcare | Country: US | Objective: Build brand engagement | Format: Video, Augmented Reality, Social Media, iPad, Mobile, Apps |

25/02/2013  |  Full story...

Case study: Carling lets soccer fans ‘Be The Coach’

Last year, Carling Black Label ran a mobile campaign inviting South African soccer fans to ‘Be The Coach’. Using mobile voting users selected the team and make live substitutions in a huge South African soccer game. This case study looks at how the campaign generated almost 450% traffic increase to its Facebook page and a 600% Twitter following increase.

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Brand: Carling | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverage | Country: South Africa | Agencies: Ogilvy South Africa | Objective: Build brand engagement | Format: Video, Mobile, Social Media |

14/02/2013  |  Full story...

Mobile marketing case study: McDonald's app tracks origin of food

Amid growing uncertainty about the origin of mass-produced food, this timely McDonald’s app turns users' iPhone’s into an ingredient tracker. McDonalds partnered with DDB Sydney to launch the TrackMyMacca’s app in Australia. By using the camera feature of their iPhone, iPad or iTouch, diners can scan the image of the particular food item they have purchased. Using GPS and the free Wi-Fi in McDonald’s outlets, as well as taking note of the date and time, the app is able to access the company’s supply chain. It can, for example, identify the source of ingredients used to create the meat patty in a customer’s quarter pounder, right down to the particular cattle farm.

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Brand: McDonalds | Sector: Food, FMCG, retail | Country: Australia | Agencies: DDB Sydney | Objective: Build brand engagement | Format: Mobile |

14/02/2013  |  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...

Huawei creates giant 3D game to promote Mediapad

This large-scale camapign for Chinese mobile maker Huawei put a 3D fighting game on a screen the aize of two basketball courts. In September 2012. Saachi and Saachi China curated an unprecedented super-large outdoor 3D game was played at the world-renowned Suntec City - Fountain of Wealth in Singapore. The creative video show of the Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD and Huawei Ascend D1 Quad-Core XL mobile phone was staged in the Plaza.

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Brand: Huawei | Sector: Mobile | Coutry: China/ Singapore | Objective: Build brand engagement | Agency | Saachi and Saachi | Format: Video, Game, Outdoor, YouTube, Viral |

30/01/2013  |  Full story...

Coca Cola in Israel amplifies teenage Village events via Facebook through RFID tags


In summertime in Israel Coca Cola hosts a number of live, 3 day events for teenagers to come together, play and ‘share the happiness’. Looking to make the most of this live event content the brand found a clever technical solution to amplify the offline event online. By providing all the attendees with an RFID-enabled wristband, programmed with their Facebook user name and password, they were able to create a regular stream of real-time likes, content and images in the social network. This not only extended the fun for those who attended, it also spread the happiness to those who couldn’t and in so doing helped extend the reach and engagement of the event to many more thousands of the target audience.

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Brand: Coca Cola | Country: Israel | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverage | Format: Social Media, Facebook


Mobile marketing case study: Reebok’s ‘Rondo’ integrated mobile campaign


Reebok built a quick and dirty mobile marketing campaign based around the popularity of the Boston Celtics star player Rajon Rondo. In just 8 working days a mobile campaign was launched that reached a valuable target audience of potential Reebok consumers in this entertaining and engaging campaign. Building upon the catch-phrase “You got Rondo’d”, a mobile internet site was created along with supporting viral videos. These bite-sized bits of content prompted users to enter their mobile details to receive a custom ringtone and real-time information via their phones. This case study shows that even on a tight time-line and budget, a targeted mobile marketing campaign can deliver impactful results.

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Reebok "You Got Rondo'd"

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Brand: Reebok | Country: USA | | Sector: FMCG, Clothing, Sports | Format: Mobile

20/11/2012  |  Full story...

Facebook and fitness apps- a social success story?


Facebook is touting the success of a number of fitness apps, including Nike, as social networkers go digital to track and map their work out sessions. The site’s developers blog has highlighted four applications that have taken advantage of Facebook’s Open Graph to find success on the social network. With these apps, users can post a map of their run, gain a personal trainer in their pocket, count calories burned and share successes.

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Brand: Nike | Media: Facebook | Country: US | Sector: Sport | Format: Social media and Mobile

09/11/2012  |  Full story...

Pose creates stylish Facebook buttons to attract Fashionistas


Fashion app Pose used Facebook to attract new users and re-engage existing users by encouraging people to create and share their sense of style and fashion through Open Graph. It mapped the most frequent interactions people take in their app - pose, comment and love - to Open Graph actions to maximize the number of stories users publish. As more people interact with the story, the more the story will appear in news feed. Open-graph has increase in daily signups for their mobile app and web site since launching by 5 times and made it easy for people to share the different products and fashion they like with friends.

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Brand: Pose| Sector: Fashion | Objective: build brand engagement | Format: Facebook Page


How Kobo used Facebook to increase brand engagement


eReader Kobo used Facebook for single sign-on to simplify the registration process, avoiding the need for people to create new usernames and passwords. The firm educated people on the benefits of logging in with Facebook and provide detailed controls for people to manage what stories are shared to Facebook. Kobo defined Open Graph actions for some of the most conversational aspects of reading a book – such as beginning and finishing a book, highlighting a passage in book, write a note, add a book – to encourage sharing and stimulate discussions with friends. Since launching with Open Graph in January, Kobo has seen traffic from Facebook grow by more than 50% and daily registrations increase by more than 90%.

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Brand: Kobo | Sector: News and Entertainment / Technology | Objective: build brand engagement | Format: Facebook Page


Foodspotting creates stories and actions to boost Facebook sharing


Visual food app Foodspotting used Facebook to attract users and engage by newsfeeds from friends. It creates interesting stories by providing detailed information about each dish such as location, number of friends who have loved a dish. It also displays large user generated photos to make the newsfeed relevant. Open-graph actions such as spot a dish, love a dish, nom a dish, try a dish and want a dish were implemented. Since launching with Open Graph in January, Foodspotting has seen referral traffic from Facebook increase by 4 times and monthly active users grow by 2 times.

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Brand: Foodspotting| Sector: Food and beverages / Hospitality | Objective: build brand engagement | Format: Facebook Page


Flipboard uses Facebook logins to get 50% higher retention rate


Online magazine content aggregator Flipboard used Facebook to increase distribution by letting users discover and share content in a visually beautiful magazine style. Flipboard integrated Facebook News Feed, Walls, Pages, Photo Albums, and Photos Tagged of You as sections within the Flipboard social magazine. They also added Page and Group search via the Graph API, to help users discover new sections to add to their Flipboard. This resulted in 50% higher retention for users who signed into Facebook compared to who didn’t. Also the majority of users who connected to Facebook spent about half their time in Flipboard on the Facebook section

Facebook case study | Flipboard

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Brand: Flipboard | Sector: Entertainment / Technology | Objective: build brand engagement | Format: Facebook Page


Diamond Dash uses Facebook registrations to reach new audiences


Diamond Dash implemented ‘Login with Facebook’ to create an easy way for new users to sign up, and helping users find friends and recruit new customers quickly by logging in with their Facebook account, without the need to create new usernames and passwords and unnecessary typing. It allows players to invite friends to join the game and lets players who finished their daily allocation of games ask their friends to send them new lives. It implemented the Open Graph actions such as reach a level, win a medal, unlock feature. As a result users who log into the game via Facebook are eight times more likely to spend money, and spend 50% more on average. The percentage of users choosing to Login with Facebook via single sign on has continued to rise since the game launched – from 28% of users in December 2011, to 64% and rising at the end of March 2012.

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Brand: Diamond Dash| Sector: Gaming | Objective: Reach out new audiences| Format: Facebook Page


Endomondo boosts Facebook traffic 75% via sharing workout stats


Fitness app Endomondo used Facebook to streamline the registration process, allowing users to register and sign in with no need to create a new username and password. The app associates an Open Graph object – such as running, biking, cycling and hiking – with each workout, allowing them to determine a user's last workout and top sports. Through the activity feed, users can find friends who recently joined and follow their workout, which starts conversations and encourages sharing. They complement its mobile app with a desktop web app where users can analyse their own workout statistics. It uses location to display workout routes, which appear as rich maps on a user's timeline. The app also calculates and shows workout metrics – including total distance, average speed and calories burnt – to create more interesting stories. Since launching with Open Graph in March, Endomondo has seen traffic from Facebook increase by more than 75% and the number of workouts shared daily on Facebook grow by over 150%.

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Brand: Endomondo| Sector: Technology | Objective: build brand engagement | Format: Facebook Page


AT&T ‘Facebook team’ answers social questions to boost conversions


US telecoms giant AT&T used 20 representatives on Facebook to respond within 15 mins of any query / post. The effort also resulted in word of mouth and fans talking to each other by responding to posts, queries of other subscribers on the page. Customers whose problems are resolved via social media often come back to the page to thank AT&T. The Facebook page resulted in two times higher conversion rates compared to other online and offline marketing campaigns.

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Brand: AT&T | Sector: Telecom | Objective: build brand engagement | Format: Facebook page


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