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Video case study: KFC spoofs vlogger trend with fake ‘Clean Eating’ Burger

Back in February 2017, KFC created an elaborate online prank to promote its latest Dirty Louisiana burger with a fake food blogger and a humorous take on the clean eating craze.

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07/06/2018  |  Full story...

Heinz lets shoppers ‘eat’ their Instagram posts

Heinz Brazil took Instagram food posts to a new level, with a campaign that actually sent meals pictured on its account to followers.

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18/05/2018  |  Full story...

Birchbox uses Instagram Stories to turn inspiration into action

Mail-order cosmetic company Birchbox used Canvas ads in Instagram Stories to create a smooth audience journey from inspiration to action.

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13/04/2018  |  Full story...

Activia reaches 3m in Italy with Instagram Stories

To raise awareness of its yoghurt brand Activia in Italy, Danone used ads in Instagram Stories, reaching 3 million people and increasing purchase intent among its target audience.

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13/04/2018  |  Full story...

April Fools’ round-up: Snapchat's Russian bots, Brexit emojis and bankrupt Elon Musk

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). This extended case study puts together some of the best hoaxes from 2018.

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13/04/2018  |  Full story...

Maggi web series reaches 2 million Snapchatters

Nestle’s Maggi won over a younger audience with a web series about a French Food Tour, hosted on Snapchat. This case study looks at how the cooking seasoning brand reached 2 million people with engaging long-form video content.

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16/03/2018  |  Full story...

KFC Zinger boosts store visits with Snapchat space stunt

This summer, Kentucky Fried Chicken followed through with one of its boldest ideas to date: launching its new Zinger fried chicken sandwich into space. KFC looked to complement the stunt with a campaign that would generate awareness for the Zinger sandwiches, as well as drive visits to their restaurants among 18 to 34 year olds.

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16/03/2018  |  Full story...

Snapchat case study: Adidas drives 18% boost in store visits

Sportswear brand Adidas wanted to embed a positive and creative image with its young audience. This case study looks at how it used Snapchat, via filters, long form video and lenses to drive an 18% boost in store visits.

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16/03/2018  |  Full story...

Femibion uses Facebook to support product sampling campaign

German health brand Femibion used Facebook lead ads to efficiently deliver product samples to potential customers, with a conversion rate of 35%.

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07/03/2018  |  Full story...

Listerine targets youngsters for Ramadan with Facebook ads

Johnson & Johnson’s mouthwash brand Listerine used Facebook video ads to drive education and awareness about the benefits of mouthwash and its new miswak formula during the Ramadan period.

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07/03/2018  |  Full story...

How MAC Cosmetics identified wasted impressions and increased conversions with people-based marketing

Digital ad campaigns which only rely on cookies for ad targeting can sometimes produce misleading results, wasted impressions and missed conversions. For the launch of MAC’s new eye shadow line, the cosmetics brand used people-based marketing (programmatic media targeting) to improve their campaign targeting and increase ROI.

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13/02/2018  |  Full story...

Social media case study: Crock-Pot wins Super Bowl (without a commercial)

US slow cooker brand Crock Pot suffered a PR nightmare after it was featured in the plot of a popular TV show- but a Super Bowl ad from NBC and some savvy social media marketing helped reverse its fortunes.

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13/02/2018  |  Full story...

Mobile case study: Diageo creates AI-powered bartender

With more people hosting smaller house gatherings instead of big, flashy parties, Diageo developed SIMI, the AI-powered bartender, to deliver an engaging, helpful brand experience in India.

13/02/2018  |  Full story...

Top 10 Super Bowl ads: Pepsi gets most social buzz

Pepsi got the most social engagement out of the $5m ad spots at this year’s Super Bowl, according to new research.

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09/02/2018  |  Full story...

KLM uses people based measurement to prove the impact of its mobile ad spend

Deciding how to split a marketing media budget can be difficult without in depth measurement and insights from previous campaigns. Airline KLM believed that mobile ads were important, but to what extent when the majority of their sales take place on a desktop? KLM needed to set up cross device customer tracking so that they could discover the real impact mobile was having on sales.

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09/02/2018  |  Full story...

NET-A-PORTER uses people based measurement results to target their audience and allocate budgets

NET-A-PORTER and MR PORTER are premier online luxury fashion stores. The company wanted to sharpen their campaign plans by finding smarter ways to target their audience and allocate budgets. In order to do this the fashion ecommerce store decided to use people based measurement tools rather than just traditional cookies to gain much deeper insights to their customers path to purchase and in turn allocate media budgets accordingly.

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09/02/2018  |  Full story...

Instagram case study: DiGiorno takes on takeaways with ‘Plan A’ pizza story

Pizza maker DiGiorno followed Instagram best practices to develop a teaser video ad and Instagram Story that would encourage people to enjoy its pizza for their next get-together, resulting in an impressive lift in purchase intent.


04/01/2018  |  Full story...

Journalist-powered search engine tackles 'fake news'

French news organisation Liberation decided to take on a fight against fake news and hoaxes to clean the information landscape when the French presidential election entered its final stage in March last year. The result, Liberation took a bold step to stop the bleed and countered the algorithms that connect news article together without considering sources and created the first human search engine by gathering a team of journalists to answer any question asked with curated and sourced information. It started with “Desintox”, an exclusive twitter service before launching Checknews, the slowest search engine on the market, also, its most reliable.


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04/01/2018  |  Full story...

Budweiser revives a Brazilian basketball legend to share its core values

“Being true to your choices is what makes you an icon”. Oscar Schmidt is a retired Brazilian basketball legend who mostly played in his country and in Europe between the 80s-90s. The all-time leading scorer in the history of basketball was naturally drafted to play in the NBA in 1984 but due to an old ruling which prohibited playing for the NBA and any other team, he rejected the offer so he would be allowed to play for his national team. He chose the “hard way” to become a famous player so in 2016, Budweiser who sponsors the NBA in Brazil partnered with ESPN to give Oscar a remarkable tribute and the challenge he always deserved at a time where Brazil got suspended from international competitions by the FIBA.

03/01/2018  |  Full story...

Bilka boosts in-store sales with Facebook ads

Danish supermarket Bilka used Facebook’s store visits ad objective to encourage people to shop at its multiple stores, helping to drive 45,000 store visits.

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02/01/2018  |  Full story...

Christmas case study: Pandora builds brand awareness with Facebook’s in-stream video ads

Danish jewellery company Pandora used Facebook’s automatic placement options to create a Christmas video ad series that lifted online sales by over 60%.

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02/01/2018  |  Full story...

Matteson’s Fridge Raider gets kids coding with Snacker Hacker

Fridge Raiders teamed up with gaming influencers (who had a combined follower reach of 20 million) to interrupt the space where teens were spending all their time after school while snacking – playing computer games.

29/11/2017  |  Full story...

Case study: Hardware retailer Lowe’s used Snapchat to reach a new audience

Hardware retailer Lowe’s had a new generation of home owners to market to, the digitally savvy millennial generation. This group didn’t grow up wielding hammers or fixing shower curtains; they are typically less experienced with home maintenance compared to the generations before them; and this has created a knowledge gap - just as this demographic moves into home ownership. Lowe’s is tackling the problem by training millennials on social media; giving them the confidence to take on home improvement projects.

29/11/2017  |  Full story...

How consumer-generated content powered Argos business growth

This case study from Argos and Bazaarvoice, covers how the UK retailer ensured its website is a ‘one-stop shop’ for customers, including product descriptions and images, reviews, real-life images and Q&As of the products among others, and how it utilises product sampling prior to bringing new products to market.

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29/11/2017  |  Full story...

Now 61 reaches 3m people with Snap Ads ‘deep links’

Now That’s What I Call Music! turned to Snapchat when it looked to promote its 61st edition of the iconic Now! series.

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07/11/2017  |  Full story...

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