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Chatbot case study: Alzheimer's sufferers remember, by chatting to themselves

The Italian Ministry of Health made smart use of Facebook chatbots to help improve the quality of life of Alzheimer's patients… but chatting to themselves.


08/08/2017  |  Full story...

Snickers ‘Hungerithm’ bases 7/11 prices on internet’s mood

Snickers teamed up with 7/11 for an interactive campaign which saw prices of the brand's flagship chocolate bar lower when the internet got angry.


Snickers Hungerithm from Jackson Harper on Vimeo.

08/08/2017  |  Full story...

Halloween Facebook Live ad turns viewers into mouse killers

Premiering on Halloween 2016, this quirky campaign from Tomcat Rodent Control followed the tropes of horror movies, but had one major twist: the viewers were the murderers, choosing how each mouse character got killed in real time.

04/08/2017  |  Full story...

Expedia creates social campaign to promote British tourism

Travel firm Expedia partnered with 180LA and Friend Productions on their series of tongue-in-cheek infomercials for Expedia Visit Britain, to create a unique web and mobile experience. Five quirky characters invite users to explore the highlights of London, Manchester, Wales, Cornwall and the Scottish Highlands.


Expedia: Visit Britain from UNIT9 on Vimeo.


04/08/2017  |  Full story...

VR case study: AUDI lets customers “Enter The Sandbox”

Car brand Audi is encouraged people to return to being a kid in a sandbox with a new virtual reality project promoting its Q5 model.


AUDI - Enter The Sandbox VR Experience from Tobias "Tysken" Reiner on Vimeo.


04/08/2017  |  Full story...

Dune London boosts revenue with customer-created content on product pages

Dune London introduced user generated content (UGC) on its product detail pages to inspire customers during the shopping journey, and reported an 82% increase in sales where UGC played a part in the transaction over a two week period after the feature went live.

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27/06/2017  |  Full story...

Twitter fail: Walkers pulls interactive selfie ad

In May 2017, Walkers Crisps pulled an interactive video ad after it displayed the faces of mass murderers and child abusers, submitted by internet pranksters. This case study looks at how the food brand learned the hard way about unmoderated user content.

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01/06/2017  |  Full story...

Viral marketing fail: McDonald's pulls controversial video child bereavement ad

McDonald's has withdrawn a controversial video ad after a huge social media backlash, with one charity accusing it of exploiting child bereavement.

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01/06/2017  |  Full story...

Video marketing fail: Pepsi suffers web backlash for Kendall Jenner 'protest' ad

In April 2017, Pepsi came under fire a video ad where reality TV star Kendall Jenner used a can of Pepsi to soothe tension between protesters and police, sparking accusations that it exploited the "Black Lives Matter" movement. This case study looks at what went wrong for the soft drinks giant...

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01/06/2017  |  Full story...

Instagram case study: “Swim Reaper” encourages water safety on Instagram

Young men in New Zealand love doing dumb stuff in the water. But it’s killing them. Water Safety NZ aimed to encourage responsible swimming via social media messages from the Grim Reaper himself.


17/05/2017  |  Full story...

Snapchat case study: L’Oréal Paris gets 51% sales boost with social blitz

Beauty brand L’Oreal swapped traditional advertising for real social media buzz to introduce its Pure Clay Masks – and got a 51% sales boost via Snapchat and other social channels.


17/05/2017  |  Full story...

Crisis management case study: United Airlines

In March 2017 United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz was named U.S. Communicator of the Year by the magazine PR Week. Just one month later, his company’s poor response to a customer incident has turned into a PR disaster, caused its stock to dramatically drop $1bn in value and has placed the entire airline industry under the microscope. Joanna Delaney, Digital Strategy Analyst at Digital Strategy Consulting group, looks at how the situation escalated, explaining how through the power of social media an isolated incident turned into a global PR disaster overnight.

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28/04/2017  |  Full story...

Gatorade creates unique game with Snapchat to celebrate Serena William’s Grand Slam win

Gatorade partnered with Snapchat to create a unique and memorable way to celebrate Serena William’s record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam victory, with a web view game that allowed players to become Serena and play through each of her Grand Slam victories.

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28/04/2017  |  Full story...

AT&T runs Snap ads campaign for Father’s Day to engage tech-savvy young people

AT&T wanted to create a memorable campaign for Father’s Day that engaged younger, tech savvy people and positioned AT&T’s mobile devices and accessories as great gifts for Dad. Snapchat was the perfect platform to reach and engage this audience.

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28/04/2017  |  Full story...

Under Armour encourages consumers to #RuleYourself on Facebook and Instagram

Performance sportswear brand Under Armour wanted to reach millennials with their new campaign #RuleYourself and used Facebook and Instagram ads to deliver great content, including photos and videos to millennials.

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27/04/2017  |  Full story...

Ford partners with YouTube to make films that identify with car shoppers to drive brand consideration

Ford of Europe wanted to find new ways to connect with potential customers by showing that the brand understood the consumer’s mindset and challenges offered a different buying experience. Ford partnered with Google, YouTube and its global media agency, Global Team Blue) to identify the concerns of consumers based on searches. The brand held a ‘createathon’ in five European markets which produced five unique films.

27/04/2017  |  Full story...

Social media case study: Wendy's challenges teen to get 18m retweets for free nuggets

A 16-year old teen from the US is currently on course for the most retweets of all time, after the fast-food chain Wendy's set him a huge social media challenge in exchange for free chicken nuggets for a year.

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11/04/2017  |  Full story...

Social media case study: Aussie Hair puts user generated images into marketing campaign

P&G brand Aussie Hair opted for a new kind of content format that called Content in Motion from ad tech firm Olapic. This case study looks at how the P&G brand got a a 33% increase in engagement on social posts.

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07/04/2017  |  Full story...

Mobile marketing case study: L’Oréal fulfils consumer needs and boosts sales with Make-Up Genius app

L'Oréal Make-Up Genius taps into women´s desires to experiment and play with make-up, and their quest for the perfect selfie. L’Oréal placed beauty at the heart of the mobile device using rich consumer insight and fulfilling a genuine customer need, creating real value.


31/03/2017  |  Full story...

LINE ChatBot case study: Knorr Auntie reply

Foods brand Knorr in Thailand, leveraged ChatBot technology on popular social media and messaging platform LINE to inspire local mothers to cook more at home and increase the usage of Knorr products in their recipes.

31/03/2017  |  Full story...

Instagram case study: Harley Davidson uses carousel cartoons to win over adventurous Australians

Harley Davidson used Instagram ads to increase awareness and drive relevancy among young, urban riders.

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09/03/2017  |  Full story...

Twitter fail: How London Dungeon created a social media horror story

The London Dungeon has issued an apology after the tourist attraction’s PR team posted “offensive” Valentine’s Day jokes about fat women, sexually transmitted disease and dead prostitutes on its official social media accounts.

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09/03/2017  |  Full story...

Digital marketing and Fashion: How brands and influencers use London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week 2017 was a major event in the fashion industry, with designers and influencers flocking to social media. Socialbakers looks at the Instagram stats...

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09/03/2017  |  Full story...

Valentine's day: Top 10 brands on social media

For Valentine's Day 2017, Kylie Cosmetics and Jetstar Asia generated most social media buzz, according to new data from Socialbakers.

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09/03/2017  |  Full story...

Pintest case study: Allrecipes boosts engagement with ‘Save’ button

Ahead of the festive season, digital food brand Allrecipes added a Save button on each Pinterest recipe page after noticing a big surge in referral traffic from the site. This case study looks at how the digital food brand boosted clicks by 900% in just 3 months on the social bookmarking site.

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07/03/2017  |  Full story...

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