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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...

Hostelworld boosts efficiency with Dynamic Search Ads

Hostelworld used Dynamic Search Ads (DSA) to plug gaps in their regular keyword-driven campaigns, and achieve maximum coverage of long-tail traffic. This case study looks at how the hostel brand saw conversions rise 13x year-on-year, with conversion rates 6x higher and CPCs 30% lower than those achieved by generic keyword campaigns.

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07/02/2017  |  Full story...

Social media case study in China: KLM takes Miffy on world tour

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines launched a social campaign especially for the Chinese market with popular cartoon rabbit Miffy as the star.

24/01/2017  |  Full story...

How brands are testing chat bots (and what consumers think)

Earlier this year, Facebook launched chatbots on its messenger platform, ushering in a new era of AI customer service. Four months on, we look at seven of the best uses of branded chatbots.

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09/08/2016  |  Full story...

Cannes Lions case study: ‘The Swedish Number’ lets world call a random Swede

In 2016, the Swedish Tourist Association (STF) launched “The Swedish Number” with support from Intelecom. The campaign let “people from all over the world to speak to a randomly selected Swede about anything…


20/07/2016  |  Full story...

How KLM used chat apps to boost brand engagement in China

KLM wanted to create a smarter customer service experience via WeChat to engage with customers in China. This case study looks at how the Dutch airline giant worked with Nexmo to create a more efficient customer service platform for the modern consumer.

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28/04/2016  |  Full story...

Periscope case study: Turkish Airlines live-streamed global flight wins new fans

Turkish Airlines created the world's first live-streamed flight around the world using Twitter’s Periscope app. This case study looks at how the brand fused new technology with a clever idea and precise execution to get over a quarter million new likes.


12/04/2016  |  Full story...

Virgin Holidays: The Banner that goes on Holiday

How can a banner emulate the feeling of a summer holiday? Virgin Holidays transformed a ‘normal’ banner by sending it on holiday contributing to a £2m increase in sales.


05/04/2016  |  Full story...

Email case study: HouseTrip triples open rates with contextualised targetting

HouseTrip used a smart email camapign to to drive incremental bookings by engaging with potential holidaymakers through tailored emails. This case study looks at how the holiday rental marketplace boosted open rates by a factor of three.

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25/02/2016  |  Full story...

Social media case study: Qantas crew wears All Blacks rugby kit after losing Twitter bet

Staff at Australian airline Qantas kept up their end of a bizarre social media bet after New Zealand triumphed in the Rugby World Cup final. This case study looks at how the friendly wager resulted in a victory for both sides on Twitter.

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05/11/2015  |  Full story...

Content marketing case study: How FRHI hotels increased their advertising value by optimising content

FRHI Hotels & Resorts are one of the world’s most luxurious hotel groups; including three leading brands: Fairmont, Swissôtel and Raffles. The group worked with SEO agency Builtvisible to increase coverage and hotel bookings via organic search.

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05/11/2015  |  Full story...

Influencer marketing: Marriott hotels

Influencer marketing is becoming a greater part of the digital marketing mix, as brands look to key advocates to spread the word. This case study will look at how Marriott hotels are leading the way with content marketing by collaborating with key influencers.

16/09/2015  |  Full story...

Digital case study: How Uber cracked China where Google and Facebook have stalled

Uber’s top ten cities are no longer just in the US, four of the top ten are now in China, and if growth continues at the current rate China will overtake the US as Uber’s largest market. What’s most remarkable about Uber’s growth in China is the fact that it’s a tech company which collects customer data. Few companies of this nature have managed to succeed in China; other companies which collect customer data such as Amazon, Facebook, Google and Twitter have failed or are struggling to remain competitive.

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10/09/2015  |  Full story...

China case study: American Airlines boosts US tourism with content campaign

Building a premium brand in China is a tricky task. But American Airlines took a long term approach to build quality content, developing a leading online resource for Chinese citizens traveling to America. This content marketing case study shows how, with a limited budget coupled with aggressive targets brands can get strong results.


09/09/2015  |  Full story...

Twitter case study: How Airbnb used promoted Tweets to spread the world

Airbnb is an online community marketplace where people can list, discover and book accommodation in countries all over the globe. The online marketplace is very diverse finding accommodation for users whether it is a bed for the night, a castle for a week or even a villa for a month. When Airbnb (@Airbnb) increased its listings to include a new range of monthly sublets it used Twitter to spread the word.

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05/08/2015  |  Full story...

Data insights case study: glh hotels boosts marketing performance with smarter analytics

glh Hotels is a group of hotels including the Thistle and five luxury Guoman properties that are based in the UK. This case study looks at how the chain made smart use of data to join up insights across its portfolio of hotels.

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21/07/2015  |  Full story...

How Turkish Airlines reached 100m potential customers with selfies

In a wildly popular commercial for Turkish Airlines, two of sports" greatest stars-Kobe Bryant and Lionel Messi-vie for the attention of one starstruck kid. Following on its success, the company created a new YouTube ad called "Kobe vs. Messi: The Selfie Shootout" to continue increasing brand awareness in Europe, North America, the Middle East and the Far East. The spot was another huge success: It became one of the fastest spreading commercials on YouTube, with 77 million views in just one week, and was one of the most popular ads of 2013.


21/05/2015  |  Full story...

Creative marketing case study: Expedia ‘Travel Yourself Interesting’ shows value of expensive holidays

Expedia created online travel. But intense competition and the rise of price-comparison sites were leading to a decline in value, profitability and loyalty as more and more people turned to search engines to find ‘cheap holidays.’ In order to reposition itself in the market, Expedia created an ad campaign that focused on human nature and reminded people that travel is a valuable investment rather than a cost to be minimised.


28/04/2015  |  Full story...

CRM case study: Carling promises ‘Brighton or Barbados’ holidays to build customer database

Carling is the latest brand to push hard into the CRM space with an aggressive database building campaign, offering holidays for an upcoming bank holiday weekend in the UK. The campaign aimed to increase the drinks brand’s database of opted-in valid customers, al;ongside building brand equity, associating Carling with holiday weekends and giving people great experiences. This case study looks at how the ambitious campaign attracted much attention- but not always for the right reasons.

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15/04/2015  |  Full story...

Social gaming case study: AirAsia ‘Friendsy’ competition lets Facebook friends share private plane

Back in April 2012, AirAsia celebrated the launch into its most-anticipated Australian hub, Sydney. With little consumer awareness in this brand new and fiercely competitive market, they wanted to create a campaign that would develop brand awareness. This case study looks at how the airline brand created a Facebook competition that lets one lucky Facebook fan commandeer their very own AirAsia plane, growing its fan base 30% and generating a PR value of $1,627,593 in the process.


08/04/2015  |  Full story...

Social tourism case study: The little village that went global

Back in 2013, the little mountain village of Obermutten, Switzerland, issued a promise on Facebook: anybody who likes the village's Facebook Page can have their picture posted on the village bulletin board. This case study looks at how the village promoted tourism with a digital twist, investing 10,000 Swiss francs and getting the equivalent of a 2.4 million franc media buy.


12/03/2015  |  Full story...

Case study: Cottages4you gets 957% ROI with follow up messages

In December 2013 Triggered Messaging and cottages4you worked together to introduce a browse and cart abandonment strategy which went live in early January 2014. Cart abandonment is a challenge that faces every organisation selling online, but it is dependent on visitors placing items in their basket. Crucially, it doesn’t’ take in to account the often larger number who simply browse and leave. This case study looks at how “For every £1 invested with Triggered Messaging it has returned £9.57.

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03/02/2015  |  Full story...

Elf and safety: Air New Zealand gets into the Hobbit for epic viral video

Most flight safety videos can be tedious affairs, but this new video from Air New Zealand transports us to Middle Earth, with a host of stars from the new Hobbit movies adding new meaning to ‘elf and safety’. The ad has become the airline's most successful ever, getting close to 120,000 people viewing it online every hour and clocking up a record 16 million online views within a week of release.

29/10/2014  |  Full story...

Usability case study: How optimisation helped Flybe boost revenues

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In November 2013, Flybe partnered with Maxymiser to develop a long-term strategy to improve customer experience across its digital channels. The plan helped transform Flybe’s customer engagement with campaign alone providing a catalyst for stunning annualised revenue growth of £8.5 million. This case study looks at how the regional airline achieved success.

13/08/2014  |  Full story...

Genius or balls? Airbnb rebrand sparks web ridicule

Airbnb has undergone a rebrand as the accommodation sharing website looks to target more markets, but the new logo has attracted widespread mockery on the web for its similarities to certain parts of the human anatomy.

The company released a video about the meaning of the Bélo symbol (which appears to the left of "airbnb" in the logo):

22/07/2014  |  Full story...

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