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Top 10 Super Bowl ads: Budweiser sparks boycott as ads get political

Super Bowl ads went political this year, with immigration and diversity championed in between the American Football action. This case study looks at the 10 best commercials that aired during the 2017 final.

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07/02/2017  |  Full story...

Search case study: Clarks boosts conversion rates 130% with smart targeting

Clarks USA increased conversion rates by 130% after implementing Criteo’s advanced bidding technology. The footwear brand’s ecommerce marketing team had been focused on direct response tactics such as paid search and affiliate marketing with modest efforts at performance marketing – but they knew they could be doing more. So, the team partnered with Criteo to increase scale and efficiency.

05/12/2016  |  Full story...

YouTube case study: Nike gets emotional to celebrate historic Cubs win

This week saw a historic event in the world of baseball: the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years. Nike marked the occasion with the emotional video as that amassed 1 million YouTube views in less than a day.

07/11/2016  |  Full story...

Video case study: Pedigree unites Trump and Hilary supporters with ‘Lost Dog’

The 2016 US election has been a particularly divisive affair- but is there anything that Trump and Hilary supporters can agree on? This heart-warming video from Pedigree used hidden cameras to show how dogs can bring people together.

07/11/2016  |  Full story...

Miller's Bakery doubles peak hours sales with Google “Enhanced Campaigns”

Using Google's enhanced campaigns, Miller's Bakery in New Jersey was able to manage bids across devices, locations, and times of day. This more targeted approach led to a significant increase in both online and store traffic, with in-store sales growing by as much as 100% during peak hours. The best part? It's advertising budget didn't budge.

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21/09/2016  |  Full story...

Charity case study: “World’s biggest asshole” promotes organ donation

This new online video campaign from Donate Life uses dark comedy to show how even the “world’s biggest asshole” can do something very positive through organ donation. See why it’s our video viral of the week below…

17/08/2016  |  Full story...

Email case study: Detroit Pistons sends self-updating emails to fan’s inboxes

This NBA season the Detroit Pistons made innovative use of dynamic emails to keep fans up to date with the latest basketball scores. This case study looks at how the US basketball team got a 49% increase in mobile engagement with live updating emails.

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02/06/2016  |  Full story...

Search case study: Chobani gets 9% sales boost with paid search

Chobani and Nielsen Catalina Solutions teamed up for a Yahoo Search ad campaign that resulted in a 9% lift in yogurt sales and a 1.3% increase in market share.

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21/04/2016  |  Full story...

Super Bowl case study: How 12 big ads performed on social media

With 13.5 million tweets in less than 12 hours, this year’s Super Bowl, which marked the 50th anniversary of America’s biggest sporting event was bigger and louder than ever. Agency Carat looks at some of the biggest ads and their impact on social media.

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09/02/2016  |  Full story...

Viral marketing case study: Game of Thrones- The Musical gets 15m views

“Wildling/ You make my heart sing!” With its copious measures of sex, violence and bad language, you’d think Game of Thrones wasn’t suited to a Broadway musical format. And you’d be right. But this spoof video in aid of USA Comic Relief, that paired Coldplay’s Chris Martin with the cast of the hit HBO fantasy series, proved a massive hit on the internet, getting 15 million views.

26/11/2015  |  Full story...

Content marketing case study: Viral prank surprises shoppers by showing their 'Disney side'

What happens when Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Ana, Elsa, Olaf, Cinderella, Buzz Lightyear and other Disney Characters magically surprise unsuspecting shoppers? This viral video from Disney caused a huge buzz in February 2015, getting 5 million YouTube views in the process.

18/11/2015  |  Full story...

Mobile gaming case study: Target becomes Santa’s helper with ‘Holiday Wish’ app

Target developed an app with a 3D animated game-like experience letting kids build wish lists and send them to Santa. This case study looks at how the US retail giant generated nearly 75,000 downloads.


12/11/2015  |  Full story...

Taco Bell social media ‘Blackout’ drives record app sign-ups

With every major brand trying to make the most noise in social spaces, how do you get people to notice something new? Taco Bell decided to stop making noise altogether. This case study looks at how the US fast food brand shut down its social media accounts to generate hype around its app- driving a huge number of subscribers and making number 22 in the iOS App Store in the process.


23/09/2015  |  Full story...

How Audi won the Super Bowl with Snapchat

Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest advertising day of the year, so how could a car brand stand out from the scrimmage? In 2014, Audi sent followers funny Snapchat pictures relevant to the game in real time. The campaign generated millions of earned impressions and introduced Audi to a new generation of consumers.


23/09/2015  |  Full story...

Gamification case study: Chipotle boasts ethical fast food with ‘The Scarecrow’

Back in 2013, Chipotle's The Scarecrow animation and app game marked a new step in the gamification- topping the iTunes charts and overtaking Taco Bell for social media success.

15/07/2015  |  Full story...

Cannes Lions case study: Geico wins top prize for ‘unskippable’ pre-roll ads

All too often, YouTube ads are not tailored to pre-roll, meaning that viewers are likely to skip because they are given little incentive to continue watching. The case study looks at how US car insurance firm Geico generated 725,000 unaided YouTube views in one day by playing on the format, winning the 2015 Canes Lions Grand Prix in the process.


01/07/2015  |  Full story...

Native content case study: Hidden Valley takes on ketchup with Buzzfeed push

To promote its new ‘Hidden Valley For Everything’ dressing, Clorox partnered with BuzzFeed to expand on its nickname “The New Ketchup,” in a fun, engaging way. This case study looks at how the FMCG firm enjoyed a 400% brand lift in social sharing via native content marketing.

03/06/2015  |  Full story...

Search marketing case study: Washington Wizards boost ticket sales 72% with AdWords

The Washington Wizards surprised everyone during the 2013–2014 NBA season by making the playoffs for the first time in five years. To capitalize on the team's success, the Wizards' owners, Monumental Sports & Entertainment, looked to grow ticket sales and attract new fans in the mid-Atlantic region. To do so, it used AdWords ad extensions and focused its ticket pricing strategy on the most engaged AdWords campaigns. The final score? Its overall return on ad spend for the 2013-2014 season jumped 293% and 72% of ticket purchases via AdWords come from new fans.

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21/05/2015  |  Full story...

Fake marketing case study: The most epic Super Bowl commercial that Newcastle Ale didn’t make

Brown Ale brand Newcastle in the USA couldn’t afford to advertise in the 2014 Super Bowl and even if they did have the budget, an exclusive deal with Anheuser-Busch InBev would have prevented them from securing any airtime during the big game anyway. As creating a TV commercial was out of the question, Newcastle ran a marketing campaign around the TV commercial they would have made – “If we made it.” The brewer punched above its weight with the campaign generating a greater buzz than the richer and legitimate sponsors of the game.


21/05/2015  |  Full story...

Ford lets Facebook fans customise Mustang

Ford and its agency, Team Detroit, launched the Customizer in 2011 and generated more than a million personalized vehicles. A year later, they moved beyond the microsite and into the full capabilities of the Facebook platform. This campaign is a prime example of a brand leveraging Facebook to its fullest potential.

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07/05/2015  |  Full story...

Twitter case study: Tommy Hilfiger hashtag takes fashion show global

To make its brand accessible to a wider audience at New York Fashion Week (#NYFW) Tommy Hilfiger used Twitter to enable everyone to view the Spring / Summer 2015 runway show through a new lens. The innovative social media campaign made the show more accessible and increased engagement with a wider audience.

28/04/2015  |  Full story...

Storytelling marketing case study: How Country Crock captured a real and honest mother’s story to connect with mums across the US

The national American spreads brand Country Crock released a video marketing campaign over the Christmas period to create a true and touching snapshot of family life. The video is a great example of how Country Crock used storytelling to connect with its target audience.


30/03/2015  |  Full story...

Social video case study: AT&T helps users argue case for mobile ownership with Facebook app

Back in 2012, AT&T ran a Facebook campaign to promote some of its 4G phones. The “You’ve Got A Case” app accesses their Facebook profile to generate a customised video that let the user “make a case” to their friends and family of why they should purchase them a new smartphone . This case study looks at how the communications giant made smart use of social media apps to get a record –breaking quarter for smartphone sales.

25/03/2015  |  Full story...

App marketing case study: SeatGeek boosts return on ad spend with Yahoo

US ticket aggregator SeatGeek was looking to reach engaged fans who are passionate about attending live sports games, concerts, and theatre events. This case study looks at how the firm used Yahoo App marketing to boost return on ad spend.

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12/03/2015  |  Full story...

Food case study: ConAgra boosts display ad ROI with smart targetting

ConAgra Foods worked with advertising partners and measurement firm comScore to transform its approach to online advertising, resulting in improved campaign performance and ROI. This case study looks at how the FMCG giant achieved a 70% lift in attribute awareness and 30% lift in purchase intent by fine-tuning its targeting and working closer with publishers.

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10/02/2015  |  Full story...

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