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Case study: Smirnoff’s ‘brain-controlled DJ’ gets fans sharing video

In June 2013, Smirnoff teamed with DJ Fresh and neurotechnology expert Julien Castet to help three disabled musicians create a dance track using only the power of their brains. The social media case study looks at how the Diageo drinks brand helped to build its ‘nightlife’ brand with cutting edge technology, social media and a catchy soundtrack….

Brand: Diageo, Smirnoff | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverages, Alcohol | Country: Global | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Social media, Facebook, Video

29/10/2013  |  Full story...

Interactive first aid video helps ‘save the boy’

In a hard-hitting TV and digital campaign, St Johns Ambulance offered interactive advice on giving first aid to youngsters, in a bid to help boost awareness of potentially life-saving skills. The campaign, created by BBH London, features a TV and YouTube commercial that links to an interactive video adapted for both desktops and smartphones, with instructions on basic first aid. On their smartphone or on the desktop they will then be asked to swipe the screen or click a mouse at various points to help the father carry out first aid and move the boy into the right position to enable him to survive.

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Brand: St Johns Ambulance | Sector: Healthcare, Public Service Announcment | Country: UK | Partner/agency: BBH London | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Video, TV, YouTube

09/10/2013  |  Full story...

Twitter case study: Airbnb creates 4 minute film using Vine videos

Social accommodation app Airbnb launched its first video ad this month- compiled only using 6-second Vine videos from Twitter fans. The 4-minute long commercial was composed after the firm asked its Twitter followers to create their own short Vine videos for the film, each of which depicts a different scene with a paper airplane traveling across the world.

Airbnb’s commercial, dubbed ‘Hollywood & Vines’, aired on the Sundance Channel in September 2013, and can been viewed in the embedded YouTube video below:

Brand: Airbnb | Sector: Hospitality, Travel | Country: US | Partner/agency: Mullen | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Video, Vine, Twitter, Social media

09/10/2013  |  Full story...

Video case study: Virgin Mobile tests blink-controlled YouTube ad

Virgin Mobile USA has launched an interactive video campaign which a viewer can control simply by blinking- provided they are using a webcam. It begins as a fairly straightforward ad explaining why it's a good idea for you to switch your phone contract to Virgin Mobile, but every time you blink, the scene on screen changes, getting more and more ridiculous as time goes on. The technology in the spot works by scanning each viewer's eyes via their webcam so that the computer picks up the action every time they blink. The film is then designed to switch scenes with every blink.

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Brand: Virgin Mobile | Sector: Mobile | Country: US | Agency/Partner: rehabstudio | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: YouTube, Video

18/09/2013  |  Full story...

Twitter case study: Rayban promotes ‘real-life Instagram’ effect

Ray-Ban Belgium and DDB Brussels have launched a new campaign that makes creative use of public transportation to communicate Ray-Ban’s wide range of polarized color lenses: from sky blue to hot pink. In all major Belgian cities, trams were redesigned into "Ray-Ban Test-Drive Trams" that let consumers discover the city through different Ray-Ban color lenses.

Brand: Rayban Belgium | Sector: Clothing, Luxury | Country: Belgium | Agency/Partner: DDB Brussels | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Outdoor, Instagram, Social Media, Video

10/09/2013  |  Full story...

Social media case study: Swarovski ‘pocket journal’ records travel memories online

In 2013, Swarovski Optik launched a social media campaign capturing the vacation experiences of travellers, positioning its new CL Pocket binoculars as an accessory for enhancing holiday sights. This campaign was developed by international creative agency Perfect Fools and met the desire to show and comment on holiday and travel experiences via TripAdvisor and Facebook, in a glamorous digital space.

Brand: Swarovski | Sector: Luxury | Country: UK | Partner/agency: Perfect Fools | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Social, Trip Advisor, Facebook

10/09/2013  |  Full story...

Kellogg's Krave 'Tweet When U Eat' campaign boosts audience engagement

This summer saw Kellogs embrace social media with a Krave campaign that encouraged users to use Twitter hashtags and linked with Alton Tower’s new ride ‘The Smiler’. This case study uses data from Crimson Hexagon to examine how the campaign generated a total of 76,498 Twitter and Facebook posts just 5% negative sentiments.

Brand: Kellog's | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverages | Country: UK | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Social Media

03/09/2013  |  Full story...

Heineken’s YouTube series ‘Dropped’ handcuffs odd couples together

Beer brand Heineken has just concluded its 3-month-long YouTube video campaign ‘Dropped’, featuring a series of strangers handcuffed together in remote locations. Created by agency Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam, the campaign featured a series of intrepid travellers thrown into unexpected situations, who are then required to complete a series of challenges. So far, the tactic appears to be successful: Videos in the series have racked up more than 3 million views in total.

Brand: Heineken | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverages | Country: Global | Partner/agency: Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: YouTube, Video

02/09/2013  |  Full story...

How Ryan Gosling, Dove and Space Oddity went viral: Twitter hunts for formula to web success

Going viral on the internet is a goal for all brands, but is there is secret to becoming a web sensation? This week, Twitter examined three big viral video hits - actor Ryan Gosling 'refusing' to eat cereal, astronaut Chris Hadfield singing Space Oddity and Dove's Real Beauty marketing campaign to demonstrate how internet buzz spreads.

Brand: Dove | Sector: FMCG, Health and Beauty | Country: Global | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Twitter, Social media, Video, YouTube

02/09/2013  |  Full story...

Video case study: Purina generates puppy love as dog food ad gets 2m views

Purina’s dog food brand Beneful has created a canine-based Rube Goldberg machine for its latest campaign, creating a buzz online with 2 million YouTube views just 2 weeks after launch. The ad sees at least ten dogs come together to use a Rube Goldberg Machine.

Brand: Purina | Sector: FMCG, Pet | Country: US | Partner/agency: Deep Focus | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Video, YouTUbe, Viral

14/08/2013  |  Full story...

Case study: V Energy ‘robbery’ game gets 12% increase in sales

Earlier this year, V Energy launched an online game in New Zealand inviting customers to steal their share of the $100,000 prize pool from each other. This case study looks at how the energy drinks band increase Facebook engagement 174% and sales 12% through this innovative (and risque) social gaming campaign.

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Brand: V Energy | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverage | Country: New Zealand | Partner/agency: Frucor Beverages and Colenso BBDO NZ | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: social, gaming

14/08/2013  |  Full story...

Mobile case study: Lancôme Perfume gets 75% click-through with Emma Watson ad

Back in 2011, Lancôme, a globally recognized beauty brand, wanted to promote its latest perfume “Midnight Rose” to women, as well as drive attendance to the soft-launch event. This case study highlights how the luxury brand used mobile to target its key demographic, getting a 75% click through rate as a result.

Brand: Lancome | Sector: Luxury | Country: Global | Partner/agency: InMobi | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Mobile, Video, YouTube

09/08/2013  |  Full story...

Video case study: Hermès creates ‘digital jewellery symphony’

In 2012, French leather goods and scarves maker Hermès ran digital campaign with a symphonic video inspired by the brand’s new silver jewellery collection.

Brand: Hermes | Sector: Luxury | Country: France | Partner/agency: United Visual Artists| Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Video

09/08/2013  |  Full story...

Social media case study: Swarovski invites users to ‘Kingdom of Jewels’

How can a luxury brand make branded entertainment enhance the coolness of its brand across communication channels? This case study from Moxie, Swarosvki and Brisa Roché looks at how the ‘Kingdom of Jewels’ digital campaign helped launch a new collection.

Brand: Swarovski | Sector: Luxury | Country: Global | Partner/agency: Moxie | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Social media, Video

09/08/2013  |  Full story...

Social media case study: Burberry encourages customer participation with ‘Art of Trench’

Back in 2009, Burberry made the leap to social media with The Art of Trench’ an innovative micro-site that encouraged user-generated content. Users were encouraged to upload photos of themselves in their trench coats and can browse and comment on photos from all around the world. This case study looks at how the luxury capitalised on the new medium without eroding the exclusive, aspirational qualities that are core to the world of luxury.

Brand: Burberry | Sector: Luxury | Country: UK | Partner/agency: Razorfish | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Video, YouTube, Viral, Social media

31/07/2013  |  Full story...

Pepsi Max levitation stunt gets 3m YouTube views

Pepsi Max worked with British magician to produce this head-scraching levitation stunt on top of a London double decker bus- getting nearly 3 million YouTube views and plenty of press attention in the process. Working with Pepsi Max and agency Arnold KLP, Dynamo asks us to "Take a moment, and look at things with a different perspective". He then takes his own advice and proceeds to float alongside an iconic double-decker. The spot also makes clever use of technology. Dynamo brings his smartphone along to record his POV, while the camera focuses on the snap-happy crowd. Attaching the hashtag #LiveForNow was also a smart move.

Brand: Pepsi | Sector: FMCG, Food and beverage | Country: UK | Partner/agency: Arnold KLP | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Outdoor, Video, YouTube, Viral, Social media

10/07/2013  |  Full story...

Coca-Cola unites Pakistani and Indian consumers via ‘Small World Machines’

Coca-Cola’s latest online video campaign taking Cannes by storm featured a ‘Small World Machine’, linking Indians and Pakistanis via a live communications portal- getting 1.5 million YouTube views in the process. The viral, created by Leo Burnett Sydney for Coca-Cola, placed two camera equipped Coke vending machines set up in Lahore and Delhi. The film features Indians and Pakistanis interacting with each other, via the machine. Despite sharing historical and cultural links, the borders of India and Pakistan are divided by barbed wire with both nations sharing mutual hostility and suspicion. This ad from Coca-Cola aimed to break down these barriers with new technology to share common interests in a fun way. The key to engaging with each other through the machines was simple: people in India and Pakistan could complete a task, like touching hands, drawing peace, love, and happiness symbols -- together.

Brand: Pepsi | Sector: FMCG, Food and beverage | Country: India, Pakistan | Partner/agency: Leo Burnett Sydney | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Mobile, Outdoor, Video, YouTube

10/07/2013  |  Full story...

Cannes Lions online video case study: Dove’s Real Beauty Sketches online video wins Cannes Cyber Lions Gold

Dove has been successfully engaging its female target audience with its ‘Campaign for Real Beauty’ for a number of years now. Through the use of innovative and integrated, multi-channel campaigns they have already amassed a significant following online. So to re-engage the audience in the debate, they needed some exceptional creativity and excellence in advertising communications. This latest activation of the brand communication idea, with one compelling 3 minute video at its heart, has surpasses all previous work and been their most successful yet. In this Cannes Lions online video case study we show you why…

Brand: Dove | Sector: FMCG, Personal care| Country: US and global | Objective: brand consideration and preference | Format: Video

21/06/2013  |  Full story...

Cannes Lions social media case study: Oreo’s ‘Daily Twist’ wins Cannes Cyber Lions Grand Prix

Oreo is an iconic biscuit brand with leading edge digital platforms and a highly engaged fan base in Facebook. They developed a brilliant creative idea that combined the best of PR with social media and digital production to win a Cyber Lions Grand Prix, millions of new fans and hundreds of millions of new exposures. In this Cannes Lions social media case study we show you why…

Brand: Oreo | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverage | Country: US and global | Objective: Brand awareness, brand favourability, brand equity | Format: PR and social media

21/06/2013  |  Full story...

Oscar Mayer’s ‘hilarious honest old guy’ links mobile and video to build brand engagement

Oscar Mayer’s latest app lets users create their own commercials centred around “Grandpa Frank.” This mobile video case study looks at how the Kraft brand created consumer engagement and brand loyalty through new technology. Frank fans are invited to create their own films by uploading their own mobile video footage, inserting “Frankisms”, and sharing their own web-optimised commercials under the hashtag #TransparentGrandpa until June 13. Oscar Mayer will select its favourite Frank footage to feature on the company's Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels. The firm is promoting the campaign via its social channels as well as through digital media buys, including mobile inventory.

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Brand: Oscar Mayer | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverage | Country: US | Objective: brand awareness and favourability | Format: Mobile, App |

02/06/2013  |  Full story...

Video case study: Volkswagen's '5 second YouTube ad' sparks consumer curiosity

Volkswagen used YouTube video ads in a smart and fun way to create curiosity amongst viewers and lead them to engage with the brand. The ad was short and fast that the viewer could not skip and would be curious to know more about the advert. This was supported with an InVideo banner redirecting the viewer to the new Golf GTI’s website. The YouTube 5 second wait to skip ad turned around as a benefit by the brand and created the fastest ad on YouTube to create curiosity.

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Volkswagen Golf GTI - "Click if you can" case from DDB España on Vimeo.

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Brand: Volkswagen| Sector: Automobile | Objective: build brand engagement | Format: YouTube advertising | Agency: DDB Spain

16/05/2013

Zuckerberg (and goat) star in Facebook Home launch ad

Facebook Home is the social network’s boldest mobile move yet- so much so that founder Mark Zuckerberg himself is starring in one of the launch ads (alongside a screaming goat naturally). The ad smartly demonstrates how Facebook Home introduces a fun new experience to Android devices, and also gives us a short glimpse behind the Facebook curtain. The ad was shot on location at Facebook's Menlo Park, California campus, and the people in it are members of the actual product team behind Facebook Home.

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Brand: Facebook | Sector: Social Media, Mobile | Country: US | Objective: Build brand enagagment | Format: YouTube, Vixdeo

03/05/2013  |  Full story...

Video case study: Carlsberg spoofs Apple store hype in Cider ad

Swapping electronic Apples for edible ones, this commercial from Carlsberg brand Somersby Cider has become a YouTube hit, racking up over 1 million views within a week and plenty of social media shares via a Facebook link. The company said the ad aimed to reflect Somersby's real apple credentials and a more balanced taste that will appeal to both men and women, who are equally represented in the ad.

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Brand: Carlsberg | Sector: FMCG, Alcohol, Beverages | Country: UK | Agency: Fold 7 | Objective: Build brand enagagement, drive sales | Format: Video, YouTube, TV

04/04/2013  |  Full story...

Video case study: Puma creates Olympic portal for Usain Bolt

During the 2012 Olympics, PUMA created an entire brand environment for its customers to interact with both in person and remotely through live video content, with events and content timed around PUMA-sponsored Jamaican sprinter, Usain Bolt, and his epic performances in the 100 and 200 meters. Working with Brightcove, this video case study shows how the sports brand created engagnement and positive brand buzz during and after the games.

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Brand: Puma | Sector: Sports, Clothing | Country: UK/ Global | Objective: Build brand enagagement, drive sales | Agency/ Partner: Brightcove | Format: Video

26/03/2013

Mobile case study: Adidas “Light You Up” campaign

Adidas ran this mobile campaign to promote its latest football boots. Mullen’s mediahub worked with Millennial Media to target users across multiple mobile platforms, inviting them to the Adidas’ “Light You Up” promotional light show. To cap off the event, footballer Lionel Messi joined everyone at New York City’s Penn Station. This is a great example of how location based targeting can be used with mobile video to reach local users with relative and time sensitive messages in order to drive foot traffic to an event. Banner ads engaged nearby users to click through to the landing page to see event information.

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Brand: Adidas | Sector: Sport, Clothing | Country: US | Objective: Build brand enagagement, drive sales | Agency/ Partner: Millenial Media | Format: Video, Live Event, Display Advertising, Outdoor

26/03/2013  |  Full story...

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