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India viral videos- Reliance Big Cinemas

The Silent Indian National Anthem by Reliance Big Cinemas attracted more than 1 million YouTube views.

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| Media: YouTube, Viral, Video | Country: India | Sector: Film | Objective: Build brand equity| Format: Viral Video »

07/05/2012  |  Full story...

Top India video virals- True Roots

This impressive ad promoting the brand Trueroot creates a connection with Indians in a very unique and touching way. This ads became popular under the tagline “That’s the Way we are”. Recently, the video went viral in Facebook, amassing more than 225,000 views in YouTube.

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| Media: YouTube, Viral, Video | Country: India | Sector: Film | Objective: Build brand equity| Format: Viral Video »

07/05/2012  |  Full story...

Top India video virals- Virgin Mobile

These ads for Virgin Mobile were launched on digital media only with the launch of IPL (cricket in 2010). The ads were distributed via a targeted email and social network campaign aiming to reach the core market of Young Indian males. The collection of ads have racked up over a million views.

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| Media: YouTube, Viral, Video | Country: India | Sector: Film | Objective: Build brand equity| Format: Viral Video »

07/05/2012  |  Full story...

Viral marketing case study: TNT’s ‘dramatic surprise’ becomes second most shared YouTube ad of all time


In April 2012, Belgian TV channel TNT posted this ad on YouTube, getting 23m views in just one week and becoming the second most shared video on the website. Published on April 11, the 'A Dramatic Surprise On a Quiet Square' video campaign has clocked a whopping 30m views and 250,000 likes with a fortnight. This case study takes a look behind the success...

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Brand: TNT | Media: YouTube, TV, Social Media | Agency: Duval Guillaume Modem, Belgium | Country: Belgium | Sector: TV, Media

24/04/2012  |  Full story...

How PepsiCo India uses Facebook Reach Block to get 19 million video ad views


Ahead of the Cricket World Cup 2011, PepsiCo India used Facebook’s video ad formats to closely engage with target audiences. The campaign’s main objectives were to create buzz, get the cricket-centric TV spots closer to consumers, create deeper level of engagement for the brand and drive traffic to an application created for the World Cup.

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Brand: PepsiCo India | Media: groupm | Country: India |Sector: Beverages | Agency: Komli | Format: Facebook Reach Block

24/04/2012  |  Full story...

Case study: How comedian Louis C.K. made $1m from own-brand video download site

cslouisck.jpg At the end of 2011, US comedian Louis C.K. cut out TV networks and video sharing sites by selling his latest comedy special online direct to fans. This case study shows how he made $1m from the venture in just 1 month (and then gave half of the revenue away).

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Brand: Louis C.K. | Media: Video, Social Media | Country: US | Sector: Entertainment / Media

04/04/2012  |  Full story...

Pinterest case study: Kotex video campaign drives 700,000 impressions

cskotex.jpg Social media ‘pinboard’ Pinterest is on the rise, and this campaign from Kotex is a fine example of how brands can use the popular social media Pinboard to boost their followers and create a lasting brand impact.

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Brand: Kotex | Media: YouTube, Pinterest, Social Media | Agency: Smoyz | Country: Israel | Sector: FMCG / Healthcare

04/04/2012  |  Full story...

Video case study: Mercedes ‘invisible’ car gets 9m YouTube views

csmercedes.jpg This clever publicity stunt from Mercedes has earned the car maker many plaudits. The YouTube video features an 'invisible' car was seeded on numerous sites, including digital media blog Mashable, and attracted more than 9 million views in a couple of months.

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Brand: Mercedes | Media: YouTube, TV, Social Media | Agency: Jung von Matt | Country: Germany | Sector: Automotive

04/04/2012  |  Full story...

The new Old Spice? Dollar Shave Club viral video gets 3m YouTube views in two weeks


This witty Old Spice-style video ad from the Dollar Shave Club might just shake-up the shaving industry and give Gillette something to worry about. The viral video posted on YouTube garnered 3 million views and 32,000 'likes' within two weeks of going live in February 2012.

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Brand: Dollar Shave Club | Media: YouTube, TV, Social Media | Country: US | Sector: FMCG

15/03/2012  |  Full story...

Video viral: LG’s 'Smart Thief Caught on Camera' gets 4.5m YouTube views


LG’s minute-long 'smart thief caught on cam' guerrilla-style ad for its slim televisions amassed 4.5m YouTube views and over 50,000 shares across social media networks. This case study looks at how the electronics firm used viral video advertising and an amusing play on the products features to drive comsumer engagement.

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Brand: LG | Media: YouTube, TV, Social Media | Agency: Y&R | Country: Amsterdam | Sector: FMCG / Electronics

14/03/2012  |  Full story...

Digital Vs TV spend: Cadbury's online video advertising gets 4 times more ROI than TV


Cadbury's "Chocolate Charmer" online advertising campaign provided ROI almost 4 times higher than their TV campaign. The chocolate brand ran a cross-media campaign for its Dairy Milk brand, covering TV, online ads and YouTube promoted videos. Despite only investing 7% of its budget in online, the brand saw the sector generate 20% of the sales. This case study from Gfk NOP highlights to growing power of online advertising in the marketing mix.
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Brand: Cadbury’s | Media: YouTube, TV, Social Media | Agency: Fallon London | Country: UK | Sector: FMCG

06/03/2012  |  Full story...

Case study: How Orabrush got 16m YouTube views on a $500 budget


In this case study, Orabrush made smart use of YouTube to create buzz around the brand and generate sales. The dental brand's YouTube video generated 16 million views with a budget of just $500. After 2 years the results are 160,000 followers of the ads on YouTube, 43 million views and 1 million brushes sold online

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Brand: Orabrush |Media: YouTube | Country: Spain |Sector: Oral Healthcare| Format: YouTube Video

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Case study: Despicable Me YouTube takeover gets 30 times more clicks than average


Universal made innovative use of YouTube’s homepage banners to promote its Despicable me movie, garnering high dwell and click through rates. The campaign took over the YouTube homepage in seven markets- UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands & Australia. Universal got viewers to click on banners and also share on Facebook and Twitter, with a click rate of 0.44% which is higher than the average CTR for the entertainment vertical. The average Dwell time of users interacting with the campaign was 90.40 seconds, 1.6 times higher than benchmark & the average dwell rate 54.83%, 7 times higher than benchmark. The CTR was 11.89% which was 30 times more than benchmark.

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Brand: Universal |Media: MediaCom UK | Country: Spain, Nethrlands, Australia, UK, Germany, France, Italy |Sector: Entertainment | Agency: Feref Digital, Media Mind | Format: YouTube Takeover

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Inception’s Rich Media homepage takeover smashes CTR benchmarks


Warner Brothers used a striking rich media campaign to drive awareness of the DVD released of blockbuster movie Inception, achieving much higher than average dwell rates and click through rates as a result. The campaign employed a user-initiated video within a banner on gaming website GameSpot, showcasing the movie’s special effects. Warner worked with CBS interactive and used Media Mind’s Glider takeover format. The ad begins with the homepage falling towards the user, revealing the world of Inception. The ‘fallen back’ homepage remains visible throughout the experience, so the user maintains a connection to the GameSpot site while exploring the ad. The Dwell rate for Glider Takeover was 21.87%, 268% improvement over the benchmark & CTR was 247% improvement over the benchmark

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Brand: Warner Home Video |Media: CBS Interactive | Country: US |Sector: Telecommunications | Agency: Media Mind | Format: Glider Takeover on GameSpot

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How Volvo used mobile advertising to build brand engagement


Getting mobile users to engage with a brand for a whole minute is a tough challenge, but Volvo put its mobile advertising to smart use to build brand engagement. This case study shows how Volvo used mobile and video ads to create buzz around the launch of its new sedan S60. A series of interactive video ads showcased a fast-paced 30-second video of the S60 and allowed users to browse additional images of the car and even visit the site, all without taking the user out of the video ad and the original content that they were browsing. According to its research partner InsightExpress, the campaign resulted in an 88% in purchase intent.

Brand: Volvo | Media: Google Admob | Country: North America | Sector: Automobile | Agency: Mobext | Format: Mobile display & interactive video Ads

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Old Spice case study: How a 75-year-old brand changed digital marketing forever

Before this now-legendary social media and video campaign, Old Spice was a brand that was previously associated with old men. This case study looks at how the ‘Man Your Man Could Smell Like’ YouTube ad got 6 million YouTube views in its first week, netting the P&G brand a sales increase of 125% year-on-year in a highly competitive market dominated by Unilever’s Axe.

11/06/2011  |  Full story...

Case Study: Coca-Cola | Media: MSN | Country: Coca-Cola | Sector: FMCG - Food and drink | Objective: Engagement, click through, integration, purchase intent | Format: Video, social media

CocaCola.jpgA spectacular two-stage campaign across a range of Microsoft Advertising channels turned Coca-Cola’s popular ‘Happiness Factory’ ad into an online cinema event with a nation-wide community following and spectacular engagement levels. With over 13 million ad impressions, double-digit click-through rates and 600,000 downloads, there was a lot of happiness to go around.

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Case Study: 20th Century Fox | Media: MSN | Country: UK | Sector: Entertainment | Objective: Brand awareness, purchase intent, cut-through | Format: Video, In-game advertising

Fox.jpgDigital media turned in a star-making performance for the launch of 20th Century Fox’s The Day The Earth Stood Still, as a groundbreaking study showcased its huge potential for film marketing.

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Case Study: Mars | Media: MSN | Country: Belgium | Sector: FMCG - Food and drink | Objective: Brand awareness, brand positioning | Format: Video, Rich media

Mars.jpgA funky online video campaign for Mars got 16-34-year-old Belgians moving to the brand’s beat, and sent brand recognition scores dancing past industry benchmarks.

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Case Study: Motorola | Media: MSN | Country: Spain | Sector: IT telecommunications | Objective: Brand awareness, click-through, direct response, purchase intent | Format: Video, online advertising

Motorola.jpgInviting Spanish rock fans to jam online through MSN Video ensured a big audience reaction when Motorola’s new EM325 handset took to the stage. With ads on Windows Live Messenger alone delivering 39,500 click-throughs in 3 hours, a sell-out crowd was guaranteed.

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How Samsung’s ‘extreme sheep herding ’ became one of the biggest virals of the year

Back in 2009, Samsung lit up the Welsh countryside with a stampede of ‘extreme sheep’. This case looks at how the electronics giant caused a viral sensation, getting 10m YouTube views within a year. The 200 second ad sees sheep with LED light harnessed manoeuvred into position to create a giant sheep, before creating the Mona Lisa with the various coloured LEDs on their back.

29/12/2009  |  Full story...

Case study: e-detail aid for ADHD treatment | Agency: Creative Lynx | Sector: Pharma | Objectives: Brand repositioning, engagement | Format: Video, rich media

cs_lacta.jpg Creative Lynx were commissioned by Janssen-Cilag to create a pilot eDetail Aid for their ADHD treatment Concerta XL. The Concerta XL eDetail was developed as the centrepiece of the brand revitalisation campaign carried out by Creative Lynx.The market was becoming increasingly competitive and Janssen-Cilag needed something to give their sales force an edge over the competition. The eDetail aid delivers a unique user experience, whilst engaging interactive exercises provide audience profiling and segmentation. Complex medical data is delivered in a clear format whilst rich media content of videos, algorithms and animations encourage interaction and aid message retention. This valuable clinician insight allows the distribution of targeted promotional direct mails and ensures that follow-up presentations address specific barriers to prescribing. The rep feedback for the Concerta XL eDetail was extremely positive and the results were excellent, with a 20% increase in prescribing patterns and a significant boost to year on year sale figures. Such was the success that the project was extended to develop e-Detail aids across a range of Janssen-Cilag brands. Creative Lynx has progressed to become the lead creative agency for Concerta XL in the UK.


Case Study: Lacta’s video love story | Agency: OgilvyOne (Athens) | Country: Greece | Sector: FMCG | Objectives: Buzz, engagement, purchase intent | Format: Video, viral, branded content

cs_lacta.jpgCreating engagement and relevancy is tough for a chocolate bar. Lacta’s approach was to create the type of video content their target consumers might want to watch and play around with during a coffee break at work. It’s a video love story with genuine interaction. The linear video kicks off (probably after a link is forwarded to you by a friend). You then decide during the video which route the characters follow next. It’s a classic guy meets girl story, and creators OgilvyOne have managed to create an interesting interaction that lets you play with the characters and the situation. For us what made this work as a marketing tactic was a combination of how the story unfolded, the high quality production values and the tone of voice which was spot on for their Greek target audience. There’s around 20 segments to the video and the simple embedding of choices inside the streaming video is both compelling and seamless. Fortunately the two year journey only takes a few minutes to watch through, but it’s one of the neatest examples of non-linear storytelling we’ve seen in video based branded content. The product placement is clear but appropriate and by using the product to help tell the story it fits with the brand and creates some genuine interest from consumers. Our Digital Training Academy team in London certainly went off looking for Lacta bars straight afterwards! These guys scooped the Branded Content category at the MIXX Awards.

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30/10/2009  |  Full story...

Case study: Tomb Raider Underworld | Agency: JVST | Technology: MediaMind | Sector: Gaming | Objectives: Brand awareness, cut-through | Format: Rich media & video

Case study: Tomb Raider UnderworldFor the launch of the new Tomb Raider game, this high impact take-over on a key website delivers both audience reach (within the right target) and detailed brand message. This is a great example of a take-over because the media owner has worked hard to give the brand a great deal of value. The integration with the content might seem shocking, but for the IGN gaming website it’s a perfect match for their target viewers.

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Case study: Nivea For Men | Agency: TBWA, Pixelpusher | Technology: MediaMind | Sector: Pharmaceuticals | Objectives: Engagement, brand positioning, purchase intent | Format: Rich media & video

Case study: Nivea For MenA neat use of video story-telling. The Nivea-for-men brand plays on the wider marketing proposition of personal grooming products for young male audiences and gives the viewer an option of a couple of different videos. The storyline of the actor when he has the women’s product is to transfer him to a shoe shop where he is amusingly out of place, while the right (male) lotion clearly does the trick and has his girlfriend march straight into the storyline. A simple way to build engagement and interactive humour into otherwise static, linear advertising.

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