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Social media case study: MTV ‘green screens’ gets fans to complete its VMA ads

Ahead of the 2015 “MTV Video Music Awards”, MTV called upon all its own fans to create billboard ads to promote the show- with a little help from a green screen Miley Cyrus.

04/08/2016  |  Full story...

Facebook case study: Iceland repositions brand with smart retargetting

Iceland made smart use of Facebook ads to reposition the UK frozen food retailer in a cost effective way. The use of video ads and retargeted follow ups was 2.5 times more cost effective than TV for reach.

04/08/2016  |  Full story...

Coca-Cola targets millennials with CokeTV YouTube channel

Coca-Cola has created popular YouTube channels in Europe, working with popular YouTube vloggers to take its CokeTV channel to the UK, Germany, France and Spain as the FMCG giant ramps up its content marketing strategy as a new way to engage teens with authentic “eye-level” communication.


21/07/2016  |  Full story...

Snickers gets YouTubers to post terrible videos when hungry

In another fun take on the brand’s slogan, Snickers got famous YouTubers to post bad videos showing how hunger can affect performance.


Snickers - Twitch from Sei Rey Ho on Vimeo.


20/07/2016  |  Full story...

Virtual reality case study: New York Times takes news to a new generation

In a world of declining print sales, how can a 165 –year-old news brand reach the next generation of readers? This case study looks at how trhe New York Times expanded into virtual reality with a little help from sponsors General Electric and Mini.

08/07/2016  |  Full story...

Social media case study: ‘Justino’ film wins Christmas for Spanish Lottery

Forget John Lewis - the real winner of Christmas 2015 was this campaign for Spanish lottery firm Loterias y Apuestas del Estado. The Pixar-style ‘Justino’ film captured hearts while an engaging social media campaign built anticipation in the run up to the high-profile Christmas lottery draw- increasing spend to an astonishing €55 per person.


08/07/2016  |  Full story...

Cannes Lions case study: Harvey Nichols wins Grand Prix for ‘Shoplifters’ video

UK department store Harvey Nichols scooped the Cannes Lions Grand Prix in the film category, with a funny and engaging social campaign that promoted its loyalty app showing real footage of shoplifters (with cartoon faces to protect their identity).


27/06/2016  |  Full story...

Cannes case Study: Ariel washing powder gets dads to #sharetheload

This social media video for Ariel washing Powder was hailed by Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg as “one of the most powerful” she'd ever seen. The Indian ad campaign encouraged men to do their fair share of housework.


27/06/2016  |  Full story...

Cannes Case Study: P&G’s controversial ‘leftover women’ documentary gets 2.5m views

Chinese Skincare brand SK-II took on the controversial subject of China’s ‘leftover women’ who feel pressure to marry before 27. This case study looks at how the video campaign got over 2 million views, winning a Cannes Lion award in the process.


27/06/2016  |  Full story...

Video marketing case study: How BMW created the most watched Canadian car brand film ever

To generate hype for its latest car series, BMW turned to programmatic and digital media to reach the right people at the right time. This case study looks at how the auto brand managed to generate over 5 million YouTube views in a short span of time through smart, well-timed targeting.


08/06/2016  |  Full story...

Video case study: Remarketing pays off for Three’s #makeitright YouTube campaign

Three, with their puppet hero Jackson, wanted to raise awareness of the #makeitright campaign and their brand. Using Google Preferred, TrueView and the very latest techniques in remarketing they achieved "mind-blowing" results that lifted brand metrics, including ad recall and brand search interest.

12/05/2016  |  Full story...

Video marketing: Sequential storytelling with Nespresso

To raise awareness of its commitment to sustainability, Nespresso designed an innovative YouTube campaign, with George Clooney and Matt Damon. Featuring a sequential storytelling approach, the campaign was executed across multiple markets through a central campaign “command centre” where brand team’s agencies and YouTube/Google worked closely, making strategic decisions and fast executional adjustments.


20/04/2016  |  Full story...

Periscope case study: Nestle turns camera on customers to generate social buzz

Nestlé’s Drumstick used a different angle for its Periscope marketing. Rather than running video feeds of its facilities and employees, it made its customers the focal point of the Periscope campaign. This case study looks at how the FMCG giant generated more than 5,000 views and more than 50,000 hearts in just over 12 hours with smart social marketing.

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12/04/2016  |  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...

April Fools’ round-up: Gmail prank backfires as Sony busts ghosts

April Fool’s Day has become a major event in the digital calendar, with many brands and media owners creating elaborate pranks to show off their funny side (and get plenty of social media shares and column inches in the process). We’ve put together some of the best hoaxes from 2016’s pranksters for your viewing pleasure…

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06/04/2016  |  Full story...

Gamification case study: History Channel transports viewers into virtual wilderness

To promote History Channel's newest survival reality TV show Alone, it created a regional campaign using the Oculus Rift as a medium to enhance the consumer brand experience and to give a taste of what it would be like being alone, in the wild. This case study looks at how the TV channel created buzz with a fitting use of new technology.


23/03/2016  |  Full story...

Facebook case study: Lego videos build brand awareness among mums

Iconic kids’ toy brand Lego created a highly engaging awareness campaign with Facebook video that re-established its value in developing children’s imaginations.


Lego - What's the Story of a Kronkiwongi from Gramercy Park Studios on Vimeo.


11/02/2016  |  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...

Top 10 branded Vines of 2015

Twitter's short form video sharing platform Vine celebrated its third birthday this week.


02/02/2016  |  Full story...

Periscope puddle: How brands waded in to a social media spectacle

On a wet Wednesday in the UK, thousands of people tuned in to watch a live stream of a large puddle in Newcastle, with a number of high-profile brands dipping their toes into the Twitter frenzy.

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21/01/2016  |  Full story...

Viral video marketing case studies: the 25 best virals of 2015

From mystery X-rays to disobedient dogs, 2015 was another big year for video viral marketing case studies. Marketing stunts, long-form storytelling and cute animals (naturally) featured heavily this year. Perhaps more telling was the number of ads seeded on Facebook rather than YouTube, as the social network becomes the go-to place for sharing videos. To round off the year, we’ve assembled our 25 favourite virals from around the world for your viewing pleasure…

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08/12/2015  |  Full story...

Case study: Clash of the Clans wins Super Bowl with Liam Neeson Taken spoof

One of the big Super Bowl ads to air during half-time was a hilarious bit featuring Liam Neeson spoofing his super-spy role in Taken, Bryan Mills. The ad went on to become a massive hit on YouTube, getting 80 million views for SuperCell’s Clash of the Clans mobile game.

03/12/2015  |  Full story...

Case study: Sainsbury wakes up Mog the Cat for Christmas Calamity

A year after its controversial advert showing a Christmas Day truce on the Western Front, Sainsbury's called upon the powers of children's writer Judith Kerr to create a heart-warming Christmas ad that rivaled John Lewis' festive campaign.

03/12/2015  |  Full story...

Video case study: Heart-wrenching Met Life ad shows sacrifices parents make

This tear-jerking ad from MetLife Hong Kong is a tribute to the sacrifices parents make for their children on a daily basis. The ad became hugely popular on YouTube, getting 27 million YouTube and Facebook Video views for the life insurance firm.

03/12/2015  |  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...

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