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Gaming case study: Arnie sparks mayhem in Mobile Strike elavator

Games maker Machine Zone spent big bucks to get Arnold Schwarzenegger to promote its latest mobile game in this super bowl ad. The gamble paid off, becoming the most viewed and shared YouTube ad of 2016.

15/12/2016  |  Full story...

Video case study: Cristiano Ronaldo loses his powers in Nike ad

Ahead of Euro 2016, Nike Football launched this hugely engaging long-form ad, showing Cristiano Ronaldo switch bodies with an unsuspecting ballboy, in a footballing take on classic film ‘Freaky Friday’.

15/12/2016  |  Full story...

Alzheimer’s Research UK with Stephen Fry #SantaForgot

Amid the flurry of Christmas ads this year, this one from Alzheimer’s UK is a poignant tale narrated by Stephen Fry.


01/12/2016  |  Full story...

Ben & Jerry’s heals divisions with ‘One Sweet World’

With Trump and Brexit, 2016 has been a particularly divisive year in the world of politics. So Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream has taken its role as ‘comfort food’ to a new level with a long-form video ad called “One Sweet World”. See why it’s our video viral of the week below…


01/12/2016  |  Full story...

Red Bull creates 'smart payphones' in Brazil

Red Bull gave regular payphones in São Paulo a digital twist. See why its our video viral of the week below.


Red Bull - Smart Payphones from LDC on Vimeo.


01/12/2016  |  Full story...

Dove's gets men's hearts thumping with ‘real beauty’ test

Unilever’s Dove brand continued its “campaign for real beauty” message with a new video ad that tested men’s real reactions to women… by hooking them up to heart monitors.

01/12/2016  |  Full story...

Video case study: Samsung marks South Sudan's first Olympics with “Chant”

To mark its sponsorship status for the 2016 Rio Olympics, Samsung told the emotionally powerful story South Sudanese 400m runner Margret Rumat Rumat Hassan- getting 22m YouTube views in the process.


10/11/2016  |  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: Dove's gets men's hearts thumping with ‘real beauty’ test

Unilever’s Dove brand continued its “campaign for real beauty” message with a new video ad that tested men’s real reactions to women… by hooking them up to heart monitors.

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...

Secret “stress test” video tackles gender wage gap

This smart online video campaign for P&G’s Secret Deodorant connects 'stress sweat' to generational struggles by addressing the gender pay gap.

26/10/2016  |  Full story...

Content marketing case study: Gillette hijacks search engines with “Ask Dad” campaign

Most teenagers search the internet to find instructions for tasks like tying a tie, shaving or asking a girl out, but a video series from P&G’s Gillette showed how powerful getting a father's advice in person can be- getting 6 million YouTube views in the process.


Gillette - Go Ask Dad - Case Study from Jackie Helfgott on Vimeo.


26/10/2016  |  Full story...

Facebook case study: Axe Poland lowers cost per reach by 73%

Men’s grooming range Axe increased brand awareness with its empowering message of individuality and a cinematic video campaign for the small screen.

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29/09/2016  |  Full story...

Video case study: Colgate boosts brand interest 1116% with YouTube push

To promote the innovative new Colgate Optic White Express White toothpaste, Colgate-Palmolive put YouTube at the core of its integrated media and creative campaigns. By overhauling its marketing strategy and investing more heavily in digital, Colgate scored big and "will never look back."

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07/09/2016  |  Full story...

Samsung “most trustworthy Olympics sponsor brand”- survey

Samsung is the most trusted Olympic sponsor brands among UK consumers, while McDonald's is the least trusted, according to new research.

05/09/2016  |  Full story...

Facial tracking shows Hershey’s’ Simone Biles is most engaging US Olympic ad

Hershey’s’, TD Ameritrade and Panasonic are the most engaging Olympic ads, according to a study which tracked people’s facial expressions while they watched them.

05/09/2016  |  Full story...

Nescafe reaches 12m in Egypt with Facebook video

Nescafe enjoyed a huge boost in awareness through a video-led campaign that encouraged Egyptians to reconnect with old friends over a cup of coffee.

25/08/2016  |  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...

Facebook Live case study: Smirnoff turns selfies into bespoke cocktails

Smirnoff recently launched a new campaign in New Zealand, that transforms people’s selfies with a customised cocktail recipe, creating them live on Facebook.

17/08/2016  |  Full story...

Charity case study: ‘Donate the Bars’ turns blank spaces into ad estate

When vertical videos are posted on YouTube, two black bars appear on each side- a perfect ad opportunity? This case study looks at how agency J. Walter Thompson (JWT) put some often overlooked ad space to a good cause.


11/08/2016  |  Full story...

Video marketing case study: Volvo tests tough truck by putting a child at the wheel

Volvo's FMX truck is the toughest they've ever built, so the brand demonstrated its durability by letting a child rag one around an obstacle course, getting over 11m YouTube views in the process.

11/08/2016  |  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...

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: 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...

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