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Instagram case study: OGX beauty brand reaches millennials with global strategy

OGX tailored its marketing campaigns to reach a larger global audience and quickly optimise local campaigns. This case study looks at how the haircare brand reached over 60% of millennial women in the US, UK, Australia, Germany and Canada.

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13/04/2018  |  Full story...

Activia reaches 3m in Italy with Instagram Stories

To raise awareness of its yoghurt brand Activia in Italy, Danone used ads in Instagram Stories, reaching 3 million people and increasing purchase intent among its target audience.

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13/04/2018  |  Full story...

Mobile case study: Vodafone tackles stuttering with rap app

Vodafone, in collaboration with DDB & Tribal Amsterdam, the Dutch Stuttering Federation (NFS) and stutter ambassador singer Sanne Hans, has developed an app called ‘Get The Flow’ that helps children to speak more fluently by using specially created rap exercises.

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10/04/2018  |  Full story...

Now 61 reaches 3m people with Snap Ads ‘deep links’

Now That’s What I Call Music! turned to Snapchat when it looked to promote its 61st edition of the iconic Now! series.

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07/11/2017  |  Full story...

Castorama's 'Magic Wallpaper' creates interactive bedtime story

French home improvement retailer Castorama came up with a fabulous idea for kids' bedrooms: interactive wallpaper that you can scan to find a bedtime story.


07/09/2017  |  Full story...

Augmented reality case study: Faber-Castell app takes viewers to “Never Ending Forest”

In 2016, pencil brand Faber launched an app using augmented reality, as part of their sustainability project. This case study looks at how the app became the most downloaded educational app at AppStore Brasil.


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08/08/2017  |  Full story...

Mobile case study: Shell uses Facebook Chatbots to sell event tickets

Shell used Facebook Messenger Chatbots to sell tickets to its London Eco-Marathon event in London, showcasing the company’s commitment to sustainable transport of the future.


23/06/2017  |  Full story...

Instagram case study: “Swim Reaper” encourages water safety on Instagram

Young men in New Zealand love doing dumb stuff in the water. But it’s killing them. Water Safety NZ aimed to encourage responsible swimming via social media messages from the Grim Reaper himself.


17/05/2017  |  Full story...

Snapchat case study: Bud Light combines Snapchat with SXSW festival

With Bud Light’s redesign and new visual identity out in-market, the party was on, and Snapchatters were invited.

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09/03/2017  |  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...

Facebook case study: German biscuit maker connects to younger audience

Germany’s famous biscuit-maker used Facebook mobile to build new emotional connection with a younger audience, reposition its brand in everyday life and achieve great sales results on just 6% of its media budget.

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03/09/2015  |  Full story...

Content creation case study: Adidas teams with YouTube creators to generate World Cup buzz

This case study looks at the success Adidas had at the 2014 FIFA World Cup by teaming up with YouTube creators KICKTV to publish up-to-date content for their YouTube channel. By teaming up with KICKTV, Adidas were able to gain expertise into the art of creating content for YouTube.


30/03/2015  |  Full story...

PacSun partners YouTube content creators for back-to-school campaign

To coincide with the back to school season, clothing brand PacSun has released a four-video series in partnership with a popular YouTube fashion channel. See why it’s our video viral of the week below.

28/08/2014  |  Full story...

YouTube case study: Tampon ad throws most awkward party ever (and gets 25 million views)

Who knew a party to celebrate a girl’s first period could be so much fun? This taboo-breaking ad from tampon subscription service HelloFlo has taken the web by storm. In just over three weeks since launch, “First Moon Party” has garnered more than 25 million views. The spot’s also been widely shared on social media, receiving more than 200,000 Facebook interactions and 6000 Tweets.


09/07/2014  |  Full story...

Head and Shoulders dandruff stunt gets half a million views

To mark Valentines Day 2014, shampoo brand Head & Shoulders partnered with Saatchi & Saatchi in the Philippines to run a hidden camera viral campaign, featuring young men on a blind date with a lady (played by an actress) who has really bad dandruff. The campaign has attracted over 500,000 YouTube views so far, and has been featured in local media, including a talk show.

Brand: Head & Shoulders Sector: FMCG, Health and Beauty | Agency/Partner: Saatchi & Saatchi | Country: Philippines | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Video, YouTube, Viral

20/02/2014  |  Full story...

Hobgoblin uses Twitter and Google Maps to connect drinkers around the globe

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Bottled ale maker Hobgoblin has launched a Twitter and Google Maps mash-up to connect beer aficionados around the world. The move coincides with the growing popularity of craft beer and real ale among younger, tech-aware demographics. The application uses the Twitter API, enabling anyone enjoying a Hobgoblin beer to literally put themselves on the map, by simply publishing a geolocation-tagged tweet featuring the hashtag #Goblineers.

Brand: Hobgoblin | Sector: Food and Beverage, Alcohol | Country: UK | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Social, Twitter, Mobile

12/02/2014  |  Full story...

Luxury retailer Avenue mobile strategy boosts transaction value 270%

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Back in 2013, luxury online fashion retailer, Avenue 32, launched a multi-channel strategy, supporting young designers that are unable to invest in their own online presence to showcase their collections and expand their audience. This case study looks at how the firm managed to double mobile traffic with the average transaction value increasing by 270 per cent.

Brand: Avenue | Sector: Reatail, Clothing, ecommerce | Country: Global | Agency/Partner: Usablenet / Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Mobile marketing

06/02/2014  |  Full story...

Top 25 virals of 2013: Dove, Lowes and Durex lead the way

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Amid the Harlem Shakes, singing astronauts and twerking fails, 2013 was another bumper year for viral video marketing case studies.

From the emotionally powerful (Dove’s ‘Sketches’ and Skype’s ‘Born Friends’ ) to the downright dirty (Durex’s ‘Fundawear’ and Kmart’s ‘Ship My Pants’) there’s been a wealth of great online marketing ads that got people sharing in droves.

This year also saw the debut of Twitter’s Vine videos - with Lowes and Tide pioneering the 6-second format with smart and economical executions.

To round off the year, we’ve assembled our 25 favourite virals for your viewing pleasure…

08/01/2014  |  Full story...

Video case study: Lionel Messi takes on aliens in Samsung's intergalactic soccer match

In its most ambitious campaign yet, Samsung’s latest Galaxy viral video pitches football star Lionel Messi against a horde of invading aliens. The campaign is only just kicking off, with more big players set to join the ‘Galaxy 11’ in what looks like a big budget sci-fi version of ‘Escape to Victory’.

27/11/2013  |  Full story...

Video case study: Diamond Nut ‘Fantasies’ series focuses on bakers' rewards

US snack brand Diamond has launched an engaging (but also bizarre) campaign "Diamond Nut Fantasies". Recognizing that the average cook rarely get the praise and appreciation they deserve, this series of YouTube spots plays with the idea that baking them a treat with Diamond Nuts could help people transform to be the husband, neighbour, child and boyfriend of their dreams. This series of YouTube spots were based on research that showed that Diamond Nut customers--two-thirds of whom were women--bake in large part not just because they care, but for the praise and compliments they get. So the agency imagined what it would be like if everyday people gushed with appreciation for the food they make.

Brand: Diamond | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverages | Country: US | Partner/agency: Deutsch LA, Biscuit Filmworks | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: YouTube, Social Media

06/11/2013  |  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...

Dom Pérignon targets younger consumers with Instagram art project

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Dom Pérignon is using Instagram to reinvent itself and appeal to younger consumers, as the luxury champagne brand expands into social media. Dom Pérignon has been showcasing the collaboration and limited-edition collaboration through its social media pages. On Facebook, daily posts convey the collaboration and promote the limited edition bottle and gift box.

Brand: Dom Pérignon | Sector: FMCG, Luxury | Country: Global | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Instagram, Facebook, Social

25/09/2013  |  Full story...

Lamborghini targets racing fans with live video streaming

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In September 2013, Italian automaker Lamborghini introduced a live-streaming racing community to target aspirational consumers and racing enthusiasts. The new service went live at the Sept. 21-22 the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo race at the Nürburgring racecourse in Germany. The brand provided dedicated fans with moment-to-moment video and multimedia pertaining to the weekend’s races. Rather than inventing new content, finding ways to bring traditional events to social media can help Lamborghini bridge the gap between young and old consumers.

Brand: Lamborghini | Sector: Automotive, Luxury | Country: Global Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Social, Video

25/09/2013  |  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...

Case Study: How five brands have used Microsoft Windows 8

This month, Microsoft unveiled its latest ad formats for its Windows 8 operating system. In this blog post, Stephen Ki, Vice President for Global Agencies & Accounts at Microsoft Advertising, looks at the latest Windows 8 in-app ad camapigns, from brands including All Saints clothing, Mercedes-Benz USA, Vans Shoes, MasterCard and Dell.

Brand: Microsoft, All Saints clothing, Mercedes-Benz USA, Vans Shoes, MasterCard and Dell | Sector: Clothing, Finance, Computing | Country: US | Partner/agency: Microsoft | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Mobile, Display, Video

14/08/2013  |  Full story...

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