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Search case study: How Johnson & Johnson cut cost per unique user by 21%

Beauty brand Le Petit Marseillais recently launched its new range of shower gels, Les P’tits Bonheurs. With the product’s ability to appeal to the senses, Johnson & Johnson France invested heavily in immersive video content to support the launch and create awareness. This case study looks at how a smart search and YouTube campaign saw a 21% improvement in cost per unique user.

11/10/2017  |  Full story...

Whiskas creates Kitten Kollege on YouTube

Whiskas wanted to expand its influence to the kitten category, so its agency partners produced a one-of-a-kind YouTube series, with data informing every step of development. The campaign drove 39m total views and a 47% lift in ad recall for Whiskas.


07/09/2017  |  Full story...

Coca Cola “Line Up Song” creates football buzz in Egypt

In "The Line-Up Song," Coca-Cola modernised a nursery rhyme to help Egyptians learn the names of players on its national soccer team just ahead of the African Cup of Nations.


04/08/2017  |  Full story...

YouTube drives better ROI and sales for Snickers

In summer 2015, Snickers launched another iteration of its ‘You’re Not You When Your Hungry’ campaign, this time featuring Mr Bean for a funny martial arts adventure. During the campaign Mars UK tested a mix of TV and online video (specifically YouTube) to determine if the media plan was optimised to drive the most in-store sales.

28/04/2017  |  Full story...

Ford partners with YouTube to make films that identify with car shoppers to drive brand consideration

Ford of Europe wanted to find new ways to connect with potential customers by showing that the brand understood the consumer’s mindset and challenges offered a different buying experience. Ford partnered with Google, YouTube and its global media agency, Global Team Blue) to identify the concerns of consumers based on searches. The brand held a ‘createathon’ in five European markets which produced five unique films.

27/04/2017  |  Full story...

Virtual reality case study: Google puts 360 video to the test

For brands, is 360 video worth it? The format is potentially revolutionary, but do 360 video ads actually drive more engagement than standard ads? Google partnered with Columbia Sportswear to find out.

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11/04/2017  |  Full story...

Ecommerce case study: Ted Baker turns catalogue into spy film

An inventive use of mobile voice search and TrueView Shoppable Videos on YouTube brought Ted Baker’s campaign to life, turning regular clothing catalogue into a cinematic espionage movie.

09/03/2017  |  Full story...

KitKat and YouTube create real life “Crossy Road”

KitKat was looking for ways to engage the gaming community and encourage them to turn to the brand for snacking during breaks. Working with JWT London and Google, KitKat developed a concept that gave them a way to talk to gamers directly in gamer language.

09/03/2017  |  Full story...

YouTube case study: Hotpoint & Jamie Oliver show viewers how to #LoveYourKitchen

Hotpoint and Jamie Oliver use TrueView and Google Preferred to connect with YouTube’s passionate audience of foodies.

07/02/2017  |  Full story...

Top 10 Super Bowl ads: Budweiser sparks boycott as ads get political

Super Bowl ads went political this year, with immigration and diversity championed in between the American Football action. This case study looks at the 10 best commercials that aired during the 2017 final.

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07/02/2017  |  Full story...

Video case study: Mountain Dew gets weird with “PuppyMonkeyBaby”

PepsiCo’s Mountain Dew’s Super bowl ad was certainly one of the strangest of the year, but, with 27 million YouTube views, it’s “PuppyMonkeyBaby” hybrid was also one of the most successful.


15/12/2016  |  Full story...

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...

Top YouTube 2016 Christmas ads: John Lewis wins globally (but Sainsbury's wins Brits’ hearts)

John Lewis’s ‘Buster the Boxer’ Christmas ad tops YouTube’s annual festive leaderboard globally - but Sainsbury’s ‘The Greatest Gift’ was most popular with the British audience, according to league tables revealed today.

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06/12/2016  |  Full story...

Video case study: Coke pits Hulk against Ant Man in Super Bowl smash

To mark the 2016 Super Bowl, Coke teamed up with Marvel to create a fun super- hero mash-up- pitching Ant Man against the Hulk.

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...

YouTube case study: Wendy’s "click your own adventure" BBQ boosts purchase intent

To build love among an audience that had shifted interests and media behaviours, Wendy’s had to reinvent its marketing strategy from the ground up. This meant transforming its approach (and media plan) from spending less than 5% on digital to one where platforms like YouTube anchored its efforts.


02/11/2016  |  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.


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26/10/2016  |  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...

Case study: Coverfox.com targets forgetful drivers with interactive campaign

Indian insurance firm Coverfox intercepted YouTube for several days and continued with their message until people renewed their insurance. This case study looks at how the firm made smart and fun use of retargeting that was far more effective than a simple email reminder.


01/09/2016  |  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...

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...

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...

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