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Video case study: Virgin Mobile tests blink-controlled YouTube ad

Virgin Mobile USA has launched an interactive video campaign which a viewer can control simply by blinking- provided they are using a webcam. It begins as a fairly straightforward ad explaining why it's a good idea for you to switch your phone contract to Virgin Mobile, but every time you blink, the scene on screen changes, getting more and more ridiculous as time goes on. The technology in the spot works by scanning each viewer's eyes via their webcam so that the computer picks up the action every time they blink. The film is then designed to switch scenes with every blink.

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Brand: Virgin Mobile | Sector: Mobile | Country: US | Agency/Partner: rehabstudio | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: YouTube, Video

18/09/2013  |  Full story...

Kellogg's Krave 'Tweet When U Eat' campaign boosts audience engagement

This summer saw Kellogs embrace social media with a Krave campaign that encouraged users to use Twitter hashtags and linked with Alton Tower’s new ride ‘The Smiler’. This case study uses data from Crimson Hexagon to examine how the campaign generated a total of 76,498 Twitter and Facebook posts just 5% negative sentiments.

Brand: Kellog's | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverages | Country: UK | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Social Media

03/09/2013  |  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...

Video case study: Purina generates puppy love as dog food ad gets 2m views

Purina’s dog food brand Beneful has created a canine-based Rube Goldberg machine for its latest campaign, creating a buzz online with 2 million YouTube views just 2 weeks after launch. The ad sees at least ten dogs come together to use a Rube Goldberg Machine.

Brand: Purina | Sector: FMCG, Pet | Country: US | Partner/agency: Deep Focus | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Video, YouTUbe, Viral

14/08/2013  |  Full story...

Video case study: Hermès creates ‘digital jewellery symphony’

In 2012, French leather goods and scarves maker Hermès ran digital campaign with a symphonic video inspired by the brand’s new silver jewellery collection.

Brand: Hermes | Sector: Luxury | Country: France | Partner/agency: United Visual Artists| Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Video

09/08/2013  |  Full story...

Social media case study: Burberry encourages customer participation with ‘Art of Trench’

Back in 2009, Burberry made the leap to social media with The Art of Trench’ an innovative micro-site that encouraged user-generated content. Users were encouraged to upload photos of themselves in their trench coats and can browse and comment on photos from all around the world. This case study looks at how the luxury capitalised on the new medium without eroding the exclusive, aspirational qualities that are core to the world of luxury.

Brand: Burberry | Sector: Luxury | Country: UK | Partner/agency: Razorfish | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Video, YouTube, Viral, Social media

31/07/2013  |  Full story...

Pepsi Max levitation stunt gets 3m YouTube views

Pepsi Max worked with British magician to produce this head-scraching levitation stunt on top of a London double decker bus- getting nearly 3 million YouTube views and plenty of press attention in the process. Working with Pepsi Max and agency Arnold KLP, Dynamo asks us to "Take a moment, and look at things with a different perspective". He then takes his own advice and proceeds to float alongside an iconic double-decker. The spot also makes clever use of technology. Dynamo brings his smartphone along to record his POV, while the camera focuses on the snap-happy crowd. Attaching the hashtag #LiveForNow was also a smart move.

Brand: Pepsi | Sector: FMCG, Food and beverage | Country: UK | Partner/agency: Arnold KLP | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Outdoor, Video, YouTube, Viral, Social media

10/07/2013  |  Full story...

Coca-Cola unites Pakistani and Indian consumers via ‘Small World Machines’

Coca-Cola’s latest online video campaign taking Cannes by storm featured a ‘Small World Machine’, linking Indians and Pakistanis via a live communications portal- getting 1.5 million YouTube views in the process. The viral, created by Leo Burnett Sydney for Coca-Cola, placed two camera equipped Coke vending machines set up in Lahore and Delhi. The film features Indians and Pakistanis interacting with each other, via the machine. Despite sharing historical and cultural links, the borders of India and Pakistan are divided by barbed wire with both nations sharing mutual hostility and suspicion. This ad from Coca-Cola aimed to break down these barriers with new technology to share common interests in a fun way. The key to engaging with each other through the machines was simple: people in India and Pakistan could complete a task, like touching hands, drawing peace, love, and happiness symbols -- together.

Brand: Pepsi | Sector: FMCG, Food and beverage | Country: India, Pakistan | Partner/agency: Leo Burnett Sydney | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Mobile, Outdoor, Video, YouTube

10/07/2013  |  Full story...

Cannes Lions online video case study: Dove’s Real Beauty Sketches online video wins Cannes Cyber Lions Gold

Dove has been successfully engaging its female target audience with its ‘Campaign for Real Beauty’ for a number of years now. Through the use of innovative and integrated, multi-channel campaigns they have already amassed a significant following online. So to re-engage the audience in the debate, they needed some exceptional creativity and excellence in advertising communications. This latest activation of the brand communication idea, with one compelling 3 minute video at its heart, has surpasses all previous work and been their most successful yet. In this Cannes Lions online video case study we show you why…

Brand: Dove | Sector: FMCG, Personal care| Country: US and global | Objective: brand consideration and preference | Format: Video

21/06/2013  |  Full story...

Video case study: Volkswagen's '5 second YouTube ad' sparks consumer curiosity

Volkswagen used YouTube video ads in a smart and fun way to create curiosity amongst viewers and lead them to engage with the brand. The ad was short and fast that the viewer could not skip and would be curious to know more about the advert. This was supported with an InVideo banner redirecting the viewer to the new Golf GTI’s website. The YouTube 5 second wait to skip ad turned around as a benefit by the brand and created the fastest ad on YouTube to create curiosity.

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Volkswagen Golf GTI - "Click if you can" case from DDB España on Vimeo.

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Brand: Volkswagen| Sector: Automobile | Objective: build brand engagement | Format: YouTube advertising | Agency: DDB Spain

16/05/2013

Zuckerberg (and goat) star in Facebook Home launch ad

Facebook Home is the social network’s boldest mobile move yet- so much so that founder Mark Zuckerberg himself is starring in one of the launch ads (alongside a screaming goat naturally). The ad smartly demonstrates how Facebook Home introduces a fun new experience to Android devices, and also gives us a short glimpse behind the Facebook curtain. The ad was shot on location at Facebook's Menlo Park, California campus, and the people in it are members of the actual product team behind Facebook Home.

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Brand: Facebook | Sector: Social Media, Mobile | Country: US | Objective: Build brand enagagment | Format: YouTube, Vixdeo

03/05/2013  |  Full story...

Video case study: Carlsberg spoofs Apple store hype in Cider ad

Swapping electronic Apples for edible ones, this commercial from Carlsberg brand Somersby Cider has become a YouTube hit, racking up over 1 million views within a week and plenty of social media shares via a Facebook link. The company said the ad aimed to reflect Somersby's real apple credentials and a more balanced taste that will appeal to both men and women, who are equally represented in the ad.

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Brand: Carlsberg | Sector: FMCG, Alcohol, Beverages | Country: UK | Agency: Fold 7 | Objective: Build brand enagagement, drive sales | Format: Video, YouTube, TV

04/04/2013  |  Full story...

Reebok ‘Butt Revolution’ boosts customer engagement via Facebook shares

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To promote its ‘EasyTone’ trainers designed to boost fitness, Reebok India integrated social media into a new campaign under the title ‘Butt Revolution’, designed to inspire women to share stories get fit, while promoting the sports brand’s latest footwear. This campaign was activated on Facebook on the Reebok India channel, and led to a fan base of 40,000 in 2 weeks with 90% users being Women. The campaign not only led to awareness and positive perception but also led to 12 Fold Increase in sales.

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Brand: Reebok | Sector: Sports, Clothing | Country: India | Objective: Build brand enagagement, drive sales | Format: Social Media, Facebook, Video, YouTube

26/03/2013  |  Full story...

Old Spice gets 4m YouTube views in a week with ‘Mr Wolfdog’ marketing mutt

On the back of its previous YouTube triumphs, Old Spice has continued its off-the-wall digital marketing with a new video series , following the exploits of its new marketing director ‘Mr Wolfdog’- who just happens to be a wild animal.The campaign, created by agency W+K Portland, Minivegas and Old Spice’s parent company Procter and Gamble P&G, garnered over 4 million views, as well as driving viewers to a Tumblr blog and even a music track. The ads also led to almost 600,000 page views of Old Spice.com and MrWolfdog.com.

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Brand: Old Spice | Sector: FMCG, Healthcare | Country: US/ Global | Objective: Build brand enagagement, drive sales | Format: YouTube, Video

22/03/2013  |  Full story...

Dove confronts beauty PhotoShoppers with hoax plugin

Dove took its ‘Campaign for Real Beauty’ up a notch in February 2013, as the Unilever brand deployed a fake PhotoShop plugin to catch designers in the act of manipulating model images. In Canada, OgilvyOne seeded the tool on popular sites, with the promise to add skin tone to an image. However, the plugin actually erased all special effects and returned the photo to its original state (“Don’t manipulate our perceptions of real beauty” appears on-screen).The ad has so far amassed 750,000 YouTube views, and earned plenty of column inches in the press.

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Brand: Dove | Sector: FMCG, Health and Beauty | Country: Canada | Objective: Brand positioning, drive engagement, | Agency: OgilvyOne | Format: Social Media, Reddit, Video, YouTube, Viral Marketing |

14/03/2013  |  Full story...

Kit Kat ‘dancing babies’ gets 1m views in a week

Nestlé's latest video campaign in India featured dancing babies- seeding the ad on YouTube ahead of its first TV broadcast and getting 1.5m views in the process. As part of promoting the TVC, television will be the lead medium for the campaign with a high frequency intensive burst on a mix of mass and regional channels. Digital and Facebook were also key pegs in the campaign. In a similar vein to Evian’s 2010 ‘Roller Babies’ ad, the Nestle campaign centres of a group of babies that begin dancing (with the aid of CGI) in a daycare centre.

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Brand: Nestle, Kit Kat | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverage | Country: India | Objective: Build brand engagement | Agency: JWT Delhi | Format: YouTube, Video, Social Media, Twitter, Facebook |

08/02/2013  |  Full story...

Banned Sodastream Super Bowl ad becomes Internet hit

A Sodastream commercial has become a hit on YouTube, after being banned from an upcoming Super Bowl spot by broadcaster CBS for mocking rivals.CBS rejected the company's initial attempt at a Super Bowl spot, reportedly, because the content of the spot took a direct swipe at two other Super bowl participants - Coke and Pepsi. After the ban, Sodastream submitted a revised version featuring no brand names. It also released the spot that was rejected by CBS. The banned version is now on YouTube, and has ammased around 2 million views to date.

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Brand: Sodastream | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverage | Country: US | Objective: Build brand engagement | Agency: Common, Pale Dot Voyage, Octopus of the Mind | Format: YouTube, Video |

06/02/2013  |  Full story...

Video case study: Sodimac uses ‘Skip Ad’ button as part of message

Home improvement store Sodimac teamed up with the government environmental care agency in Chile to run a smart YouTube ad to encourage eco-friendly habits, through innovative use of the ‘skip this ad’ button. This case study shows how the campaign got 80,000 click throughs in just one week.

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Brand: Sodimac | Sector: Retail, Governemnt | Country: Chile| Objective: Build brand engagement | Agency: Mayo Digital, Draftfcb | Format: YouTube, Video |

06/02/2013  |  Full story...

Tiger Woods returns to Nike… and gets 7m YouTube views

As Lance Armstrong falls from grace (and Nike’s sponsorship roster), another controversial sporting figure has made a return to the sports brand's video ads. Tiger Woods battles Rory McIlroy in this humourous golfing tee-off where ‘no cup is safe’. The commercial, produced by agency Wieden+Kennedy, came out earlier this week and became an immediate YouTube hit. To date, it has surpassed 7 million views.

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Brand: Nike | Sector: FMCG, Sport, Clothing | Objective: Build brand engagement | Agency: Wieden+Kennedy | Format: Video, TV, Youtube, Viral |

22/01/2013  |  Full story...

Heineken uses Facebook to 'Meet The World In One City'

Dutch beer giant Heineken went social with this campaign, challenging two men to meet someone from every country in the world in one city, Amsterdam- all with a little help from Facebook volunteers of course. Heineken launched the effort to drive social engagement around its ongoing "Open Your World" platform. And social will indeed be key to helping Barnaby and Mick complete their mission.

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Brand: Heineken | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverage | Objective: Build brand engagement | Agency: Tribal DDB | Format: Facebook, YouTube, Social Media |

17/01/2013  |  Full story...

Top 25 video virals of 2012: Bodyform, Dollar Shave Club and Channel 4 top list

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2012 was another great year for viral video marketing case studies. As online ads get smarter and more engaging, viral marketing briefs are becoming the toughest that any creative agency can receive. For a viral to really travel it needs the combination of a brilliant creative idea, the right timing for its audience and the right seeding. That’s why we collated together 25 of our favourite viral marketing case studies from 2012 which clearly checked all the boxes. Grab a coffee, leave the browser open, sit back, relax, and enjoy…

20/12/2012  |  Full story...

Little Baby’s Ice Cream YouTube video success

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While Little Baby’s Ice Cream is only a relatively small manufacturer and retailer of premium, ice cream based in Philadelphia, PA they know how to do social media well. By placing this quirky, and slightly unnerving, promotional video / advertisement on YouTube with their website URL at the end – not only can they generate over 2.7 million video views but also a constantly stream of traffic to their website. This YouTube presence, coupled with a lively and well managed online community on Facebook and Twitter, has helped the business maintain a loyal fan base of regular visitors to their ice cream parlours.

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Brand: Little Baby’s Ice Cream | Country: USA | | Sector: FMCG, Food | Format: Video

06/12/2012

Ogilvy resorts to ‘pirate recruitment’ to get top talent

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How far would you go to bring the best talent to your team? In Belgium, Ogilvy delved into murky waters by using pirate software sites to recruit cash-strapped (but ambitious) unemployed web designers. Ogilvy Brussels was looking for a new web designer with fresh ideas. They knew that unemployed web designers can’t afford the crazily expensive editing suites they need to work, and they may be tempted to download it illegally. In response, they uploaded a file supposed to provide the editing suite on many pirate sharing websites. When web designers downloaded the file, they discovered that the editing suite was not in the download. Instead, they gave them something else: a job opportunity at Ogilvy. Not only did it prevent them from becoming criminals and wasting time in the numbness of unemployment, but it also offered them a much better opportunity: a job at a leading agency.

03/12/2012  |  Full story...

Stockholm ‘iPad magic' gets 3 million views

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Back in March 2012, a YouTube video of Swedish magicians promoting Stockholm using iPads and trickery took the internet world by storm, leaving audiences baffled and event organisers beaming. This ‘iPad magic’ campaign was created to promote Stockholm as a business centre. Since being posted to YouTube in March, on Friday, the clip has been viewed over 3m times.
This convention also made Scandinavian headlines after Swedish representatives placed banners and advertising with the slogan "Stockholm: The Capital of Scandinavia", outraging Norwegians and Danes who were also at the event.

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Brand: Stockholm Business | Country: Sweden/ France | Sector: Travel | Format: Video, Live event, YouTube

02/12/2012  |  Full story...

‘Kony 2012’ helps raise $26m after YouTube campaign

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As 2012 comes to a close, we look back at some of the biggest online video virals of the year. This week, we look at the hugely successful (and rather controversial) ‘Kony 2012’ campaign, that raised a huge amount of awareness about the plight of children caught up in Uganda’s conflict. Invisible Children, a movement seeking to end the conflict in Uganda, created the film Kony 2012 back in March. They hoped it would accelerate the arrest of Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) leader Joseph Kony, who has been kidnapping and abducting Uganda’s youth for nearly three decades. With more than 100 million views in six days, Kony 2012 became the most viral video in history. The video worked because it used compelling content, stayed relevant and had a simple call to action.

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Brand: Invisible Children | Country: USA/ Global | Sector: Charity | Format: Video, YouTube

01/12/2012  |  Full story...

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