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Twitter case study: Toyota offers sweets for tweets


To promote its new Etios car in South Africa, Toyota promised to make people smile. The Sweets for Tweets installation, created by HelloComputer and ThingKing, did just that by rewarding virtual smile tweets with real-life candy via a Wonka-like contraption. The campaign matched the new Toyota Etios tagline, “Here to make you smile”, promoting a positive brand message and putting the car across as a fun machine to drive.

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Brand: Toyota | Country: South Africa | Agency: HelloComputer, ThingKing | Sector: Retail, Automotive | Format: Twitter,Mobile, social media

16/01/2013  |  Full story...

Social media case study- Beauty retailer Sephora mixes in-store, mobile and online to build brand love


Looking for a retail brand who has made best use of digital media to enhance the shopping experience? Then look no further than Sephora. This US-based beauty retailer has been incredibly savvy at seamlessly integrating all the latest web, social and mobile media platforms with the physical store to drive customer engagement and sales. They have cleverly leveraged social media – through Facebook, Twitter and more recently Pinterest – to build an on-going dialogue with a large and loyal online fan-base of beauty lovers. They have developed mobile, tablet and in-store digital media platforms to interweave the online / offline shopping journey.

16/01/2013  |  Full story...

Case study: How Parle Agro used Twitter to track stock, meet demand and engage with consumers


Supply and demand can be a tricky balancing act, but Indian snack-brand Parle Agro made smart use of Twitter as a way to gauge which stock to order next. Parle used Twitter to track stocks with consumers tweeting in about non availability of the baked snack Hippo. At zero cost Parle was able to replenish the stock in hours and keep the consumers updated about the availability of the snack. The campaign led to 76% increase in sales with few months of launch. The number of people tweeting was equivalent to 50% of sales and distribution network for Hippo. The campaign also helped Parle identify key markets and potential markets for Hippo.

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Brand: Hippo | Media: Twitter | Country: India |Sector: FMCG | Agency: Creativeland Asia| Format: Twitter

16/01/2013  |  Full story...

Sweden Institute uses Twitter to reposition the country and get free PR worth $20m


The Sweden institute used Twitter and citizens of Sweden to communicate and position Sweden as a progressive country. The image of Sweden is built with tweets as a dynamic, innovative and deeply human country. The campaign resulted in 26,000 followers from 120 countries in six weeks. The case featured in all major media globally for a PR value above $19,800,000.

Case study | Twitter campaign | Rotation Curation | Cannes Lions awards page

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Brand: Swedish Institute | Country: Sweden| Sector: Travel & Tourism | Objective: build brand engagement | Agency: Volontaire Stockholm


Case study: Special K creates earned media around new product launch with pop-up Tweet Shop


Special K found a great way to generate online conversation / earned media around a new product launch. As part of the launch of their new Cracker Crisp product range the brand set up a temporary shop in London’s Soho and asked visitors to use Twitter in order to receive a free sample. All they had to do was post a positive message about the new product on Twitter including the hashtag #tweetshop and the product sample was theirs. This innovative way to bridge the physical and digital via the imaginative use of social media and smartphones meant that the launch received a great deal of online PR and buzz.

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Brand: Special K | Country: UK | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverage | Format: Social Media, Twitter, PR


Case study: Klondike ice-cream creates a Twitter-based comedy competition to generate earned media


To engage with their young adult male target audience around comedy, and to create and spread positive earned media around the brand, ice cream brand Klondike created a campaign with Twitter at its heart. The Twitterverse audience was asked, through a video call-to-action from the comedian Rob Delaney, to post a funny joke on the social media platform in less than 140 characters. The competition, over a number of weeks, generated much interest and excitement from the online fan base.


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Brand: Klondike | Country: US | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverage | Format: Social Media, Twitter


Case study: How Allen Solly used Twitter to launch new collection and engage with consumers


Allen Solly used a Twitter- powered billboard to attract and engage with users to launch a new clothing collection. The billboard houses 52 shirts, each arranged with a solenoid and the new collection graphic behind it. With every tweet, a random solenoid would inch forward, helping to randomly punch the shirts from the billboard, revealing the new collection whilst rewarding the tweeter who knocked it off the wall with a sample. There were 10 hashtags, and the first five people to tweet with the right hashtag won a shirt from Allen Solly's latest collection.

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Brand: Allen Solly| Sector: ecommerce | Objective: build brand engagement | Format: Twitter powered Billboard | Agency: Ogilvy India


ITV rebrands with new logo and channel names

Broadcaster ITV has launched a major rebrand, including a 'colour-shifting' new logo and new identities for all five of its channels, including ITV1 changing to just 'ITV'. The new global identity is part of ITV’s ‘Transformation Plan’ and the brand feels the new look will unify the brand internationally. The new look has been introduced across ITV and all six ITV Studios production offices around the world, along with ITV's online and on-demand products including ITV Player.

15/01/2013  |  Full story...

Facebook's new 'local' ranking: Winners and losers revealed

A tool that shows Facebook's newly released local data sees Disneyland and Walt Disney drop out of the top ten US Facebook Pages. Social media analytics firm Socialbakers has released Facebook data that changes the rankings of the top US pages according to number of fans. Recently made available to developers, Facebook Local Page Ranks breaks down the total number of fans by country and allows for comparison with Facebook pages.

15/01/2013  |  Full story...

Technology brands ‘spending less time on social media’

The number of technology brands using Twitter and Facebook fell during 2012, with engagement levels dropping leading brands continue to use social media, but only 10% actually engaging, according to new research. The study, from EML Wildfire, indicates that the UK’s fastest growing technology companies are continuing to miss out on the potential of social media by failing to engage with their audiences. Despite continued numbers of tech companies using social media channels, the number of brands that are actually building two-way conversations has fallen in the past twelve months.

11/01/2013  |  Full story...

Xbox reveals 37% engagement with ‘Nuads’ video format

Microsoft has unveiled the engagement results of its NUads interactive video poll format, indicating that more than a third of viewers engaged with the ads when prompted. Nuads rolled out earlier in the autumn of 2012 on Xbox LIVE in the US, Canada and the UK.

09/01/2013  |  Full story...

Coca-Cola uses mobile and social to get Olympic gold

Coca-Cola launched its largest digital effort ever this year with its “Move to the Beat” campaign for the Summer Olympics across 100 countries. M&C Saatchi Sport and Entertainment talks through its year-long campaign for Coca-Cola, designed to bring teens closer to the London 2012 Games. This case study looks at a campaign which generated in112 million impressions around the world.

09/01/2013  |  Full story...

20 biggest marketing blunders of 2012

Everyone makes mistakes- but some mistakes are bigger than others. From Apple's wonky maps to Yahoo's boss being fired over alleged 'fake CV claims'- this year saw plenty of high-profile digital disasters. As part of our 2012 review, we salute those campaigns, companies and people that slipped up in spectacular fashion- providing ample warning to us all to sanity-check digital strategies, proof-read hashtags and always use common sense...

18/12/2012  |  Full story...

Brands need to target consumers online ‘before they do their weekly shop’

A new survey indicates that brand marketers need to reach shoppers before the store as consumers actively seek promotions when planning their weekly shops. Coupon firm UK & Europe has surveyed over 100 client-side and agency-side brand marketers attending The Grocer Marketing, Advertising and PR Awards 2012, and over 1000 primary shoppers, to establish where and when marketers should focus their marketing spend.

14/12/2012  |  Full story...

Ecommerce strategies: Loyalty beats price for 57% of online shoppers

Over half of UK shoppers remain loyal to their favourite websites despite lower costs elsewhere, according to new research looking at ecommerce strategies. The majority (57%) of online shoppers in the UK prefer to shop from a handful of their favourite websites rather than shopping around for the best price, according to research from e-commerce and digital marketing solutions provider EPiServer.

14/12/2012  |  Full story...

Viewable impressions – should be welcomed by the industry, but with caution

Julian Smith considers the growing buzz around the ‘viewable impression’ metric and reasons why for most in the industry it seems like a natural step in the evolution and growing maturity of online advertising.

13/12/2012  |  Full story...

Facebook marketing: Photos generate brands' most engaging posts

Posting photos on Facebook greatly increases engagement for your posts, according to a new study looking into Facebook marketing for brands. The research, from inbound marketer HubSpot found that photos on Facebook Pages received 53% more Likes and attracted 104% more comments than text posts alone.

13/12/2012  |  Full story...

YouTube debuts ‘Shoppable Video Ads’ to drive Christmas sales

Google is testing a new shoppable video format on YouTube, letting viewers click on products and text displayed in video. YouTube's shoppable video ads will display a shaded rectangle in the middle of the screen whenever a product appears. When a user rolls over that embedded video link, the product name is displayed with a link to the purchase page.

Watch a video demnstration from Juicy Couture below:

12/12/2012  |  Full story...

Facebook brand pages: Most popular types of post by sector

This chart shows the breakdown of topics brand pages cover. Visual posts such as photo and video are the most popular form of promotion. Facebook claims that visual posts garner the most engagement, and are more likely to be seen on the Facebook Timeline layout.

Facebook brand pages: Most popular types of post by sector. This chart shows the breakdown of topics brand pages cover. Visual posts such as photo and video are the most popular form of promotion. Facebook claims that visual posts garner the most engagement, and are more likely to be seen on the Facebook Timeline layout.

06/12/2012  |  Full story...

Facebook brand pages: Average monthly posts by sector

This chart shows the average monthly posts brand pages make. Community-based brand pageshave the highest average monthly posts with 87. Pages dedicated to an individual such as actors, directors and public figures also have high post counts.

Facebook brand pages: Average monthly posts by sector. This chart shows the average monthly posts brand pages make. Community-based brand pageshave the highest average monthly posts with 87. Pages dedicated to an individual such as actors, directors and public figures also have high post counts.

06/12/2012  |  Full story...

Viral video marketing case studies – the best virals of 2012

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…

27/11/2012  |  Full story...

How often should you make Facebook posts? New survey shows most Facebook brand pages ‘are inactive’

Over two-thirds (70%) of brand pages on Facebook post less than one update per month, with company pages among the least social, according to new research. The study, from, looked at 5.7 million pages and examined a few different factors, particularly which categories are most and least active.

23/11/2012  |  Full story...

Content marketing and SEO: Why every website article should start with keyphrase thinking

Getting your content discovered in search engines has been the battle digital marketers have been fighting for almost 20 years. It’s a combination of both art and science, and there are simple steps that should be on every marketers’ agenda. Danny Meadows-Klue has been teaching Search Engine Optimisation since the late 90s, and here he explains how consumer brands should approach content marketing and SEO.

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Video viral of the week: Oak stages ‘reverse robberies’ to promote milk drink on Facebook

US flavoured milk brand Oak claimed it had been ‘inundated with fans complaining they coundn’t buy thier product in their local stores. In response, parent company Parmalat staged a series of ‘reverse robberies’ and posted the results on YouTube and Facebook. See why its our video viral of the week below…

20/11/2012  |  Full story...

Pinterest debuts tools for businesses- new channel for marketers

Pinterest has taken another step towards monetisation, offering brands a dedicated business profile on its social bookmarking site. The new business site, gives organisations the opportunity to verify their account, add buttons (Pin It, Follow) and widgets (Profile, Board), and receive updates on future products and services.

16/11/2012  |  Full story...

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