Native ad case study: Plated optimises its content marketing to reduce customer acquisition costs

In the crowded meal-kit delivery sector, the start-up business Plated wanted to expand its customer reach outside of its usual acquisition channels of social, search, and display. This native ad case study looks at how they ran A/B testing to optimise content on native ad platforms, getting in a 12% jump in new sign-ups.

“Please don’t buy our tea”: How one brand sparked a Twitter storm over BLM support

Yorkshire Tea has shown it’s support for the Black Lives Matter movement by telling a right-wing YouTuber ‘please don’t buy our tea again’, resulting in much support and controversy amid global protests over racial discrimination.

Brand reputation post-COVID-19: Brits plan future shopping based on retailers’ response

Nearly half (45%) of UK adults plan to buy from certain brands and retailers less in the future specifically because of how those companies have responded to the current pandemic, with Sports Direct and Wetherspoons suffering as Tesco grows in favourability, according to new research.

Case study: Adidas uses WhatsApp to engage amateur football teams through ‘rent a player’ helpline as part of launch

Adidas found a smart way to get WhatsApp working in its marketing, by creating a hotline to help amateur football teams replace missing players at the last minute. And to build excitement, they added the chance of some global superstar talent. A brilliant social media stunt that hacked the model of WhatsApp.