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01 July 2016

Shop on the spot: Welcoming shoppable video to the mainstream

TV viewing figures are on the decline. The UK has seen a 13 per cent drop in viewing in the past two years, according to Accenture – far from promising for TV advertisers. Conversely, due to a deluge of platforms, services and devices, online video is stronger than ever.

The IAB reports that the UK’s online video ad spend grew by 56 per cent to £292m ($387m) in the first half of 2015, demonstrating the recognition of the ad potential of online video. Its latest iteration, shoppable video, brings another opportunity to win over brands and advertisers who may have otherwise been unconvinced of its success.

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Shoppable video provides a direct route to commercial opportunities, by providing a link to shop the products featured in the video. Burberry’s runway video, for example, incorporates new looks with the purchasing experience, allowing viewers to scroll fashion stills, click for more information, and buy. By combining video with an interactive component, brands can capitalise on‘in the moment’ consumer impulses. 

Many have been quick to realise the potential that shoppable video holds and are beginning to experiment with the format, developing innovative campaigns that take advantage of the decreased gap between purchase inspiration and transaction completion.

 

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12 February 2016

Valentine's Day: Top love-themed campaigns

Love is in the air, which can only mean one thing - it must be February, that time of year where we all get a little soft and mushy as we approach Saint Valentine's Day.  

Brands and retailers the world over have been hard at work with various promotions and themed activations to celebrate the annual feast of love and affection. 

From Durex attempting to 'Cut the cliché'… 

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25 August 2015

Top 5 totally unreal virtual reality campaigns

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We’ve already looked at the cutting edge of augmented reality, projection mapping, dronevertising, and contactless technology, but there’s one current marketing tool that seems to be even more on the fringes of science fiction than all of these; virtual reality (VR).

Morpheus in the first of the Matrix movies said, “What is real? How do you define real? If you're talking about what you can hear, what you can smell, taste and feel, then real is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.” We’re already in an age when brands are able to fool our senses using the latest VR devices.

From 2016 onwards, virtual reality is going to become widely available to consumers with the commercial launches of Facebook’s Oculus Rift, HTC’s Vive and, the fittingly named, Project Morpheus from Sony.

In the meantime, brands are already starting to use VR in campaigns and here are our five favourite examples;

Hyundai – 4D World rally Championships

Hyundai gave visitors to the World Rally Championship in June 2015 a sensational 4D multi-sensory driving experience. Wearing Oculus Rift glasses, people could see just what it was like to be a co-driver on the track during a race. A motion platform simulated centrifugal forces of up to 0.5g, while specially developed software merged motion and audio data from the 360° race footage.

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21 August 2015

Festival of Media LatAm Awards 2015 shortlist

Fomla

OMD, Starcom Mediavest, MediaCom and Mindshare have attained the highest number of shortlisted entries in this year’s Festival of Media LatAm (FOMLA) Awards, with Coca-Cola, SAB Miller and Visa among the brands achieving the highest numbers of nominations.

The FOMLA Awards 2015 shortlist spans work from 15 countries across the region, including Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Dominican Republic and Guatemala, with a total of 110 entries having made the list.

OMD has been shortlisted 17 times, the highest number of nominations, followed by Starcom Mediavest, with 11, and MediaCom and Mindshare joint-third with eight apiece. Arena Media achieved seven nominations.

A total of 54 brands made 2015’s shortlist, up from 48 on 2014. Coca-Cola won nine places, while SAB Miller achieved six nominations and Visa five.

This year's awards sees the introduction of a number of new categories, including Best Use of Video, Best Use of Mobile, Best Use of Programmatic Technology, Best Use of Native Advertising, Smart Use of Data Award and Consumer Research Award.

In terms of standout campaigns, four have made the shortlist across four separate categories - Visa’s ‘So Far Yet So Close’, Zapaterias Coban’s ‘Shiny Lessons’, SAB Miller’s ‘Entre Panas (Among Fellas)’, and Coca-Cola’s ‘Make Someone Happy’.

Check out the full shortlist here and below.

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15 May 2015

Festival of Media Global 2015 – the winners

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OMD emerged triumphant at this year’s Festival of Media Global Awards, picking up two of the three coveted grand prix titles, including Campaign of the Year and Agency Network of the Year.

The Omnicom agency, in tandem with M2M, picked up a remarkable four Gold prizes for its ‘Penny the Pirate’ children's eye screening work for LUXOTTICA in Australia, culminating in the Campaign of the Year award.

‘Penny the Pirate’ was awarded Gold in the Best Engagement Strategy, Best Entertainment Platform, Best Launch Campaign and Best Use of Content categories.

While OMD walked away with Agency Network of the Year, the Agency of the Year prize went to Starcom MediaVest US. It was a hugely successful evening for the Publicis Groupe agency, which amassed a total of eight trophies, including four Gold, two Silver and two Bronze.

Three of its Gold awards – Best Use of Video, The Utility/Public Service Award and Best Communications Strategy – went to its popular #Likeagirl campaign for Procter & Gamble.

Elsewhere, GroupM agency MediaCom scooped 11 awards, including three Gold, four Silver and four Bronze, while US firm iHeartMedia won Media Vendor of the Year.

After a disappointing 2014, in which its companies failed to win a single Gold, the US was the best performing market, with a total of 15 trophies, ahead of Australia in second and the UK in third. Other markets to pick up Gold awards included Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Norway and Tunisia.

Charlie Crowe, chairman and editor-in-chief at C Squared, said: “We are really trying to develop our awards categories to not only reflect the changes taking place in media but also to challenge the industry to push new boundaries. And guess what? The industry has responded!

"In nine years and across 19 Festival of Media shows since we launched, we have never seen more award entries of such high quality, as well as a 20% increase in entries overall.

“There were at least five occasions in the jury rooms where the arguments were over whether multiple gold awards should be given. We have a duty to ensure this work is shared globally, to inspire even greater heights for next year.”

Chris Carmichael, global head of media at HSBC, and one of the judges, added: “I was incredibly impressed by the high quality of entries. In some cases, there were five or six entries in each category which had the potential to win gold, leading to some heated discussions and tough decisions during the voting in order to decide the final winner.”

Check out all the winners from the Festival of Media Global Awards 2015 and read the full case studies on Cream Global:

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14 February 2014

Valentine’s Day: Our top 5 love-themed case studies

February 14th has come around yet again and we’re feeling the love today at Cream HQ. Love is truly international and here’s a selection of some of our favourite Valentines-themed case studies from around the world to get your heart a-fluttering:

1. AsiaRooms.com – Romance of Travel (Singapore)

AsiaRooms.com launches the first-ever in-train activation in Singapore to spread the love around Valentine’s Day. The main event was two live marriage proposals and guess what? They both said yes!

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20 December 2013

Cream's top campaigns of 2013

Every year over here at Cream we see an incredible amount of outstanding media campaigns and 2013 has been no different. Take a look at our top five from this year:

Real Beauty Sketches

Dove

Statistics show that only 4% of women actually feel beautiful. Dove's intention via this campaign was to make the remaining 96% feel the same way. An FBI-trained sketch artist was asked to draw women’s portraits according to their own descriptions. The artist, who had never seen the women before, initially relied on descriptions by strangers to create the portraits. He then sketched them again by listening to the women’s own descriptions of themselves. The two portraits looked entirely different. The campaign caused dove’s fan-base and social media platforms to go through the roof, it was shortlisted six times at the Festival of Media LatAm 2013 and won the ‘best engagement’ category. To see the full campaign click here.

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21 August 2013

How do you make a billboard roar? Ask Land Rover.

Very few individuals experience the thrill of driving a powerful 5.0 litre supercharged engine, or even just hearing the dominating roar such an engine provides, yet Land Rover has innovatively allowed travellers to familiarise themselves with this through its latest campaign, ‘Push the pedal hear the engine’.

Moving away from laborious, tedious advertising, Land Rover built a special digital outdoor campaign to publicise its all-new Range Rover Sport, featuring an accelerator pedal, responsive interactive content and directional sound. ‘Push the pedal, hear the engine’ delivered the speed and thrill of the SUV’s powerful engine to travellers at Gatwick, Manchester and Stansted Airports over a four week period.

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