Super Bowl of Marketing

  • Is anybody really watching your multimillion dollar Super Bowl commercial?

    That's the question we asked brands during the Big Game to promote Adobe Marketing Cloud services. 

    Marketers are desperate to know if their campaigns are working and what to do next. With 111 million viewers and a $4 million entry fee for each spot, there’s no larger stage on which to showcase how marketers need to think differently about marketing than the Super Bowl.

    Utilizing new viewing behavior around the Super Bowl, we created a video and distributed it everywhere but on TV. The “Quiet” video played out the myth of Super Bowl engagement and dramatized the fact that people are often not watching the commercials.

    We targeted the Twitter war rooms of brands that were already active with game-day campaigns and sent them baskets of goodies to keep them fueled. During the game we created a war room to target other war rooms and tweeted about the work of everyone in real time.

    We partnered with USA Today and, next to the ad-meter results, showcased thought-leadership pieces and buzz tracking to supplement the antiquated tool.

    The “Quiet” video had 9,000 social shares and 8.6 million video completions. Engagement with the Adobe Marketing Cloud Twitter handle increased 52 times, and there were over 2,500 mentions on social media during the game. 

    The industry made note both before and after the campaign with 144 articles that mentioned our work, including Advertising AgeAdweek and the Wall Street Journal.

    Released: February 2014

    Adobe, Social

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Paperwork Rage

  • No matter how far into the future we go, businesses still haven’t managed to get rid of paperwork. Fax machines are still beeping; filing cabinets are still full; and forms are still being filled out by hand.

    When Adobe researched paperwork’s effect on business today, they discovered two important insights. The first was that employees felt that they were powerless to stop it, that paperwork and all its inefficiencies were inevitable and never going away. And the second? Paperwork makes employees really, really angry.

    So we wanted to show employees rising up and saying, “We’re not going to take it anymore.”

    Paperwork as we know it is over. We don’t have to suffer anymore.  

    Released: April 2015

    San Francisco, Adobe, Print