Campaign Tech Awards 2020: Breakthrough Tech as Part of a Campaign- Retail

This award recognises game-changing innovations created as part of a brand campaign or branding initiative in the retail sector. Entrants must be able to demonstrate that the work made a difference to the bottom line. The winning entry must also be able to demonstrate how the tech was used effectively to further brand goals or solve brand problems.

Campaign Tech Awards 2020: Breakthrough Tech as Part of a Campaign- Retail

Adidas "Winning retail search with price (extensions)"

Retail is a tough business when it comes to e-commerce and winning on search has become a key battleground for brands, even those as large as Adidas, which was confronted with an emerging consumer desire for better-value deals and sales in Asia. This meant that paid-search campaigns could not ignore price. But how to add price-extensions for over 15,000 products online, particularly when systems like Google Ads and Google Merchant Centre do not ‘talk’ to one another?
Partnering with Google gTech, MediaCom created a world-first solution that automates price extensions in Google Ads. The WPP agency’s technology solution, Saturn, automatically grabs product data from the Google Merchant Centre to match it with searches.
In the first month of going live, 76 unique price extensions scaled to four markets and almost 900 campaigns to beat the market on sales.



The Co-operative Group "Optimised for Attention" by Carat

Marks & Spencer "Delivering seamless search for M&S" by NMPI Incubeta