The Italian fashion brand ran a campaign on Instagram to reach a millennial audience in Japan and generate broader awareness using ads in Stories, which brought a 19-point lift in ad recall among people aged 25–34.
Furla is an Italian fashion brand that produces premium bags, purses and leather accessories for women and men. Since 1927, the brand has celebrated its Italian spirit and history, and has recently experienced a growing international appeal, especially in Japan.
lift in ad recall
lift in ad recall (among people aged 25–34)
lift in favorability (among people aged 25–34)
Because Japan is the first ecommerce market for the fashion brand, and it is considered a luxury brand there, Furla wanted to run an Instagram campaign to promote its fall/winter 2019 collection to reach young people with an interest in its products.
To reach the brand’s Japanese audience, Furla ran a campaign on Instagram using ads in Stories as well as ads in feed that used the collection ad format. The videos highlighted Furla’s new collection for women by showing people wearing the bags in daily life.
The fashion brand’s target audience was young Japanese people, so Furla used ads in Stories and video ads that showed this demographic wearing the clothes. To showcase the collection, it also used video in the collection ad format. This allowed the brand to automatically display items from the its ecommerce product catalog and make it easy for people to see product descriptions and details. All the ads were optimized for mobile and used a vertical format and upfront branding for greater impact.
The campaign was broadly targeted to Japanese women aged 18–34 with an interest in luxury and fashion. Furla used the reach and frequency targeting option to reach people several times over the campaign period, and worked in partnership with digital marketing agency iProspect to execute and optimize the campaign.
Furla’s campaign showed that Instagram was a great way to capture attention when expanding into a new market. Over three weeks between August and September 2019, Furla saw the following results:
16-point lift in ad recall
19-point lift in ad recall (among people aged 25–34)
3-point lift in favorability (among people aged 25–34)