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The Best Digital Financial Advertising : Marcus Samuelsson hosts the first dinner at MasterCard's Priceless Table
The Best Digital Financial Advertising : Marcus Samuelsson hosts the first dinner at MasterCard's Priceless Table

The Best Digital Financial Advertising in 2014

Midas Awards for World’s Best Financial Advertising winners selection is a good chance to see how innovative can be digital financial advertising. You can review a showcase of all 2014 Midas Awards winners at the MIDAS official website. At K-message, we have extracted from this list those campaigns that excelled in digital marketing tactics. This is the best digital financial advertising in 2014. Watch and learn, those are really great examples.

Priceless Table, McCann XBC for MasterCard

Priceless Table was a mix of event marketing with online activities. The social cause campaign of MasterCard supporting Stand Up to Cancer with 4 million dollars took a Grand Midas 2014 Award.

Make Think Did, The Jupiter Drawing Room for Absa

A mobile app to support creativity made by South African agency was claimed the most innovative financial services advertising in 2014 by Midas International Jury. We are not so excited, having in mind recent AlfaBank campaign, but we like the concept of congress app that makes a real-life impact. Something to keep up by digital marketing in Pharma, maybe?


#TDThanksYou, Diamond Integrated Marketing/Leo Burnett for TD Bank

At the first sight, it is not so digital, just a PoS event made for loyalty and retention of 30 000 awarded customers… But #TDThanksYou was made so well, that it completely took over Canada with over 18 million views on YouTube only. This is an unusual example of digital financial advertising that makes people love bankers.



One Rand Man, KING JAMES GROUP for Sanlam

The One Rand Man campaign is a set of videos and stories showing visually how money is spent by one guy who gets his salary in 1 rand coins. It makes people aware of real value of money they spend and encourages saving. See One Rand Man campaign page.


The Legendary Journey, 41? 29! for Akbank T.A.S.

The Legendary Journey is a story about two members of the national team who once won entry into Brazilian finals but could not make it for lack of money are now rewarded by Akbank and VISA with tickets to World Cup 2014. If you know Turkish national pride and their affection to football, you know it has been a success. What is important for us however, is the technical side of its execution with  HTML 5 based web application with interactive museum of the famous match won by Turkey against Syria. It was 7-0 and this is yet another goal scored on the digital field.



#EsuranceSave30, Leo Burnett Chicago for Esurance

This Twitter based campaign made into a TV Super Bowl Sunday ad, and it is already enough to celebrate it. If 10 years ago anyone would tell you that digital will be the core, and a Super Bowl TV ad just an initial spark, would you believe it? The mechanics of the campaign are simple, only a sweepstake with a huge prize of 1.5 million dollars. But bringing initial 200 000 entries in one minute, 2.4 million participants, over 1 billion impressions and 150 000 new followers in one day, well that is something to celebrate. Apparently, it took just two months to orchestrate it by Leo Burnett Chicago, well done.


Citi 2014 Winter Olympics Parallax Website, Publicis Kaplan Thaler for Citi

We almost forgot 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, but Midas Awards are good opportunity to look back at Citi’s Everystep website. With nine US team athletes, Citi continued the campaign that started in 2012 with Road to London campaign, at the time created by Matter. In 2014, Citi with Publicis Kaplan Thaler has created an interesting, parallax website. From usability perspective, let’s be clear; it is a nightmare, but it looks superb. And instead of endless scrolling, you can just use an arrow down!


Download Full list of 2014 Midas World’s Best Financial Advertising Winners.


About Piotr Wrzosiński

Piotr Wrzosinski is a sociologist focused on digital marketing in highly regulated industries. He combines experience from top players in tobacco, financial services, and pharma with a passion to the content marketing and technology. All opinions posted are his own unless stated otherwise.

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