THINX Automates Unique Brand Videos at Scale

Challenge

THINX wanted to increase brand presence in eleven countries in Europe and APAC with personalized creative for each market. With strict brand guidelines and a product catalog that consisted mostly of simple product imagery, THINX needed a way to start automating creative that would still speak to their brand identity and integrity, without manually editing dozens of versions of the same creative.

Smartly.io Solution

With Smartly.io’s Automated Ads, you can use any data feed to enhance creative with dynamic elements (i.e. combinations of text, images, video). And, that is exactly what we did: we built a data feed in Google Sheets that included all the creative assets THINX wanted to use in their Facebook and Instagram campaigns.

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This feed was used to add dynamic elements to the Video Template. The eleven targetable countries were included to automatically serve the right video ads for each country. The only manual part about the creative process was selecting the images, creative, and copy to add to the feed. Once the rows were filled, it was time to design the template.

Design Process

With a tight turnaround time, Smartly.io’s Creative Studio produced new video creatives that pulled dynamic content from the carefully curated product feed. The feed included product shots, product-specific copy, country variations, and 17 different intro videos featuring people wearing THINX underwear.

Combined with their brand elements to ensure consistency with the rest of their creatives, these videos show how brands can successfully re-use existing assets to create fresh and high-quality videos at scale.

Video Templates: Always On-Brand

Smartly.io’s Creative Studio helped THINX setup and design templates that would pull creative assets from the previously created feed. The different combinations of creative assets resulted in 187 unique videos, with just one video template. This way, THINX has full control over branding and messaging even in the realm of automation.

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Results

THINX was able to save 3x of work time. THINX tested 187 dynamic text ads, offering discounted shopping costs and 17 different models to 11 new markets. Performance for these 11 countries can now be used as benchmarks for future prospecting campaigns in these markets.

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About Company

THINX creates period-proof underwear and they have been breaking taboos around feminine hygiene since 2014. They are famous for their unique and distinct branding and design identity, recognized both online and offline.

Results

3x

Faster Video Production

“We’re excited about the initial results of the Smartly.io Video Templates. What we’ve learned will inform our 2019 content strategy for international markets. Our next test will evaluate the performance of 4:5 video ads served on FB Stories, IG Stories, and News Feed placements. The videos will be customized dynamically per each country we’re targeting.”

Daniella Amirian, Growth Marketing, THINX