CASE STUDY: Stranger 80's

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In the spotlight: Cycling Struggles, 2021 Silver & Bronze Effie Winner!

Stranger 80's

Best of Europe: Media, Leisure & Entertainment (Silver Effie)
Best of Europe: Media Innovation/Idea (Bronze Effie)

Netflix Italy


Netflix is one of the major global online streaming platforms. Their most successful show is Stranger Things. The plot pays homage to the most iconic films and references of the 80s.

The task was to launch season 3 of Stranger Things, whose plot pays homage to the 80s. To generate a national conversation they had to raise awareness of the series widening the target from 18-34 to 18-44 yrs.

Insight was to use Mediaset Italia1 national tv channel which has a high penetration on YA and its 80ies early days fans (+35 yrs). Provocative use of media was to HACK its historical programming to our purpose and let it rerun 80's ST3 referenced movies all day long while interspersing Netflix ads.

Cycling Struggles

ST3 campaign was reported in Italian media with words as: Historical, Well done, Pure genious.

Campaign brings sales records
Total online revenue growth (Year-over-Year):
• during campaing +177%
• after campaing +186,5%
Creates active interest in brand
Isadore outran key competitors and grew faster than interest in growing category.
Campaign boost consideration of the brand
• Purchase Intent +52%
• Improved Brand Perception +49%
Strategic idea bring effective media planning
The TV spot has 35% higher Ad recall with a lower media budget compared to the direct competitor who aired a campaign during the Tour de France as well. The TV spot has high likeability, customers rate it 8,5/10.


"Really stand out of the rest - daring to take another pov on a lifestyle of cycling. Clear ambition setting, very smart targeted approach with clear conversion. I love it."

"Challenges and context were very well described, we could very clearly understand the market situation and position of the brand. A strategic idea was born from good insight and was a logical response to stated challenges."

"I really liked your stand-out from competitors strategy by showing the authenticity of cycling. It's valueing the consumers and makes them tick. Grasping the momentum of the TDF was smart!"

"I like the story of the brand and the simplicity of its communication. Clear, fresh & honest campaign with true insights. Impressive results of the revenue growth and new customers increase from many countries. Usage of tv channels and sport events to grab attention of real fans of the cycling!"