FanFeedr, a sports news site, discovered the secret formula to getting 10x higher click through rates than typical Facebook ads. Their company aggregates, organizes, and then publishes content from over 10,000 sports related sites each day in a format their visitors love.
This case study covers a number of the ads that yielded high returns. Their primary objectives in using Facebook ads are:
- Awareness of the FanFeedr brand
- Increase “Likes” of their Facebook fan page
- Referral traffic back to their site
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The Arizona Office of Tourism was spending a significant amount of money on traditional forms of advertising and they were seeking a cost-effective alternative to reaching interested parties. They decided to implement a marketing strategy on Facebook that would get visitors excited about the state of Arizona.
- Promotion utilized popular keyphrases to maximize exposure
- Drawings were held for free vacation getaways
- Keywords were based off Facebook users’ various interests
The Arizona Office of Tourism saw an average of eight times more clicks to their website than what traditional advertising campaigns delivered. Over one in four of those visitors requested additional information about vacationing in Arizona, which was a much higher conversion rate than they had ever experienced before. Since the promotion delivered such promising results, 89% of the advertising budget for the Arizona Office of Tourism is now spent through Facebook. To read the actual study, click here.
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When Levi’s decided to launch their “Ready to Work” campaign in 2010 that featured their new lineup of outdoor clothing, the company focused on the residents of Braddock, Pennsylvania since the area residents were trying to revive the local steel mills. They took these resident’s rugged image and featured it in several Facebook ads that were targeted at the 18-34 year old demographic. Levi’s also tested Facebook-only 40% off discounts during this campaign to have a measurable conversion rate among the viewers.
- Campaign designed to introduce new line of denim clothing
- Featured a rugged, All-American steel town
- Targeted the 18-34 demographic
Within 15 minutes of the campaign launch, Levi’s saw the traffic to their website double as consumers cashed in on the 40% off incentive. Traffic to the Levi’s Facebook page saw 1500% more interactions, with their total amount of fans increasing by 35% over the course of the campaign. A spokesperson for Levi’s stated that the Facebook campaign was a very cost effective way to drive in new business and they will definitely use similar approaches in the future. To view the actual study, click here.
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In November of 2009, Cheerios began a Facebook campaign that primarily targeted mothers with young children. In order to entice this demographic to become a fan, they offered a free children’s book to charity for each new member that made contact through Facebook. The campaign launch was scheduled in a 24 hour block format where all Facebook members meeting the criteria would see the ad. The overall goal was to increase the company’s image as a responsible, caring business that relates to their customers.
- Facebook campaign aimed at mothers with small children
- Free book donated to organization First Book for each fan
- Goal was to enhance company image with mothers
On November 5th, 2009, Cheerios has 133,129 visitors to their Facebook page, which is a 1500% increase from the previous day. The overall engagement rate (.19 percent) was a record for the company and Cheerios eventually had over 84.5 million total impressions. Over 200,000 people have become fans of the page since the campaign launch with 124,000 books given away. You can view the actual case study here.