The case studies on this page (a work in progress) expand on existing examples from the portfolio to provide you with a clear picture of how your organisation can benefit from our endeavours in terms of:
- lead generation
- revenue gains
- savings to the bottom line
- brand authority and reputation
- customer retention and loyalty
- return on marketing investment.
You’re welcome to contact Alex for more specific client references along these lines. Jump on in, the water’s fine!
CASE STUDY 1: SOCIAL CAMPAIGN DRIVES REVENUE INCREASE
Survive-it, a Wellington-based company with a sizeable e-commerce store, provides a complete solution to civil defence emergency preparedness for workplaces, schools and in the home. Survive-it is a client of Anyware Web Marketing, and Alex was involved in helping to manage Survive-it’s Facebook page in the course of providing services for Anyware.
The managing director of Survive-it, Steven McLauchlan, wanted to increase sales and engagement with their brand through a cost-effective Facebook promotion.
The product on offer must be seen as valuable by the audience or a campaign can fall over at the start.
We decided to run a giveaway promotion through a post on Survive-it’s Facebook page timeline.
We chose a product for the giveaway that we believed would attract a great deal of interest – a Grab n Go 4-Person Starter Kit (pictured). Wellington is an earthquake-prone area, and the general level of awareness of the need to be prepared for a natural disaster among the city’s population is high.
The promotion also offered a 10% discount on all products in the online store for the two-week duration of the giveaway, redeemable with a coupon at checkout.
People entered the giveaway competition by posting a comment. The winner was chosen by random number generator.
We boosted the post to an audience in New Zealand with an interest in emergency preparedness.
Post and boost: 9974 people reached (7000 organic). The boost reached 2974 people, and attracted 456 engagements, with a total spend of only $28. The price per engagement of the ad was about 6c, which was better than 90 per cent of all Facebook ads of this type.
Giveaway: The post received 265 valid giveaway entries (as comments), 263 reactions, and 70 shares. It also attracted 880 link clicks, and added 134 followers to the page.
Effect of campaign on e-commerce store sales
Over the two-week period of the giveaway campaign, compared with the same time period in the previous year:
- Total orders: +160%
- Units sold: +472%
- Revenue: +170.37%
- Average order value (AOV): +3.99%
- Conversion rate: +0.22% *
* E-commerce conversion rates can be difficult to evaluate with a promotion causing a spike in traffic. However, the conversion rate increase we achieved was significant, considering that the average global conversion rate for Survive-it’s segment is 1.30 to 1.50 per cent, according to Econsultancy.
At Survive-it, we take the need for New Zealanders to be ready for an emergency very seriously, and use social media to spread this message. Anyware and Alex provided us with an excellent giveaway promotion, which not only gave us good results in terms of sales, but also helped us engage with a broad audience.”
~ Steven McLauchlan, managing director, Survive-it
CASE STUDY 2: WEBSITE OPTIMISATION BOOSTS LEADS & SALES
City Print Communications is a design, printing, and mailing company in Wellington. The business was founded by Clinton Riley, and has been in operation for 30 years. Their core business is digital and offset printing for B2B clients with established brands.
Sentence Case was engaged to help City Print achieve several objectives. The primary goal was to increase organic traffic to their website, and conversions on their website in terms of quote requests, which would drive revenue growth.
The client did not want any work to involve rebranding, or redesigning their website.
We proposed to increase the traffic to City Print’s website through SEO. This included revising on-page content, improving title tags and meta-descriptions, and making subtle changes to the navigation and page layout to improve the user experience, such as making the CTA to get a print quote more prominent.
Firstly, we conducted a website review that captured data about keyword rankings, calls to action, site traffic sources, page views, title tags, and meta-descriptions. From this, we identified opportunities to improve the organic rankings of a cluster of important keywords.
Secondly, the City Print team completed an avatar and persona questionnaire. This clarified City Print’s ideal customer, and the opportunities and barriers associated with their solutions along the buyer journey.
We used the valuable information gleaned from these exercises to formulate a plan for the work, which we executed over a period of several weeks, working alongside Clinton and the City Print team.
The graphs below illustrate the results of our efforts.
CASE STUDY 3: DEVELOPING & PROMOTING A BRAND
KSS Properties, a property development company.
The developer of a landmark apartment development on the foreshore at Lyall Bay in Wellington needed a copywriter to take care of all the copy creation work around the brand strategy and promotions for the release of apartments to the market.
There was a tight time constraint on the work, and also several different areas for copy, including naming the brand, developing the tone and key messages, and writing for promotions and the website.
Alex collaborated with uber-talented Auckland designer Daisy Zou and developer Tom Smith to successfully complete all copywriting work on time. This included:
- Naming the brand and creating the tagline.
- Creating promotional and advertising copy for a range of platforms, with input from the developer, and experts involved in the project.
Here’s the brochure:Navigator-Apartments-Brochure-2017
The brochure is a double spread from page 3 – use the cursor hand and zoom control to view the full layout. The free embedder plugin doesn’t permit this functionality on mobile, so if you’re on your phone, here’s another option for viewing the PDF: