27% increase in sales compared to the same period last year.
Increase online sales in Quebec.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are synonymous with a high concentration of advertisers and increased advertising delivery costs. CPMs can be up to 5 times higher during this time. Hence, trying to convert a "cold" audience during this busy shopping period can be very expensive.
To overcome this, we deployed a pre-BFCM acquisition strategy with a campaign optimized for add-to-carts that ran from October to mid-November. This strategy enabled us to expand our "warmed-up" audience pool at a more than reasonable cost.
Running a launch campaign before a major promotion period like BFCM helps increase consideration and conversion at the start of the event. Indeed, reaching a cold audience during BFCM is much less profitable than an audience that already considers the brand. That's why we capitalized on warmed-up users by deploying only remarketing campaigns during the 3-day promotion.
The deployed strategy allowed us to concentrate our efforts in the right places, but more importantly, at the right time. It was consequently responsible for a 24% increase in sales vs. the same period the year prior.
Although our mandate was to increase online sales by 10% during this period, we were confident that our digital ads would have an impact on the number of purchases made in physical stores as well. To measure this influence, we implemented in-store sales tracking for digital ads, which allows us to identify those that generated a transaction in one of the stores.
Using this tactic is all the more important for a client like Maison Lavande, whose product offering more often than not engages the five senses (cream, perfumes, etc.). Indeed, some consumers may prefer to smell and touch the products in store.
In short, by sending the information from each transaction back to the advertising platforms, it allows us to identify which ads strongly influenced the consumer's purchase.
215 in-store transactions generated from digital advertising
between November 25-27, 2022
increase in sales
from Nov. 25 and November 28 2022 compared to the same period the previous year
(vs. the client's set target of 10%).
Marketing Efficiency Ratio (MER)
during BFCM 2022 (vs. 53 MER in 2021).
*MER = Total Sales / Advertising Expenses.
increase in sales
in Nov. 2022 compared to Nov. 2021.