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ARIAT

Ariat

Increased brand reach allowing us to scale within ROAS target

Services: Google Shopping

57%rise in conversion rate
24.6Mreach increased with 24.6m impressions delivered (48% YoY rise)
108%increase in revenue (YoY)

About the client

Ariat have been blending technology and performance in their equestrian, western and country products for over 25 years, expanding from the US into the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

After helping Ariat establish a strong foothold in the UK market, the next challenge was to expand the current activity and follow suit across the key locations within Mainland Europe.

Objectives

With no previous shopping structure our initial objectives were to create a new revenue stream for Ariat after having already built them a strong presence on search in the UK & mainland Europe.

More recently our goals have been focused on scaling activity across numerous locations and supporting the business in it’s aggressive growth plans whilst maintaining efficiency.

Our strategy

We overhauled our shopping structure following the unique taxonomy we built to improve overall performance.

  • This allowed us to focus on the key areas of growth for Ariat to assist in hitting their aspirations for each category
  • Similarly allow us to focus on the business internal key areas of growth to help hit growth targets for each category.

Ongoing SKU-level optimisations to continue to maximise impression share on top performing products/categories to following the most up-to-date performance trends.

Continued to research new territories to expand into. Working alongside the client to get localised feeds in place to launch activity across numerous new locations across Europe – helping to increase our search volume & drive incremental revenue from our shopping activity.

Most recently we made a switch over to Smart Shopping campaigns to further our reach & effectiveness of our campaigns.

The results

Since implementing this strategy we’ve been able to:

  • Reach increased with over 24.6 million impressions served after we increased our number of ad placement opportunities across Google Display Network, YouTube & Gmail – a 48% increase on the previous period.
  • Drive further brand awareness in some of the new territories where Ariat has only recently expanded into, increasing our top of funnel traffic & allowing us to later re-engage those users and hopefully lead them to convert.
  • Scale activity whilst remaining within our Target ROAS. The machine learning has helped us increase the effectiveness of several previously struggling campaigns, allowing us to grow the spend & sales figures across all of the campaigns long-term.
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“Honcho has been an invaluable extension of our team ever since we started working with them. Their campaign adaptation to our different target markets and product categories combined with their ‘going the extra mile’ attitude and flexibility have been instrumental in the continuous growth of our European business. Not only have they taken our campaigns to the next level, they’re also great fun and really easy to work with. “

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