This European based financial institution targeted key markets and saw a brand recognition lift of 20%.
A European based financial institution that creates customized, co-branded credit cards was looking to expand their brand awareness in the
U.S. Historically, they have focused their digital marketing efforts in the U.S. toward acquisition- based direct response campaigns, but wanted to try and test a branding campaign.
The Financial Institution pinpointed two major objectives in order to raise brand recognition in the U.S.:
The Financial Institution’s digital advertising agency worked with Expedia Media Solutions to reach the specific markets in which they were looking to grow market share. Specifically, they used display advertising across the Expedia.com site targeting key markets using creative messaging tied to the bonus points offer available with the featured credit card.
Expedia was the only site to outperform the cost per approval goal set at the onset of the campaign. Expedia’s cost per approval was 18% lower than the goal, driving 688 of the campaign’s approved online applications.
Their digital advertising agency conducted a Vizu study, posing a question to the Expedia audience: “Have you heard of the following (list of 5 credit cards) ?” The benchmark they were looking for in the financial industry was 8.5%. The response of the Expedia audience registered a 20% lift in brand recognition.
The Financial Institution also ran a secondary creative study and posed a question that measured brand lift. The results from Expedia showed a 32% lift in brand association within the exposed audience.
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