Paid Social Campaigns Net 440% Increase in Efficient Spending

Captivate's smart and effective strategies optimized Belgard's paid social across markets, ensuring the paver company stands out in an extremely competitive market.

Key Objectives

Reach National and Regional Audiences

Cater Campaigns to Diverse Client Needs

Maximize Paid Social Ad Spend

Maintain Positive Growth Across All Paid Social Channels

The Project Background

Belgard is the flagship brand of hardscape building materials manufacturer, Oldcastle APG.

Belgard supplies hardscape materials for outdoor living areas including concrete, porcelain, and permeable pavers, as well as wall blocks for freestanding and retaining walls. Beyond paver block materials, the company also designs and markets easy-to-assemble modular kits for outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, and fire pits.

Captivate was brought in by Definition 6, a long-time agency partner, to manage Belgard’s paid social, paid search, and organic SEO programs in 2018. The program’s primary goal was to drive qualified leads for hardscape projects across the country.

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The Project Challenge

As with any paid social media advertising campaign, we leveraged user search data and 12-month trend analysis to construct target audiences of customers most likely to convert. With Belgard supplying contractors and dealers across the country, we had a lot of research to do!

Once we settled on target audiences, we devised a well-organized account strategy aimed at maintaining positive ROI across all regional and national audiences.

Captivate then managed optimized ad budgets, creative rollouts (not creative design), and audiences based on account performances over short and long-term campaign activity.

Key Issues

Wide-Ranging Audience Segments

Diverse Geographical Target Markets

Market-Specific Product Lines

Maintenance of Positive ROI Across Accounts

The ROI Focused Solution

Captivate built Belgard an overarching paid social media strategy — featuring national, regional, and trade campaigns.

By learning the Belgard team’s target audience profiles, we focused on fostering a community with ideal Belgard customers. These users were combined with separate look-a-like and retargeting audiences to further bolster Belgard’s site traffic. Together, these audiences formed the foundation of Belgard ad campaigns.

Next, we optimized spending based on key performance indicators, such as Cost Per Lead, Cost Per Click, and Click Through Rate — by both audience and channel. These KPIs helped us understand how to best utilize budgets.

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The Results

Our social media advertising specialists built Belgard a highly successful paid social campaign through extensive keyword research. These results all represent year-over-year improvements, offering a bright future with continued growth opportunity.

564%

Increase

Conversion Increase

Massively increased total ad conversions.

440%

Increase

Efficient Spending

Spent funds more efficiently despite campaign growth.

.2%

Increase

Click Through Rate

Expanded client engagement with ads.

4%

Decrease

Cost Per Click

Lowered price per successful advertisements.

21%

Decrease

Cost Per Lead

Minimized expenses per new lead.

3%

Decrease

Bounce Rate

Maintained more clients per visit.

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