Academy Class

Who are Academy Class?

Academy Class are a leading provider of training courses for designers and developers. Academy Class have seen strong growth over the past 5 years, with search playing a key role in this expansion.

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Objectives

Academy class set us ambitious leads targets, and were looking for a strong custom solution that integrated their Adwords accounts with their complex business model. Their 4 main objectives were as follows:

  • Reduce cost per lead
  • Generate more leads
  • Increase Quality Score
  • Ensure all classes have a least 3 attendees

Strategy 

After auditing the account we identified two key areas for improvement: firstly, ad relevance, and secondly, ad copy. We saw that most of their ad groups have 4-5 keywords in which is far from optimal, so we took all of the keywords within their account and placed them within their own single keyword ad group, enabling us to write highly-specific adverts for each keyword.

Secondly, we identified that there had been very little advert copy testing, so we implemented our advert-testing software into their account to keep track of the thousands of different ad copies, and ensured that there were at least 2 different ad copies in each ad group. We then applied our proprietary ad copy testing methodology to the account and saw significant increases in CTR and conversion rate.

Integrating CRM data with Adwords 

Academy Class had a clear data gap where they were unable to see which leads converted into customers booking a class with them. To determine this, we helped them integrate their Adwords account with their CRM data so that we were able to track the full customer journey, from ‘click’ to ‘class booked’.

This allowed us to identify the exact keywords that were driving bookings and the exact amount of revenue that they were generating. Based on this data we were able to increase bids on these keywords to generate more revenue for the client and maximise profit.

Attribution modelling 

By analysing Academy Class’s Analytics data, we were able to identify that paid search was a key driver of top-of-funnel traffic, and other channels such as direct traffic and SEO were heavily dependent upon paid search traffic upstream.

Based on this knowledge, we decided to move from the ‘last click’ attribution model that Academy Class were previously using to a ‘first click’ model that more accurately reflected the impact of paid search on their overall marketing efforts. 

Results

  • 29% increase in qualified sales leads
  • 44% decrease in cost per lead
  • Account impression-weighted Quality Score increased from 5.76 to 7.55

What the client had to say

Clicteq was not the only company to review our PPC account but the only one with such detailed report. The audit itself gave us high valuable insights we were able to implement at once. We would definitely recommend Clicteq as a PPC partner.

Giedius Morkumus, Digital Marketing Manager at Academy Class