This past week, at The BIAKelsey Leading in Local conference in Atlanta, Kelsey distributed its new GOLOCAL awards in three categories – Sales/ Revenue, Innovation and Strategic use of digital marketing. Nearly forty entrants were considered for these three categories and three finalists in each category were brought to Atlanta for the announcement of the winners.
Placeable was a finalist in the Strategic use of digital marketing for the successful partnership with AAA Carolinas. Heather Mcbrien of AAA Carolinas and I represented the team and I presented an overview of what we had accomplished together to the audience, which included empowering AAA Carolinas to emerge as a fierce competitor in their local markets across all three of their primary business units (car care, travel and insurance). These results included:
- Indexing some 1200 authoritative local landing pages for 230 locations
- Generating 800% increase in organic traffic
- Producing 35K new visitors per month
- 25% conversion rate on all unique visits to phone calls, registrations and appointments
Included in Heather’s description of some of the softer benefits that have been generated by our campaigns together was that of the decrease in the number of tire kickers that have been generated. Specifically, Heather described that the quality of leads generated are now far more qualified and in active transaction mode as opposed to window-shopping. Continue reading