LOCAL PEST CONTROL LEAD GENERATION CASE STUDY

How we boosted by 300% the deals closed for a Pest Control Company via Google Ads lead generation

ABOUT THE CLIENT

ZCT – Zucchet is a pest control service provider company serving the Metropolitan City area of Rome and Latina. This family business is renowned for innovative treatments and experience during almost three decades of activities. Their clients are private and businesses, so the locations in which they operate are quite diverse, such as hotels, hospitals, schools, restaurants, cafè, shops, and houses. Also, the services provided include several pests fairly wide: termites, rats, mosquitos, flies, bees, roaches, pigeons, crickets, centipedes, earwigs, sow bugs, and many more unfriendly bugs.

CHALLENGE

The primary goal for ZCT was to scale the volume and the quality of users nurturing the lead generation infrastructure: incoming calls and contact forms via the website. The secondary goal was to establish a tracking system to retrieve the data about the category of services requested and provide an actionable output to support a flexible budget allocation process based on client operational needs.

SOLUTION

Given the wide range of treatments and interventions offered, we conducted a preliminary analysis of competitors and services to enlighten the best opportunity where to tackle the market. Afterward, we set up granular service-focused Google Ads campaigns driving traffic to specific landing pages designed for maximizing the conversion rate of the client’s preferred contact channel: direct calls.

In addition, we set up a Google local service account, eligible only for certain types of businesses, such as pest control service providers. This advertising channel is especially effective for local businesses that get contacts through direct calls.

For the secondary goal, we execute a custom implementation of Google Analytics 4 via Google Tag Manager, the latest version of the most used website analytics tool. It was the perfect fit to collect more powerful audiences for ad campaigns and to organize the user’s demand in categories of interventions based on specific tracking events. Aimed to enhance data visualization and reporting for the client, we built a custom dashboard integrating website analytics data and customer center call statistics.

RESULTS

The primary goal was achieved with an increase of +300% in Conversions, from leads generated to contracts closed. The Conversion Rate increased by +105%, with a Cost-Per-Acquisition lower by -77%. During peak times, the call center struggled to pick up all the incoming calls. The local service ads further increased the volume of leads generated at a CPA 5 times lower than other placements, also generating positive reviews by customers.

For the secondary goal, we provided the client with a simple layout dashboard reporting the level of demand segmented by services and relative budget investment in Google Ads. The actionable data improved the overall decision-making process; the client was able to prioritize the interventions and increase the profitability, allocate the budget according to seasonality and level of demands and improve the operational activities of the staff.

SERVICES

PPC MANAGEMENT: Google Ads
WEB ANALYTICS: Google tag manager implementation, Google Analytics 4 setup, Google Data Studio dashboard

All the guys we spoke to, are prepared, understanding of our needs, and willing to improve performances. Their organization is light, smart, and rational. No wasted time, straight to the goal.

Mattia D. – CEO

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Multi-country Haircare eCommerce Case Study

How we double revenue in 30 days through a full-funnel strategy in three different markets

ABOUT THE CLIENT

Rossano Ferretti is a luxury haircare eCommerce brand based in the UK, also operating in the Italian and US markets. Well-known for its luxury hair salons and the revolutionary cutting method, it now brings salon-quality products to its customers’ houses.

CHALLENGE

Rossano Ferretti’s main goal was to improve general digital advertising performance and increase overall revenue, quickly preparing the account for the upcoming holiday season and maximizing other marketing activities (PR, organic social activity, and more). In particular, each market needed a different approach since:

Italy: it needed a complete restart since campaigns were not running anymore due to poor performance
US: general revenue performance was decreasing, and we needed to reverse the trend
UK: performance was good, so we aimed to preserve the positive trend

SOLUTION

The first step of our strategy included the countries’ segmentation into different accounts based on the client’s business goals and needs.

Through our proven methodology, we have then implemented an account restructure to immediately drive results and sales, reinforcing the current lower funnel activity keeping what was working and improving was not delivering sales. In particular, we launched custom search and performance max campaigns.

The data collected during the first month were useful for expanding the accounts with more full-funnel activities through Meta channels (Facebook and Instagram) and Google properties, according to each country’s needs.

During all the abovementioned steps, we also created new ads (both evergreen and promotional) to deliver the correct message to each different buyer persona; the users’ segmentation was based on the funnel steps, so we implemented the following:

– Ads targeting the awareness step;
– Ads targeting the acquisition phase;
– Ads targeting the remarketing stage.

RESULTS

After the first 30 days of our management, the overall performance of the website increased by 116% in revenue, more than doubling the previous month’s performance, with an 84% increase YoY.

In addition, the client also had better performance in:

– the number of orders, increased by 92%;
– the average order value, higher by 12%;
– the number of new customers, which grew by 78%.

SERVICES

PPC MANAGEMENT: Facebook Ads, Instagram Ads, Google Search, Google Shopping, Performance Max, Display, Retargeting, Product Feed Management

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BLACK FRIDAY HAIRCARE CASE STUDY

How we scaled Facebook Ads and Google Ads for a haircare eCommerce brand expanding to the Italian Market during the Black Friday

ABOUT THE CLIENT

The client is a young haircare Shopify eCommerce brand based in US, providing high-quality hairstyle products for a female audience. The company is fast growing, and at this stage of their business, flexibility was one of the main requirements they were looking for in a partner able to support their market internationalization in Italy.

CHALLENGE

The main goal was to consolidate the brand’s presence in the Italian market and reach an ambitious revenue target during the Black Friday period. Conscious of the high level of competition in the niche, the client needed a multi-channel strategy to get the most out of the budget available across Google Ads and Facebook Ads platforms. The execution of the strategy required a particular focus on ad copywriting messages and visual creativities addressing specific micro-target segments.

SOLUTION

The campaigns were built to reach audiences across multiple networks and position the brand as the top-quality provider in the market while maintaining a very approachable image. On Google Ads, beyond the search network, we delivered on the shopping, display, and Youtube networks favoring visual communication to reinforce brand awareness. On Facebook and Instagram, we emphasized the promotional Black Friday sale enabling all the remarketing audiences and leveraging the synergy with the Google channel. To better understand the customer journey and optimize the user interaction with the brand, we created custom metrics available in a Looker Studio dashboard for client and internal use.

RESULTS

In just one month, we scaled the eCommerce traffic by +169%, increasing the revenue by +117% and the number of transactions by +128%. We achieved the revenue target by hitting very narrow audiences that could ensure a good return on the budget invested. On the other hand, we reached a significant share of the market at a very low cost per interaction, nurturing email marketing lists and overall establishing a relevant position for our client among the competitors.

SERVICES

PPC MANAGEMENT: Facebook Ads, Instagram Ads, Google Search, Google Shopping, Display, YouTube, Retargeting, Microsoft Ads, Product Feed Management

They have an excellent strategy to improve the audience. They made themselves available whenever We needed, and that was a pleasure. They did a great job and worked very fast. I am glad that I found Midsummer Agency. They’re doing an exceptional job.

Filippo C. & Grant R. – Founders

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TRAVEL ECOMMERCE CASE STUDY

How we increased revenue by 455% in just 5 months.

ABOUT THE CLIENT

ParkingMyCar is an Italian startup with the mission of making the parking experience easy, safe, and convenient for everyone. From their travel e-commerce, you can book online on 220+ different parking within 23 airports and 16 ports.

CHALLENGE

The main goal for ParkingMyCar was to scale performance and volumes while maintaining a profitable Return On Ad Spend (ROAS) on the Google Ads channel targeting the Italian market. The secondary objective was to build the infrastructure and be ready for the peak season in summer.

SOLUTION

Via ongoing consulting with their marketing team, we helped restructure the account and implement several optimization strategies:

  1. Launch of dynamic search ads: to expand traffic to all available products and destinations in a scalable and automated way.
  2. Review of existing campaigns: to improve broad and exact match type themed keywords performance and remove redundant or inefficient ones.
  3. Budget and bid enhancement: to leverage machine learning bidding strategies towards a return on ad spend goal.
  4. Account growth: to expand with the addition of new campaigns, Google search partners, and Microsoft ads account setup and launch.

RESULTS

In just five months from December to April, we scaled account revenue and spending by 455% while keeping the target ROAS. Even when our work was over, the account continued to grow and hit a 2000% year-over-year increase in revenue in June.

SERVICES

PPC MANAGEMENT: Consulting, Search, Microsoft Ads

Midsummer’s team has done an amazing job with our campaigns and helped ramp up our lead generation exponentially. Attention to detail and continual optimization has yielded impressive results. They become a key trusted adviser and always provide unique insights.

MariaChiara B – CMO

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FULL-FUNNEL DIGITAL STRATEGY FOR E-COMMERCE CASE STUDY

How we doubled sales at improved ROAS for a digital products eCommerce store with Google Ads and Facebook Ads (now Meta Ads).

ABOUT THE CLIENT

VisureItalia is one of the leading Italian eCommerce in the digital governmental certificates industry. Some products need a special review from the Office (higher price, lower margin). Others can be bought directly from the website (higher margin, lower price).

CHALLENGE

When it comes to digital products, Google Shopping is not an option. Performance was stagnant. Even if the account was at a decent level of sales, no initiatives were taken to scale performance and grow revenue at a similar return on ad spend (ROAS).

VisureItalia also needed a strategy to acquire new customers and retain the existing ones. They already had a strategy on Google Ads, but ongoing brand awareness in different channels could have ramped up customer loyalty. The question was: how can we create interest and awareness around digital governmental certificate products?

SOLUTION

The existing search campaign structure was divided into thematic areas, including products with different delivery times and prices within the same campaign. We replaced the overall search campaign with a more advanced structure made of Dynamic Search Ads (DSA) using page feeds. We segmented products by price range and dynamically highlighted key product features and benefits, such as delivery times and prices in the ad copy, using the third-party tool DataFeedWatch.

This allowed us to fully open the acquisition strategy on Google Ads to all products, divided by price range, and to have better control of costs and, consequently, the ROAS. We opened a Meta Ads (Facebook Ads & Instagram Ads) account and set up remarketing audiences from scratch, using data from 7 up to 180 days of VisureItalia past users (purchasers, customer lists, website visitors, etc.). From these lists, we then generated lookalike audiences of similar users. In this way, we created two strategies: one for the acquisition and one for re-engaging past website users. Campaigns had personalized ads and copy, depending on the user’s step in the funnel.

RESULTS

In the first 3 months after the new account structure was implemented, the ROAS grew by 69%. The DSA campaign has helped us to increase the website traffic by 47% at an 18% lower cost-per-click while generating a higher number of conversions at a 20% higher average order value. The positive trend is continuing, reaching an average ROAS of 400% (the goal was set at 300%) and an increased in Ads’ investments, which has triplicated in only two years. Since the opening of paid social channels, we have also gained more qualified traffic: +34% of new users and +35% of total sessions. Revenue has grown by 9% from the previous period.

SERVICES

PPC MANAGEMENT: Product Feed Management, Search, Display, Retargeting, Microsoft Ads, Facebook Ads

WEB ANALYTICS: Google Data Studio dashboard, Google Analytics 4, Google Tag Manager

Midsummer quality of the work is not good but EXCELLENT. I have found great expertise and experience gained in international contexts which, made available to our company, has allowed us to achieve results that are far above to our expectations.

Paolo B. – Owner

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DIGITAL ADVERTISING IN ITALY: B2B CASE STUDY

How we increased sales by 4 digits for a B2B eCommerce advertising on Google Ads and Microsoft Ads.

ABOUT THE CLIENT

Rochester Electronics is the world’s largest continuous source of semiconductors authorized by over 70 leading manufacturers, encompassing more than 200,000 part numbers.

CHALLENGE

The client needed an international PPC agency to improve the quality of the traffic coming from Google Ads B2B campaigns targeting the Italian market. The end goal was to increase the conversion rate (CVR) and decrease the cost per action (CPA).

SOLUTION

Initially, we started by cutting account inefficiencies: we paused underperforming campaigns and reviewed the negative keywords strategy to avoid customer mismatch and wasted ad spend. Then we used the product’s database and a third-party tool to create a hyper-granular Single Keyword Ad Group (SKAG) campaign structure, to significantly increase the click-through rate (CTR) and consequently the conversion rate (CVR).

RESULTS

It was a blasting +2000% in revenue YoY! With higher qualified traffic and super relevant ad copies, we were able to bring a massive +700% increase in eCommerce transactions for the Italian market. This led us to be the best-performing agency worldwide for the client.

SERVICES

PPC MANAGEMENT: Search, Display, Retargeting, Microsoft Ads.
WEB ANALYTICS: Google Data Studio dashboard.

The team is supportive, proactive, and efficient in communicating all requests and delivering campaigns. Moreover, their knowledge, understanding, and professionalism stand out.

Rajni B. – Marketing Manager

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FEED-DRIVEN CAMPAIGN CASE STUDY

How we optimized product feed and created a dynamic Search campaign using Feed-Driven Text Ads to maximize traffic and increase conversions.

ABOUT THE CLIENT

Fitprime, an Italian-based startup that runs an online gym membership marketplace for sports centers, offers a complex product catalog of 2,000+ products in over 100 locations.

CHALLENGE

The client was starting out with a new Google Ads account, so there was little historical data to refer to when setting up campaigns. As a gym membership marketplace, this client wasn’t selling physical items. This means selling on Google Shopping wasn’t possible since the platform doesn’t allow businesses to advertise services. The main objective was to create a scalable and granular account structure.

SOLUTION

We decided to use the DataFeedWatch Feed-Driven Text Ads solution to optimize the client’s feeds and create hyper-granular Search campaigns. Feed-Driven Text Ads allowed us to automatically create thousands of keywords and dynamic Google Search ads based on the client’s product feed.

RESULTS

With the new structure, the campaigns grew by 25% in traffic with 32% higher session duration. Single Product Ad Group structured campaigns allowed for location and product-level reporting. We were able to maximize traffic to the client’s site and increase conversions for the top-performing products and locations. We also scaled our client’s online campaigns while using all products and locations during the busy season.

SERVICES

PPC MANAGEMENT: Search, Display, Retargeting.
WEB ANALYTICS: Google Analytics account and view setup, GTM implementation, Google Data Studio dashboard.

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FASHION ECOMMERCE CRO CASE STUDY

How we leveraged user behavior and customer feedback to double the website conversion rate.

ABOUT THE CLIENT

SEASE is an Italian outdoor fashion brand offering a contemporary wardrobe for passion-driven lifestyles.

CHALLENGE

Increase the eCommerce conversion rate on luxury price tag products and improve the add-to-cart rate.

SOLUTION

We set up the traffic monitoring infrastructure – heatmaps, session recordings, and surveys – to identify patterns among users leaving the checkout page without making a purchase and those visiting the product page without adding products to the shopping cart.

We discovered two types of barriers:

  1. Product perceived value, which was directly related to a low add-to-cart rate
  2. UX gaps that were mostly connected with the checkout process

Knowing this allowed us to support the client’s teams with website optimization solutions, intervene on both aspects, and accurately measure before/after results.

RESULTS

We doubled the overall website conversion rate just one month after implementing our suggested optimization techniques. A similar uptrend continued during the following months, hitting an overall +288% conversion rate after seven months.
Thanks to session recordings analysis, we also resolved an ongoing issue that hindered users from completing orders for weeks without the client or dev even noticing it.

SERVICES

CONVERSION RATE OPTIMIZATION: Heatmaps, Session Recordings, Surveys, Net Promoter Score

PPC MANAGEMENT: Paid Social, Google Shopping, Product Feed Management, Search, Display, Retargeting

With Midsummer Agency’s help, we hit the highest e-commerce revenue in the last quarter. The team was a pleasure to work with. Their communicative and strategic nature allowed us to integrate seamlessly within our in-house team. Their experience in the fashion industry was outstanding.

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Lorenzo S. – eCommerce Manager

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EDUCATION & RECRUITING CASE STUDY

How we leveraged the Google Search Partner and Display Network to increase lead volumes and cut CPA

ABOUT THE CLIENT

Linguedo is a German startup that solves inequalities in the European job market through language and education.

CHALLENGE

The main goal was to attract Italian and Spanish nurses willing to relocate and work in renowned German hospitals. The client struggled to bring conversions at target CPA due to the very high competition and an overall low conversion rate.

SOLUTION

Using our proven methodology, we first worked at the account structure, which showed many inefficient areas. Then, we leveraged the search partner network with a unique approach (we wrote more about it here). Finally, with Display Advertising targeting specific job listing websites and pre-qualifying display ads, we reached an even better performance than search in terms of CPA.

RESULTS

We came very close to the same number of conversions as per Google Search on the Search Partner network, with 68% lower CPA. Overall, we managed to increase lead volumes by 30% with 36% lower CPA.

SERVICES

PPC MANAGEMENT: Search, Display, Retargeting

Midsummer Agency lowered the cost per action and increased the Wordstream score. Meeting the business’s goals, their workflow was very effective and they notified us when tasks didn’t fall into their immediate responsibility.

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Matthias G. – CEO

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TRAVEL & TOURISM CASE STUDY

How we boost boat and berth bookings for a travel marketplace

ABOUT THE CLIENT

Marinanow is a travel marketplace where users can book online more than 10.000 boats and berths in 1.300 destinations in the Mediterranean Sea.

CHALLENGE

The main goal for Marinanow was to expand sales globally. They hired us to support business growth, increase international brand visibility, and drive more bookings on strategic locations.

SOLUTION

We deployed a hyper-granular set of campaigns to promote each of the 300 destinations globally, in 4 languages. We created targeted ads triggered by more than 8.000 keywords. To monitor and analyze performance efficiently, we designed and implemented a custom Google Analytics tracking solution via Google Tag Manager and a custom Google Data Studio performance dashboard.

RESULTS

During the peak season, the brand grew by 57% in overall US traffic compared to the previous year, which resulted in +58% online bookings from strategic locations.

SERVICES

PPC MANAGEMENT: Search, Display, Retargeting.
WEB ANALYTICS: Business analytics strategy, Measurement plan, GTM implementation, Google Data Studio dashboard.

We are delighted with the results. Again, this year, Midsummer has been a great help for us. The team supported us in reaching our business goals, going far beyond expectations.

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Paolo Codina - Marinanow Co-Founder
Paolo – Co-Founder

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