marlo marketing. fully integrated marketing, public relations, and creative services agency based in Boston, Massachusetts and New York City

From influencer engagement for luxury hotels to website design for assisted living communities to public relations for iconic beer brands, we cover a lot of ground.

In industry lingo, we’re considered a full-service integrated consumer marketing agency.

In our lingo? We just get sh*t done.

Case Study: The Food Lens

Overview

One year after marlo marketing was engaged for public relations services (brand launch, thought leadership, event creation/execution) to define The Food Lens’ messaging and launch the website as the go-to source for insider restaurant tips, the founders were unsatisfied with their existing agency behind the brand’s digital marketing presence. They turned to the marlo team to audit and streamline all of the company’s marketing assets, in hopes of seeing a better return on their digital marketing spend.

Assignment

Develop a strategic digital marketing plan to drive traffic to The Food Lens website (new and return users), build email newsletter subscribers, and improve brand presence via online advertising.

Strategy

  • Concept and design a compelling digital ad campaign including click-bait photography, copy that reinforces the brand’s positioning as an insider restaurant darling, and visual brand identity elements.
  • Develop Google AdWords campaign targeting relevant search terms to drive users to TFL.com.
  • Launch remarketing campaigns to reengage users who had previously interacted with the TFL brand.
  • Build and execute an email marketing strategy.
  • Establish social media ad campaigns to increase social following, drive users to TFL.com, and generate leads for email marketing program.

Results

Within six months, the brand experienced an exponential increase in its digital presence:

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Website traffic increased by 228% for unique monthly users and by 228% for new users

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Adwords Campaigns saw a 855% increase in ad clicks and 3,747% increase in ad impressions

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Social media ads saw a 109% increase in ad impressions at a 60% lower CPM

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Email marketing saw an 94% increase in email list subscribers, with an average email open rate of 26.5% (industry average: 11.7%) and an average email click rate of 5.5% (industry average: 0.7%)