At UAWC, we always put humans first. There is nothing more important than helping people enjoy their lives to the fullest.
That is why the Inhumans project held a special place for us.
It was also a new challenge. We had to work around the project's specific nature when promoting it. And we love to test our expertise against new challenges.
Inhumans Club is a social project intended to help people with alcohol addictions. It does so with "sobriety challenges" - 21 and 90-day long sessions of short tasks and educational reading that help people understand the reasons behind their problems and learn how to enjoy life without drinking.
We needed people to know about this project. To succeed, it had to become a trend.
We needed more people to subscribe to the sobriety challenges.
For the project to become self-sustainable, its ad spend had to be optimized for returns.
"Change the whole world by changing your relationship with alcohol."
If you look at the metrics, you will immediately see that the project saw little success at the start. The sales averaged 5 a month, and the ROAS was below 1, meaning Inhumans were spending more on advertising than they were earning from them.
Aside from that, there was an issue with finding the right audience.
The project is intended to help people identify their problems with alcohol consumption and recover from them.
But how do you convince drunk people that being drunk is a problem?
We had to find an answer to this question.
First, we needed to identify our best audiences and discover the right creatives to appeal to them.
After that, we had to optimize our ad campaigns for conversions.
Aside from working with ads, we also had to rework the website to make it better optimized for conversions.
Most of our marketing for Inhumans took place on Facebook.
One of the first things we tested was different approaches to creatives. We saw the best results from those that focused on showcasing the positive effects of quitting alcohol. You can see some examples of them below.
"Three weeks without alcohol. Return the collagen to your skin."
"Quit drinking. Awaken the handsome within you!"
On the other hand, creatives that put emphasis on the negative aspects of drinking performed worse.
"Suffering from a beer belly?"
"Want to become a good husband? Join our marathon. 21 days without alcohol."
In terms of demographics, we experimented with targeting different ages and genders
The differences between age groups were negligible, but A/B tests with different genders gave us a lot of useful data. We used it to further tailor our creatives for the target audiences.
In terms of interests, we had the best results with detailed targeting of people interested in both alcohol and healthy lifestyle.
At first, we did not have enough purchases to optimize the campaign for this event. Instead, we used the Complete Registration event. After getting enough purchases, we switched to optimizing for this event.
This allowed us to decrease the cost of purchase by 18.6%.
One of the experiments we did was A/B testing different variations of the main page above the fold.
As we discovered, design can make a huge difference - the first version brought a 130% boost in conversion rate!
After that, we tested different subheadings:
"Marathon "21 days without alcohol"
Start a new year with victories, sobriety, good health, and a clear mind.
Start on January 10"
"Marathon "21 days without alcohol"
Your liver and weather calling: quit drinking after the New Year!
Start on February 7"
Both of these worked well without much difference between the two.
After that, we tested different pricing structures.
At the start of our work with Inhumans, their pricing was voluntary. People were encouraged to pay as much as they believed the challenge was worth to them. There were some numbers included to help them understand how much others were donating, but the clients did not have to follow them.
We decided to test a different approach.
Here, the prices were no longer flexible. The customers had a choice between donating 40$ (20$ with a 50%discount) or 90$. The latter option would also put them on the list of honorable sponsors.
The results were surprising. After we changed the pricing structure, we saw a 718.48% increase in conversions.
The conclusion is this: users are more likely to convert when given fewer pricing options and choices.
We also tested offering users a time-limited discount, notifying them of it with a header on the main page and a special offer on the checkout page.
This led to a 141% increase in transactions.
On the technical side of things, we also improved the website's load speed, which led to a significant increase in domain ranking and an improvement in user experience.
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