Essilor

Digital Marketing | Social Media |

Sans Frontiere Marketing helps 100s of UK opticians reach new local customers through a partnership with worldwide lens manufacture Essilor

The Objective
Sans Frontiere Marketing was commissioned by Essilor (the world’s leading provider of prescription lenses) to run digital campaigns for independent opticians all over the UK who are members of the Essilor loyalty programme scheme.

The Campaigns
Throughout 2018 Sans Frontiere worked on 89 campaigns for 70 independent opticians. These campaigns typically ran for a duration of one to 8 months within a location of 3, 5 or 8km radius of each practice. The campaigns looked to raise the awareness of each practice within the local area and promote Essilor products to the correct target demographic.

Targeting
The generic parameters of the campaigns were to target potential local customers within the age demographic and location of the ideal customer who has a known interest in glasses, optics or eyewear. However, each campaign was bespoke to the individual optician, with some targeting audiences with specific interests including bi-focal lenses, family eye care or difficulty with vision in certain environments such as playing sport or driving.

Channels
The campaigns predominantly featured on Facebook as many of the target audience were active on this channel and a number of opticians already had established Facebook pages. Where relevant, Instagram was also explored and used as channel for the adverts, including Instagram Stories & Facebook Stories; this proved to be a popular channel for the younger demographic, particularly those interested in the digital lenses (Eyezen).

The Results
The campaign generated over 7,000,000 views on the content whilst reaching an audience 1,500,000 highly targeted people. The campaign operated on an 11% CTR (click through rate), significantly higher than the benchmark for this industry of 1.01% (Wordstream 2019 https://www.wordstream.com/blog/ws/2017/02/28/facebook-advertising-benchmarks). The campaigns also produced plenty of engagements and people who were interested in booking appointments with the opticians. These leads were recorded individually with each practice’s bespoke campaign.

If you would like any further information regarding our work in the optics industry or support with your marketing, please contact james@sansfrontiere.co.uk or call on 01273 487800.

 

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