SteelHouse Unleashes New Campaign Technology to Boost Conversion Rates

Slingshot™, the latest campaign technology in SteelHouse’s cloud-based marketing platform, highlights the importance of sequenced, multi-channel campaigns and proves the performance of view-throughs.

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 4, 2013) – SteelHouse ( www.SteelHouse.com ), a data-driven marketing technology company, today announced the addition of Slingshot™ to its multi-channel marketing platform.  The sequenced campaign technology proves that view-throughs are in fact the real deal with 85% of the response to its ads coming from views, not just clicks, while tests of the technology have shown significant lift in conversion, overall revenue per visitor, and average order values for SteelHouse customers.

There’s an overriding belief in the display ad industry that only clicks count, but we’ve seen from our client’s Slingshot campaigns that view-throughs actually result in more sales and higher conversions than click-throughs,” said Mark Douglas, President and CEO of SteelHouse.  “Brands don’t know what happens when consumers reach their destination site, and the ad industry doesn’t measure that.  But we’re connecting the dots through our data, and our data shows that a viewed-through ad carried influence, even if it didn’t lead to a click.

According to industry studies , the number of people who actually click on an ad runs well below 1%. Of that 1%, less than one in four people will actually make a purchase .  However, through Slingshot – a sequenced campaign tool that uses a powerful combination of retargeting and onsite offers with mirrored messaging – marketers see significantly higher conversions.

SteelHouse client, Creative Labs , a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products, recently performed a Slingshot campaign in which they showed a retargeting ad announcing a sale and then reinforced the ad onsite with a SteelHouse Real Time Offer™. The campaign resulted in an 87% lift in conversion, a 332% lift in overall revenue per visitor and a 27% increase in average order value.  By reinforcing their messaging across multiple channels, offsite and onsite, the online retailer saw a dramatic lift in their online sales compared to previous sales seasons.

“The traditional way of buying mass impressions and hoping for conversions is misguided and ineffective ,” said Mark Douglas, CEO of SteelHouse.  “In order to maximize ROI on marketing spend, businesses need to understand the importance of sequenced, multi-channel campaigns that take view-throughs into account. Our campaign data shows that viewable impressions via Slingshot yield over 4x higher conversions than clicks.”

Douglas continued by saying “Marketers and media planners need to rethink their inherent beliefs about clicks. There are more meaningful metrics for evaluating campaign performance and view-throughs are certainly one of them.”

For more information on SteelHouse’s cloud-based marketing platform and products , please visit http://www.steelhouse.com/products . For a copy of the Creative Labs case study, please email sales@steelhouse.com .

About SteelHouse

SteelHouse™ ( www.SteelHouse.com ), a data-driven marketing technology company, brings innovative advertising solutions to brands, agencies and eCommerce marketers. SteelHouse reaches more than 170 million consumers a month, across hundreds of the world’s largest brands. The company’s award-winning solutions within its cloud-based marketing platform – A2, Real Time Offers™ and Retargeting – enable companies to drive high engagement in their ads, on or off their site, based on consumers’ real-time behaviors.

The SteelHouse team is comprised of veteran direct marketers and engineers from eHarmony, E*TRADE, Oracle and the Rubicon Project. SteelHouse is based in Los Angeles, Calif.

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SteelHouse™ (www.SteelHouse.com) is enabling Real Time Marketing by giving online retailers the ability to deliver offers to their shoppers in real time – anywhere on the web and through any device. Combined with SteelHouse’s award-winning and patent-pending Behavioral Commerce technology, which powers its Real Time Offers and Retargeting products, offers are generated based on shoppers distinct shopping personalities and buying behaviors. With SteelHouse, marketers can for the first time, truly understand who their shoppers are by their shopping personalities and buying behaviors and – just as important – act on that intelligence right away with Real Time Offers and Retargeting that will increase their conversions, sales and revenue. The SteelHouse team includes veteran direct marketers and engineers from eHarmony, E*TRADE, Oracle and the Rubicon Project. SteelHouse is based in Los Angeles, Calif.

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