A comprehensive new messaging strategy accelerates online performance and revenue for Razer
Gaming is no longer a pastime or even an avocation: it’s a way of life. Every day, millions of gamers log on across the world to play their favorite games. Some play for fun, relaxation, and social connection, while some compete professionally––but they all share the same deep passion. Gaming is essential to their core identities.
From a broad perspective, that’s good news for game producers and retailers. But the popularity of digital games also implies a significant hurdle: how do you impress customers who are technologically sophisticated, deeply versed in gaming culture––and fickle?
Razer, a gaming lifestyle brand that connects with gamers of all ages and priorities, wanted to up its game in the ecommerce sphere. The company needed aggressive growth in its affiliate and paid media programs, smooth management of branding and performance-targeted media campaigns, optimization of existing programs, and improved returns on ad spend (ROAS). Lacking the in-house deep bench needed to implement such an ambitious agenda, Razer turned to Astound Commerce.
After detailed conferrals with Razer principals and staff, the Astound performance marketing team deployed cutting-edge affiliate marketing, paid media, and creative services programs.
The team revamped existing affiliate and paid media programs, seizing new opportunities and streamlining program efficiency; personalized communications with top affiliates, redefining commission and promotion strategies; consolidated low-performing affiliate programs, launching local programs to expand outreach; and incentivized affiliates with monthly exclusive offers, attractive commission plans, and performance-based bonuses. And to attract new affiliates, assist active affiliates with conversion, and reactivate dormant members, the team implemented an aggressive expansion plan.
Furthermore, the marketing team leveraged best-in-class technology to refine bidding strategies for paid search campaigns and improve ROAS; improved paid search campaigns by deploying consistent ad copy, landing page testing, keyword mining, and full utilization of ad extensions; and restructured and optimized paid social and display campaigns, optimizing cross-channel performance.
The performance marketing team’s efforts paid lavish dividends for Razer, pushing up revenues and online store sales dramatically: