grand prix
yachting

GRAND PRIX
YACHTING

How Grand Prix Yachting achieved a 10.9 x return on their ad spend for Hamilton Island Race Week

10.9X

Return on ad spend

3X

Email subscribers

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Happy crew members

LINE HONOURS

Day 2 of Race Week

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The Challenge

Our strategy for this campaign needed to be fast and effective, as the client had not invested much previously in marketing … and the timeframe from campaign launch to the first day of racing was ten weeks.

We ran videos, images and collection ads to a cold audience; the people who engaged with those ads were then shown another message with a call to sign up.

The message itself needed to overcome a couple of obstacles:
(A) Many people think yacht racing is expensive and
(B) They also think you need to be a highly-skilled sailor to crew on a racing yacht such as this Volvo 60. 

However, the skipper is skilled at taking beginners and getting them up to speed within two days.

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How we did it

We took a bold approach with the opening line, literally in all caps: “YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A ROCKSTAR” …

  • Created audiences to target specific customer profiles
  • Included strong social proof from previous clients
  • A quick first run with video, image and collection ad formats for post engagement
  • Retargeted people who had shown interest in the first ad with the call to action
  • Ran a third level to offer a discount as the booking deadline approached 
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Current services we offer

  • Facebook ads
  • Messenger Marketing campaigns
  • Email marketing management
  • Website maintenance
  • Website hosting 
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Ask for what you want. You usually won’t get it, and often the rejection will be painful. But when this works, it works surprisingly well.

Almost always, the people who say “I am going to keep going until this works, and no matter what the challenges are I’m going to figure them out”, and mean it, go on to succeed. They are persistent long enough to give themselves a chance for luck to go their way.

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To be willful, you have to be optimistic—hopefully this is a personality trait that can be improved with practice. I have never met a very successful pessimistic person.

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Most people understand that companies are more valuable if they are difficult to compete with. This is important, and obviously true.

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