ShopAdvisor recently published a case study for a campaign it ran with a national coffee brand, to boost sales over the holiday season. The goals were simple; to increase brand awareness and to drive in-store traffic and sales of a seasonal product. Following the 6 week campaign, ShopAdvisor pulled granular sales data from our partner Nielsen, to provide our client with a deeper understanding of the in-store sales attribution of their media campaigns. ShopAdvisor was also tasked with providing a proximity marketing campaign that included pre-targeting analysis, creating and executing the digital advertisements, and driving sales in the selected locations.


  • Increase awareness and consideration of a specified variation of coffee
  • Drive traffic in-store at promoted locations
  • Generate purchase intent
  • Boost sales at retailers where products are sold


  • ShopAdvisor collected audience target segments from a combination of 1st and 3rd party data.
  • Measure marketing campaign effectiveness in driving sales through tracking sales in test stores compared to control stores.
  • Create rich media creatives to direct shoppers to local store locations where the promoted products where available and in stock as well as product landing page for further brand engagement.
  • Serve advertisements to audience target; primarily a demographic of adult coffee enthusiasts between 25-55 with an average household income of $72K


The campaign delivered over 4 million total impressions during a 7 week period, which greatly surpassed prior campaign results and generally accepted industry standards. Key findings from the campaign include:

  • 4.1M total impressions were served
  • Good to excellent audience engagement on mobile creatives – average CTR .24%
  • Up to 5.9% sales lift in revenue on targeted categories for coffee variations in conjunction with in-store promotions, with a 4.01% units sales lift compared to last year at the same time period for the retailer’s vitamin category.
  • 37K total conversions were served with 31% viewability

Conclusion — Why Sales Lift?

Omnichannel marketing campaigns have a lot of moving parts, but how can you be certain that each part is working collectively to drive in-store sales? Elements including surface level and traditional analytics, such as click-throughs and conversion rates, cannot paint the entire picture of your campaign, which leaves you curious as to whether or not your campaign directly attributed in-store revenue. Sales lift is used by retailers, brands, and agencies to calculate the percentage increase or decrease in each metric for users who received a campaign versus a controlled group. The lift also measures metrics from historical data such as sales prior to promotion, and sales average of a particular time period while eliminating any promotions and sales compared to the same period of the prior year or season. Without a sales lift analysis, marketers could very well be leaving out a crucial piece of their campaign puzzle. ShopAdvisor’s capabilities including sales lift, ensure your campaigns are fulfilled to the best standards in the industry.

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