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Case Studies

Our clients choose to work with us to solve a wide variety of email marketing challenges across many industries.

The single uniting factor for our global clients is that Adestra provides them with the solutions and strategy they need to deliver results. Our clients are happy to share their successes and discuss their use of MessageFocus as part of their email marketing campaigns.


Getting boobs delivered

Having a quirky brand tone of voice can be fun. But it can also cause problems when trying to get email campaigns past common spam filters. Thankfully CoppaFeel could rest assured that their messages would get through to their contacts thanks to Adestra’s dedicated deliverability experts.

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Email automation drives subscription revenue growth of 31% for Incisive Media

Incisive Media has grown from the publisher of a single B2B financial magazine to a global business media company with a vast portfolio. By integrating ‘best-of-breed’ technology solutions, including Adestra Message Focus, Incisive have created a seamless system that supports their growth, without having to bend their requirements to an ‘all-in-one’ system.

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Intelligent email marketing drives fourfold increase in revenue for Big Cup Little Cup

As an online exclusive brand Big Cup Little Cup needed to attract as many website visitors as possible to become customers, and try their products. Using email marketing and a clear strategy, they had fantastic success.

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Automated emails deliver 26% of total email-driven revenue for Harrod Horticultural

Harrod Horticultural adopted email automation to be able to respond to customer behavior in a timely way, and to see if that impacts the bottom line. They created targeted messages around key customer lifecycle stages, which not only boosted their email engagement rates, but led to a 17% year on year increase in revenue as well.

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Volunteer-led emails improve local community engagement for the IET

With over 100 IET local networks run by volunteers that organize events around engineering and technology, a more localized communication approach was needed to support the growing community feel. But how do you do that while maintaining consistent branding, controlling access to sensitive information, and keep emails easy to create and send?

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Email helps drive 30% year on year growth for online media business

The email channel is core to SheerLuxe’s strategy and business model. They needed to grow a loyal and engaged audience to attract advertisers looking to direct consumers to their websites and/or online stores. With an average open-rate of 25%, SheerLuxe now attract over half of their website traffic from email.

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C+D boost advertising revenue by 29% as a result of improved engagement across their newsletter portfolio

The C+D marketing team were concerned about decreasing engagement rates across their newsletter portfolio. In fact, a significant proportion of their database had not opened or clicked for some time. However, they managed to turn this around with engagement-boosting strategies which resulted in boosted advertising revenues by 29%, increased open rates reaching 32% and new template average click-to-open rates: 28%.

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Bags ETC. saw an 850% increase in their mobile revenue from email by going mobile

It’s no secret to marketers that optimizing for mobile devices is a must nowadays, but exactly what effect does it have on business performance? Taking the decision to revamp their emails was the right one for Bags ETC., as it brought them an 850% increase in mobile revenue.

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The digital re-birth of a print-only magazine through email

Sometimes the transition from print to digital isn’t as straightforward as one might anticipate. The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) were faced with this when they realized that financial constraints meant their magazine Wiring Matters could no longer be printed. Despite previous research standing against an online version, the team took a chance and the risk paid off.

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Mango Bikes achieve a 2337% ROI from a lifecycle email campaign

We’ve heard time and time again that it’s easier to market to your current customers than to acquire new ones. But in order to succeed at that, your messages have to be very targeted and relevant. Mango, a quirky and fun cycling retailer, used email automation, and achieved a 2337% ROI as a result!

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Saving time with the MessageFocus API

Following a business acquisition, Intent Media found that their workload had increased considerably as a result of the number of titles added to their portfolio. They needed to accomodate the needs of the new magazines without increasing the human resources already in place.

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Optimising HTML to improve mobile data capture results

With QR codes being used on the majority of Principality’s printed marketing material, they needed to make mobile data capture easier for their users and increase sign-ups. Using a form specially optimised for mobile devices, Principality reported an increase in open rates, 30% higher than the industry benchmark.

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Increasing income from abandoned baskets with Adestra’s Conversion Capture

For The Diamond Store, customer service is a big brand driver. They needed a resource effective yet customer focussed approach for encouraging basket abandoners to convert. Using Conversion Capture meant they could send automated and personalised reminder emails to their basket abandoners and increase their online income, without draining internal resources.

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Increasing brand advocacy and data acquisition using the MessageFocus Social Sharing feature

Encouraging customers to shout about your brand can be a challenge. And collecting data from wider consumer circles can often be harder. The Celtic Manor overcame these challenges by incentivising social media interaction and forward to a friend forms in their email. Utilising popular channels and methods of sharing resulted in over 1900 new subscribers for the brand.

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Content automation saves Telecoms.com 8.5 hours per week 

Reporting directly from the major telecommunications markets around the globe, 80,000 unique monthly visitors rely on Telecoms.com to keep them up-to-date with the very latest industry developments. One of the main sources drawing these visitors to the news pages is the daily e-zine which features snippets of all the top stories and drives traffic to the website.

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Seamless transactional email integration with the MessageFocus API

Oxfam, a leading UK charity needed to automate a series of triggered emails for their new online store. Adestra’s Project Management team guided Oxfam through the set-up to integrate MessageFocus and their online store. Oxfam’s real-time email campaigns meant they could automate resource-heavy and manual email tasks.

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Increasing donor acquisition with SMS

In 2010 Wood Green Animal Shelter saw an increase of 20% in the number of animals being brought in for care and re-homing. Adestra consultants reviewed the shelter’s donation channel strategy, analysing the feasibility of various donation methods and helped the shelter implement an SMS donation campaign resulting in 276 new donations in the first 11 days.

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Relevant and targeted communications to increase ROI

A shift from face-to-face sales to ecommerce prompted RM to choose Adestra’s MessageFocus. It enabled them to increase the ROI of their emails without an increase in the time they would have to spend creating the email campaigns.

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Following best practice improved Sheerluxe’s deliverability, increasing open rates by 1033%

Communicating value and benefits in subject lines and content can be difficult for retailers with repetitive use of popular phrases such as ‘free’ causing emails to land in junk folders. That’s exactly what luxury retailer SheerLuxe.com found when they asked Adestra to increase their email deliverability. Our experts worked with them to cleanse their data collection processes to achieve an inbox placement rate of over 98%.

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Consultancy to improve email marketing effectiveness

Informa Business Information wanted to encourage a cultural shift from a “load and blast” approach to email, to a more strategic, integrated use of email as a key marketing channel. Adestra approached the challenge by carrying out bespoke consultancy and training with IBI to help them achieve a more targeted approach to their email marketing.

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Improving email quality and efficiency with the MessageFocus Approval System

Dennis Publishing employs a busy subscriptions team, sending on average 10 subscription builder emails a week. With a high demand on their time, coordinating email sign-off from internal stakeholders was proving time consuming and prone to roadblocks when it came to quality control and sign off on email campaigns.

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