IPG Mediabrands improves time spent on Le Petit Marseillais website
Case Study

IPG Mediabrands improves time spent on Le Petit Marseillais website

A better paid search strategy

Part of Johnson & Johnson, Le Petit Marseillais is the number one body wash brand in France. Although the company already used generic skincare keywords to generate brand awareness and traffic, Le Petit Marseillais wanted to improve its online traffic. The brand partnered with IPG Mediabrands, which helped Le Petit Marseillais use Google Search Ads 360 and Google Analytics to bring more relevant traffic to its site.

Search Ads 360 provides us with the technology and the support we needed to manage awareness campaigns with performance KPIs. Following our success, we will implement this approach with other brands.

Gaetan Chambet, Head of Paid Search, IPG Mediabrands

Bidding algorithms powered by machine learning

Before working with IPG Mediabrands, Le Petit Marseillais’ generic keywords represented 64% of clicks and generated sessions that only lasted an average of 45 seconds (compared to 158 seconds for branded keywords). To maximize the number of visits longer than two minutes generated by non-branded keywords — and stay under a cost-per-acquisition (CPA) constraint  IPG Mediabrands used Analytics metrics and a bidding algorithm within Search Ads 360. The bidding algorithm used machine learning to analyze billions of signals to better predict the conversion rate of each keyword.

Search Ads 360 helped us optimize our acquisition cost, while providing the best possible brand experience for the most interested Le Petit Marseillais consumers.

Pascal Le Clainche, Digital Marketing Director, Johnson & Johnson

Increasing session time and conversions

In under a month, Le Petit Marseillais increased sessions above two minutes by 19% and increased the global conversion rate by 27% — all while decreasing the cost-per-conversion by 21%. Moving forward, the team continues to closely monitor performance and use Search Ads 360’s forecasting features to constantly reduce cost-per-conversions while maintaining a healthy volume of relevant traffic.

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