AUTOTECHNIK – MOT TESTING BY ENGINEERS is a venture that was established by qualified engineers from Thessaloniki, the operation of which is driven by responsibility, punctuality, and technical know-how.
The private AUTOTECHNIK MOT TESTING SERVICE approached us, having already had a social media presence and a Website.
The main problem that it faced was its outdated and not user-friendly website, which inevitably conveyed the same image to the brand. In a highly competitive industry with little service differentiation, AutoTechnik S.A. should be able to offer added value to its customers through a concerted effort to build its corporate identity.
Recognizing the need for a more effective digital presence, AutoTechnik S.A. appealed to us to revamp its image, and promote it throughout the spectrum of digital media.
First of all, we changed the information that was displayed on the Facebook page of AutoTechnik S.A., in order for it to follow the standards of a professional page. In addition, the page visuals (Profile & and Cover Photo) were redesigned, according to the aesthetics of the corporate identity, and in order to create added value.
At the same time, we performed strategic marketing analysis, during which, the following were examined:
- target audience
- user behavior
From the above analysis, the right times and dates were identified to publish a post on the page, as well as the style of the posts published.
In order to increase user engagement and interaction with the page, and the number of likes, by extent, we ran contests, which invited users to press the “like” button on the page and the post. Through these actions, we managed to increase dramatically the number of people who stated that they liked the page, thus boosting its organic impact, as well.
In addition to the organic impact that they had, these contests were also promoted through sponsored ads, thus optimizing their impact, according to the available budget.
Based on the company’s goals, and according to the marketing analysis that we performed, we created ads that targeted the right audience, considering specific geographic (city/town, region), demographic (male, female, age), and behavioral characteristics (e.g. people with a high online engagement).
The campaigns included various types of promotion, such as the promotion of posts (post engagement), starting a discussion (message campaigns), and promoting page traffic (traffic). Ad visuals and copywriting were also designed in a way that the writing and communication style is relevant to the target audience. Finally, through daily monitoring, we could provide the right feedback for our actions, and make minor changes, if required.
Integrated Omni-Channel Campaigns
To celebrate the completion of 10 years of operation, AutoTechnik wanted to reward both existing and new customers through an integrated promotional campaign. The concept that was communicated was “AutoTechnik: 10 Years – 10 Presents”. In order to set up this campaign, graphical material was created, which was communicated both on social media and on the page, and offline, through flyers and a poster.
In the context of an integrated communication digital strategy, we proceeded with content generation through on-site photography and video production. Since photographic material is in the front-line of an effective digital strategy, we undertook to perform two consecutive on-site photography sessions. Photography was aimed at displaying effectively all the stages of a vehicle testing process. At the same time, the key advantages of the company were photographed and communicated, such as modern equipment, skilled staff, comfortable waiting area, etc.
Since each online platform (Facebook, Instagram, Website) sets its own requirements, in terms of size, style, and content, each photograph was taken according to a specific strategy that referred to its use
With a coordinated effort that we gradually made through several visual interventions on the existing website, we attempted to improve its image and functionality. However, unfortunately, as it emerged, the existing website framework and structure were major obstacles to this effort of ours. Therefore, it was jointly decided to build a new website (https://auto-technik.gr/) according to best practices on User Experience and User Interface.
Furthermore, emphasis was placed on the strategic design of the page, in order to meet the main SEO principles, through optimized images, the right page slugs, meta data, etc. Finally, call-to-action buttons were strategically placed, in order to increase the chances of the user completing each conversion that we had set as a goal (appointment arrangement, newsletter subscription, etc.
Web Elements Design
For the website, we additionally implemented a series of graphic mock ups and icons, which were harmonized with the colors and image of the corporate identity. In this way, we managed to increase user experience significantly, adding value through innovative design material.
For the effective promotion of AutoTechnik in Google’s search & display network, we followed 4 specific steps. First of all, we performed an analysis of the search volume and competition level of specific keywords (keyword research) that are related with the MOT testing industry. Secondly, and based on the results derived from the analysis, we selected the most suitable campaign type (PPC, CPA, CPM, etc.) that met the company’s needs and goals more effectively. After that, we implemented a design that included setting up campaigns, and classifying keywords into the right ad groups and campaign targeting type (e.g. local targeting). Lastly, we created ads and ad plugins, according to the targeted keyword grouping. Ads were set up according to best practices dictated by Google, in terms of structure and content.
The response that we had to all of the above actions was positive throughout the digital media spectrum. The data that we received, showed excellent results, in terms of both quality and quantity. Through our actions, we managed to add a modern touch and new style to a classic brand that was 10 years old, repositioning AutoTechnik as a top choice in the consumers’ mind.