Creating Awareness and Driving New Customer Acquisition with Paid Video Ads

Computer Graphics Software Product Launch


Our client, a leading computer graphics software company, tasked NordicClick with creating awareness and driving new customer acquisition for their national, new-to-market product launch with the inherent challenge of having minimal brand recognition within the U.S. market.


To address the overall lack of awareness, and begin raising visibility, we created a YouTube video ad strategy targeting highly qualified in-market audiences via bumper and in-stream ads.


By targeting a relevant, but expansive audience on YouTube and the Display Network we intended to reach a new prospect base to educate them about the software and ultimately increase branded search demand.

With the increased interest, we anticipated prospects performing a search for more information about the software where we would then engage them via strategic paid search ads driving to the website with a free demo offer.

Once on the site, and a demo download completed, we captured the prospect’s email address to begin the lead-nurturing process via an educational email drip campaign. Additionally, we used targeted remarketing ads to those who downloaded the demo – with the end goal being to ultimately entice them to purchase and become highly valuable lifetime customers.


As a result, we were able to serve nearly one million viewable impressions to an engaged audience, as over half of these users did not decide to skip our in-stream ad, and 20% watched the ad in its entirety. Of those who went on to reach the website, we reported an above-average conversion rate of just under two percent of people completing the demo signup creating hundreds of new users for our client. Additionally, our cost-per-lead (CPL) was well below the product cost resulting in both an immediate return and a significant projected future return based on our client’s estimated customer lifetime value.

We made the cut! This campaign has been selected as finalist for “Best Use of Video in a Search Campaign” by the US Search Awards!

US Search Awards 2018 - Winner!

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