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Case Study | ROI/Sales

Passport America integrated online and offline, generating


awareness of the online campaign at Copas airport kiosks, in their in-flight magazine and other offline advertising placements

Results

50:1 return on investment when both advertising and operationCopa Airlines sees an increase in sales and an ROI of 50:1 from Passport America, a campaign on Facebook that offered fans the chance to win tickets to all of Copas destinations. Goals
Through an engaging, highly social and innovative pan-regional sweepstakes entitled Passport America, Copa fans were offered the chance to win two tickets to all of the then 59 destinations (today they have 64) served by the airline throughout the Americas. Copa primarily sought to grow ticket sales through Copa.com. However, at the same time, they aimed to grow their community of travel aficionados on Facebook and highlight the airlines many destinations. Their specific goals were to: al costs were considered

Increase in ticket sales revenue, making Passport America their


most successful social campaign to date

2x growth year-over-year in traffic to Copa.com during the time


of the promotion

Over 250,000 registrations and 132,000 incremental fans acquired


Passport America proves that we can leverage massive engagement on Facebook to generate substantial levels of ticket sales for Copa.
Diego Quesada, E-Business Director, Copa Airlines

Build awareness of Copas recent expansion to numerous new


destinations

Drive revenue from ticket sales.


Approach
The Passport America program was brought to life on Copa Airlines Facebook Page as well as Copa.com and was conceptualized and developed in conjunction with Nobox, a Facebook Marketing API partner. It encouraged people to register for the sweepstakes using their Facebook identity and, upon registration, they were given a unique URL. Each participant could win additional entries for the competition by successfully encouraging friends to sign up using the formers URL. At the heart of the campaign was the insight that sharing an invitation to enter the sweepstakes should be equally as valuable to those receiving the invite as those sending it. Building on this concept ensured virality was a key characteristic of the campaign. Copa Airlines fully utilized Facebook by:

The success of Passport America should inspire others to leverage the Facebook platform to drive sales in ways that also generate positive engagement and expand reach. Carlos Garcia, CEO, Nobox

Copa Airlines Page

Housing Passport America in a tab on their page and supporting


it with a publishing strategy designed to generate awareness of the sweepstakes

Harnessing the precision and scale of Marketplace Ads to drive


registrations for the sweepstakes

Ads were also targeted to the friends of Copa Airlines fans to


leverage the power of social context, i.e. fans names appearing in Copas ads

Friends of fans who had already registered for the sweepstakes


were an additional target audience

Passport America Program page

Ads

Sponsored stories amplified sweepstake registration stories to


the participants friends

The Open Graph enabled people to easily register for the


sweepstakes with their Facebook identity, through the application on Copas Page as well as the desktop and mobile versions of their website

Copa Airlines, a member of Star Alliance, is Panamas flagcarrying airline and serves 64 destinations through North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. facebook.com/CopaAirlines

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