Intersect Apologetics Conference was a brand new conference starting up in Tarpon Springs, Florida. They were starting from scratch and needed a compelling, but simple, identity for their event that would be part of a marketing campaign to “sell out” this event.
Sell at least 500 out of 700 tickets online.
(Roughly 70% capacity)
Here’s how we did it…
• Not invoke a strictly “churchy” event…even though it was hosted at a church.
• Keynote speakers did not produce a large audience by name recognition alone.
Along with a targeted Facebook Advertising campaign, we had to create the proper sales funnel on Intersect’s website. Basically, the advertisement would lead them to the website to either get their ticket or “save a spot” for 15 days. Either way, we had the chance to re-target through other ads and/or email marketing.
Now the hard part…
The Intersect team came to us with a low-res logo that someone put together for them. We took their concept, added a better modern twist, and assigned the tagline “It’s time for answers…” The conference was branded around producing answers to hard questions. We decided to make the tagline a bold demand rather than just an answer in itself.
The website had to be as simple as possible that would effectively communicate about the conference and give a clear call to action. By condensing everything to a single page, the goal was clear: purchase a ticket. Through attractive design, easy navigation, and direct call-to-actions, we accomplished our goal.
We believe in the same principle for everything: “Don’t be boring.” If by any chance, you have seen other apologetic conference promotions, most of them are a yawn.
Our targeted audience had to convert from knowing nothing to getting a ticket. For this reason, we made this conference promotion heavier, focusing on controversial questions that raised eyebrows and ultimately someone’s interest to proceed to the website.
Dark? Yep. But we had to capture attention and retain the viewer from the beginning to the end. By boldly asking the “hard” questions we set the expectation that this event was for those truly seeking answers who were, perhaps, disenchanted by cliché ad hominems.
The Intersect Conference was also being advertised throughout local churches. Because of this, we knew we would be showing this to a different audience. We kept the concept of the previous video and made it less dark. There was not a larger need for captivation and we always want to match the audience we market in front of.
Behind the Scenes
Take a look behind the scenes. When Paper Jacket provides a video production, we plan it out the right way. This concept is not just for our sake as we plan our video, but it also gives the client a sneak preview into our direction so that we are always in sync.
a.k.a Spreading The Word
775 sold out of 700.
Fresh Content Produced
Not only did Paper Jacket provide a campaign video, but we also provided marketing pieces for their next event plus a full production of high-quality live recordings and highlight reel of their first year.
Our click-through rate stayed above 4% for all of our ads throughout the campaign. By most metrics in the marketing world, that’s double what is considered a “successful” campaign.”
We averaged less than $0.17 per click for their advertising budget…that does not count the organic reach that made it an even cheaper rate!
What We Provided
/ Content Creation
/ Email Marketing
/ Social Engagement
/ Graphic Design
/ Video Production
/ Event Filming
/ Website UX Design
The Bottom Line…
If your marketing is not engaging, then you’re going to lose.
It’s time to create a following that truly cares about your brand and the content you create.