Rainbow Ryders and Sojern Partnership Generates 104 Ticket Transactions and over $50K in Revenue

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Rainbow Ryders and Sojern Partnership Generates 104 Ticket Transactions and over $50K in Revenue

8:1
ROI
$51,118
in just six months
$51,118
a digital marketing partner that drove real results

Summary

Rainbow Ryders partnered with Sojern at the end of 2018 to encourage people to book their hot air balloon rides. Sojern delivered a 8:1 ROI through a strategy of display banner advertising targeting travelers coming to Phoenix.

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The primary goal for us is to share the actual experience, and we work with Sojern to achieve this. Sojern is easy to work with and because of this, we’ve expanded our partnership to other locations. The return on investment is huge for us.
Emily Romero, Marketing Manager

About

Rainbow Ryders

As the number one rated hot air balloon experience in Albuquerque, Phoenix, and Colorado Springs, Rainbow Ryders has an experience for riders year round, for every occasion, and every group size. “We get all sorts of different people coming to see us,” said Emily Romero, Marketing Manager. They’ve got unique views in all three locations.

Rainbow Ryders
Rainbow Ryders

About

Rainbow Ryders

As the number one rated hot air balloon experience in Albuquerque, Phoenix, and Colorado Springs, Rainbow Ryders has an experience for riders year round, for every occasion, and every group size. “We get all sorts of different people coming to see us,” said Emily Romero, Marketing Manager. They’ve got unique views in all three locations.

Rainbow Ryders

Challenge

Rainbow Ryders faced the challenge of effectively spending marketing dollars while investing more in the digital space. A lot of their budget was going toward print ads, and they needed a partner they could trust for which communication was easy and results were driven. They also faced the challenge of operating a business with multiple locations and understanding who to target in each market. “Phoenix is a bigger market with a lot more competition, not just with other hot air balloon companies,” said Romero, “but with other adventure tours as well.”

Approach

In December 2018, Sojern and Rainbow Ryders launched an online advertising campaign aimed at reaching travelers coming to Phoenix. The goal was to influence those travelers to visit Rainbow Riders’ website in order to purchase advance tickets. Using programmatic display advertising, the team tapped into Sojern’s advanced technology and travel intent signals to reach those individuals who were most likely to book or had booked travel to Phoenix. They then showed those travelers ads for trips in Rainbow Ryders’ balloons. As a result of those ads, Rainbow Ryders had a campaign ROI goal of 6:1.

Results

During the initial six-month Phoenix campaign, Sojern drove highly qualified traffic to the Rainbow Ryders website where they were able to learn more about the balloon rides and purchase tickets. The campaign exceeded expectations and drove 104 ticket transactions over six months totaling $51,118—an ROI of 8:1. As the campaign showed success in the Phoenix market, Rainbow Ryders recently signed on their other locations, targeting travelers visiting their other key markets.

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