2015 CIMA Star Awards Best Campaign Under $250k

Lever Interactive – 2015 CIMA Star Awards Finalist

Lever Interactive was honored to have been one of three finalists in the category of Best Campaign Under $250k at last night’s 2015 CIMA Annual Star Awards, presented by the Chicago Interactive Marketing Association (CIMA). The nomination was for our work with our fantastic partner Discount Ramps, maximizing the efficiency of their paid search campaign by utilizing call tracking and increasing revenue significantly year-over-year. CIMA stated that …

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Geo-targeting Essentials for Higher Education Paid Search

by Colleen Keilers – The cost of higher education paid search has gone up. Google reports CPCs have risen 16% across the category (Q4 2014). The market is only getting more competitive. So how do institutions compete with flat or lower advertising budgets as prices climb? One essential step is customized geo-targeting definitions and geo-targeting techniques to connect with your …

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Why Call Tracking Is So Important

By Brian Yaro If you are a business owner or are responsible for your company’s customer acquisition, chances are you have thought about what phone calls mean to your business.  Maybe phone calls are the lifeblood of your business, or maybe they only account for a small fraction that you want to grow.  Either way, call tracking should be an …

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How to Incrementally Grow PPC Transactions through Tablet Targeting

If you own a Smartphone, it may come as no surprise that 79% of consumers use Smartphones to help with shopping (source: Google). Whether or not you have actually made a purchase using your Smartphone, chances are at one point or another you have either browsed through product catalogs, comparison shopped or even searched for brick-and-mortar locations. With the growing …

Hyper Geo-Targeting in AdWords Campaigns: How to Drive Store Traffic to Nationwide Locations

When a well-known, furniture retailer and manufacturer contracted Lever Interactive to manage their paid search campaign, they had several goals they wanted to achieve. Besides the most common goal we hear from all of our clients (please make our campaigns more efficient!), they wanted to make sure they were spending money in the right locations. Their unique challenge is that they …

Case Study: Building Strong Non-Brand PPC Campaigns

An Online Marketing Case Study Client: A large, private university with multiple campuses across the United States. Challenge: Lever Interactive was hired to manage a university’s existing online advertising pay-per-click (PPC) program to generate prospective student leads. The main goal of the program was to increase the overall number of leads, with a concentration on growing lead counts and efficiency …

2011 Online Marketing Advancements, A Look Back

As we ring in the New Year at Lever Interactive, our online marketing teams have come together to share some of their favorite advancements of online marketing tools in 2011. The online marketing world is constantly evolving (as you know) and 2011 was no different for new technologies, features and advancements in website management, PPC advertising and SEO. Some of …