Digital Strategy Case Study

Posted by Taylor Dodds

digital strategy case study

In this digital strategy case study, see how Axiom increased sales, lead generation and website traffic for Ringers Gloves.

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Some projects only have single elements – websites, brochures, or one-off videos. These projects are great, but we most enjoy planning and executing complete campaigns; the kind that combine digital strategy and marketing strategy to achieve maximum results and increase ROI.

And, we had the opportunity to do just that: planning and executing an integrated campaign for Ringers Gloves with HubSpot's inbound marketing software. The best part: this project won Best of Show in the BMA-Houston 2018 Lantern Awards. 


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A digital strategy should achieve the clients’ specific marketing goals. Simple enough, right?

Ringers’ goal was to sell more gloves and gain more leads. They also needed to expand outside the oil and gas market. Plus, they wanted a complete digital marketing strategy. That’s where we came in.

We’ll show how those marketing strategies came together, but first let’s talk results.


  • E-commerce: Highest number of e-commerce sales since site launch
  • Website: Website unique users surpassed industry benchmark by 62%
  • Blog: 4 Blog posts earned 1st result in Google for broad keywords
  • Landing pages: Surpassed industry benchmark for Cost per Contact by $41.24
  • Email marketing: Surpassed email open rate industry benchmark by 12.15%
  • Social media marketing: 114% increase in clicks 160% increase in engagement
  • Search Engine Marketing: Surpassed click through rate benchmark by 57%
  • Video Marketing: 151% increase in YouTube watch time


Time to see what an integrated digital strategy example looks like. Below are the marketing elements, plus the digital strategy results for each medium. 

Marketing Website


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Website Results:

  • Website unique users surpassed industry benchmark by 62%
  • Ranking keywords increased from 119 to 227. Ranked keywords increased through SEO.

E-Commerce Site


digital strategy e-commerce website


E-Commerce Results:

  • Highest number of e-commerce sales since site launch
  • 30% increase in total sales

HubSpot Inbound Marketing Platform

There’s a lot of moving parts to this campaign, and to optimize each form of communication, Axiom leveraged HubSpot's inbound marketing software. With HubSpot, we were able to measure and improve our marketing efforts, month over month. And now, Axiom's a HubSpot-certified marketing agency.

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Website Landing Pages

Using HubSpot, we created Landing Pages with a content offer for free product brochures. The result: a powerful lead-generation tool that also provides educational content to convert audiences. Every month, we created a new marketing theme, content offer and landing page to provide valuable resources for every target audience.

digital strategy landing page


Landing Page Results:

  • Surpassed industry benchmark for cost per contact by $41.24
  • 288 customers converted after landing page interaction


Monthly blogs were essential to this campaign. We did a ton of research to figure out our audience's pain points. Then, creating content to solve their challenges. Ultimately, the blogs would lead people to landing pages, so we could maximize lead generation.

digital strategy blog content

Blog Results:

  • 4 Blog posts earned 1st result in Google for broad keywords
  • 423 marketing qualified leads generated
  • 58% increase in time-on-page on blog post pages

“Axiom’s digital strategy produced direct, tangible results. In less than 6 months, they increased lead generation, lowered the cost per contact, increased web traffic and created positive sales growth.”

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

To improve SEO, Axiom analyzed web traffic and made recommendations to improve website performance every month. We targeted keywords with high search volume  which we discovered through extensive keyword research – to improve blog and website SEO.

digital strategy SEO

This keyword research paid off. 4 Blog posts earned the first result in Search Engine Results Pages (SERP).

digital strategy keyword research


SEO Results

  • SEO to improve search rankings for all blogs. Ranked keywords increased from 119 to 227
  • 4 Blog posts earned 1st result in Google for broad keywords

Search Engine Marketing (SEM)


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Search Engine Marketing Results:

  • Surpassed click through rate benchmark by 57%
  • Surpassed cost per click benchmark by 35%
  • 8.61% return on investment
  • 47% reduction in cost-per-click

Related: Digital Strategy for B2B Brands


 Social Media Marketing

digital strategy social media marketing

Social Media Marketing Results:

  • 14.3% increase in followers
  • 345% increase in website visits
  • 14% increase in clicks
  • 160% increase in engagement
  • 520% increase in engagement (May), compared to last year, same month

Email Marketing

Email marketing drives lead generation and sales. Emails were sent to key audiences with exclusive price decreases and promos, helping to boost sales. The email marketing also directed audiences to our blog content - the primary lead-generating content in this digital marketing strategy- and tradeshow strategy email marketing

Email Marketing Results:

  • Surpassed email open rate industry benchmark by 12.15%
  • Surpassed email click through rate (CTR) by 1.3%

Video Marketing

Video Marketing Results:

  • 88% increase in total views
  • 151% increase in YouTube watch time

Print Advertising

digital strategy print advertising

Tradeshow Marketing


digital strategy tradeshow marketing


Tradeshow marketing played a role in the digital marketing strategy. We used digital marketing and exclusive offers to drive attendance at trade show events

PowerPoint Presentation

digital strategy powerpoint presentation

Everyone needs a good PowerPoint presentation. This presentation was given to new leads attracted through the digital marketing strategy.


digital strategy billboards

digital strategy billboard advertising

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