LBS and Hearts & Science Germany Achieve 117% Increase in CTR with Taboola Sponsored Content
- 117% Higher Clickthrough Rate Than Display Channels
- 57% Lower Average Cost Per Click Than Search Platforms
- 39% Lower Average Cost Per Click Than Social Platforms
The LBS Group is part of the Savings Bank Finance Group and, with a market share of around 35% and 7 million customers nationwide, is the leading provider of home savings and financing solutions with the aim of helping people to buy their own home. Hearts & Science is an integrated marketing agency and part of the Omnicom Media Group network. It includes around 160 experts from strategy, creation, media, and performance marketing at Hearts & Science Germany to integrate these skills into an agency offer seamlessly.
Diversify LBS’s digital marketing mix by adding new ways to generate high-quality traffic and create awareness.
Work with Taboola and agency partner Hearts & Science Germany to launch targeted native ads across premium publisher sites.
With Taboola, LBS drove high-quality website visitors, generating a 117% increase in CTR and 57% decrease in CPC.
The LBS Group consists of regionally organized building societies (LBS) and, with a market share of around 35%, is the leading provider of home savings and financing solutions nationwide.
The eight state-building societies have brought people into their homes for over 90 years. Based in Germany, LBS offers customers different solutions for financing houses, apartments, or properties. LBS advises its customers on financing home ownership and modernization projects, buying and selling real estate, and government funding opportunities.
LBS and Hearts & Science Germany (An Omnicom Company) Drive Website Traffic with Taboola Motion Ads
The LBS Group sees itself as a pioneer in digital marketing and likes to use new digital options for its campaigns to get in touch with its (potential) customers in a way that is appropriate for the addressee. With the start of the new umbrella campaign in 2022, the objective was therefore clear: LBS wanted to find new ways for their brand campaign to reach high-quality target groups and increase the click rates (CTR) on their websites. LBS was already active on several display channels but wanted to diversify the digital marketing mix to improve results.
That’s when LBS found Taboola.
As the world’s largest discovery platform, Taboola delivers native, recommended content to consumers at the moment they’re ready to engage with something new. With Taboola, advertisers can tap into an audience of 500 million daily active users across over 9,000 vetted publisher sites.
LBS worked directly with Taboola’s partner agency Hearts & Science Germany to launch eye-catching ads across premium publisher properties. Together, they created Image Ads of visuals, headlines, descriptions, and calls to action (CTAs). They also built Motion Ads, which are custom graphics that move for up to 15 seconds, similar to a GIF.
Each ad was geo-targeted to specific audiences, inviting them to learn more about important home savings, financing, modernization and real estate opportunities. Once a reader clicked on an ad, they were taken to a custom editorial landing page where they could learn more about LBS’ solutions in the fields of home savings, financing, modernization and real estate.
After running this sponsored content campaign with Taboola, LBS saw a 117% higher CTR than its usual display channels, a 57% lower average cost-per-click (CPC) than search platforms, and 39% lower average CPC than social platforms. In the end, Taboola was proven to outperform LBS’ benchmark partners, helping the financial services provider diversify its marketing mix and increase high-quality website traffic.
“Our goal is to increase website traffic and sensitise users to the topic of home loan savings. The very good click-through rates of almost 0.28% showed us that we segment and address high-quality users via native. Thanks to Taboola’s wide reach, we were able to increase the CTR by 117% and reduce the CPC by 57% compared to the other channels.”
– Birgit Schweinstetter, Director for Market Communication
and Direct Sales, LBS Bayerische Landesbausparkasse