Marketing Experiments looks at how Hilton Worldwide effectively personalized its marketing messages. The study compared the clickthrough rates of personality-matched Facebook ads to the benchmark clickthrough rate in the traveling category.
Sandra Matz and Vesselin Popov, researchers at the Psychometrics Centre, Cambridge University, collaborated with Grayling UK, an agency working with Hilton Worldwide, to study the effectiveness of personality-based tailored marketing campaigns for the Hilton HHonors Summer and Winter Sales.
The Study Steps
The clickthrough rates for personality-matched ads were at least twice as high as the travel industry benchmark — the lowest performing segment had an average CTR of .17 compared to the travel industry benchmark for Facebook advertising, .08%.
Personality-matched ads were also shared on Facebook more than three times as often — 34.32% as compared to 9.22% benchmark.
Perhaps not surprisingly, personality-matched ads are more engaging and personal, and they are more effective in terms of clickthrough rates. However, personality matched ads are more cost-effective for less obvious reasons, too, explains Vesselin Popov, one of the study authors.
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