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Zotos Professional Drives Significant Brand Awareness and Increased Visitation to Retailers with Location-based Innovation from Media Horizons and PlaceIQ

Nov 16, 2017

Global Beauty Brand Achieves a 20 Percent Increase in Visitation to Retailers that Sell Its Products, Roughly Doubles Visitation Among Recent Beauty Salon Visitors

PlaceIQ, the company building a new model of consumer behavior with location data and insights, today announced a series of successful location data-driven campaigns with award-winning media agency Media Horizons on behalf of global professional hair color brand AGEbeautiful.

AGEbeautiful’s creative campaign resulted in a 20 percent visitation lift to the key retailer that offers its product line and nearly doubled visitation among audiences that had recently visited beauty salons, measured over a control group.

Key to AGEbeautiful’s 2017 program was the use of location data and insights to better understand audiences, deliver highly resonant creative, and accurately measure subsequent in-store visitation. For these campaigns, AGEbeautiful sought to drive brand awareness and foot traffic via a limited-time, $3-off promotion for the line of products, which featured a store locator for potential buyers to find their nearest brick-and-mortar retailer. These campaigns proved highly successful, especially among female audiences that frequented hair salons and those that had purchased competitive haircare products and specific women’s apparel brands.

PlaceIQ’s Place Visit Rate (PVR®), a metric that has become an industry standard for accurate real-world measurement was used for these brand campaigns. With PVR as a core component for Media Horizons, AGEbeautiful had a clear attribution methodology that provided insights into visitation on a DMA-by-DMA basis, as well as insights into cross-shopping affinities for their audiences. These insights revealed clear opportunities for AGEbeautiful to optimize audience engagement for future campaigns.

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“AGEbeautiful, the first professional anti-aging hair color has been growing its sales at an incredible rate,” said Elizabeth Kenny, Managing Director, Zotos Professional. “Working with Media Horizons and PlaceIQ gave us insight to better understand our target audience, how to reach them and grow stronger.  Additionally, it increased awareness, in-store foot traffic and sales. The ROI from these campaigns is clear and helps to inform future campaigns to these goals.”

“As a results-driven agency, we place an emphasis on delivering transparent value to our clients,” said Tracy Egan, VP, Account Management, Media Horizons. “Using location data, audiences and measurement from PlaceIQ has allowed us to take a holistic approach to delivering and measuring campaigns. With location as a starting layer, we were able to craft a media approach that performed exceedingly well.”

“We are pleased to have played a part in marketing innovation for Zotos Professional and Media Horizons,” said Duncan McCall, CEO and co-founder at PlaceIQ. “Location data is helping brands like AGEbeautiful get a greater understanding of customers and engage the right way, as they interact with marketing touchpoints from initial awareness to the final moment of purchase. Brands are able to drive further success by applying these powerful location-aware insights horizontally across a number of critical business decisions.”

About AGEbeautiful

AGEbeautiful Anti-Aging Haircolor, a Zotos Professional brand, debuted in 2010 as the first haircolor proven to fight all 5 signs of aging hair: thinning, wiry texture, turning gray, dryness and dullness. The brand’s powerful formulas give both at-home users and professional stylists unsurpassed gray coverage, delivering beautiful, rich, natural-looking color full of dimension and shine. Every formula contains proven ingredients that keep hair looking beautifully healthy and youthful.

AGEbeautiful recognizes that every client is different, and offers solutions to meet a variety of haircolor needs. The AGEbeautiful product portfolio includes Permanent Haircolor, Demi-Permanent Haircolor, High-lift blondes and Root Touch-Up Spray

About Media Horizons

Media Horizons, Inc., an award-winning direct response marketing agency located in Norwalk, CT, helps companies cost effectively generate new customers and maximize their lifetime value, utilizing best-in-class media buying combined with robust data-driven optimization. Founded in 1988, MHI is an entrepreneurial, independently owned direct marketing agency that offers a complete suite of offline and online media services to provide measurable marketing solutions in offline and digital media. Capabilities include Strategic Planning, Creative Development, Media Planning & Buying, Search Engine Marketing and Optimization, Social Media Amplification and Management, Data & Analytics, Customer Database Marketing, Project Management and Process Mapping.

About PlaceIQ

For brands seeking to understand consumer behavior, PlaceIQ connects physical and digital activities across time, space, and mobile devices to uncover opportunities to learn and connect with audiences. PlaceIQ is a powerful, location-based audience and insights platform that organizes a wide variety of consumer activity data around a targeted precise location base map at massive scale. PlaceIQ uses its detailed understanding of location and consumer activity to reach a targeted audience, and also to derive powerful insights about consumer behavior to inform market and business strategies for national brands. The company is headquartered in New York City and has offices in Palo Alto, Chicago, and Detroit. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @PlaceIQ and like us on Facebook: PlaceIQ.