The hardware and technology brand worked with Facebook Marketing Partner Vamp to run branded content photo and video ads on Instagram and Facebook, which brought a 2.1-point increase in top-of-mind awareness in Thailand.
ASUS is a top-ranked Taiwanese hardware and electronics company headquartered in Taipei that is among the world’s largest PC vendors. It manufactures and produces items such as desktop and laptop computers, smartphones, motherboards, multimedia products, wearables and more.
increase in top-of-mind awareness for combination of ASUS and creator-generated content
lower cost per thousand impressions (CPM) for combination of ASUS and creator-generated content
lower cost per reach for creator-generated content
ASUS wanted to expand its content and influencer marketing initiatives and better understand how to use these marketing tools effectively for its brand awareness campaigns.
ASUS ran a campaign using a combination of its own photo and video ads, as well as branded content photo and video ads, to boost top-of-mind awareness and reach more people. To select the best local lifestyle content creators for the branded content, ASUS worked with Facebook Marketing Partner Vamp, which helped identify the best candidates from its existing database.
The content creators each developed their own mobile-first photo and video ads, which featured them using ASUS products in daily life and illustrated the benefits of the ASUS ZenBook Duo and its ScreenPad Plus secondary touchscreen feature. Then, the content creators posted the ads from their own accounts.
The posts were clearly marked as “paid partnership with ASUS”, and when they were boosted as branded content ads, people could click through to the ASUS website.
To determine what kind of ads delivered the best results, ASUS compared the performance of its photo and video ads alone, the branded content ads alone and the combination of all of them together. The technology brand also ran a brand lift study to ensure audiences for each of the tests did not overlap. The campaign ran on Facebook and Instagram, broadly targeting people in Thailand aged 21–45 with an interest in lifestyle and technology.
After engaging Vamp’s database of local creators to generate engaging original content that highlighted its products, ASUS saw the following results between December 21, 2019 and January 4, 2020:
2.1-point increase in top-of-mind awareness for combination of ASUS and creator-generated content (compared to ASUS-only content and creator-only content)
33% lower cost per thousand impressions (CPM) for combination of ASUS and creator-generated content (compared to ASUS-only content and creator-only content)
13% lower cost per reach for creator-generated content (compared to ASUS-only content)