Babbel Increases Orders by 130% with First Click Strategy

Results
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130% Increase in Incremental Orders YoY

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24% Decrease in CPA YoY

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14% Increase in Revenue YoY

Objective

Babbel, the world’s first language learning app, was looking to incrementally increase sales ahead of Q4 2021 with Perform[cb] Agency. In an effort to achieve this incrementality, Babbel wanted to focus solely on top-performing publishers throughout the buyer’s funnel. The Agency team planned to strategize with Babbel to execute a first click attribution strategy across their affiliate program. 

Approach

In Q3 2021, Perform[cb] migrated Babbel’s affiliate program to Impact in an effort to implement a new first click attribution model across their program. Babbel’s prior tracking platform lacked first click solutions, which is why Perform[cb] sought to test this fairly new feature with Impact. The team knew this transition had to begin in early Q3 to give publishers ample time to complete the migration prior to Q4.

Being one of the first agencies to test this first click solution with Impact, the Perform[cb] team focused efforts and spend towards those partners that were driving high incrementality. This was done based on actionable data acquired through the new first click model with Impact, rather than the historical full-funnel affiliate approach.  

Results

By utilizing Impact’s detailed first click tracking capabilities to optimize payouts and pivot budgets, Perform[cb] was able to drive a 130% increase in incremental orders for Babbel year-over-year. As a result of implementing the first click strategy, Babbel achieved a 24% decrease in their cost-per-acquisition (CPA). With a 14% increase in revenue that is trending to continue into 2022, Babbel plans to continue testing this first click model with Perform[cb].  

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