The Joules & Summit Journey

Joules are a UK based premium lifestyle brand, selling clothing, accessories and homeware. Today they have a total of 97 stores, a customer database of 2 million customers, and a growing international presence.

Summit began the journey with Joules in 2015, with the overall objective of re-shaping their paid search and SEO activity to drive revenue and return on investment. In late 2015 we set the Joules PPC activity live on Forecaster to improve the efficiency of the campaigns. Run by a team of world-class PhD statisticians, Forecaster is Summit’s predictive analytics marketing intelligence platform, designed to make accurate decisions about where and when to invest budget to make the greatest profit.

Getting closer to the customer

We reorganised the product categorisation in Joules’ PPC campaigns, enabling Forecaster to change the bidding strategy and adapt the campaigns in line with how customers were shopping the products.

We then set out to explore ways to strategically adjust marketing activity in line with customer behaviour, allowing us to maximise return on investment across all search channels.

Driving profit through Summit’s integrated approach

Over the last year we have used our industry-leading marketing intelligence platform, Forecaster, to fulfil Joules’ objective of being a data-led business, whilst also developing their multi-channel marketing in a range of innovative ways.

Our partnership with Joules over the last 12 months has required us to thoroughly examine how, where and when budget is spent across all search channels, and be reactive based on how each product in each channel is performing. Using Forecaster has allowed our teams to be innovative and strategic about how to manage each channel in conjunction with each other, which has in turn enabled us to ensure we generate revenue in the most cost-effective way possible.

Forecaster not only improved performance for Joules, but also freed up the team to utilise their time more efficiently. This resulted in increased ROI and reduced cost, meaning we could significantly reduce spend in the PPC channel.

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Summit is the best partner for us as we look to achieve our ambitions, being uniquely positioned with impressive digital capabilities and retail experience, and a strong international track record. We were particularly impressed by the capability of Forecaster to retune our digital marketing in response to our insights, improving our return on investment. Ralph Percival, E-commerce Director, Joules

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