Search Laboratory has been working with Viking, part of the Office Depot group, the leading global supplier of office supplies, stationery, and furniture, since 2015 to help drive their multi-channel marketing program across Europe.
Key priorities were to:
The following markets were targeted:
UK, Ireland, Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, France, Italy
The strategy was to use SEO and social media to target both new business customers and new individual customers (B2B and B2C).
We built an in-house team of 28 to deliver the campaign, including a team of 14 digital marketing specialists with native linguists skills covering each target market, to ensure that each campaign was fully localized to account for linguistic and cultural nuances.
Our proprietary software was used to plan, deliver, and manage the campaigns.
Search Laboratory’s team planned and executed 50 campaigns across all seven territories in 2016.
Some campaigns were designed to be delivered across all the target markets, and were localized for each market by in-house native linguists with a deep understanding of the search habits and cultural nuances of their native country.
The team also delivered country-specific campaigns, tailored to specific opportunities in each target market, such as King’s Day in the Netherlands.
The following two examples demonstrate our ongoing content marketing and technical SEO work.
The Office Etiquette campaign demonstrates our international approach and illustrates the fantastic results that have been achieved for Viking.
A unique and well-designed infographic highlighting best-practice business etiquette between colleagues in different countries, which was translated and localized for each market.
The SEO focus areas within the stationery category are related to organisation products. This campaign ties in with offices being tidy and well organised, and provides links to the category pages for products used in the campaigns.
Search Laboratory’s team of international mother-tongue linguists and marketing specialists researched, collated and compared data alongside best practice business customs across ten different countries. This also included interesting facts related to each of these markets.
The infographic was story-boarded and designed then translated and localised along with a blog post specific to each of Viking’s country website blogs. LinkLab was used to gather a list of target publications and promote the campaign in each market.
The campaign achieved coverage on multiple authoritative news sites and other publications including Business Insider, Yahoo, Design Taxi, Bild.de, Sprout.nl, Cadremploi.fr. The original target was 60 links.
The campaign also included extensive technical SEO work, including executing a site migration and comprehensive technical SEO changes for Viking Austria.
After the migration, Viking Austria now has more than triple the amount of target keywords on page 1 of Google:
Austria organic visibility increased by 140% France organic visibility increased by 60%
Viking has secured its place in the global market as the leading ecommerce vendor of offices supplies.