The results

The program generated massive social engagement—Facebook impressions jumped to almost half a million a month from about 50,000—and drove traffic to the “Oklahoma Today” website, with more pages per visit and a lower bounce rate. Those visits converted into new subscriptions and renewals. Compared to previous campaigns, there was a:

increase in new orders
increase in renewals
increase in revenue
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About Oklahoma Today

Oklahoma Today is the official state magazine that showcases its history, travel destinations, restaurants, culture and experiences.

The challenge

As the official state magazine, “Oklahoma Today” covers notable events, attractions, food, history and culture within the state. Maintaining its paid circulation of about 16,000 and attracting new subscribers to its print and digital editions is a constant quest. In early 2021 the magazine wanted to see if it could increase awareness, subscribers and ad revenue, a challenge many smaller special interest publications with limited staff face.

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The solution

The magazine had done direct mail and digital outreach to increase circulation before, but as one-off efforts. Quad’s Special Interest Publications team:

The same audience segmentation drove paid search, paid social on Facebook and Instagram, and programmatic display.

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