Kadence International

Kadence International is a global boutique market research agency, with a diverse team across offices in the UK, US, China, Japan, India, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Company GOAL:

Kadence wanted to transform its website from a brochure site into a marketing machine – with the key goal being inbound lead generation in the form of briefs and RFQs. Looking to capitalise on clear opportunities to improve SEO and UX, Kadence partnered with Clarity.

Clarity’s Challenge:

We needed to build a best-in-class, UX-focused B2B website that sits at the heart of global digital marketing driven growth for Kadence International, improving SEO results and lead generation.

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The Solution

Strategy, discovery & definition

The project began with a thorough digital strategy, discovery and definition phase of work, incorporating various workshops and sessions with key Kadence stakeholders across multiple different time zones.

Initial work in this phase included a competitor review and an audit of existing analytics. We also worked with Kadence to define lead qualification stages across their buyer journey.

SEO

Driving organic search results was a big focus for this project so SEO was another key element of the strategy, discovery and definition phase. Our SEO team carried out SEO keyword research, planned technical & onsite SEO requirements and shaped an initial content plan driven by SEO data. This ensured that strong SEO foundations were built into the website from the very beginning, and that when the new site went live it was set to make SEO gains immediately.

UX

As part of the design process, the Clarity UX & design team mapped out user journeys for the new Kadence site. For each stage of the buyer journey, Clarity listed anticipated user needs/actions and married these to opportunities for Kadence. Using scenarios for key user personas, Clarity then created diagrams for routes through the site as a visual aid to the development of the content map and wireframes.

This strategy work was of crucial importance, laying the foundations for a new site that would deliver marketing results.

Design

Kadence provided brand guidelines which informed the design of the new website. Our design team created a dynamic and engaging site that showcases Kadence’s service and sector specialisms, whilst also communicating their ‘global boutique’ proposition and regional capabilities.

Web development and integrations

In order to accommodate Kadence’s global target market, the site is primed to make use of multilingual functionality, allowing Kadence’s global marketing team to translate and localise content in certain areas of the site.

The site features a Knowledge Hub that supports searching, filtering and gated content downloads, which is home to Kadence’s library of resources and proprietary research reports.

The site is also integrated with the firm’s existing CRM and email marketing tools. This has allowed Kadence to clearly track the opportunities associated with the website and establish a clear ROI.

Results

Increase in inbound lead generation by 310%
Increase in Google ranking positions by 2209%
Increase in new target keywords being ranked for by 197%
Best SEO Campaign at the Global Agency Awards Win!

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Pimax

Company Goal: Our global team was challenged to raise money for a new VR headset by Pimax, a completely unknown brand. The founder hoped to raise $175,000 so they could go into production, and get reviews comparing the device to VR hit Oculus Rift (which was eventually bought by Facebook)

Clarity’s Challenge: Our main task was to get media familiar with Pimax, so we first researched relevant press that would understand the hard core tech behind the VR headset. Integrated closely with media relations, we worked with Pimax across the Kickstarter page, website messaging towards a Western audience and social tone of voice.

Our global team was challenged to raise money for a new VR headset by Pimax, a completely unknown brand. The founder hoped to raise $175,000 so they could go into production, and get reviews comparing the device to VR hit Oculus Rift (which was eventually bought by Facebook).

Our main task was to get media familiar with Pimax, so we first researched relevant press that would understand the hard core tech behind the VR headset. Integrated closely with media relations, we worked with Pimax across the Kickstarter page, website messaging towards a Western audience and social tone of voice.

Once we started to build trust with press, we requested access to back-end analytics to the Kickstarter page, allowing us to re-target sites with higher conversions, sharing stats with editors to highlight the interest of their readers, and making sure they had all the latest updates.

Using 4 prototypes, Pimax travelled for 2 months, across 3 continents, 11 cities, and 12 events testing sessions, meeting over 2,000 VR enthusiasts in-person to demo the 8K technology and get their feedback, with our global team orchestrating key meets and messaging, as well as hosting demos in our own offices

We expanded efforts outside traditional tech media to focus on the die-hard fans, VR publications and gaming communities, as opposed to relying on typical tech media to drive interest.

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Mirza

Company Goal: Mirza approached Clarity to create a multi-pronged campaign highlighting the motherhood penalty women across the US face.

Clarity’s Challenge: To position Mirza as thought leaders while driving awareness of their new tool for consumers and employers.

For Women’s History Month, Clarity worked with Mirza to create a multi-pronged campaign highlighting the motherhood penalty women across the US face. The campaign launched at a pivotal time in the United States, with four times as many women as men leaving the workforce in order to care for their families. The women who remained in their professional roles were faced with the grappling reality of losing critical childcare resources (school, daycare, caregiving services), balancing motherhood, and caregiving alongside their full-time positions. 

Clarity worked closely with Mirza’s co-founders to develop a white paper and proprietary research around the Motherhood Penalty to understand the awareness of the penalty among a key demographic – working women. The results were astounding. While not every woman surveyed understood the Motherhood Penalty, an overwhelming 73% of women said that they thought having a child would hold them back in their careers.  

After analyzing the results, we crafted a comprehensive, multi-faceted communications strategy that tied the research to Mirza’s market fit for consumers.  Our overarching messaging highlighted the dire need for systemic change but also acknowledged that in the interim, Mirza can help. 

We told the story through the release of a white paper entitled,  ‘Rolling the Dice,’ that lived on Mirza’s website, positioning Mirza as thought leaders whilst driving awareness of their new tool for consumers and employers. The research and report were structured in a way that we could scale it to be an annual study, demonstrating the evolution of the Motherhood Penalty over time.

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Owl Cameras

Company Goal: Protect every car, driving and parked

Clarity’s Challenge: Get Press to Ditch the Dash

Thanks to the likes of Dropcam, Nest, Ring, and Arlo, home security cameras are as commonplace as throw pillows around the house. Easy to install, instantly connected to mobile, constantly protecting your home and able to alert you to trouble no matter where you are in the world – in the span of about 5 years, home video security went from ADT to DIY.Â

But, frankly (and thankfully) not that much happens in the home. Sure, you may have the occasional package stolen around the holidays, you may be able to catch a funny moment when your family member was living the motto “dance like no one is watching,” and you may even catch the rare intruder. Statistically speaking, though, we need security in our cars far more than in our homes. From crashes, to break ins, to insane drivers you just want to catch and share – we see more during any given daily commute than we do in our homes all year.

Enter the Owl Car Cam. The brainchild of Andy Hodge, whose career launching “first ever” products included the iPod, Microsoft Hololens, and Dropcam, the Owl Car Cam set out to take the cloud-connected, easy-to-install, always-protecting home security camera and make it travel at 70 miles per hour.

“Wait a minute,” we hear you say in your most skeptical voice.”Dash cameras have been around forever. They’re practically government issued in Russia. You can buy one for $20 on Amazon.”

Congratulations, you just encapsulated Clarity’s challenge: How do you get the world to take a second look at car security as a space ripe for innovation, rather than a “solved problem”. To meet that challenge, the Clarity team embarked on an ambitious program that combined a steady drumbeat of product announcements, in-person meetings with hundreds of tech, auto, and security journalists, an aggressive review program, and a nationwide local media campaign to highlight Owl success stories.

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