Reckitt Benckiser (RB) is a global health, hygiene, and home company with many trusted brands in its portfolio, including Enfamil, Lysol, Finish, Veet, and more. To drive awareness and sales of these brands on Amazon, RB began launching in-house campaigns with sponsored ads in 2015. The company wanted to further optimize performance and scale their strategy, and turned to Performics—a leading performance marketing agency—to manage their campaigns later that year.
Performics began with a $50K test for RB, which garnered favorable results and encouraged the brand to increase their sponsored ads investment. Following this test, Performics saw an opportunity to drive exposure of cold and flu brands during the winter months, helping RB achieve ROAS (return on ad spend) goals and boost awareness of their seasonal offering.
The solution: Partnership with Performics
Performics helped Reckitt Benckiser (RB) optimize their sponsored ads strategy with results-driven tactics: leveraging all ad types, maximizing their seasonal presence, and finding new, creative ways to surface complementary products to shoppers.
Performics cites RB’s willingness to test new campaign tactics as one of their chief success drivers. Leveraging insights from Amazon Retail Analytics Premium, RB shared that customers regularly shop Lysol and Finish together. Performics subsequently tested an upsell strategy for them—launching Sponsored Brands campaigns featuring copy referencing both brands, along with a custom landing page featuring products from their lineups. Performics saw strong ROAS for the campaigns and considered the test to be a success.
Performics also sees success with "overdriving" during key seasons: launching campaigns with top keywords and ancillary search terms and incorporating offers, including vendor-powered coupons, where applicable. They find this strategy works not only for established brands but for emerging brands as well. Amopé, for example, was a new brand in the foot care space with limited name recognition. Performics doubled down on their campaign strategy for Mother’s Day, Prime Day, and the holidays. The brand is now one of RB’s highest revenue drivers on Amazon.
In addition to these strategies, Performics helped drive results for RB with the following:
In the past two years, RB increased the number of brands promoted through sponsored ads campaigns from 10 to 25, and continues to add new brands regularly. They credit sponsored ads with enabling them to track sales and ROAS, which allows them to clearly see the direct impact of ads on their overall business. Just as importantly, RB finds that Amazon offers their brands the opportunity to become leaders in their categories. This allows them to gain new customers and grow their Amazon base, enhancing their presence on site.
*Product Display Ads audience and product targeting features are now accessed within Sponsored Display.