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Cineworld movie blog

We transformed Cineworld’s SEO and social rankings through targeted digital content

The brief

Cineworld wanted to engage hard-to-influence movie-goers aged 16–30, and asked us to develop a content strategy to drive ticket sales and communicate their Unlimited Card loyalty scheme. They also needed to boost organic search traffic for generic film keywords in order to gain competitive advantage during key sales periods.

The solution

We created and maintain the Cineworld movie blog, a rich daily content stream that delivers SEO equity and drives social media engagement. With some 30 original posts per week, all aligned to target movies and keywords, our content takes cinema-goers through the full customer journey, from pre-production awareness to publicity build-up and finally to purchase. (Read the full story on our blog.)

The blog features exclusive distributor content and user-generated content from Cineworld’s own customer base. In addition, we’ve developed an influencer marketing programme to broaden the site’s audience, working with film stars and global You Tubers.

Posts drive direct ticket sales on the website and also support a range of Cineworld premium propositions, such as 4DX. And by adding value to Cineworld’s social feeds with micro video, it has helped build a social audience in excess of 600k.

The results

  • Almost 10 million page views in 2018 on the blog
  • Purchases directed from the blog have delivered Cineworld a cash ROI of 6:1
  • Cineworld now routinely rank on page one and as snippets for Google key movie searches
  • Cineworld’s social media following has increased by 66%

Awards

Videos

Cineworld Mega Movies scripted web commercial
Exclusive interview: Sam Neill and Julian Dennison
Exclusive interview: Awkwafina and Ken Jeong

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