UPSL – Redefining the real estate experience
Services we provided:
United Group, a conglomerate with over 30 companies, started its real estate journey in 1991. United Properties Solutions Ltd (UPSL), is one of United Group’s real-estate ventures in Bangladesh. Projects designed by the company have modern designs, safety, and high-tech facilities that suit businesses or residences.
During the lockdown period of the Covid-19 pandemic, property businesses suffered a lot. Buyers could not physically visit the properties, and all physical property fairs were banned.
Given the situation, UPSL needed a unique method to sell their properties. They wanted a campaign that would result in the immediate purchase of flats.
We had two objectives. The first one was to increase awareness about the properties, and the second was to generate property sales.
Since the pandemic prevented buyers from physically visiting the properties, we implemented a digital campaign to give them a virtual experience of the properties.
The idea was to redirect the audience from Facebook to a Virtual Property Expo Microsite containing images, videos, and key property information on it.
Among all the UPSL projects promoted during the campaign, the United Kashbon project was highlighted the most. On the microsite, we featured a 360-degree virtual tour (designed by UPSL) of the project. This allowed the audience to view its amenities from a unique perspective.
Initially, we planned to promote the feeling of “reimagine freedom” by living away from the chaos of the city where they would have access to modern life amenities like schools, universities, playgrounds, and food courts.
However, the customer responses indicated that they wanted to know more specific attributes about these apartments – such as the area, number of bedrooms, washrooms, etc. They were also interested to know about home loans, and discount offers. We adapted by including these key details in our promotions for better traction.
We created static posts, dynamic content, and instant experiences on Facebook to promote the properties and the virtual expo website to the audience. We incorporated CTA ads that directly took people to the virtual property expo’s landing page.
We collected user information in two ways. One was by a pop-up form that appeared on the microsite, and the other was by following up with users who interacted on the Facebook page through comments or messages. These helped us focus our digital marketing efforts on the right audience and identify potential leads.
We used Facebook Pixel to create lookalike audiences and also remarketed our content to the existing pool throughout the campaign.
Then, using Black Print Studios’ WhatsApp phone number, a phone extension campaign was implemented. In Google Ads (formerly AdWords), a “call extension” is an ad extension that will display your phone number next to your ad and entice potential customers to call you directly. This can appear as a “click to call” button on mobile devices. This resulted in a large number of calls for Black Print Studio.
Moving forward, a campaign was run where region wise targeting was done through Instagram ads. Instagram is a good platform for connecting with and engaging your local community. The targeting choices for Instagram advertisements are identical to those for Facebook ads. These include automated targeting, lookalike audiences, and targeting based on location, demographics, interests, and behavior (i.e., letting Facebook decide). 90% of customers utilize the internet to find a local business, according to the most recent BrightLocal survey. Additionally, 91% of people claim that positive reviews increase their likelihood of using a company. People’s purchasing decisions may be significantly influenced by Instagram ads. Therefore, whether your company is large or small, you can design an economical campaign that attracts new clients and boosts sales.
The microsite got more than 400,000 impressions. The Facebook campaign generated 493 leads, out of which 40 of the interested buyers physically visited United Kashbon. Among the interested, 7 eventually bought high-end apartments from UPSL. We spent $1,458 on media buying, which ultimately generated approximately TK 140,000,000 (around $1,617,987) in revenue for UPSL.