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Sports Travel South West

STSW case study

Sports Travel South West bring over 35 years experience in designing and delivering sports tour travel packages across the UK and Europe. Each tour is tailored specifically for every customer and every team and they have the contacts and connections to tailor a sports tour that will live long in the memory.

STSW have been an active client of HookedOnMedia since 2016. During this time we have increased rankings, visibility and run successful social & PPC campaigns. We have also provided conversion recommendations including a website re-build and logo change.

Key digital marketing services provided by HookedOnMedia…

SEO – Organic Search Engine Optimisation

PPC – Pay Per Click

Social Media Advertising


increase in organic visibility


increase in page one keywords


increase in conversion rate


increase in PPC lead enquiries


cost per click

We are driving group booking enquiries with a low average CPC and via the display campaign targeted ad impressions are reaching 160,000 views.


We set out with key goals for our client and kept our focus on these goals throughout the project and beyond.

Build brand awareness via social platforms and within the SERPS

Increase incoming leads via website

Distinctly measure bookings against advertising budget

Target wider UK audience

Boost traffic to new website after rebrand

Maintain and build Google Page 1 rankings for desired phrases

The challenge

STSW operate in highly competitive industry with many tour companies vying for business.

To increase bookings for rugby and cricket tours across the UK. A process which appears simple on the surface, this task required the multi-disciplined marketing approach that HookedOnMedia excel in. It’s been important to offer acute emphasis on building brand awareness and converting bookings within a tight window which needed to coincide with the audience booking period.

The solution

Reaching Seo Targets
Reaching Seo Targets

Online promotion via:

Search ads in Google, for example targeting related search terms such as: “rugby tours” “cricket tours” etc

Image display ads and video ads across the following networks – Search, Maps, Display, Discover, Gmail, YouTube

Building domain authority with Google via backlink building and citations across the web.


Professional Seo Reporting
Professional Seo Reporting

The campaign is lead generation, due to the nature of the business there were many compelling images of rugby tours available, which were key to the display targeting and retargeting success of the campaign.

We recommended a new website refresh prior to launch and increased routes of enquiry, such as the addition of live chat.

The target audience is also a key element of PPC, as an example we were able to drill down and target rugby enthusiasts who have a high likelihood of conversion success.

Keyword focus included many long-tail variations and also careful curation of negative keywords.

Hayden Bassett
Digital Account Manager

Lee Jackson
Business Development Manager

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