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Customer Success Story

We Olive needed an online marketing strategy that supported their growth

We Olive, originally a brick and mortar only retailer, sells locally cultivated olive oil and gourmet foods to provide customers the fun of trying new things and the satisfaction of supporting local businesses.


We Olive Testimonial

Increase in online sales.


Increase in Cyber Monday revenue.


Increase in email subscriber list.

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B2C Food & Beverages
Services Used
Lead Generation,
Lead Nurturing Funnels,
HubSpot Training

The Challenge

We Olive, a B2C retailer with brick and mortar locations, grew from 7 stores to 18 locations. They quickly outgrew in-house capabilities. Because of this, We Olive had difficulty managing their new store locations, not having enough people for the job.

Additionally, We Olive saw their business could complement this growth if they incorporated an online marketing strategy. Unfortunately, not having many people working each location meant they also didn't have near enough time to invest in this. Their experience with technology and digital marketing was also limited. Furthermore, they worried about cannibalizing their brick and mortar locations with the addition of an online presence.

A big challenge of generating and nurturing new online audiences for them was having to educate audiences about their highly specialized product. We Olive struggled to clearly explain the value of their extra virgin olive oil.

The Goal

In pursuit of creating an online presence, We Olive needed an effective online marketing campaign that would generate online sales. To do that, they would need to build an email subscriber list and increase awareness for their online store. The most viable way for them to accomplish this was through the use of automation and using technology for lead generation and lead nurturing.

As previously mentioned, generating more online sales needed to complement generating greater foot traffic to We Olive's brick and mortar locations. A big part of converting online traffic into foot traffic was by educating new and returning audiences. They needed a way to grab a digital consumer's interest either by urging them to buy online or to purchase in-store.

Lastly, We Olive wanted to create a holiday promotions campaign. This would again complement a multi-front pursuit of both their online and in-store activities.

The Solution 

We Olive was easily onboarded onto HubSpot with Campaign Creator's HubSpot Sales Setup. This service helped them quickly set up their new automated technology for generating, nurturing and converting online leads. So this strategy could succeed, a new ECommerce Website was developed for them in addition to using 3rd-party integration to guide leads throughout their buyer's journey.

Two Lead Nurturing Campaigns were then created, which incorporated creating lead magnets, nurture emails and automated workflows. Before being placed into appropriate workflows, contacts would be segmented into lists. These workflows provided audiences the best educational offers for their needs.

The Lead Magnets created were both eBooks that educated and walked consumers through the process of creating extra virgin olive oil. To download these eBooks, visitors provided their contact information through forms. These forms helped We Olive build their email subscriber list. We Olive then used this growing email subscriber list to raise greater awareness for their online presence and brick and mortar locations.

One of the email workflows created was a holiday promotional Email Campaign. In order for this new campaign to see success, a promotional email calendar was implemented. This helped schedule campaigns based on best times and opportunities to promote.

Lastly, We Olive received HubSpot Training, ensuring they would know how to use their marketing technology to progress with their new marketing campaigns.

The Results

Within six months, their new online presence already showed results.

Through lead generation and nurturing efforts, We Olive saw a 100% increase in their email subscriber list. This was an extremely positive return since they identified and considered email subscribers as some of their most valuable return customers.

Additionally, there was tremendous return from online sales since the year before, resulting in a 30% increase.

With the help of the promotional email campaigns, We Olive also saw 30% more holiday revenue than in the previous year. While Cyber Monday saw significant gains, the whole 4-day sales period was a success.

Lastly, because their online presence was automated, We Olive's day-to-day operational activities became more efficient.

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