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Your customers have gone through all the touchpoints, and you’ve rung up the sale and shipped the product.
If you’re not following up with a post-purchase survey, you’re missing one of the greatest tricks in the DTC book! 🪄
Post-purchase surveys are immensely valuable for gaining additional insights about your customers, which you can use to help drive new customers. 💲
And they help inform your marketing spend across platforms (aka, media mix), on-site opportunities, product development, and overall marketing strategy. Talk about winning!
📝 How to create a post-purchase survey
These are a few foundational questions to consider including:
The Pilothouse Meta team finds a lot of value in the first two questions — (1) where did you hear about us and (2) when did you hear about us?
This way, they can understand where to attribute the first touch point from your conversions and the average length between hearing about your brand to purchasing.
The team analyzes survey results by channel and compares against platform spend to estimate the return on ad spend. Here’s an example:
Want to run your own? Here’s the formula we used: (Survey results % * revenue) / ad spend.
This can help inform how to allocate spend to Meta and Instagram to maximize efficiency. In this case, spending slightly more on Meta will likely help the brand yield more efficient results. 🔥
This is just one piece of the equation, though.
The team takes into consideration that most users likely answer based on top-of-funnel sources, so Google is typically deflated in this view. The team also factors in Google Analytics data, platform metrics, and third-party platform data to make data-backed budget allocations.
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A group of 42 US attorneys general are suing Meta, alleging that its Facebook and Instagram platforms are designed to be addictive, especially to children and teenagers.
The legal actions emphasize the bipartisan commitment to protect youth from online harm. The attorneys general argue that Meta's design features, including algorithms, notifications, and "likes", negatively impact teens' mental well-being.
The lawsuit against Meta is seen as part of a broader industry investigation, with other platforms like TikTok also under scrutiny for similar concerns.
What does this potentially mean for you? 🤔
While the direct implications of the lawsuit are of a legal and regulatory nature, advertisers on platform should be aware of how increased safeguarding may impact social platforms.
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