Gmail Sponsored Promotion has been among the most talked advertising option offered by google. As the product is still in BETA there had been a lot of confusions about functionality and at other end, there are a lot of questions over the performance or results of it.
What is Gmail Sponsored Promotion:
To define them in an easiest language, these are the sponsored newsletters, which can be sent to targeted users without having their database.
How to setup GSP (Gmail Sponsored Promotion):
As the product is still in beta, we cannot do the setup on our own. We need to get the assistance of google representatives.
- Contact the Google representatives – https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/8206
- Ask them to set-up your GSP account. (If they ask for email ID – give firstname.lastname@example.org), they may create a new gmail ID as well.
- Google reps will do the account setup and will assist in adding funds to it.
- Once the account is created, we can create our own ads and campaigns.
Campaign setup followed by design and development of newsletter and/or landing page. Recently one of our client (A leading pest control company in USA) requested to provide a overview of GSP for them. I thought, why not to share with all the readers interested to know more about GSP.
Campaign Targeting Options:
Demographics: (age, gender and location)
Interests and keywords:
Apart from keywords based targeting, we can target people interested in specific things like Vacation Rentals, Real Estate etc.
Targeting by Jobs:
We can target people in specific jobs/professions like Real Estate Agents, Doctors etc.
Targeting by Purchases:
Based on past purchases/interests. For example, if some-one has recently bought pesticides, he might have the requirements of pest control.
It gives the analytics of clicks, forwards etc. To get the conversion data, we need to configure google analytics.
Ads are displayed in Gmail as follows.
When teaser ads are clicked, it opens in your gmail like below example:
Interestingly, we can also provide the inbuilt form in the mail itself. Prospects can contact us directly from embedded mail form.