Element Cycles is a premier online retailer of high-end road, track, and mountain bicycles located just off the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington. Gravitate was approached to not only build a polished e-commerce website that reflects the precision and quality of Element’s bikes, but also to implement digital marketing campaigns and promotions to drive traffic—and ultimately—sell more bikes.
The result is a scalable, flexible website with a progressive design and highly customized ecommerce system.
From the moment the ink dried on the contract, Element placed its complete trust in our creative direction, while simultaneously collaborating with our strategists and designers while we developed wireframes and detailed userflows.
After dozens of creative exercises and hours pouring over and poking holes in strategy —the result is a scalable, flexible website with a progressive design and highly customized ecommerce system that is as easy for Element to manage on the backend as it is for customers to shop on the front.
Responsive web design allows us to build sites that provide an optimal viewing experience across a wide range of devices—whether you’re on a smartphone or a 27” monitor. It allows easy reading and navigation without the drudgery of resizing, panning, and scrolling or the time and expense of building customized mobile apps for the major platforms.
Digital Marketing Campaigns
Campaign: Black Friday / Cyber Monday
What better time to push interested buyers to your site than the busiest shopping weekend of the year? For our Black Friday/Cyber Monday campaign we sought to increase traffic, visibility, and awareness around the BMC bicycle brand. Through PPC, succinct paid social ads on Facebook, multiple drip email efforts, and a detailed content plan and implementation, we were able to increase sessions by 50 percent, pageviews by 107 percent, and our average email open-rate was over 20 percent.
The Result? A 400% increase in online bike sales from Black Friday 2015.
in clicks to www.elementcycles.net
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“Great company, great people. Staff that are creative and hard-working combined with honest and sincere - an ideal combination. ”
“Element Cycles is a unique brand with a unique digital challenge. The high-value, top-of-the-line bikes they sell require an entirely different approach and strategy than your typical e-commerce website. Their target audiences deserve and demand a phenomenal user experience throughout the buying process, from initial research to post-purchase customer service. Element and Gravitate team up to make that happen.”
“It's easy to pour our passion into every marketing decision and campaign that we run for Element because trust has been built. The relationship formed over working towards achieving Element's goals is what a partnership is all about. Love working with their team.”
“Working on Element Cycles is always a thrill for me. The client is constantly pushing us to reach new, ambitious goals, resulting in the projects I wake up at night to puzzle over. From the initial website project and through ongoing marketing campaigns, Element has trusted our team to not only continually optimize the online shopping experience, but also given us carte blanche to mix and match a variety of content, email, social, and pay-per-click marketing tactics. ”
“Vision is a powerful thing. Coming into the relationship with this client it was clear to see there was a vision. Being part of the magic of making that vision come to fruition and produce results for the client is why I do what I do.”
Chinook Winds Casino Resort
Upping the Ante
Gaming may be Chinook Winds’ industry, but gambling certainly isn’t its business model. The coastal resort and casino invested in us in late 2015 to set a new direction for its digital marketing, and we delivered—increasing organic traffic 44 percent in the first year alone. We not only set the bar for Chinook Winds’ own marketing going forward but also raised that bar for all other tribal resorts throughout the Pacific Northwest.Case Study