At soft launch of a brand new video game, 7,500 downloads achieved; 83% via display ads and Facebook ads.
Facebook campaign average CTR of 8% – 8x the Facebook benchmark.
Google Ad conversion rate of 9.24% – double the industry benchmark.
Full rebrand and website build.
Comprehensive persona development and content strategy.
Led by game developers and learning designers with decades of experience at Disney and elsewhere, Bigfatphoenix Interactive is on a mission to make meaningful and impactful learning experiences for kids through the medium of video games. Their games are commercial-quality, fun to play, and use proven gameplay patterns and mechanics from successful genres such RPGs, visual Novels and adventure games.
Turning the Lights On
When Big Fat Phoenix came to Buttered Toast, they already had a fantastic product. They engaged us to take them from an early stage in their lifespan, to a company ready to fundraise for a seed round. They needed to uplevel their website, build awareness on social media, sharpen their personas, begin to craft a Go-To -Market strategy, and start testing their brilliant product out there in the world.
“It was awesome to see our in-game art and visual design be used so effectively in building a visually appealing website that really reflected the fun and personality of our games.”
Building a Presence; Driving a Soft Launch
Conducted deep market research to determine buyer and influencer behaviour.
Performed a full visual rebrand using visual language that would appeal to our identified target market.
Developed a full content strategy, aimed exclusively at mobile, Android users, seeking conversions to demo.
Executed on this strategy, writing and publishing a first tranche of content on the website.
During the soft launch of a brand new video game, a total of 7,500 downloads were achieved; 83% of which were via Google Display ads and Facebook ads.
Facebook campaign average was at CTR of 8% – 8x the Facebook benchmark and Google Ad conversion rate was 0.24% – double the industry benchmark.
Drove brand awareness and conversion campaigns across Facebook and Google Ads to encourage app downloads in their soft launch of the game. This launch was to gather testing data to leverage into a strong seed round.
Developed three comprehensive buyer personas, based on demographic and psychographic research: The Progressive Parent, The Cautious Parent, The Goal-Oriented Parent. Broadly, these personas covered the different mindsets with which parents would assess a video game when browsing on behalf of their children.
Creating a Company Culture Film to Drive Recruitment
“Video is the most powerful form of content. With minimal direction, Buttered Toast were able to put together an amazing short film for us. They asked all the right questions, handled all the details, dealt with all the logistics. We just showed up and gave some fun interviews; they did the rest.”
Igino Cafiero, Founder & CEO, Bear Flag Robotics
Taking a Silicon Valley Startup from Founding to Acquisition
“Scaling a lean, tech-forward startup requires real expertise. Buttered Toast brought seasoned skills in branding, messaging, and every aspect of growth marketing. They were our dedicated partner for more than two years – unlike most other agencies I’ve worked with, they really felt like part of the team.”
– Amir Sharif, CMO, Aporeto