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[Case Study] UEFA Champions League Final + Giveaway (ROI 87%)


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Are we waiting for the Champions League final? So do millions of football fans! The final match is set for June 1. And it’s just about time to make some money from this event. How? Here’s a case from one of our affiliate marketers, who managed to capitalize on the hype.

Traffic: Push Notifications

Offer: Heineken Champions League 2019,

Campaign period: April 4, 2019 – April 16, 2019

GEO: Brazil

Spent: $485

Revenue: $905

Net profit: $420

ROI: 87%

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UEFA Champions League final is coming soon – Liverpool is meeting Tottenham Hotspur in a full English final – and I just felt like making some bucks out of all the hype and hoopla surrounding the event. There are lots of betting offers, but I chose another vertical with a much wider audience.

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The offer and GEO

Who wouldn’t want to visit a Champions League final? Even if you are not an avid football fan, the opportunity itself looks awesome: before your very eyes, two best teams of the season are battling each other on the pitch.

According to the offer from Weachgroup, Heineken – an official sponsor of Champions League – promises to give tickets for the final to the lucky ones. You just need to register on the website and buy some beer…

A very appealing offer, not to mention that the Heineken brand looks absolutely credible. I’ve found that offer pretty interesting.

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It got even better when I discovered that the GEO was Brazil. There are tons of cheap traffic in this LATAM country, and everyone without exception watches football.

The small payout (pay per registration) – of only 1,7 R$ (or $0.44) – didn’t scare me off. It still seemed like a pretty good deal, considering all the advantages.

The campaign settings

Credibility was my priority, so I created a Push campaign (CPC).

I targeted «mobile, Android». The traffic in Brazil isn’t expensive, so I set the targeting to «User Activity – High».   While the campaign was running, I blacklisted some ad zones that were not bringing conversions. More about User Activity targeting

Landing page

I didn’t use a pre-lander, because the landing page was catchy enough on its own. By the way, I didn’t waste traffic on redirects.

The landing page contained the info about the possibility to win tickets for the final match and other prizes.

The ad creative

There were a few of them available. The most effective one:

Title: Verifique a Caixa de Correio / Check your mailbox for new messages

Description: Assunto: entrega do Bilhete para UEFA / Topic: UEFA ticket delivery


I’ve found an ad creative with the maximum CTR. Then I created a whitelist and ran another campaign.

The results

Before the optimization

I’ve spent $381, and earned $687, i.e., the net profit was $306, with an ROI of around 80%.

After the optimization

The optimization increased ROI up to 109%.

I made enough money for the Second campaign ($104) and earned $217, and the net profit was $113.

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With all numbers rounded off, my net profit was at $420.

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