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Case Study: Transforming Client Acquisition for Better Accounting through PPC Marketing

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Executive Summary

Better Accounting, a leading accounting firm based in San Francisco, found it challenging to acquire new clients through traditional marketing tactics. In an industry crowded with competition, they needed an approach that could deliver measurable ROI while targeting a specific client base. The introduction of Pay-Per-Click (PPC) marketing into Better's marketing strategy not only increased their client base by 30% in just six months but also improved the quality of leads, lowering the customer acquisition cost by 20%.

The Challenge

  • Stagnant Client Growth: Despite having an excellent service record, client growth was slow and inconsistent.
  • Ineffective Traditional Marketing: Billboard, magazine ads, and networking events were yielding low ROI.
  • Low Online Visibility: Organic SEO strategies were too slow in producing results, causing a lack of online visibility.


  1. Increase client acquisition by at least 25% in six months.
  2. Lower customer acquisition costs.
  3. Improve online visibility to attract high-value clients.

Strategy and Implementation

Phase 1: Market Research

  • Keyword Analysis: Conducted keyword research to find the most effective keywords in the accounting niche.
  • Competitor Benchmarking: Analyzed top competitors' strategies to identify gaps and opportunities.

Phase 2: Campaign Setup

  • Ad Creation: Crafted high-quality Google Ads with compelling headlines and CTAs.
  • Targeting: Focused on professionals, small business owners, and corporations in need of accounting services.

Phase 3: Launch & Monitor

  • Budget Allocation: Started with a budget of $3,000/month.
  • Performance Metrics: Monitored click-through rates, conversion rates, and cost per conversion.

Phase 4: Optimization

  • A/B Testing: Carried out A/B tests for ad copies and landing pages.
  • Keyword Refinement: Removed underperforming keywords and added more relevant ones based on performance data.


  • 30% Increase in Client Acquisition: Far exceeding the initial target of 25%.
  • 20% Reduction in Customer Acquisition Cost: From $200 to $160.
  • 50% Increase in Website Traffic: Improved online visibility, leading to more organic queries as well.

Lessons Learned

  • Quality Over Quantity: Focusing on high-value keywords brought in higher quality leads.
  • Continuous Optimization: Regularly monitoring and optimizing the campaign proved vital in achieving desired results.

Future Steps

  1. Increase the PPC budget to capitalize on successful strategies.
  2. Expand into other platforms like LinkedIn and Facebook.
  3. Integrate PPC data with CRM to better track customer journeys.


The introduction of a well-strategized PPC campaign significantly improved Better Accounting's client acquisition rates and reduced customer acquisition costs. The campaign not only achieved but exceeded the set KPIs, validating that PPC Marketing is a viable and highly effective channel for client acquisition in the accounting industry.

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