Company

Consequence of Sound (COS), although based in Chicago, is the third most popular music review website in the world. COS is the market leader in music festival news, album reviews, and popular artist interviews.

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Mobile App

Challenge

Although their site content was immensely popular, readers had no way to access it away from a desktop computer. With the rapid adoption of smartphones coinciding with COS’s rise in popularity and credibility among music aficionados, the time had come to take their talents mobile.

Solution

Utilizing native builds for both Android and iOS devices, WASP developed a mobile app that brought COS’s entire site to the small screens. Festival coverage and the latest uploaded posts and content could be accessed at any time. The app also contained a feature through which users could bookmark their favorite artists and events for instant access to related articles. Currently both apps are being revised, with version 2.0 to be released soon.

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Increase In Site Visits

Increase In Site Visits

Visits increased 25% over the course of 1 year

Increase In Pages Per Visit

Increase In Pages Per Visit

Pages per visit increased 69% over the course of 1 year

Increase In Page Views

Increase In Page Views

Page views increased 113% over the course of 1 year

Increase In Social Media

Increase In Social Media

Facebook & Twitter following increased 100% over the course of 1 year

Increase In YouTube Views

Increase In YouTube Views

Views on YouTube channel increased 889% over the course of 1 year

Marketing

Challenge

Consequence of Sound’s website was entertaining 1.1 million-plus visits every month. The challenge was to increase the revenue stream generated by the ad-based site. COS was in need of a digital strategy that would encourage the number of visits, page views, and the duration of visits to all rise, increasing their ad revenue potential.

Solution

Wasp’s strategy was two-pronged:
(1) Increase traffic, and (2) retain users once they landed on the website. A major aspect of the marketing efforts was a focus on social media and an outreach to other industry-related web properties. Articles were also featured in Google News search results. An internal linking strategy was implemented, an emphasis was placed on providing related article features on every page of the site, and the video to text ratio was boosted. Over the course of 12 months, visits jumped by 25%, while page views soared 112%. Average visit duration increased by 20%, and the site-wide bounce-rate fell by 86%.