While retailer partnerships are undoubtedly valuable for consumer goods companies looking to get closer to the consumer, that value is often difficult to measure, particularly across social channels in regards to marketing investment. PepsiCo is one CPG company that is currently bridging that data gap.
PepsiCo is an early partner of a new SaaS solution called Ansa, provided by Meta Platforms, Inc. and powered by IRI. The technology allows companies to access brand- and product-level sales results for shopper marketing campaigns.
According to Stephani Pegler, e-commerce marketing director at PepsiCo, measuring the impact of incremental omnichannel sales for retailer-specific social media investments has been a longstanding challenge across the industry.
Through the new technology, however, PepsiCo can tap into proprietary analytics support across SKU-levels and retailer-specific campaigns. Among the capabilities are automated targeting, optimization, and measurement for store-level sales for campaigns launched on Facebook and Instagram.
“The measurement partnership between Meta and IRI enables PepsiCo to understand how its retailer-specific Meta campaigns drive omnichannel sales,” said Pegler in a statement. “This is critically important for informing how to most effectively plan and optimize Meta buys as part of our media mix.”
Additional functionality includes hyper-local targeting recommendations and optimization based on customizable campaign parameters. The technology also leverages control testing to determine sales lift from the campaign.
“Nearly two-thirds of CPG and retailer shopper marketers utilize Instagram and Facebook to drive category and brand sales,'' said Jennifer Pelino, executive vice president, Global Media Solutions for IRI. “Ansa will enable marketers to reach shoppers on Meta’s platforms in a data-enabled way that is more cost-effective, flexible and scalable than ever before. It will allow them to reach the right people at the right time in their shopper journey, and make it easier for them to buy online and in stores.”