Kentucky AdTech Startup Helps Opposition Party Win Presidency of Guyana
Louisville, KY - With the May 26th swearing in ceremony, David Granger became Guyana’s eighth executive president, ending the 23 year hold on power by the incumbent People’s Progressive Party Civic ( PPP/C ). Granger’s five-party opposition coalition - Afro-Guyanese A Partnership for National Unity and the multiracial Alliance for Change ( APNU/AFC ) won the May 11th election 207,200 to the PPP/C’s 202,694 following one of the highest voter turnouts in the country’s history
According to Brad Goodman, a US based campaign consultant for the Granger campaign, two key campaign goals were identifying ways to circumvent the state run media to reach voters, especially the youth of Guyana, and overcoming the significant fundraising advantage of the incumbent party.
“I had previously used El Toro in a number of US elections and knew it was the type of tool that would make a difference in Guyana. By using El Toro, we were able to target voters on a granular level with the right messages at the right time. El Toro was a key part to the historic change of power in Guyana, something that had not happened since 1992.”
With 60% of the country using mobile devices, Stacy Griggs, the El Toro CEO and the El Toro team added digital buys on Facebook and mobile targeting to the overall campaign strategy. “We implemented a multi-layered campaign and delivered several million impressions to reach voters across the entire country. President Granger and his team were very digitally savvy and knew that online outreach, especially to the youth of Guyana, would be critical to winning the election.”
Ad Campaign Details
- Used www.UnitedGuyana.org and Facebook as landing pages.
- Drove >60,000 clicks from >32,000 unique visitors to their new website / Facebook page in 30 days.
- > ½ of the traffic was from mobile devices.
- 61% of web visitors were between 18-34.
- >8,000 likes on Facebook.
- Targeted approximately 300,000 voters with several million ad impressions in 30 days leading up to the election.
- 98% CTR across all platforms or roughly 22X the industry average for political campaigns.
- Targeted ads at IP ranges from high-value areas of the country along with specific locations.
About El Toro
Louisville, KY based tech startup, El Toro, is an Advertising Technology (AdTech) company that has developed and applied for a patent on a process to map IP Addresses to household addresses. Additionally, El Toro has mapped and provides targeted digital advertising to a number of other high-value locations including hotels, college campuses, stadiums, convention centers, government buildings and more. This data is then used to hyper-accurately target individuals or various groups of people based on location. This technology is most often used by automotive companies, universities, political campaigns, healthcare companies, and other large brands to increase the impact of their digital advertising campaigns.
- Country of 800,000 residents.
- $2.8B USD GDP.
- Incumbent party had held power for 23 years.
- Election held on May 11th.
- The inauguration was May 26th.
- New President – Brigadier David Granger
- New Prime Minister – Moses Nagamootoo
- Granger’s coalition - The multiracial Alliance for Change (APNU/AFC) won theMay 11th election 207,200 votes to the incumbent party PPP’s 202,694 votes following one of the highest voter turnouts in the country’s history.
- This was a special election called to avoid a parliament vote of no confidence in the PPP/C party. http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2015/05/18/guyana-elections-attract-regional-intl-buzz/