American Psychiatric Association (APA)

Annual Meeting

ROI on revenue vs. digital marketing spend
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APA produces the largest annual conference for psychiatrists and other mental health professionals in the country. It spans nearly a week and addresses key topics across the entire mental health landscape. APA recently invigorated the conference agenda and launched multiple new learning formats, session tracks, and other featured content. In addition to enhancing quality of the education, APA also wanted to increase attendance from their core target audiences. Ideally, through cost-effective online tactics.

Our challenge was to implement effective online campaigns using paid search and remarketing.


We initiated a brief strategy development process that centered on opportunities in online marketing. This let us assess what tactics would be most effective and identify technical steps necessary to ensure transparency in reporting. We focused on implementing and benchmarketing the basics. Set up paid search and remarketing campaigns from start to finish — keyword research, management, analysis, reporting. Worked hand-in-hand with internal resources to also implement landing page testing. We also ran A/B ad testing and targeting by geography and other variables.


“Charge Ahead understood our marketing needs as a provider of CME education. From analytics, to targeting and SEO, to optimization, we benefited from Charge Ahead’s expertise and collaborative style.”

   – Marketing Director, American Psychiatric Association


Benchmarked first-ever online campaigns for the brand.

In first year, delivered 900% ROI on revenue vs. digital marketing spend.

In second year, delivered double-digit growth on year-over-year revenue from digital spend.

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