Designer and creator of traditional Italian mosaics, Favret Mosaici were well-established in their home country but wanted to increase brand awareness both nationally and internationally. Taking advantage of Google’s Eccellenze in Digitale initiative, the company redesigned their website, and developed their SEO and social media marketing activity to help them gain more attention. As a result, website visits rose, and contacts internationally have increased by 20%.
Established in Pietrasanta, Italy in 1933, Favret Mosaici still make all their mosaics the traditional way, using natural marble and Venetian enamel, in their onsite studio.
A successful bricks and mortar company for many years, they launched their first website in 2007. More recently, the company has increasingly used digital to help build awareness of their mosaics both within Italy, and on a wider international scale.
To achieve this, Favret Mosaici turned to Google’s Eccellenze in Digitale initiative, a free online training course that can be tailored to fit individual requirements. With 23 course topics available, the digital programme offered the company a range of video tutorials on everything from designing an effective and easy to use website, to using SEO, developing social media strategies, and expanding internationally.
“Digital tools are particularly good for promoting a niche product like mosaic design, thanks to their relatively low cost and the possibility of reaching a large audience,” explains company owner Paolo Favret.
Guided by the programme’s lessons, Favret Mosaici first redesigned their website, improving the content to strengthen their digital identity. They also used the tutorials to create online advertising campaigns and further develop their SEO and social media marketing strategies to help them find and target new audiences interested in mosaics.
The work paid off. Improving the content of the website resulted in a 45% increase in site visits, largely due to its renewed presence on social media, and Favret Mosaici also significantly boosted their international contacts list.
“Thanks to the Eccellenze in Digitale initiative, we have developed our SEO and social media marketing activity extensively, increasing our international contacts by 20%.” Paolo Favret, Owner, Mosaici Favret