Kobe Aluminum Lead Generation

Kobe Aluminum averaged 170 qualified applicants a month.


Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products (KAAP) is part of the Kobe Steel Group, which is known internationally by the KOBELCO brand and for quality materials and machinery. Kobe forges aluminum parts for cars. Beginning in March 2016 Hangout Creative was tasked with the job of increasing more qualified applicants in the Southern Kentucky region for open positions in the organization.

Advertising Tools

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Website Landing Page
  • FormCraft


Hangout Creative worked with Kobe Aluminum’s HR team to develop advertising materials and job descriptions to use for a 90 day “now hiring” advertising campaign. Hangout then created social media and website pages to host these campaigns. Upon approval, Hangout Creative used Facebook, Instagram and Google’s advertising platforms to reach people in the Southern Kentucky area.

Video Facebook advertisement with clear call-to-action.

Ad specifically sent to people who work in the engineering field. *With the recent changes to Facebook’s Employment ads narrowing the target audience to engineers in the Bowling Green area would have been more difficult. *Learn more about Facebook’s updated policies.*

Image Facebook advertisement with clear call-to-action.


  • Generated an average of 170 applicants on a monthly budget of $1,000.
  • Cost per qualified applicant was $6.00.
  • On average, Kobe Aluminum’s ads reached 45,000 unique social media users monthly.
  • Generated 1,362 monthly clicks to the landing page.

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