ERX Motor Park Live Event Text to Win Sweepstakes – Case Study

ERX Ultimate Off-Road Text to Win Sweepstakes

Elk River Extreme Motor Park (ERX), is the Midwest’s premier year-round motorsports facility. ERX is the only race track that offers year-round racing, including off-road and snowmobile racing, concerts, and charitable events. With so much action going on every weekend, ERX wanted to learn more about who their fans are and create new channels to communicate with them.

ERX partnered with Sweeppea to create a summer long text-to-win sweepstakes with the objective of engaging fans at the facility and capturing opt-in permission based email and mobile number in exchange for  a chance to win a 2019 Polaris RZR XP 1000 worth $17,999.

With their Sweeppea account, ERX planned to use the mobile numbers collected to send text messages to fans with new event dates and links to online ticket purchase. Additionally, ERX would grow their email database with the sweepstakes participant emails.

 

ERX Ultimate Off-Road Text to Win Sweepstakes 2019 Polaris RZR XP 1000
Grand Prize was a perfect promotional fit for the target audience.

The Polaris vehicle was a perfect promotional fit for adrenaline loving fans. And a text-to-win sweepstakes a perfect fit for on-the-go stadium visitors. And to that we say…start your (marketing) engines, brummm!

ERX Ultimate Off-Road Text to Win Sweepstakes by Sweeppea

Objective:

  • To gain a database of participants to re-market offers via text message and email

Promotional Channels:

  • At venue
  • Website
  • Social Media

Outcome:

  • A database of customers with name, mobile, and email was gained.

Prize(s): One (1) 2019 Polaris RZR XP 1000, Four (4) weekend passes to the ERX Off-Road National (July 12-13), (1) Camping space at the ERX Off-Road National (July 12-13), $100 food and beverage voucher at the ERX Off-Road National (July 12-13), $100 FXR Racing Gift Certificate, Red Bull swag package. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of all prize(s) combined is $19,000

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Armour Meatballs Commissary Stores Text to Win Sweepstakes – Case Study

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Armour & Company meats was looking to promote their frozen meatballs at commissary stores in US military installations. Amour’s shopper marketing agency the Branch 5 Marketing Collective leveraged Sweeppea’s text to win sweepstakes platform to create a point-of-sale promotion to incentivize the purchase of a second bag by offering customers a chance to win a $50 commissary gift card.

Branch 5 Marketing executed a text to win style sweepstakes to capture customers on-the-go while shopping at commissary stores. To enter the sweepstakes, all the participant had to do was text the word MEATBALLS to the number 65047 to upload the purchase receipt and submit the entry form.

Armour & Company offered $50.00 commissary gift cards to 25 winners and Branch 5 Marketing designed freezer door clings and in-freezer hangers that said “BUY (2) ARMOUR® MEATBALLS from your Commissary in one transaction, take a photo and upload your receipt and be entered for a chance to win a $50 Commissary Gift Card & get a COUPON for your next visit! 25 WINNERS will be announced. Text “MEATBALLS to 65047 to enter.

As an additional post-entry incentive, Armour offered a $.30 instant coupon to all participants that entered, helping secure repeat purchases of the product.

Armour Meatballs Text to Win Sweepstakes Thank You Page Coupon
Thank You Page Coupon

 

Armour Meatballs Text to Win Sweepstakes Entry Page
Sweepstakes Entry Page

 

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Freezer POS ads

Objective:

  • To build awareness for Armour® Meatballs
  • To increase commissary stores sales of the product
  • To incentive repeat purchase by providing a saving coupon to all participants
  • To gain a database of participants to re-market offers via text message and email

Promotional Channels:

  • In-store materials at POS

Outcome:

  • Sales number were not disclosed
  • A database of customers with name, mobile, military installation and email was gained.
  • Coupon redemptions were not disclosed

Prize(s): Twenty-five (25) Grand Prizes – One (1) $50.00 Commissary Gift Card per winner; Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of all prize(s) combined is $1,250.00.

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The Future of Text Messaging for Business

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In 2018, text messaging or SMS dominates daily life as Americans spend more time on their phones. But how will text messaging for business continue to evolve and what’s the future outlook?

Here are 5 predictions on the future of text and SMS marketing:

1. Business Use of Text Messaging Will Grow

More businesses will adopt text messaging as they explore new opportunities for improving brand loyalty. In fact, a study has found that 90 percent of smartphone users who enroll in SMS loyalty clubs offered by companies feel they benefit from the interaction. Running a text sweepstakes is a great way to start or grow your company’s loyalty clubs.

2. Voice Recognition Technology Will Get Better

In the coming years, voice recognition technology is expected to improve dramatically. With reliable voice recognition that can be used to dictate text messages, SMS could in fact become a valuable, long-form communication tool. This will allow brands to have more detailed and engaging conversations with their target audiences.

3. Brands Will Recognize the Value of Text Messaging Over Apps

Although messaging apps are on the rise, they have security vulnerabilities and they limit your audience. Plus, many users don’t want to give yet another big company their data.

For example, most WhatsApp users didn’t realize they were handing over access to their contacts when Facebook bought WhatsApp. As a result of cases like these, more users will likely turn to SMS or text messaging. It’s a familiar and private tool that doesn’t track them across all of their social media accounts.

4. Text Messaging Will Be Preferred Over Downloading Yet Another App

How many apps do you have on your phone and how many do you actually use often? Several studies have already shown that most people get app fatigue and delete apps after little use.

Also Read: Mobile Loyalty Apps vs. Text Message Marketing

5. More Customers Will Turn to SMS to Save Data

In a post net neutrality world, more customers will have to make sacrifices in order to save money on their data plans. Fortunately, when users run out of data on their plans by the end of the month, text messaging is still available.

Unlike apps, which use data even when running in the background on a smartphone, text messaging won’t significantly increase users’ cell plan costs.

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What Should You Ask Your Text-To-Win Participants?

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You’ve gotten people to sign up for your text-to-win campaign. But are you sure you have all of the information you need from them?

Here are a few things to consider if you’re trying to decide what to ask your text-to-win participants.

Perform Age Verification as Required by Law

If your company sells products or services that are designed for people 21 and over, such as alcohol, you’ll need to make sure you verify their ages before they can sign up for your campaign.

This ensures that your campaign follows the rules of text message marketing. It also protects you from awarding prizes to ineligible winners.

Plan for Future Promotions

A text-to-win campaign should only be the beginning of your engagement with your participants. As a result, you should decide exactly how you plan to re-market to them after the campaign has ended.

What information will you need to collect from them in order to send them future offers? Figure out when you will ask for this. It’s not always necessary to get mailing address, gender or other information upfront, especially if it will make the entry form too long. Long forms may lead to less entries.

Planning for future promotions before you even start your campaign is the best way to keep the momentum going and keep your participants engaged.

Getting Permission is Important

You need to let entrants know that participating in any kind of SMS marketing campaign may cost them money in data or text message fees. It’s not only important, it’s legally required.

Another requirement is getting their permission to receive your texts. This is handled by having each person opt in and using a notice of written consent: “By participating, you consent to receive text messages from XYZ, sent by an auto phone dialing system.” Be sure to follow these and other legal rules for mobile marketing

 

How to Get It Right

Keep in mind that participants’ interest and engagement is always highest at the start of a new campaign.

The bottom line is that you should ask for all or most of the information you’ll need upfront. The longer you wait to collect important information, the less likely you’re going to get it.

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3 Modern Marketing Strategies Your Competitors Aren’t Using

Mobile Marketing

Wouldn’t it be awesome to have an unfair advantage over your competitors? Fortunately, it is easier than you think. Technology moves fast and most businesses are slow to catch on, or worse, they don’t bother at all until it’s too late.

If you want to achieve new heights in your mobile marketing efforts for your business, consider these 3 modern marketing strategies to get ahead.

1. Text-to-Win

SMS marketing is a no-brainer when it comes to modern marketing tools to use because consumers depend on their mobile phones for nearly everything these days.

In fact, there is no better way to reach your audience than with a text-to-win campaign that will not only get customers excited about your brand but will also give you future opportunities to market your products and services to a captive mobile audience.

2. Snapchat

Over 150 million people now use Snapchat to watch 10 billion videos every day. If your business is trying to reach that elusive segment of the market known as Millennials, then it is in your best interest to get on this platform right away.

In 2016, Snapchat did a study which concluded that its ads attract twice the visual attention of Facebook in-feed and 1.5 times more than Instagram in-feed.

Use Geofilters, Sponsored Lenses, and storytelling to grow support for your brand and engage with potential customers.

3. Influencer Marketing

While influencers were once primarily only found on blogs, today they’re everywhere! You can find them on social media and on almost every online platform, which means they are a marketing opportunity that you simply shouldn’t miss.

Influencers deliver reach and engagement that you simply can’t achieve with ads.

They also tend to be highly selective of the content that they promote so it is unlikely that they’ll work with your competitors if they’ve chosen to feature content from your brand.

Gain the First-Mover Advantage

Don’t worry if the competition loves to follow your company.

They want to see what you do next to attract customers and then try to piggyback off of your success. However, first movers have all of the advantages when it comes to modern marketing techniques.

While they sit back and watch, your company will attract more attention, more market share, and more sales. So if you want to get ahead with your marketing, the time is now.

If you’d like to try out some of these strategies for your business now, Sweeppea makes it so easy! You can create a text-to-win campaign in less than 10 minutes with our user-friendly solution. Reserve Your Sweepkey now to get started.