Sweepstakes, giveaways, and contests are a popular marketing tactic for growing your audience and winning new business leads. However, there is a common misconception that giving away something for free will instantly generate new customers and sales overnight. This is not always the case. Oftentimes, contests and sweepstakes are so poorly executed that brands will spend more time and money on the prizing than on the business they earn. Think about some of the contests or sweepstakes you’ve entered into. Did they have something in common? Now, what about the ones you didn’t enter? Was there a reason why you opted out?
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WILY helps some of the world’s most trusted brands develop contests to engage and drive consumers to retail. Recently, we helped Canon Canada activate their MLSE sponsorship using omnichannel marketing and a one-of-a-kind contest experience. The campaign leverages a combination of indirect and direct communication channels – websites, retailers, email, mobile, and more, for a unique chance to win VIP Leafs tickets and take home a Canon camera. Before getting into the case study, let’s first explore what omni-channel marketing is, and how brands can utilize it to acquire data and activate consumers.
WILY helps some of the world’s most trusted brands develop creative experiences to engage and drive consumers to retail. Recently, we helped adidas promote their brand new Originals store in Vancouver, BC. The campaign leveraged near-field communication (NFC) technology for a tap to win contest. But before we dive into the case study, let’s first explore what NFC is, and how brands can utilize this technology to drive customer activations.