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Washington Capitals Use Smartphones, Mobile QR Codes to Increase Fan Engagement and Build Marketing Database

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 2:33 PM


DUNKIRK, Md., Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Monumental Sports & Entertainment, owner of three professional sports franchises in Washington, D.C., and the Verizon Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C., began engaging professional hockey fans using QR codes and smartphones during the 2011-12 season.  

When asked what led to the decision to add QR codes to their series of marketing tools, Mike Chan, Director of Strategic Marketing for the Washington Capitals, said, "We decided some time ago that QR codes had a place in our overall marketing strategy. Conceptually, the ability to link print to digital is very appealing. The turning point for us came after a compelling demonstration of the unique toolset offered by linkblots™.  The ability to easily manage a QR code campaign with minimal additional work got our attention. What convinced us that the codes can be an integral part of our marketing campaigns, however, was our very first direct mail campaign incorporating linkblots™ QR codes, in which the QR codes far exceeded our expectations when compared to traditional methods of collecting user response metrics."

The direct mail campaign was sent to a large number of households and contained a linkblots™ QR code, a call-in number and a web URL. The QR code alone generated a response rate close to a typical house list direct mail campaign when taking smartphone penetration numbers into account.

Brian Raines, cofounder of Envidient, Inc., said, "We were convinced our linkblots™system was a good match for the Caps and also felt it could meet their expectations for ease of use, seamless integration into existing marketing platforms, data capture and flexibility. We welcomed the opportunity to validate our experience with another live campaign joining linkblots™ QR codes with more traditional marketing methods."

linkblots™ provides a total mobile marketing platform that incorporates point-and-click mobile web pages with QR code campaign management.  Features include mobile video and photo slide shows with mobile video transcoding, YouTube integration, dynamic ad insertion, mobile coupons, built-in form generators, click-to-call and click-to-map buttons and social integration. The technology doesn't require a proprietary app and works with Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod and Blackberry platforms.

About linkblots™ by Envidient, Inc.
linkblots™, (patent pending), was launched July 2011 by Envidient, Inc., a Maryland-based technology startup founded by CEO, Fred Brechbiel and CMO, Brian Raines in 2010. Envidient has gained considerable experience in mobile marketing campaigns using QR codes from its international customer base. Developed over a period of 18 months as a QR code and mobile web campaign management and marketing tool, linkblots™ has unique mobile video and dynamic mobile ad insertion features. linkblots™ is available both as a direct-to-consumer system and as a white-label branded system for commercial and government use. For more information, call: 443-579-LINK (5465), email:  info@envidient.com or visit online at www.linkblots.com.

Contact: Fred Brechbiel, CEO, Brian Raines, CMO and Dario Agnolutto, COO
443-579-LINK (5465) or Email: info@envidient.com

SOURCE Envidient, Inc.

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