It's no secret that we live in a mobile world. There are over 280 million mobile phones in the United States alone, and over 50% of local searches are now performed on a mobile device. These statistics demonstrate that having a good mobile marketing strategy is critical in today's business environment.
The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, in partnership with Miles-Weaver and MeNetwork, is pleased to offer a 360° mobile marketing platform that puts the world's most powerful and flexible mobile marketing tools at your fingertips. Using MeNetwork's award-winning Merchant ToolTM you can create new offers in minutes and instantly make them available to every mobile device in the U.S. via iPhone/iPad app, Android app, or SMS/text messaging.
Visitors (and locals!) can find great offers on dining, bars, attractions, entertainment, shopping, spas, salons, and more just by launching the app; MeNetwork finds them and tells them what's nearby. It will also alert them when they walk or drive by a merchant that has an offer in a category they like. Visitors can also subscribe to individual merchants and be notified as soon as they post new offers, or they can subscribe to broad categories (like Entertainment in NOLA, Dining in NOLA, or Shopping in NOLA) and they'll be sent an alert whenever a new offer is posted in that category. Download the app for free (iPhone/iPad) or (Android).
And if a visitor is one of the approximately 67% of people who have a "feature phone" (a non-smartphone), they can still access your offers by texting NOLA plus any keyword to 63638 to find what they're looking for (e.g. NOLA DEALS, NOLA HAPPY HOUR, NOLA SHOPPING, etc).