I’m happy to announce that http://www.vendorbingo.com will take it’s maiden voyage at Lotusphere 2011. The response from vendors last week was so good the thinking went from will this happen to, when to cap it. So far 10 vendors have signed on, the cap will be 15, it’s first come first serve. The fee, $125, to say “Win an iPad” at your booth. Not a bad deal.
The following vendors will be displaying the “Win an iPad” QR Codes at their booth…
JPG Consulting, Inc. / NotesConnectors
If you’re interested in partaking in this buzzworthy campaign contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org the deadline is Thursday at 5pm est.
We all know the game. You get the vendor bingo card in your reg pack with vendor logos on it, you visit the booth’s in the product showcase and get them stamped. You return the completed card which enters you into the drawing for an amazing prize.
What if it were updated for 2011? Vendors get a QR Code printed on a card the size of a post card and attendees scan them with their phone’s qr code reader. The code takes them to a web page that asks for name and email address the transports them to their mobile bingo card. As they collect the codes at each booth visit the page updates. When they get bingo; visit all participating vendor booths, they are automatically entered into the drawing.
The staff; those managing the vendor bingo campaign, can pick the random winner. The winner’s name can be posted through the service. The best part, the attendees have a permanent record of their vendor visits along with their contact information on.their.phones! They can make notes and view the info later after the event.
I am currently looking for interested vendors in taking part in what I believe could generate some buzz in the product showcase floor at Lotusphere and work to drive traffic to the booth.
This idea was way too late to pitch the Lotusphere staff but there is no reason why a handful of vendors can’t get together and experiment with an interactive concept that is just now going mainstream. The prize will be a top of the line iPad. The cost to vendors is only $125. I am running this as a break even event. If we don’t get enough to cover the cost of the iPad, no one pays.