Toronto FC / Foursquare Case Study

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A brief case study prepared by The LBMA outlining the use of Foursquare by the Toronto FC soccer club

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Toronto FC / Foursquare Case Study

  1. 1. Case-Study: How the Toronto FC used Foursquare T This case-study was kindly supplied by the Location Based Marketing Association
  2. 2. Foursquare is an app that allows you to share and save the places you visit. It alsoprovides personalized recommendations and deals based on where you, yourfriends and people with similar tastes have been.foursquare by the numbers: (last updated April, 2012)Community: Over 20 million people worldwideOver 2.5 billion check-ins, with millions more every dayBusinesses: Nearly a million using the Merchant PlatformEmployees: Over 100 between headquarters in New York, an office in SanFrancisco, and an outpost in London. *data provided by foursquare
  3. 3. Q. Why did you do it? What problem were you trying to address? “ We were trying to encourage fans to come to our stadium early. We thought a cool experience would create some excitement. The most important part of this promotion was for us to document the experience properly and showcase it across multiple platforms, so fans knew that coming early to our stadium had its advantages. ”
  4. 4. Q. ? What was the length/duration of the campaign period“ One day of pre-promotion and the actual execution. Then many weeks of promoting the recap video. ”
  5. 5. Q. What were your goals and objectives of the campaign? Were you trying to get a certain amount of people on board?“ Our goal was to show that coming to a match early has its rewards. So far,1500+ have watched the video. ”
  6. 6. Q. What were your results? Did you increase foot traffic, dwell time, loyalty etc.? By How much ? “ Hard to say, since Foursquare changed their admin pages. We were noticing a small but consistent increase in check-ins since we started publishing offers. An increase of 5-10 people per match over the course of 10 matches. This specific ‘experiential’ offer was the quickest offer we’ve seen claimed. Multiple times we have offered more traditional swag (shirts, scarves, programs). We do find themeffective but not really story worthy. Capturing and telling the story is very important to us. ”
  7. 7. Q. What are your plans for using foursquare in the future ?“ We want to continue to reward fans for coming to our stadium. Highlightingspecific offers at in-venue restaurants & merchandise outlets. Special plans forrewarding the mayor. Documenting the story of how were are trying to build therelationship with fans through this platform will continue to be a hot item for us. ”

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