How it Works
Dobango is a social marketing service for merchants to drive online, Facebook and mobile traffic to your businesses and boost sales.
The games are short and competitive, attracting players of all ages and skill levels. Prizes for these short, addictive games are sponsored by local merchants. They attract a large volume of players to participate in tournaments to win prizes and discount coupons redeemable at sponsoring businesses.
Our platform serves a wide range of businesses to draw users from across the consumer spectrum.
Dobango makes your social marketing strategy as simple as:
Players will be visiting your retail establishment using two different redemption methods:
- Prize certificate to redeem the free giveaway (only one winner per campaign).
- Discount coupons to use toward their retail purchases (to drive more customers we recommend attractive discounts of 30%-50%).
Winner is notified of the prize and its redemption instructions in an email. Business owner is notified of the end of campaign along with prize and coupon code and the winner information.
Winner may present their prize certificate on their mobile app or in printed form. Similarly other players may present the discount coupon for redemption. Business owner verifies the prize or coupon code and proceeds with the redemption process.
What is Dobango?
Dobango is a social gaming and marketing program designed to drive Web, Facebook and Mobile app traffic to your business.
Is there a fee to participate?
No, Dobango is FREE for merchants to join, and during the limited promotional period the first campaign is free every week. We are sure that you will see the benefits of working with us.
How do I sponsor a game?
Once you are registered, it is very easy to create a Campaign via our self-service Merchant Center, where you sponsor a Prize for a game. The Prize could be from your own product and service portfolio. As a restaurant owner, you may sponsor a free lunch or a free dinner for the winner of the game and a 40% discount for all the remaining players.
Prizes of $100 or higher draws huge traffic to these Campaigns. High numbers of users play the sponsored game to win your sponsored Prize and results in great number of customers walking into your store or business location with the discount Coupons.
How are Prizes and Coupons redeemed? What is my role as a business?
Winner may present their Prize certificate in their mobile app or in the printed form from the website. Other players may do the same with their discount Coupons.
At the end of each campaign, we share with you the Prize and Coupon code along with the winner's information.
When a customer wants to redeem the Prize or Coupon, he or she will show you the code on the mobile app or may present a printed Prize certificate or Coupon. You can verify with the codes sent to you in an email at the end of the campaign or log on to our Merchant center to validate the codes.
When do customers come to me to redeem their Prize and Coupons?
Expect customers to come to you the same day the campaign ends! Our powerful platform sends the Prizes to the customers as soon as a campaign ends and the discount Coupon during the campaign when they play the game through email and is accessible from their Dobango account. Prizes and Coupons are valid till the expiration date specified by you during campaign creation.
When do Prize and Coupons expire?
You decide when a Prize expires. Prizes do not have cash value, and cannot be redeemed after the expiration date. Dobango recommends that you keep the Prize expiry date of 180 days from campaign start date.
How long is a Campaign?
A Campaign can be 1 day to 1 week long. The notion for shorter Campaigns is to make sure the players are not getting bored playing for a long time before they can win the Prize.
The new merchant center will help to create your own Campaigns, Prizes and Coupons and also view Reports to see the Campaign performance.
Can I repeat a Campaign?
Yes, each campaign can be repeated for an unlimited amount of time.
Can I create two Campaigns running simultaneously for my two restaurants?
Yes, the first Campaign you create will be FREE even if you repeat the weekly campaign 4 times. When you create a second Campaign running simultaneously, you will be charged according to the current Rate Plan, around $14.99/week for weekly campaigns or $3.00/day for daily campaigns. But the more simultaneous Campaigns you run, the more number of times the users will interact with your brand getting you more brand exposure, more users will play to win your Prizes and higher number of customers will walk into your restaurants.
How do I sign up?
Glad you asked. Register or contact us at (800) 479-0127