Tag: Gamification

Unlock the Power of Instant Gratification with Digital Rewards!

In the ever-evolving landscape of business and customer engagement, timing is no longer just a factor—it’s the cornerstone. Especially in the realm of instant digital rewards and incentives, the speed at which gratification is delivered can make or break the impact of your reward strategy. This is where the concept of ‘Instant Gratification’ shines, transforming traditional approaches to rewards and incentives into a powerful tool for boosting engagement and satisfaction. In today’s world, where digital interactions are almost instantaneous, the expectations of customers and employees have shifted dramatically. The days of waiting weeks for a reward are fading into obscurity. Instead, the trend is now leaning towards instant rewards, which are quickly becoming a game-changer in various industries. Whether it’s for completing a survey, making a purchase, or achieving a milestone, the immediate delivery of a reward significantly amplifies the positive experience associated with the accomplished action. Digital rewards, in particular, are at the forefront of this revolution. These rewards can be anything from online gift cards, discount codes, to digital badges or points in a loyalty program, all deliverable in real-time via email or through an advanced rewards platform. This immediacy not only delights recipients but also creates a […]

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Unleash the Power of Gamification in Incentive and Reward Programs with Platform Services

As the competition for engagement and user attention intensifies, businesses constantly seek innovative ways to attract, motivate, retain, and inspire their target audience. One proven approach that has gained widespread recognition is using reward system gamification in incentive and reward management systems. Integrate game design elements into non-game contexts for engaging user experiences and tangible results. Drive user behavior and tangible results by infusing non-game contexts with game design elements. In this article, we’ll explore the importance of gamification mechanics, Our goal is to demonstrate how our cutting-edge SaaS platform can revolutionize your incentive and reward management strategy. Gamification uses game elements like points and badges to boost user engagement and motivation. Research proves its effectiveness in sales, training, and healthcare due to human desire for competition. As a result, gamification mechanics tap into our drive for achievement and social interaction. Incentive and reward management systems are designed to attract, recognize, motivate, and reward users for their actions, accomplishments, and contributions. By incorporating gamification mechanics, these systems can: Enhance user engagement. Enhance user commitment and enjoyment by incorporating game elements into incentive programs. Increase user involvement and commitment by adding enjoyable game elements to incentive programs. Encourage friendly competition: Leaderboards, […]

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ADR Introduces EzePlay Rewards

All Digital Rewards Introduces EzePlayRewards™ to Create a Personal Relationship with Customers with Point Based Games The new EzePlayRewards™ product gives companies an engaging affordable end to end solution to increase customer satisfaction and support revenue-generating loyalty programs All Digital RewardsNovember 9, 2021 SCOTTSDALE, Nov. 9, 2021, a leader in Reward Management Technology, today announced EzePlayRewards™, a new product for companies to increase customer trust and engagement across industries, including retail, market research, health and wellness, manufacturing, travel, and hospitality. Built on the ADR Customer RewardSTACK™ Platform, EzePlayRewards™ allows companies to create highly engaging code and point-based loyalty programs using game technology for B2B and B2C customers with a flexible, configurable, and quickly deployable solution that fits their specific needs. Companies offering an EzePlayRewards™ product can target their participant’s specific demographic and reward preferences with games and prize mixes to provide a more personalized experience with the use of games to engage hard to please participants and or for smaller incentives budgets. ADR helps companies across industries, to stay current with customer expectations and help drive business value by creating loyal, lifelong customers with highly responsive gaming experiences. Loyalty programs help companies drive growth and develop long-term relationships with their […]

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Gamification Effects on Engagement

From consumer loyalty programs, to B2B channel partner programs, to company health and wellness programs, everyone is looking for ways to increase engagement. Most people know that having the right reward offerings and robust incentive management technology is important, but there’s another lesser-known element that can help increase your incentive program’s engagement: Gamification. Gamification is an online marketing technique that takes qualities of games (point scoring, competition, rules of play) and applies them to a company’s product or service – in this case, an incentive program. Examples of Gamification in an incentive program can include: Games – A promotion where winning game pieces are randomly seeded into the universe of common and/or losing game pieces. Collect & Win – Promotion requires participants to save game pieces to complete a phrase, picture, or puzzle. Match & Win – Promotion requires players to match a symbol on their game piece to the winning symbol on displays. Instant Win – A self-contained random chance promotion.  Includes scratch off, peel off, scan and win games, online and 800 number call-in games.  Instant win games provide instant gratification. Sweepstakes – a promotion in which the winners are selected by chance. Random Drawings – Consumer enters […]

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Market Research Incentives Strategies That Could Save You Thousands

The challenge that market researchers face is how to engage participants while keeping costs down. Utilizing an incentive program is a proven way to increase program participation and engage your users, but how do you keep program costs down? Short answer: Gamification and diverse, demographic-specific incentives. Take the case of one of All Digital Rewards Market Research clients. Our client had been running a cash-based incentive program for their market research panels. The program offered checks and prepaid cards, such as visa prepaid card rewards, as incentives for completing program tasks. There was consistent user engagement at least one to five times a month. Users had become habitual in their choices of the cash-equivalent rewards, and the program was proving to be expensive for our client. To decrease our client’s costs, we worked with them to enhance their current incentive program and transform it into a more cost-effective program without sacrificing engagement. First, we introduced a wide range of incentive reward products alongside the current cash-equivalent products as part of the marketplace for the points-based incentive management system. By adding the new rewards alongside the old cash-equivalent rewards, the users were able to view the new marketplace as an upgrade, […]

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Cash Vs Blended Incentive Model: What Performs Better?

The following is a case study regarding a leading global market research company’s incentive reward program.  They own and operate multiple research panels that deploy different incentives and delivery mechanisms to recruit, engage and retain panelists for research projects and programs.  They actively engage millions of members with various client projects and programs.   They have been a client of All Digital Rewards since 2012. All Digital Rewards approached the client to move off a pure cash-incentive-spend to a blended-reward-incentive mix of cash, prepaid debit cards, merchandise, and to apply advanced technologies to achieve a reduction in the overall program cash loyalty spend on incentives while at the same time improving customer experience, efficiencies in reward delivery, analytics and reporting.  The client agreed to move one reward program to a blended reward mix. All Digital Rewards recommended an incentive program change due to All Digital Rewards operating other loyalty programs for clients with a blended methodology and saving over of 18% or more on their cash incentive spend and felt that if this client applied the same methodologies to their other programs they would realize substantial savings. A cash-based reward program is where the end-user, upon completing a qualifying market research […]

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Loyalty Program Do’s and Dont’s

When it comes to loyalty programs, companies are struggling to figure out what works and what doesn’t to inspire loyalty in customers for their brands. Customer incentives have never been harder to define. According to a recent study from Experian, three out of four (75%) U.S. companies with loyalty programs generate a return on investment. This clearly shows a benefit for most companies who spend money on loyalty programs. There is no denying that loyal customers are more profitable than acquiring new customers time and time again. Actually, according to Experian, 69 percent of U.S. companies with loyalty programs track the lifetime value of each customer for an average value of $1,803. However, getting to the point of customers returning time and time again to shop with their favorite brand is easier said than done. Should brands offer fuel rewards? Or would points off groceries work better? Marketers have to get customers involved and eventually have them advocate for their brands by sharing products on social media and referrals! Below is the ultimate marketer’s list of do’s and dont’s of loyalty programs. Customer goal setting is beneficial for setting either a timeline or a call-to-action. This can be done through […]

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Fear Not If You Use Gamification The Right Way!

Gamification is taking off. It is estimated that in 2016 $2.8 billion will be spent on gamification. 70% of Global 2000 organizations will have at least one gamified APP. And, 50% of organizations worldwide that manage innovation processes will gamify those processes. But, what is gamification? Gamification is the process of enhancing services with motivational processes to invoke enhanced experiences and further behavior outcomes. Gamification falls into the behavior-feedback-progression model. A specific behavior will get you specific feedback. Like playing catch. If you throw the ball and your partner catches it you will say “good job!” But, if your partner drops it how would you respond? The feedback will determine progression. If someone is getting a lot of negative feedback why would they continue? People play into the gamified apps for instant gratification or instant rewards. Make the consumer feel a connection with your company by implementing positive feedback and steps to continue progression such as call-to-actions. So, how does this so-called ‘gamification’ work? Well, gamification works because it plays into the psyche of humans. All ages at some point have been exposed to games whether it is baseball, card games, Nintendo, or Xbox. They learned to win, lose, and how […]

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Bottom Line: Why Ignoring Gamification Will Cost You Time and Sales

Marketers have been experimenting with ways to gain loyalty with their customers for centuries. Gamification is the concept of using game tactics in marketing strategies. Gamification Started with S&H green stamps (1896), airline miles, and credit card points. 50-year-olds today were born in 1955. They played pong (1972), Atari 2600 (1977), along with Pac Man (1980) and Donkey Kong (1981).  Read on to learn about the evolution of gamification. 1979-MUD1 is created by Roy Trubshaw, it was the first multi-user virtual world game. 1981-American Airlines introduces AAdvantage, the first frequent flyer program 1983-Holiday Inn launches the first hotel loyalty program. 1987-National Car Rental launches the first car rental rewards program 1990-30% of American households own an NES. A new generation of gamers is born. 2003-Nick Pelling creates the term Gamification 2007-Bunchball creates Dunder Mifflin Infinity, a gamified website for the TV show, The Office. It receives over 8 million page views in 6 weeks. 2009– Quest to Learn accepts a class of 6th graders into a game-based learning environment. 2010-DevHub adds a point system to its website and increases engagement by 70% 2012– Gartner predicts 70% of Global 2000 organizations will have at least 1 gamified app by 2014. 2012-Modzilla […]

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How To Make Your Product Stand Out With Gamification

Gamification is taking off in the digital world. Gamification is an online marketing technique that takes qualities of games (point scoring, competition, rules of play) and applies them to a company’s product or service. By gamifying your company, you are creating content for your audience to engage in by earning points, unlocking levels, or showing progress bars. 90% of Americans own a mobile device, 67% are on social networks, and 52% play games on their mobile device, computer, and or tablet. Consumers are always online, accessible any time, any way (phone, computer, tablet), and anywhere. With the help of social networking sites, it is easier than ever to share messages with a mass audience. Games are an effective way to engage your audience because it focuses their minds to a task in front of them. Gamification taps into the natural human desires of status, achievement, and competition. A recent example of gamification is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. This challenge used the truth or dare tactic, you either uploaded a video dumping a bucket of ice on your head, or you donated to the charity. Because the benefits were going to a cause, a social stigma arose if nominated participants […]

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