Welcomemat Services Celebrates a Landmark Year at Annual Franchisee Convention
New mover marketing business increases franchise offering and unit-level growth with launch of Engage platform.
ATLANTA, GA. (PRWEB) April 25, 2018 - As technology continues to play a bigger role in business, Welcomemat Services, the Atlanta-based new mover marketing franchise is emphasizing upgrades to its award winning new mover program and the launch of four new data-driven revenue streams. Marking a year since the launch of Welcomemat Engage, a new advanced technology product line that was introduced to revolutionize each franchisee’s offerings to his or her clients, the Welcomemat franchise system joined together at the annual conference in late February to celebrate the continued success of the brand. Strong growth with the Welcomemat new mover program and the addition of products in email, social, and data-driven postcards helped the brand increase year-over-year revenues by close to 15 percent. Welcomemat also used this time to reflect on the incredible growth projected for 2018, with plans to open 14 new franchise locations, including expansion into entirely new markets like Arizona, Iowa and Oregon.
“We celebrated some of our biggest moments this past year with unparalleled growth and the launch of our new platform, but 2018 is quickly shaping up to be one of our biggest years yet,” said Welcomemat Services CEO Brian Mattingly. “We will always stay true to our core focus. Helping others succeed is the heartbeat of our brand. That includes our franchisees, our internal staff, our vendors and, of course the clients who we serve. We created Engage as a new way for our dedicated franchisees to help local businesses succeed by giving them access to big-business technology at an affordable investment.”
Since launching the Engage platform, nearly 10 percent of the entire Welcomemat Services client base is now using at least one of the additional offerings introduced through the new platform, and the program has allowed for an increased number of local businesses to access the powerful data-driven solutions at a cost that is reasonable for their specific business. In Murfreesboro, Tennessee a Welcomemat carwash client began utilizing the Perfect Match Postcard offering to increase its brands reach and build a stronger in-store customer count. Since utilizing the new program, the car wash chain has seen an 8 percent redemption rate from the total 10,000 mailers, which is 800 percent above the direct mail average response rate of 1 percent. A community health center and urgent care client in Bonita Springs, Florida launched the social media offering from the new Engage platform. The client has since increased their monthly engagement from 32 to 909 on page actions, as well as built their monthly reach from 1,800 people to 3,135 people, in just four months.
“Each franchisee carries a passion to help local entrepreneurs grow their business, and for this reason alone, we will continue to introduce new ideas and products for franchisees to offer their dedicated customers like we did a year ago with the Engage platform,” said Mattingly. “In the year since launching the platform, it’s clear that it is already making a difference in markets where we have a strong client base.”
At conference, Welcomemat Services also celebrated the franchises top performers that helped propel the brand forward this past year.
Award Highlights Include:
- Franchisee of the Year: David Tabb
- Franchisee of the Year Runner-Up: Chad Trollinger
- Rookie of the Year: Mark Wilkes
- Engage Award: Mande Miskewycz
Falcon Award: Jeremie Ertle, Marilyn Malstrom, Rachelle Marsh, Karen Bitterle, Steve Pepmiller Erin Hunter, Chad Trollinger and John Farrall
“As we position the brand for continued growth in 2018, it is so important to have a stable and committed group of franchisees behind us,” said Mattingly. “Because of their excitement for our growth and new products and the success of our award winning new mover program, we are able to differentiate ourselves in the segment and tap into new markets, really making a difference everywhere we have a presence.”
About Welcomemat Services
A leader in the $133-billion local advertising industry, Welcomemat Services is a new mover marketing and technology company that provides loyalty marketing solutions designed to target families who have recently changed their address. The brand was named to Entrepreneur’s 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 “Franchise 500” and since 2003, Welcomemat Services’ technological innovation and marketing sophistication has enabled the brand to change the face of the direct-mail marketing industry. It offers local, regional, and national businesses & organizations unprecedented access to information about their new mover clients. For more information on Welcomemat Services, visit http://www.welcomematservices.com
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