Happy 1st Birthday to Kids Skate Free on Hownd!

Kids Skate Free 1st Birthday

In the past year, children across the country have enjoyed more than 60,000 free skating sessions through the Kids Skate Free program This past year has been tough on kids as Covid lockdowns have limited the ability of familes to get out and be active in their communities. To help fill that needs, Hownd and the […]

Mesa Arizona Heats up with Summer Specials

Mesa Summer Specials

We’re Bringing Summer Fun Back to Mesa Arizona with Gift Card Giveaways and Summer Specials!  This past year has been a tough one as local merchants have been hit hard by the Covid pandemic and related lockdowns. During this time, Hownd has worked with local municipalities, chambers of commerce, tourism departments, and retail community owners […]

Promo Landing Pages Refreshed with Bold Design and New Functionality

“All Roads Lead to Landing Pages” – The Hownd / FetchRev platform No matter which path consumers come into the promo flow – email,  website popups, promo portals, guest WiFi, or Hownd Screens – their next step is to visit a landing page.   Landing pages are the key place where consumers learn about promos and then move forward by sharing […]

4 Resources for Reopening Your Business After the COVID-19 Shutdown

Retail business COVID-19 reopening

Depending on where you operate your business, at this very moment, you may find yourself reopening your doors under specific safety guidelines like the retail and restaurant merchants of Texas, preparing for the next phase of meaningful modifications and the return of low-risk businesses as they are in California, or still in a state of […]

3 Ways Local Businesses Can Increase Gift Card Sales

Gift card sale

Everybody loves a gift card. For the recipient, it’s something special to swipe or scan for a celebratory experience. For the buyer, it’s a convenient gift-giving option that doesn’t entail driving all over town or purchasing a costly product destined to be returned or exchanged. For the merchant, it’s an invaluable opportunity to generate revenue […]

Saving the Best for Last—Creating an August Campaign Calendar

From an endless summer to the end-of-summer. It’s only human nature to watch the calendar turn to August and work up a fierce anxiety over another inevitable end to summer. While most of us have since graduated from the urgency of heading back to school in a hurry, many business owners battle an end-of-summer frustration […]

The Red, White, and Beyond—Planning Your July Marketing Calendar

Add some spark to your summer campaign strategy. You’ve already composed your out-of-office reply, taken your new flip-flops for a spin in the fresh sand, and broken in the barbecue for a new season of char-grilled burgers and dogs. Yes, we’re officially in the heat of summer, but that doesn’t mean your marketing efforts need […]

All Skate Forward: Filling Your Roller Skating Rink

With the Roller Skating Association’s Skate Con 2018 in the books, we thought it was important to point out that there was a lot of talk on how to stand out among competing rinks. The desire to be the best was obvious; and it makes complete sense. Everyone wants to be top dog, but actually becoming […]

The Best is Yet to Come—Creating a May Marketing Calendar

Setting the stage for summer success. Acting as the bridge between spring and summer, the merry month of May never ceases to build the toe-tapping anticipation levels of everyone from students on the cusp of graduation to employees subtly cashing in their vacation hours and planning their great escape to parts unknown. For business owners, […]

Timely Results—3 Bright Ideas for Spring Success

Spring forward. This past Sunday, we set the hour hand back on our collective alarm clocks, cuckoo clocks, pocket watches, and Apple Watches, praising the high heavens for that oh-so-precious extra hour of daylight. All this sunshine naturally brightens our mood, our outlook, and our approach—and this is said with no disrespect to those  2:00 […]