Author Archives: Chris Gardiner

About Chris Gardiner

Chris Gardiner is the Northeast / Midwest Business Development Manager for Odds On Promotions. He has held this title since joining the company in April 2007 and specializes in the Gaming and Broadcasting industries. Prior to his position with Odds On, Chris worked in the broadcasting field for 15 years as a Promotions Manager, Marketing Manager and Director of Marketing.

Rewarding TV Promotions? How About The Dollar Bill Game!

TV Promotions - Dollar Bill GameLooking for some fresh new TV promotions?  Need to boost your share?  Then check out this Dollar Bill Game promotion Odds On insured for a television station client based out of Kentucky.

Here’s how the promotion worked: Prior to the promotional period, Odds On Promotions placed one-dollar bills into circulation in the TV station’s broadcast area.

Then, every weekday during the month-long promotional period, the serial number on one of the dollar bills distributed was announced on the 5:30pm news.  If a viewer happened to have the dollar bill which exactly matched the serial number displayed on the television screen, they had fifteen minutes to call in and claim their prize – $10,000 cash, paid for by Odds On Promotions!  (Watch the video below).

The promotion ‘finale’ occurred on the last evening of the promotion – this time, the dollar bill’s serial number – which was displayed on the television screen –  would be worth $100,000, if a viewer happened to have an exact match!

This promotion offers multiple chances to tune in and win thousands, which is why I’m a big fan of the Dollar Bill Game.  While unfortunately, no one happened to have one of the winning dollar bills, the station drove tune in by giving viewers the chance to win big!

Ready to find out how Odds On’s TV promotions can drive results for your station? Have any unique TV promotion idea? Chances are we can help you add a giant insured prize that will attract attention and increase tune in!  Give us a call today at 888-827-2249 for a free, no-obligation quote, or feel free to browse through all of the other TV promotions we have to offer.   You can also email us with any questions.

Casino Basketball Promotion Ideas: How Can We Help You?

casino basketball promotion ideasWhile the NCAA Basketball Championship has come and gone, I have great news for those of you looking for casino basketball promotion ideas for next year: A few months ago, I helped a casino property in the Southern U.S. to insure an NCAA score prediction promotion!  Feel free to steal… 

Here is how the promotion worked –  players who earned at least 25 points on their player’s card during the four days prior to the promotional date were given the opportunity to predict the final score in the April 6th NCAA semi-final game.

Out of all the players participating in the promotion, five ‘finalists’ were chosen via a registration form.  These five players had a chance to win $10,000, paid for by Odds On Promotions, if their game score predictions for each and every team happened to be correct come the day of the semi-final game!

It’s important to remember that score prediction promotions aren’t limited to basketball — you have the freedom to theme your casino promotion around any big event: Super Bowl, The World Series, The Masters … you name it!

Just give Odds On a call today at 888-827-2249 and one of our marketing specialists will provide you with a free, no-obligation quote and any questions you may have about casino sports promotions.

Need More Casino Basketball Promotion Ideas?

We’re here to help!  For more casino basketball promotion ideas, email us today and we’ll help you come up with a promotion that’s sure to ‘score’ you more foot traffic and coin-in for your casino property!

Media Promotion: Radio Group Insures $50K VSW Contest at Trade Show!

media promotionsChris Gardiner, Northeast & Midwest Business Development Manager, is here to tell you how you can increase attendance to remotes, specifically trade show events, with a media promotion from Odds On Promotions!

Big Money Media Promotion –  for Pennies per Play

In celebration of this trade show’s 50th Anniversary event, one of my radio group decided to give one lucky attendee a chance at winning — you guessed it — $50K.  The client selected Odds On’s Video Scratch and Win promotion, “Show Me the Money!”

Attendees who showed up at the radio station’s booth had the opportunity to select 6 spots on the Video Scratch and Win game’s touchscreen.  If the six spots they selected each revealed a stack of bills, they would have been an instant $50,000 winner… and Odds On would have proudly written a check for the prize amount!  While unfortunately, there was no grand prize winner, the radio station and trade show both ended up handing out some fabulous auxiliary prizes to those who managed to reveal a lesser number of winning symbols, to ensure that no one left empty-handed that day!

Interested In Insuring a Media Promotion?
Check out the media contests and promotions we have to offer, then give us a call at 888-827-2249 for a free, no-obligation quote!  You’ll definitely also want to check out the other Video Scratch and Win games we have available, as well as watch the live demo of Show Me the Money below.  You can also email us at any time if you have questions!

Radio Station Promotion: $10,000 Number Match Contest

radio station promotion - number matchAre you a radio station looking to increase traffic to your website and/or a local sponsor location?  Chris Gardiner, Northeast & Midwest Business Development Manager with Odds On Promotions, is here to tell you how a radio station in the Midwest did exactly that… with a little help from one of Odds On’s radio station promotions: a Number Match!

During the 3-week-long promotional period, listeners had a chance to visit the radio station’s website and obtain a ‘certificate’ containing a unique, randomly-generated 5-digit number.  Listeners then printed off the certificate and brought it to the participating sponsor’s (in this case, a local car dealership) location.  Listeners would then enter their assigned 5-digit number into Odds On’s handheld verification unit to see if their number matched Odds On’s preselected winning number.  If there was a match then the listener would have won a 2-year lease on a 2013 Ford F-150, valued at $10,000… and Odds On would have paid for the prize!

Looking for a radio station promotion idea of your own?  Visit our website and check out the variety of radio station promotions we have to offer, then contact Odds On Promotions at 888-827-2249 or email us for ideas and/or a free, no-obligation quote!

Online Prediction Contest Insured by Radio Station

Looking to stir up a bit of buzz in your market while driving traffic to your website?  Chris Gardiner, Northeast and Midwest Business Development Manager, shares  how one Philadelphia sports station combined a giant prize with a crazy contest, in order to make a losing season a little less disappointing (and a whole lot more rewarding) for football fans …

Online Prediction Contest: Three Guesses for $10,000!

Online Prediction Contest - Philadelphia EaglesFor 5 days this December listeners of a Philadelphia sports radio station were directed to the station’s website to enter their email address and take their best guess as to who the next Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator and Defensive Coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles would be… even though the current coach hadn’t yet been sacked!  On the final day of the promotion, 5 lucky registrants were selected to become eligible for a chance to win the insured prize: $10,000, compliments of Odds On!

And now we wait … until May 1, 2013, when it’s expected that the three positions will have been filled and if any of those 5 lucky contestants has selected a winning combination of names, they will score $10,000 paid for by Odds On Promotions.

As you can see, your online prediction contest can be based around, well, anything!  So, whether you want your listeners to predict winners of the GRAMMY Awards, Academy Awards, or the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament, Odds On can customize an online prediction contest for you within minutes!

Want to learn more about this promotion? Give Odds On a call today at 888-827-2249.