The New York Knicks launched a stellar 13-day mobile text campaign producing 10 times the amount of fan interactions of previously carried out mobile text campaigns. Leveraging the Linsanity phenomena, the New York Knicks ran an SMS contest to win an autographed Jeremy Lin ball, which produced over 21,000 opt-ins to their mobile text campaign.
Previous mobile text campaigns had averaged just over 2,100 opt-ins with the prize usually being free tickets for season games. A main factor to the success seen during the Jeremy Lin campaign, in addition to the attractive prize, was to give the SMS contest prominent exposure through pre-game emails, social media, and in-arena during home games.
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