Israel.- 25th October 2023 www.zonadeazar.com When it comes to Customer Relationship Marketing for Lotteries, a misfired Lottery CRM marketing message can result in losing a current or potential player (customer). In addition, overwhelming lottery players with too many messages causes “marketing fatigue” that can turn off a potential player today, tomorrow, maybe forever.
With that said, Lottery CRM Marketing Objectives should aim for attaining 100% coverage of eligible players, while understanding the communication objectives for each.
This post, based on Optimove’s extensive experience in Customer Relationship Marketing for Lotteries and helping lotteries optimize marketing outreach to continually improve lifetime player (customer) value, covers two critical aspects of marketing before messages execution:
Insights on best player lifecycle stages to determine target audiences, and
Recommendations on clear marketing objectives for each lifecycle stage
Setting contact frequency to each lifecycle stage to avoid marketing fatigue.
Being Ready: Knowing The Best Player Lifecycle stages for Lottery CRM
At Optimove we’re all about marketing journeys, and every potential lottery player is on a journey. Some may be learning how to play. Others may have played, lost interest, and may or may not come back again. Knowing each player’s lifecycle stage enhances Customer Relationship Marketing for Lotteries and affects how to best interact with the player to (excuse the pun) increase the odds that they will be engaged.
To reach lotteries’ marketing objectives, through years of engagements with players, Optimove has identified six lifecycle stages of potential players:
Registered players who have yet to make a deposit
2.New players –
Players who made their first deposit within the last 14 days
3.Active players –
Active players within the last 30 days and new players with at least two activity days in their first two weeks of deposit
4.Reactivated players –
New and Reactivated players with no additional activity within 14 days OR Active players inactive for the last 30 days
5.Churned players –
Churn players inactive for over 12 months OR Non-Depositors inactive for over six months
6.Dormant players –
Reactivated players within the last 14 days after churning
For each lifecycle stage, we have enumerated marketing objectives and key performance indicators that drives the marketing results depicted in the chart below:
Notice in the chart above that each lifecycle stage, except Active players, has a brand awareness objective. This requires that a lottery keep a regular cadence of marketing messages to these target audiences, while not overwhelming players. Having this “right cadence” requires deep player insights on message engagement. (more on contact frequency below.)
In addition, a key objective for Non Depositors and New players is to educate each about the lottery. Obviously very different messaging is required compared to players with previous lottery experience.
KPIs (key performance indicators) are of course critical. While each lifecycle stage has variations, it is paramount that the lottery knows each player and their activity.
Precise Contact Frequency Eliminate Marketing Fatigue
Optimal Customer Relationship Marketing for Lotteries shows clearly that engaged players, including New, Active, and Reactivated players, are receptive to learning more, often opening multiple messages within a week. However, Optimove data shows it is crucial to tailor message types to each target audience. Non-Depositors may benefit from frequent initial messages, but this frequency should be scaled back if they do not transition to active players. Churned players can handle a moderate level of messaging, while Dormant ones should receive messages infrequently. Beyond six months of non-response, it is advisable to discontinue contacting Dormant players to safeguard IP health.
Guidelines for best practices for contact frequency are in the chart below:
effective Lottery CRM practices are vital for lottery operators to engage their target audiences efficiently, avoiding misfired messages and marketing fatigue. Prior to message execution, lotteries should focus on three key aspects:
Knowing the Best Player Lifecycle stages:
Categorize potential players into lifecycle stages based on behavior and engagement levels, such as non-depositors, new players, active players, reactivated players, churned players, and dormant players.
Setting Clear Marketing Objectives:
Define specific objectives and key performance indicators (KPIs) for each player lifecycle stage, whether it is building brand awareness, educating players, or encouraging specific actions.
Managing Contact Frequency:
Determine the appropriate contact frequency for each lifecycle stage, avoiding excessive messaging that can overwhelm less active or dormant players.
Part 2 of this series
will provide further insights into building on these foundational principles that set the stage for your best lottery marketing ideas and executing marketing messages that work.
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