Marketo catches NZ Cricket

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New Zealand Cricket has appointed marketing software outfit Marketo to help build support for the Blackcaps, the White Ferns and domestic cricket teams. Ultimately, the aim is to stimulate ticket and merchandise sales and help drive other commercial opportunities.

Marketo will also build up the Community Cricket brand.

“As the Blackcaps made it to the finals of the Cricket World Cup 2015, it was seen as imperative that this momentum was capitalised on ahead of the new season in November,” said NZ Cricket database marketing manager Sarah Samuels.

“MyBLACKCAPS was established as a free club offering exclusive benefits to members, including discounted tickets, partner offers and premium online video content – with Marketo used to help drive subscriptions and keep members engaged.

“We chose Marketo because of its strong reputation for enabling personalised communications and marketing automation. New Zealand Cricket, with the support of SpeakData Ltd, was replacing Infusionsoft, a small business CRM, so needed a marketing solution that could run without a separate CRM requirement. These factors, together with Marketo’s ease of use, ultimately drove the decision to make the switch.

“Marketo will greatly simplify our marketing processes and improve our capability for offering fans a truly personalised experience whilst expanding the sophistication of our approach.

“We will be able to track ROI and fan engagement with our EDM campaigns like never before, quickly gaining a clear understanding of what’s working best so we can adjust our programs accordingly.”

About Marketo
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