Enhance E-Marketing Efforts
Two Native American Casino properties in California say Web-based
marketing solution streamlines operations, saves costs and, perhaps
most important, boosts guest satisfaction
|FORT WORTH, TX (FEBRUARY 15, 2007) – Two Native American gaming properties
are wagering that Digital Alchemy’s unique e-marketing services and software
will help them enhance customer relations, boost occupancies and drive
bigger dollars to their bottom line.
The Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa, near Palm Springs, and the Sycuan Resort and Casino, in El Cajon, each decided to use Digital Alchemy’s powerful, cost-effective e-marketing software.
“The name of the marketing game in the hotel business has always been communicating with guests,” said Don Hay, CEO of Fort Worth - based Digital Alchemy. “Today there is no better means of communicating quickly, effectively and affordably than through email and Web promotions. By using our proven e-marketing and customer-relationship management products and services, we are confident that these two Indian gaming properties will reach new and existing customers quickly and in turn see an increase in new and repeat business.”
Their respective partnerships with Digital Alchemy allow the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa and the Sycuan Resort & Casino to access an array of features and services, including:
According to Reservations and Revenue Manager James Delk, the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa began using Digital Alchemy’s e-marketing services and software in August 2006.
”I especially like the survey that is offered to the guest at the completion of their stay—it adds another layer of contact with the guest and another opportunity for the guest to tell us what we've done well and what we can improve upon,” Delk said. “The automatically generated email confirmations are more efficient in terms of labor than the old system of manually typing a confirmation and emailing or ‘snail mailing’ it to guests.”
Staff of the Sycuan Resort & Casino are similarly impressed with the Digital Alchemy software solution. According to Sycuan Director of Sales Rick Tibbits, the property is just finishing up a 60-day phasing-in of the Digital Alchemy system—which will include a feature unique to the Sycuan.
“Not only is the Digital Alchemy software automatically confirming guestroom reservations, but it’s also automatically confirming golf tee-time reservations for our patrons,” Tibbits said. “This adds to guest satisfaction and saves on employee labor and postal costs, and basically simplifies the whole process. We’re excited about this new tee-time confirmation feature—Digital Alchemy is the first to offer it, and we’re the first property to implement it.”
Tibbits said another feature he—and Sycuan guests—appreciates is the pre-arrival welcome message and the post-departure thank-you note.
“The guest automatically gets a welcoming message seven days before arrival that includes a reminder about all the attractions and features at the resort,” Tibbits said. “Then after check-out, an e-mail is automatically sent that thanks the guest for their stay and provides a link to our comment cards. We get an 80 percent response to that, and it’s an invaluable tool to both determine what we’re doing right and what we need to improve on, as the Digital Alchemy software red-flags unfavorable ratings. Really, any one of these marketing tools makes this an excellent investment.”
While Tibbits said he’s more than pleased with Digital Alchemy’s e-marketing and guest-communications tools, what’s impressed him most is the company’s quick, personalized service.
“We’re happy to be working with Digital Alchemy,” Tibbits said. “As far as their service goes, with them it’s a constant ‘What can we do for you’ kind of feedback, and every surprise from them is a pleasant surprise—which can’t be said for other vendors.”
About the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa
About the Sycuan Casino and Resort & Spa
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