Procurement Software Marketing Initiative
Zycus planned an event during which they assembled CPOs (Chief Procurement Officers) of Fortune 500 companies for dinner and entertainment. The focus was on enjoyment with a small element of “soft sales” to introduce the Zycus suite of software products. Therefore they needed a subtle yet effective way to communicate their message, a gentle pull rather than a hard push. During the consultation phase with Zycus Vice President of Marketing, Alex Blackwood learned about the products, the sales cycle and the audience for the presentation.
The Perfect Blend of Psychology, Magic and Marketing
In short, the show ended with all 120 guests each receiving a pack of cards. These were a complimentary gift and of course were branded for Zycus. The guests were asked to each pick one random card from their deck. Of course, each card was different… what else could happen? However when asked to again pick a random card, each of the guests at the same time in their own hands picked the 10 of Diamonds from a shuffled deck of cards! This moment of 120 people experiencing an impossible coincidence at the same time can not be underestimated. Once the stunned silence and following applause died down, Alex smoothly handed over to the VP Marketing who immediately asked them to open the envelope at their table. It contained a giant custom-printed 10 of Diamonds card, listing Zycus 10 key product features for the CPO audience.
Our goal was that anytime any of the guests saw a 10 of Diamonds (or any card) again in their lives, they would recall that moment when 120 people each chose the 10 of Diamonds… and would associate that sense of awe with the Zycus brand. Would you remember that moment?
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ALEX BLACKWOOD MIND CRAFT™ TESTIMONIALS
"Thanks Alex. It was a pleasure to have you with us.
Everybody was surprised, impressed and very happy"
"We engaged Alex to make our (medical device) product launch memorable and he performed a very entertaining show highlighting our product features and benefits. Customers were amazed and Alex brought fun and happiness in our scientific event, a great job."
"We had a great offsite with Alex’s talk as a key part. I was really impressed with Alex’s preparation and attention to detail, it made all of us feel special and that we had a bespoke performance."
"Alex engages the audience and that what is great about him. We did a corporate dinner event with Mind Craft by Alex and it is still one of the best reviews we have received for any event. Definitely recommended."