How were we found?
Some people say social media isn’t useful to business or only encourages people to stay on their computers. I tried out using several social media platforms for this event, and here’s what the people who participated in the real world scavenger hunt had to say.
- The Vultures found us through twitter.
- Team Lola found us through Boston.com’s event calendar.
- Sully’s Snapper Dogs found us through #findmeinsouthie.
- Mac Attack & Old School Southie found us through a friend.
- Hunt Baby Hunt found us through flickr, then facebook, then Caught in Southie.
- Buckeyes found us by googling “Boston Events”.
- Planet Southie found us through an email I sent out!
What other results can we point to? As of 9/4/2012…
- We raised ~$1,800 cash and ~$200 via paypal in donations to the VFW.
- Our website had over 2,000 visitors from 26 countries in a 60 day period. Here are the current stats.
- Our facebook page had 67 likes.
- Our twitter feed had 61 followers.
- Our flickr photostream had over 100 views.
- Our youtube video had 66 views.
- Lastly, when googling “boston scavenger hunts” on 9/4/2012, Scavenger in Southie ranked #2 – just behind Watson Adventures and in front of Boston Adventures, Stray Boots, and Cashunt. In fact, two other sub-pages of Scavenger in Southie also ranked #9 & #11, and our photos dominated all of the first 12 slots in the images section.
And all with a budget of $150. The most expensive things we bought were printouts of flyers to hand out “the old fashioned way” and not a single person who participated in the event mentioned flyers or any of the events where we sat at a table and had flyers. We were able to find several volunteers through in-person events or connections, however, and it was a great way for us to find out more about our community. Did I meet my goals? I’d say yes!