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Tap the card to check-in on Facebook

we’ve already seen tens of thousands of impressions on Facebook, and hundreds of new visitors to our website and Facebook page

Two times British Hairdresser of the Year Andrew Collinge has launched an innovative Facebook loyalty scheme, putting the social network at the heart of the retail experience in his Graduates Hairdressing salons.

The award winning salon group Andrew Collinge is situated in the North West of England and has been voted Salon Group of the Year. Furthermore, through the innovative Andrew Collinge Graduate salons the company is committed to hairdressing training and as one of the UK's foremost training providers has built up an enviable reputation in this field resulting in 'Outstanding' status from OFSTED in their past three inspections.

Clients of the Graduates salon are now given the opportunity to apply in-store for a Facebook-enabled loyalty card. Touching the card on a ‘LikeStation’ in the salon will record their attendance and automatically share details of their visit, in-store promotions and offers on Facebook - all using the innovative Loyalty Connect solution from social media solution provider Excelerated Applications.

The Loyalty Connect solution links a customer’s Facebook profile to their loyalty card, giving retailers the ability to post content on their behalf as part of the in-store experience – such as check-ins, product purchases and even photos.

Retailers retain complete control over the content shared by their customers, and can track impressions created, clicks and customer engagements created as a result.

Andrew Collinge said, “We’re delighted with the solution, and we’re already creating social media ambassadors out of our loyal clients. Nothing is more important to consumers than a personal recommendation, and this solution has already created thousands of these for us on Facebook.”

“Though we’ve only been live for a few weeks, we’ve already seen tens of thousands of impressions on Facebook, and hundreds of new visitors to our website and Facebook page.”

we’ve already seen tens of thousands of impressions on Facebook, and hundreds of new visitors to our website and Facebook page

The Loyalty Connect solution from Excelerated Applications is aimed at retailers looking to leverage the vast benefits of social media, whilst retaining a focus on the real-world in-store environment.

Working either as a stand-alone solution, or integrated into an existing loyalty programme, Loyalty Connect allows retailers to create real-world Share, Like and Tweet buttons for their customers to share their in-store experience.

Excelerated Applications director Richard Smith said, “This has been a great project to work on, and with a vibrant customer base Andrew Collinge is seeing significant benefits already.”

“Sharing experiences in the online retail space has become second nature for most consumers, but now real-world retailers can benefit in much the same way. Our solution allows retailers who focus on delivering incredible in-store experiences, whilst ensuring that this investment is seen across all social channels.”

Learn how Loyalty Connect from Excelerated Apps can help social media enable your in-store customer activity or register for the upcoming retail webinar.

About Andrew Collinge
Andrew Collinge is one of the most sought-after hairdressers in the world, and an International ambassador for the industry. There are six Andrew Collinge salons, a male grooming and barbers, two Graduate salons and a Training Academy in the North West of England. The company was awarded ‘Beacon Status’ from the Government for setting the benchmark for hairdressing training.

About Excelerated Apps
Excelerated Applications is a leading provider of technology solutions for Retailers, brands, events and experiential agencies - helping these organisations put social media at the heart of their real world events and in store activities.

Richard Smith
Excelerated Applications
Tel: 0845 625 0149

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