Citywide Garage Sale is an Austin institution. For the past 28 years, thousands of deal hunters flock to find the best in antiques, collectibles and “vintage everything” in an ever-changing flea market environment. Typically, it’s held one weekend per month. Citywide has tens of thousands of fans, but since the show dates occur on an inconsistent, but perfect-for-Austin schedule, a significant number of people who would ordinarily attend don’t have the opportunity to do so, because they miss vital information about the event. This means lost revenue to Citywide’s vendors and lost revenue at the door. Enter BraveMatters and Merge Messenger.
The Norman Chamber of Commerce (Norman, OK), like many professional organizations, has sought out a mobile advertising platform to reach its members, on-the-go. The benefits of the system provide the Norman Chamber, almost instant access to its subscribers and new ways of interacting with the organization through voting, receiving updates and valuable offers from the Chamber and its partners.