We are pleased to announce the launch of CrowninTown.com in November of this year. Hart Ventures has partnered with Devon Dickinson, Tom Morse Brown, VistaPrint, and Scott Dahl to create a nation wide network of local business awards.
Crown in Town helps businesses market themselves to their community. Businesses compete to be “crowned” the best in their city for what they do. Each voter who casts a vote receives a special offer given by the business such as a free menu item or discount on a purchase. The voter who recruits the most other voters wins a grand prize from the business, which is a free product or service for a year; such as a free tax return filing, free sushi once a month or free coffee once a week. Crown in Town uses gamifcation to engage users to complete challenges and level up to increase their chances of winning the King’s Bounty. Hey business owner… Is your business best?
We employ a freemium model, where it is free to compete and free to win and there is the option to upgrade for premium features ($17/month or $150/year). If you want to give out a Special Offer to voters or incentify them to promote you by offering a Prize to your top promoter then you must upgrade your business account. Upgrading also allows you to count voter check-ins towards your total vote count as well as order custom VOTE-FOR-US marketing materials. Upgraded accounts can also send a message to their voters a limited number of times during the competition via email and push notifications on their mobile device.