One of the largest projects I worked for 2015, developing and running, was a project called the "Enrollment Blitz". The campaign had 3 major parts to it: a direct mail piece, an email campaign, and accompanying digital ads running on Google, Facebook and other digital channels. The object was to feed as many potential college prospects to recruiters based at each of KCTCS' 16 community college campuses.
Each record of the combined solicitation list is assigned to a community college based in their area. The assignment is based on the zip code the prospect lives in and the community college closest to their zip code. This way a prospect living in Louisville KY would be assigned to Jefferson Community and Technical College. This assignment is used to send marketing materials from the closest community college and not just a generic system office. The idea is that a prospect would have better knowledge of their local community college (JCTC) versus the system level KCTCS. So all marketing material comes from the local college.
Additionally each record is provided a Personalized Unique URL. This url is based off the root level Domain for the campaign (go4less.org) and a subdomain generated by the prospect's first and last name. In the event there are multiple Ashley Smiths, the url has the prospects middle initial, and potentially a number. There are many reasons to have a specifically unique domain generated:
The full color mailer includes details about the campaign, call to action, and incentives. This portion of the campaign had 16 different college versions. Each mailer had to be assembled using the college and PURL information. The mailers were handled by local mailing houses that made sure to print them based on the college and information provided to them.
The initial landing page mimics the direct mailer. It includes much of the message the mailer has. It is addressed personally to the user. The page is dynamically generated based on the subdomain. So http://johnharbison.go4less.org would make a lookup for the record johnharbison. The page would then be dynamically generated based on the college assigned to the record. College specific graphics would load along with college specific content, which would then be interspersed with content that is specific to the user. The page includes a form which allows the user to update their contact records as well as pick a college and a program of interest. The user can then hit the "Start Here" button which fires off an email to the recruiter at the college the prospect entered. The next page the user would see is generated by the selection the user made - content is pulled from the database. If the user is interested in "Nursing" then they would get details on the nursing program from which ever college they were interested in. This whole process is tailored to whatever the prospect is interested in.
If you would like to know more about this campaign or would like to run a campaign like this -
feel free to contact me at 3rd Dimension Design: 859-373-1888