Swingbyte Wins Clique Studios’ “$100,000 Promotion to Win a Promotion” Promotion

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Clique Studios, a Chicago Digital Marketing Agency, Awards a $100,000 Promotion Services Contract

The voting is over and the results are in. One deserving Chicago business is the winner of a $100,000 promotion services contract from Clique Studios.

The winner is Swingbyte, a homegrown Chicago start-up that has developed a mobile golf swing analysis platform for golfers of all skill levels, from beginners to elite touring and teaching professionals.

Alex Pedenko, Founder & CEO of Swingbyte, along with Brian Payne (VP, Business Development) and Nathan Wojtkiewicz (VP, Global Supply Chain) cultivated Swingbyte from the hallowed grounds of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where they were recognized as a Top 3 Winner of the Chicago Booth 2011 New Venture Challenge - one of the nation's premier business plan competitions. The Swingbyte team is made up of avid golfers and entrepreneurs inspired to create a new way to analyze your swing with a smartphone.

“As we prepare to launch our initial consumer product in early 2012, winning this promotion from Clique Studios will help us tremendously towards generating the consumer awareness and buzz that will help make Swingbyte a smashing success,” says Mr. Pedenko. “We're confident that as consumers hear about Swingbyte they will have a strong interest in purchasing. The key will be getting the word out in fun and interesting ways. Creative and effective promotions should play a huge part in that process and we are thrilled that Clique will be deploying our consumer engagement campaign.”

The Swingbyte entry specifically identified a promotion idea to partner with a carmaker that aligns with the Swingbyte brand to execute consumer test-drives in top markets throughout the US.

Background:                       
Clique Studios, and their newly launched Promotions Division, offered Chicagoland businesses the opportunity to enter the Clique Studios $100,000 “Promotion to Win a Promotion” Promotion from October 1 - October 31, 2011. The contest was developed in partnership with the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Small Business Development Center with the goal of awarding one Chicagoland business a free $100,000 promotion services contract. Clique Studios invited all Chicagoland businesses in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties, with 150 or less employees and $100 million or less in 2010 revenues, to enter it’s contest at http://www.cliquepromo.com.

Clique Studios also sought to highlight their Mobile Marketing capabilities by offering a Contest Registration Incentive. The first 20 Contest entrants, and every 10th entrant thereafter, are receiving a free mobile splash page from Clique Studios.

“Consumer engagement campaigns are more relevant than ever and businesses big and small are looking for an edge that will give them an advantage in the marketplace,” said Jeff Molitor, Director of Promotions at Clique Studios. “Clique Studios and especially our Promotions Division helps businesses gain this edge by implementing fun and effective consumer engagement programs and telling the brand’s story in a unique and compelling way, all while contributing to their bottom line.”

“In Swingbyte we are thrilled to have found a client that exemplifies everything we could hope for as a result of our promotion: a cool start-up based right here in Chicago with a product well positioned to maximize the benefits of our services,” adds Clique Studios Managing Partner Ted Novak. “Plus, as a guy who loves cool tech gadgets, I finally have an incentive to learn how to golf!”

By winning the promotion Swingbyte will receive up to $100,000 in Promotion & Marketing services and prizing from Clique Studios, including consultation, strategy, legal, web micro-site, mobile splash page, Facebook fan page, promotion administration and reporting, and more. The promotion to be executed will consist of a targeted marketing campaign that may consist of a sweepstakes, contest, adver-game, consumer incentive or social media engagement (or several of these promotion components).

For more information feel free to contact Jeff Molitor, Director of Promotions @ Clique Studios, at jmolitor(at)cliquestudios(dot)com or 773-744-0707.

About Swingbyte: Swingbyte is a sports motion analysis company that empowers enthusiasts to improve faster through real-time mobile capture. Our initial consumer product is for avid golfers and will be introduced in early 2012. Swingbyte utilizes a lightweight sensor to wirelessly transmit a 3-D rendering of your golf swing along with valuable metrics and analysis to your smartphone or tablet.

About Clique Promotions: Clique Promotions, a Division of Clique Studios, creates compelling consumer engagement programs that capture imaginations. We specialize in a culture of service that delivers programs via targeted platforms that make sense, including Social Relationship Management, Sweepstakes, Instant-Win games, Photo & Video Contests, Consumer Incentives, Partnership Marketing, and Sales Incentives. Visit http://www.cliquestudios.com/promotions/ for more information.

About Clique Studios. Clique Studios is a digital design and marketing agency based in Chicago, Illinois that specializes in helping businesses grow through websites, mobile sites, branding and promotion.

Visit http://www.cliquestudios.com for more information.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CliqueChicago    Twitter: @cliquechicago

About the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1904, is a private, non-profit business assistance and economic development organization. With 2,600 members, representing over 1.3 million individual employees in the six-county Northeastern Illinois region (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry & Will), we are the largest Chamber of Commerce in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation. Our mission is to make Chicagoland the most business-friendly region in America and to enhance our members' success through aggressive programs in advocacy, member benefits, services, and actionable information.

About the SBDC. The SBDC at the Chicagoland Chamber will focus on assisting start-ups and maturing firms to build confidence in their product or service. Services will include start-up business planning assistance, guidance on accessing business financing, help with market research and marketing plan development, assistance with developing new markets, and linkages to additional resources.

For more information: Ben Wollitz    bwollitz(at)chicagolandchamber(dot)org    312-494-6704

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