Free "Hampton Gift Bags By Text Reservation” Launches July 4th. New Concept Solves Sponsors' & Retailers' Problem. Text Hampton to 41242

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Madison & Mulholland's Hampton Gift Bags have gotten into the world of ""texting". This summer, anyone can text the word "Hampton" to 41242 or go directly to: http://hamptongiftbags.com. Signup for a free gift bag and pick it up at a store in the Hamptons. When you think of the Hamptons --Beach, Sun, BBQ, Celebrities and Madison & Mulholland Gift Bags are all the "it" list. Now in its 10th year of gift bags, M|M gives a gift to companies who place their goodies into their gift bags and alleviates a well-known obstacle. Up until now, companies who sponsor or provide products for gift bags simply had no way of contacting gift bag recipients, which meant they could not follow up, get feed back or market to them again. SOLUTION: July 4th marks the launch of Madison & Mulholland's new program: "Hampton Gift Bags By Reservation Only" with the database being the gift to Platinum level sponsors. In addition, select retailers have been chosen as "destinations" where Hamptonites will be able to pick up their reserved gift bag. Locations include: East Hampton, Southampton, Bridgehampton, Sagharbor and other towns.

"Hampton Gift Bag By Reservations Only" is a new concept that solves the main obstacle sponsors and companies face after someone is handed a gift bag; the inability to connect with the consumer after he or she has received their products.

In response to this issue, as a key player in the gift bag industry celebrating 10 years of gifting world-wide, Madison & Mulholland and media partner, Dan’s Papers, offer a viable solution: Consumers who crave the latest products and services must make a reservation and provide their contact information. The Internet calls this ‘permission’ marketing. Now M|M and Dan’s Papers will be using texting and online forms to build valuable databases of gift bag recipients for our clients.

Transparency Rules. Those who request a M|M Dan’s Papers gift bag agree upfront that the valuable data (name, email, cell, etc.) will be made available to participating Platinum sponsors. Companies wanting to expand their reach and engage with customers directly, agree that there’s value to these interactions. Developing an audience and opportunity to converse (texting and email) with a fan-base comprised of this high-end demographic is important during these economic times.

“We see this as a key component to growth,” says Jane Ubell-Meyer, CEO, Madison & Mulholland. “Participation in this program provide our sponsors and clients with direct connections for introducing and promoting new products. Engaging with these consumers and developing permission-based programs will expand their customer base and keep customers loyal."

Companies and brands ready to engage with Hampton based, high-end consumers can get in on the action.

To be included in the July 4th launch products/services must have a retail value of $15 or more. Deadline June 27, 2011. Labor Day deadline is Aug 27, 2011.

The gift bag will be available for pick up or to be shipped (for a fee) beginning July 4th weekend at various Hampton locations including: Westhampton, Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton, Southampton, Easthampton and other locations.

The retail value of the July 4th bag is over $200. The bags are filled with ‘gifts’ representing local and national companies.

Additional offer for consumers: In addition to the reservation only gift bag, there is an upgrade option.

Two price-point bags will include products/services of higher value. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Noreen Fraser Foundation. (http://www.noreenfraserfoundation.org).

July 4th Sponsors include: Tom Antion, White’s Pharmacy, Silky Smooth, Wainscott Inn, Bay Street Theater, Co-Co Mat Sleep On Nature, Eco Art Productions, EcoBags.com, Jarlsberg USA, Laraine Gordon, Lucille Khornak, Madison & Mulholland Sun-readers, Penguin Group USA, Simply Smooth hair care and more.

About Madison & Mulholland:

Jane Ubell-Meyer, CEO of Madison & Mulholland (http:http://www.madisonandmulholland.com) has been placing gift bags in the Hamptons (events, festivals, hotels, etc.) for 10 years. M|M gift bags have earned the “Best of the Best” award for gift bags from Dan’s Papers and the most coveted gift bag of the Hamptons. For 10 years, Madison & Mulholland has been a featured player at more than 250 events. The diverse client roster includes film festivals, airlines and Hollywood events. M|M’s mission is to bring products into the light in consumer and celebrity powered venues. M|M has partnered with companies world-wide from United Airlines, Entrepreneur Magazine, GRAMMY Foundation, CBS/TownHog.com, Virgin America and other national and international corporations.

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giftbags(at)MadisonAndMulholland(dot)com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/janeubell
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