Playing The Casino The Promotional Way

Proforma’s client, Bally Technologies, a leading supplier of gaming products, was looking to promote their new “Hot Shot” slot machines with a national campaign. The promotion had to convince casino decision-makers to put the machines in their casinos and drive consumer traffic to the machines.

Proforma suggested using the Hot Shot slot machine’s prominent flame theme on custom labels and packaging to link all of the elements together. To reach the decision-maker, Proforma used a private label bottle of hot sauce packaged in an eye-catching, custom firecracker tube. Hot Shot machines were introduced in several ways to reach the consumer market. Proforma created more than 100,000 mini hot sauce bottles with the same custom-designed labels and custom packaged red hot mints.

The campaign was an enormous success. Bally Tech’s Hot Shot machines received placement in casinos throughout the country. Consumers flocked to the new machines and enjoyed the rolling jack pot.


*Source Proforma Marketing Department

What Does your Brand Say?

The main foundation of your brand is your logo. It is what everyone sees and talks about. Some say it is the first impression. That is why it is one of the most important parts of your business, big or small. Your brand is you, your company vision,  it is what you say you are, and it is what you promise your clients.  You brand needs to tell your clients and prospects you message quickly without any confusion . With the start to the year, I am hearing many people talk about personal goals, vision and mission statements, and accountability partners. Have you thought about your branding goals? Take a step back and put your marketing road map together and what areas you need to explore; direct mail, affinity programs, promotional campaigns, radio or TV, blogs, social media, printed material, and much much more. Dwight D. Eisenhower said “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”