Hipcricket Reduces Mobile Checkout Times for MGM Resorts International to Mere
Mobile Checkout Also Grows Mobile Club Membership at Multiple
KIRKLAND, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/24/13 -- Hipcricket, Inc.
(OTCBB: HIPP) (OTCQB: HIPP), the one-stop mobile advertising and
marketing company, today announced that it has developed and
implemented a mobile checkout system for MGM Resorts International
that reduces checkout times to just seconds. This mobile checkout
system is used at 12 MGM Resorts International properties including
Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay, among others.
To enhance the guest experience and reduce checkout times at these
resorts, Hipcricket used its AD LIFE(R) mobile marketing platform to
design and develop property-specific mobile landing pages, keywords,
short codes, text messages and e-mails for mobile checkout.
MGM Resorts customers can effortlessly check out with their mobile
devices by texting the keyword to the hotel's custom short code. The
customer will receive a text message thanking them and directing them
to the property-branded mobile landing page to complete the checkout
process. The property is then notified that the customer has checked
out so they may send a receipt and prepare the room for future
"This latest effort is part of our longstanding relationship with MGM
Resorts International," said Doug Stovall, Hipcricket COO. "Not only
has our program improved checkout times, but MGM Resorts properties
that heavily promote mobile checkout are increasing mobile club
opt-ins. Some are seeing conversion rates of thousands per month.
Both of these functions are powered by Hipcricket's comprehensive AD
MGM Resorts properties promote the alternate checkout method with
messaging throughout the main lobby and guest rooms. Each property
individually promotes mobile checkout with messages on lobby
television screens, signage near elevators and checkout desks and
with attendants conveying the program by word of mouth.
Hipcricket, Inc., formerly Augme Technologies, Inc.
(OTCBB: HIPP) (OTCQB: HIPP), provides a unified mobile engagement
platform that drives awareness, sales and loyalty. The AD LIFE
platform has been used by internationally recognized brands and
agencies to power over 250,000 campaigns across SMS, 2D/QR codes,
mobile websites, advertising networks, social media, and branded
apps. Hipcricket, Inc. is headquartered in Kirkland, Wash. For
additional Hipcricket news and information, please visit
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About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE:
MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies,
operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including
Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company also
owns 51% of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau
resort and casino and is in the process of developing a gaming resort
in Cotai, and 50% of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA
Resort & Casino. For more information about MGM Resorts
International, visit www.mgmresorts.com.
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