From Now On & Arvest Bank Announce Fan & Community Engagement Program for Schools
FROM NOW ON & ARVEST BANK TO PROVIDE FAN EXPERIENCE MOBILE APPS FOR LOCAL COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
Collaboration will save athletic departments money and help drive community engagement
OMAHA, Neb. – From Now On, an emerging leader in mobile app technology, and Arvest Bank today officially announce a collaboration to deliver the FanX mobile app platform to schools participating in intercollegiate athletics at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels, as well as NAIA schools.
FanX is a fan engagement platform designed to help enhance the game day experience and create deeper engagement among fans through a mobile app. The mobile apps will be branded for each school and provided at no cost, with Arvest Bank as the presenting sponsor. Participating schools will not only save money, they will also benefit from being able to reach fans on mobile devices, creating a new mobile communication channel that fosters deeper engagement and new opportunities to distribute exclusive promotions and content.
Since the pilot launch of the program in August, schools that have signed up include the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Trojans, the Missouri Southern State University Lions and the Pittsburg State University Gorillas.
“Providing the FanX app to these institutions is an innovative way to elevate fan engagement while also fulfilling our mission of giving back to our communities,” said Jason Kincy, SVP and Director of Marketing for Arvest Bank. “We are excited about the interest in this concept we’ve seen from schools within our footprint.”
Sue Thaden, President & CEO of From Now On, says of the relationship, “Arvest Bank is a true leader not only in banking, but in their approach to technology and in their commitment to serving local communities. From our very first discussions they shared a vision of helping schools drive innovation and fan engagement. We are thrilled to be able to help Arvest get it great for their banking customers and college sports fans alike!”
Each school’s app will include the full FanX feature set, including team info, live stats, event schedules, maps, personalized notifications, and much more. Additionally, all school participants receive From Now On’s professional services for implementation, including launch and marketing plan support, adoption coaching and regular analytics reporting.
To catch a glimpse of the platform in action, be sure to download The Little Rock Gameday Experience app today, and be on the lookout for other participating school apps going live throughout Fall 2016. All apps will be available for fans via free download from the App Store and Google Play.
About From Now On: At From Now On our focus is on facilitating anytime, anywhere fan engagement through mobile technology. We built our flagship FanX mobile app platform to help our partners throughout the athletics industry deliver personalized experiences to fans at the game, on-the-go and throughout the offseason. Our team is driven by the belief that a robust mobile strategy optimizes communication with fans and cultivates analytics that help organizations make data-driven decisions. From Now On is about a commitment to a journey, to grow and make every experience count for our partners and their customers. It’s about bridging the gap from what was possible, to what is happening. Learn more: http://from-now-on.com/fanx or follow us @FromNowOnExp.
About Arvest Bank: Arvest Bank operates more than 260 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 16 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 120 communities, with 12-hour weekday banking at most locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 5, 2016
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