Locally Epic app expands to include nonprofit organizations

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GREENVILLE, S.C. – Locally Epic is offering free access to the app’s location-based marketing technology for local non-profit organizations.

The Locally Epic app allows businesses to communicate directly with customers, using geo-fencing and push technology to send mobile offers to nearby users in the area. Nonprofits will be able to utilize the app to reach out to donors, recruit volunteers, publicize events and share their story with the community.

Locally Epic will host a free informational session on Thursday, November 16 at 8 a.m. at Endeavor to explain how nonprofit organizations can utilize the app. Interested organizations can pre-register here. 

“Nonprofit organizations are a vital component to our community,” said Locally Epic Founder and CEO Chase Michaels. “Our hope is that by providing access to Locally Epic’s services, we can help the Upstate’s nonprofits further their reach in the community.”

About Locally Epic:

Locally Epic is the next generation of real-time location-based marketing technology for businesses and consumers. Locally Epic leverages time, space and message deployment with real-time aspects of engagement, implementation, customer loyalty and consumer acquisition metrics. Learn more at www.locallyepic.com.

 

Shout out from the Greenville News

We got a nice feature in this week’s Greenville News.

While thousands of people are gathered downtown to enjoy food, music and fun at Fall for Greenville this weekend, dozens of two-person teams will be working to win prize money in an adult scavenger hunt.

Epic Quest, a scavenger hunt put on by Locally Epic, invites up to 50 teams of two to sign up to participate in the all-day hunt. The date for the event was specifically chosen because the added crowds in Greenville would make the mission more challenging.

Teams on the Epic Quest will visit more than 20 local businesses and landmarks to earn points. They’ll add to their total by taking part in a social media challenge along the way.

The first place team wins $2,500, second place team wins $1,500 and the third place team wins $1000. Participating teams will be sent more details as the event draws near.

Read the rest of the story here.

A double shot of TV exposure

Fun day as we woke up to feature stores from Fox Carolina and WYFF talking about the upcoming Epic Quest this Saturday in Greenville.

You can follow links to the WYFF story here and Fox here.

From the WYFF story:

“We thought a fun obstacle would be Greenville itself, and Fall for Greenville definitely will make people think of new routes to get to things,” Dave Ropes, Locally Epic chief marketing officer, said. “While not everything will be in downtown, there will be spots there, so people will have to plan how to get there.”

Locally Epic adds two to its Board of Advisors

Locally Epic has named Allen Grumbine and Joe Erwin to its first Board of Advisors.

The Locally Epic app engages local consumers via a mobile platform that allows them to enhance their ability to find local offers and promotions from a wide range of businesses in real time, while allowing businesses to effectively reach new audiences.

The app also creates a mass way for small business to get noticed. A lot of people are deleting apps from their phone, while many small businesses don’t have the resources to create new apps to meet market needs. Locally Epic allows companies to share the app, and by creating value to consumers the app is more likely to get added – not purged.

Grumbine and Erwin bring a wealth of expertise and strengths as the first Board of Advisor members.

Erwin is the co-founder and former president of national marketing agency Erwin Penland, the co-founder of Clemson University’s Erwin Center for Brand Communications, and as president of Erwin Creates, created and opened Endeavor in May 2016.

A Clemson graduate, Erwin began his career in Greenville, but soon moved to New York to join one of the largest marketing agencies of that time. He and his wife Gretchen – also a marketing professional – returned to Greenville in 1986 to open Erwin Penland with one account and two employees, and over the next 30 years grew it to more than 400 people, with offices in Greenville and New York and a client roster that included Verizon Wireless, LLBean, Denny’s and DisneyXD. Erwin has served on numerous boards and commissions, including the South Carolina Special Olympics, the Governor’s Commission on Teacher Quality, the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, the American Association of Advertising Agencies and the 4A’s Foundation (which he currently chairs).
Through Erwin Creates, he is actively involved with day-to-day activities at Endeavor, provides business consulting services to large and small agencies, and is on the leadership team of Clemson’s Erwin Center for Brand Communications.

For 41 years, Allen Grumbine counseled banks, other lenders, creditors and businesses in complex financial, lending and workout transactions and in bankruptcy proceedings. In that connection, he handled UCC matters, complex contracts and lending arrangements and the purchase and sale of many businesses. Much of that work came as Managing Partner in Womble Carlyle’s Greenville Office. During his distinguished career, he was honored in The Best Lawyers in America in both the category of Corporate Law and the category of Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights; in Super Lawyers in the category of Banking; and in Chambers USA in the category of Corporate/M&A. He has also been listed in the Legal Elite of the Upstate. Grumbine is a graduate of Leadership Greenville Class VI, has served as Chair of the Greenville Metro YMCA and of the Y Endowment Corporation and is currently on the Boards of Y Camp Greenville and the South Carolina Environmental Law Project.

“We are very excited to have these two wonderful Greenville business and civic leaders helping Locally Epic grow in the community,” said Chase Michaels, the company’s CEO.

WATCH: Entrepreneur Minute with Chase Michaels, Locally Epic


GREENVILLE, S.C. – Entrepreneur Minute with Chase Michaels, Founder of Locally Epic.

Locally Epic is a mobile platform that allows local consumers to find local offers and promotions from a wide range of businesses in real time, while allowing businesses to effectively reach new audiences. The UpstateBizSC Entrepreneur Minute is a one minute interview in support of entrepreneurship.

Watch the full interview on UpstateBizSC.com.

GSA Business: Locally Epic launches business marketing app

GREENVILLE, S.C. – “It’s just after 12 p.m. and you’re walking down Main Street in downtown Greenville. Suddenly, your smartphone starts buzzing, telling you that a restaurant a block away is having a lunch special.

Hungry and curious, you make your way to the restaurant and take advantage of that advertised lunch special. Locally Epic launched the app that allows participating businesses to create instant promotions to attract potential customers in real time. Chase Michaels, Locally Epic founder and CEO, said the platform is not like the e-commerce marketplace Groupon.

“When Groupon came out, they were hot for small business,” Michaels said. “They went public, and it was hot, but it’s not good for small business because they are carrying the cost for 90 days.”

Read the full story on GSABusiness.com.

Greenville CEO: Locally Epic App Creates New Way to Get Offers and Promos

GREENVILLE, S.C. – An innovative new app is launching locally that will allow businesses and consumers to connect in ways never before seen in the region.

“Locally Epic provides local businesses with the leading hyper-local mobile marketing software-as-a-service platform through its app that allows them to reach consumers who are nearby and ready to buy their products right now,” Michaels said.

Read the full story on GreenvilleCEO.com.

UpstateBizSC: Get Greenville offers on Locally Epic app

GREENVILLE, S.C. – An innovative new app is launching locally that will allow businesses and consumers to connect in ways never before seen in the region.

Locally Epic also is creating mass way for small business to get noticed, Michaels said. A lot of people are deleting apps from their phone, while many small businesses don’t have the resources to create new apps to meet market needs. Locally Epic allows companies to share the app, and by creating value to consumers the app is more likely to get added – not purged.

Read more on UpstateBizSC.com.