SmartTouch Interactive Finalist for Eight STAR Awards for Real Estate Marketing

June 16, 2015

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SmartTouch Interactive a Finalist for Eight Texas Association of Builders Star Awards for Outstanding Real Estate Marketing

SmartTouch Interactive to Attend Awards Presentation at Annual Sunbelt Builders Show July 30, 2015 

Austin, TX – June 16, 2015 – SmartTouch® Interactive, an interactive real estate marketing agency and real estate marketing automation and  the lead nurturing CRM solution company, today announced that it is a finalist for eight Texas Association of Builders 2015 Star Awards for real estate marketing in the categories of Best Email Message, Best Online Advertisement, Best Ad and Best Website for multiple home builder and developer clients.

The Annual Star Awards competition held by the Texas Association of Builders showcases the outstanding work of builders, remodelers, architects, designers, sales, marketing and construction professionals in Texas. Almost 500 entries were submitted for consideration his year. The 2015 Star Awards entries were judged by a distinguished panel of industry experts from across the nation during an intense, two-day judging period. Award winners will be revealed on Thursday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the prestigious Star Awards event held in conjunction with the annual Sunbelt Builders Show at the Gaylord Texas in Grapevine, Texas.

SmartTouch Interactive Star Award Nominations Include:


“We have the great pleasure of working with a number of top home builders and developers here in Texas that have embraced a high-impact, interactive marketing strategy to achieve significant volumes in new home sales,” said Robert Cowes, President and Co-Founder SmartTouch Interactive. “We are incredibly honored to be recognized for our work with all of these great organizations and to have the opportunity to showcase how we are helping our clients succeed in converting more leads into home buyers.”

SmartTouch Interactive is an award winning real estate marketing agency and builder marketing firm, and has been honored with over 20 awards.


Wilde Wood Construction 

The objective of the email campaign was to promote the awareness of a soon-to-open acreage community in Georgetown. The goal was to lead a whisper campaign to their opt-in list and to use third-party lists to promote it. The site for the community was under construction, yet with the whisper email campaign, we identified 56 qualified, interested buyers and one reservation.


Custom Builder - Best Email Message for Wilde Wood Construction


Walnut Springs 

Walnut Springs is a close-out acreage community in Georgetown. They approached us with a need to improve their performance from online advertising. Expectation was set with the client that for a $500,000 product in Georgetown, our goal would be to generate quality leads rather than volume of leads. We achieved that goal delivering quality traffic and two contracts.


Custom Builder - Best Online Advertisement for Walnut Springs


Spanish Oaks 

This ad appeared in Luxury Homes Magazine early in the year. Because we tracked phone numbers and landing pages during the campaign, the client was able to measure 10 onsite visits and one lead to the sale of a new inventory home.  


Developer - Best Print Ad for Spanish Oaks



Seahorse Beach Club and Residences

Objective was to reengage potential buyers that had previously registered on the website and in person. The campaign reengaged over 50 potential buyers that lead to 14 visitors coming back on site. The email sent signals to the sales team when a lead reenaged.



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Ash Creek Homes

Objective of the marketing campaign was to advertise via search engines, re-marketing and digital display ads for this infill 50-home community in Bee Caves. In just a little over 12 months, the community nearly sold out, with just eight homes out of 50 left. The push for getting faster absorption yielded 12 additional sales from Google.


Developer - Best Online Advertisement for Ash Creek


Idea Homes

The objective of the email campaign was to position the homes and communities as being terrific locations designed for telecommuting. Their were 50 homes for sale and 24 are under contract.  The goal is to sell Lake Creek and then transition the interested leads list to its sister community that will have a similar product targeting the same demographic. In one week of emails, we drew 16 people to come out to the sales trailer to discover options under construction.


Volume Builder - Best Email Message for Lake Creek Villas & Scofield Farms Meadows


Sitterle Homes 

The objective was to leverage a limited budget of $1500 per month to market multiple garden home communities with one effort on Google. The campaign pushed the traffic to a landing page, where prospects could see what communities were offered and then choose which ones to engage with by downloading their brochure and/or setting an appointment. The display ads were used to remarket online, which was the top lead source for the campaign. Since the inception of this campaign, Sitterle have sold over 15 homes that have been attributed to the buyers’ first point of registration being from this campaign.


Volume Builder - Best Online Advertisement for Sitterle Homes

Sitterle Homes was looking to give their website a rebrand using a layout that showcased their great photography. In addition, we wanted to empower the marketing department to be able to manage all updates and additions on the website without having to rely on programmers. We built them a custom designed website, that is mobile friendly. It included an integrated SEO strategy with conversion optimization that has already proven to provide a better user experience and more registration-to-leads than the previous version. They have gone from an average of 150 leads per month to 200+, with just the website revamp being taken into consideration.


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About SmartTouch® Interactive

SmartTouch® Interactive is an interactive marketing agency that provides proven lead generation programs and lead management system, SmartTouch® Platform, the lead nurturing CRM.   The SmartTouch® Interactive team’s expertise in lead generation and online marketing helps firms that require a multi-touch sales cycle create demand for products and services and grow their business with customized, interactive lead generation programs and lead cultivation. Backed by 30 years of experience in developing lead generation programs for hundreds of clients, SmartTouch® Interactive sets a new standard with lead generation programs and a single solution that integrates CRM, Marketing Automation, Email Marketing and Inventory Management in one platform, SmartTouch®.

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Robert Cowes




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