As the founder of the original Women’s Half Marathon series with races in 5 cities and runners from all 50 states, Dawna Stone saw an opportunity in 2020 to create a virtual event to connect runners from all over the country. She came to Mile End Digital to help brainstorm ideas and come up with an effective way to reach these women to spread the story and community of the Virtual Women's Half Marathon.
In the middle of a pandemic, with starting lines paused all over the world, how do you engage with and build a community of runners? How do you make people feel like they’re part of something bigger when everyone was so isolated?
Using professional training plans as a free download, we collected email addresses, sent newsletters with custom content, and kept engaging with the Virtual WHM audience from launch all the way through race day.
Lead Generation Campaign with Landing Pages and Email Automation
Email Newsletter Creation - Newsletter Template, Monthly Setup and Deployment
Analytics Reporting with Custom Dashboard to Track Conversions
“I’ve had the opportunity to work with Erika on several projects – from social media marketing and online advertising to full website design and development projects – and she always delivers! Erika goes the extra mile and is such a pleasure to work with. I can’t recommend her enough.” Dawna Stone Founder of Women's Running Magazine and the Virtual Women's Half Marathon