We have teamed up with Vernon Davis, one of the NFL’s top tight ends, to thank his Facebook fans and Twitter followers with a $10 credit to be used at participating Bay Area restaurants in our network.
“I do almost everything using my phone, so I think this is a great way to thank my fans at the start of a new season.”Vernon said. “Plus, I get a chance to help local store owners get more business. As an entrepreneur myself, I’m a huge supporter of anyone who has the courage to go out on their own and build a business.”
Today, Vernon helped his fans score big with their favorite local merchants when he shared the code “Vernon” with his 1 million Twitter followers and 35,000 Facebook fans. New users can download our app on their iOS or Android smartphone, enter the $10 code, and redeem it at one of our hundreds of participating Bay Area restaurants including local favorites A.G. Ferrari Foods, Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers, Green Chile Kitchen, and Osha Thai.
Leo Rocco, CEO and founder, said collaborating with Davis was a natural fit.
“Vernon is a tech-savvy San Francisco icon who has mastered using social media to connect with his fans,” Rocco said. “GoPago is opening a direct channel to show these fans his appreciation by connecting them to the merchants they love. And we’re doing it on a massive scale. We think that’s a game changer in the relationship between athletes and their fans.”
In July, we partnered with San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum to offer his fans on Facebook (and in real life) thousands of free “fan appreciation” lunches through their phones.