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Mardreamies 2022 Award Winner Story: Social Impact

Mardreamies 2022 Award Winner Story: Social Impact

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The MarDreamies awards celebrate solutions marketing and sales professionals built to reach their goals using Salesforce. These solutions are especially impressive because they each rose to solve a specific challenge while utilizing technology to automate their way to greatness. 

Winners of the MarDreamin’ awards get bragging rights for their team and company, a sweet prize pack, and a fancy trophy to remind them how awesome they are every day. And the MarDreamin’ team announced the MarDreamies winners during the After-Party, which took place November 3, 2022. 

Check out this blog post to get details about the full MarDreamin’ conference — including information about watching all session and keynote replay videos.

MarDreamies Award Categories

The MarDreamies awards are divided into five categories to honor the teams behind the magic:

  • Personalization Perfection: Right-time, right-message marketing
  • Social Impact: Creating positive change through Salesforce marketing tools
  • Grassroots Innovation: Scaling small business with Salesforce marketing tools
  • Extending Pardot: API-driven marketing solutions
  • Best in Show

You can find all the details about what went into choosing the award winners in this blog post.

2022 MarDreamies Award Social Impact Category Winner: Lexipol

Here’s the solution that won the MarDreamies 2022 award for the Social Impact category, which recognizes teams that utilize Salesforce to affect positive social change. The MarDreamies Social Impact award went to Lexipol, which was submitted by Miriam Childs and Julie Rasco.

What does Lexipol do?

Lexipol serves more than 2 million public safety and government professionals with a range of informational and technological solutions to meet the challenges facing these dynamic industries. The company strives to make communities safer through the development of content and technological solutions that empower local government leaders.

How does Lexipol use Salesforce to reach their goals?

The team at Lexipol is technologically savvy and uses the Salesforce platform in a unique way to support the company’s mission. Specifically, the marketing team uses Marketing Cloud Account Engagement (Pardot) to communicate with their audience while tracking campaign success so they can adjust their strategy when needed.

Enabling first responders to access essential mental health resources

In recent years, suicide has been the leading cause of death for police and firefighters—ahead of line-of-duty deaths. Research has shown that 75% of first responders have unresolved emotional issues from stress on the job, with 70% concerned about the cultural stigma around asking for help. This is preventable, but agency leaders often don’t know the risks of ignoring wellness or have the expertise to develop wellness resources first responders will trust and use.

Using Pardot to provide wellness education for first responders

In December 2020, Lexipol acquired Cordico, a wellness solution for first responders and public servants. Since then, and specifically over the last 18 months, Lexipol has utilized Pardot to create an ongoing campaign to accomplish several goals. 

Their goals are to:

  • Build awareness of the Cordico solution.
  • Educate first responders on the importance of both physical and mental wellness.
  • Break down the cultural stigma around mental health that exists in public safety.
  • Introduce key wellness topics that disproportionately affect them.

Because of the stigma surrounding wellness in public safety, education is critical. Both the Cordico wellness solution itself and the campaign surrounding Cordico focus heavily on education. Lexipol provides resources including tip sheets, Q&As, webinars and case studies that highlight critical behavioral health issues affecting first responders. These resources, shared through email campaigns and landing pages, clearly demonstrate the need for wellness, an often-avoided topic in public safety.

MarDreamies award-winning campaign results

Wellness is a challenging topic, and first responders require specialized resources and communication. Lexipol has delivered over 65,000 emails featuring case studies and other resources, and our wellness webinar invitations have generated 1,500+ leads. Over the last 18 months, since creating the quarterly Cordico wellness newsletter, subscribers have grown by 101%. Across the board, these campaigns have influenced 100+ won opportunities, meaning more agencies with the right resources.

Salesforce tools and features used in the solution

Pardot was critical in targeting the correct audience and tracking successes: List and automated emails, dynamic segmentation and engagement studios were key to Lexipol’s strategy. 

Integration with outside apps, including GoToWebinar, along with Pardot files and landing pages, were central to gathering leads. A/B testing allowed the team to hone in on the most effective topics and phrasing. Scoring, grading and connected campaigns informed the sales team of interaction data to convert prospects to customers.

Using Tech to Deliver Essential Resources to People Who Need It Most

The team at Lexipol is using the Salesforce platform in innovative ways to reach their goals. Leveraging Pardot as a communication engine, the team at Lexipol has found success in building awareness about the resources available to their core audiences. As a result, they are creating positive social change in the world by bridging the gap between first responders who work with people in the most critical moments in the lives of the people they serve and essential wellness resources that can keep them feeling their best.

Check out this blog post to learn more about the MarDreamies awards. Or, share a few words to congratulate the winners using the comments section below.

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