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Nelmar: Powerful Holiday Engaging Campaign

NELMAR Security Packaging Systems Inc. is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of tamper-evident security packaging solutions, established in 1987 and headquartered in Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada. The company specializes in products such as security bags and envelopes, which are used to safeguard cash, important documents, and other valuable assets during transit. NELMAR is known for its rigorous quality control measures, ensuring high-quality and reliable products. With a strong focus on innovation, the company continually invests in research and development, ensuring its solutions meet the evolving needs of its customers across diverse sectors including banking, retail, and armored car, among others.

The leadership at Nelmar identified the necessity for a tactical strategy to establish and reinforce personalized, significant connections with their contacts, which encompassed clients and customers. This requirement became particularly pronounced during the holiday season, when their aim was to provide a distinctively engaging and memorable experience to their varied audience, thereby nurturing these relationships further. Nelmar desired a bilingual portal to cater to their diverse user base.

Portal Facts

Type: Multi-Users (Bilingual)

Number of Users: 12
Number of Admins:

eCards Delivered: 4500+
View Rate: 79%

Design Examples

holiday ecards campaign
holiday ecards campaign
holiday ecards campaign


For this project, Nelmar was looking to deliver a unique and memorable experience to their clients and customers during the festive season. The challenge in this context comprised of several elements:

1. Limited Number of Users: The platform was required to cater to up to 12 users only. The challenge was to design a system that is cost-effective and efficient for a small group of users while ensuring it delivered all the desired functionalities.

2. Personalization: With the goal of building and strengthening meaningful relationships, the platform needed to allow for significant personalization. Each user should be able to create and send messages that are tailored to individual clients or customers, which posed a design and development challenge.

3. Diverse Audience: Nelmar’s audience is diverse, and the platform should be able to cater to this diversity. This means ensuring that the platform is easy-to-use and accessible for all users, regardless of their tech-savviness.

4. Engaging and Memorable Experience: The ultimate goal was to create an engaging and memorable experience for the recipients of the eCards. This means not just designing attractive eCards, but also ensuring the entire process of receiving and opening the eCard is smooth and enjoyable.

5. Timing: Given that this project was particularly relevant for the festive season, there was a strict timeline to adhere to. The platform needed to be up and running in time to create, send, and deliver the eCards during this period.

6. Data Security: As the platform would potentially handle sensitive client and customer information, ensuring data security was a key challenge.

These challenges formed the core context for the design and development of Nelmar’s eCard platform for the festive season.


In response to Nelmar’s requirements, Zone1 proposed a bespoke, cloud-based eCard platform. The solution was crafted to be intuitive, user-friendly, and capable of delivering high levels of personalization. Here’s how Zone1’s solution addressed Nelmar’s challenges:

1. User-friendly Platform: Zone1 designed a cloud-based platform that could accommodate up to 12 users. Despite the limited number of users, the platform was designed to be robust and versatile, facilitating seamless interaction and operation.

2. Personalization: Zone1’s solution included a variety of eCard designs with options for personalization. Each user could craft a unique message, choose an appropriate design, and send it to individual clients or customers, thus creating a truly personalized experience.

3. Accessibility: The platform was created with a user-friendly interface, ensuring it would be easily navigable for users with varied levels of tech-savviness.

4. Engaging Experience: To create an engaging and memorable experience for the recipients, Zone1 integrated interactive elements into the eCards. The recipients could interact with the eCard in a variety of ways, adding an element of surprise and delight to the experience.

5. Timely Execution: Zone1 committed to a strict project timeline to ensure the platform would be ready in time for the festive season. They employed agile project management methodologies to stay on track and deliver the project as per the agreed timeline.

6. Data Security: Zone1 ensured that the platform was secure and compliant with all relevant data protection regulations. It incorporated advanced encryption technologies to safeguard any sensitive information.

Nelmar chose Zone1 for several reasons:

Reputation: Zone1 had a strong reputation for delivering successful and innovative solutions. Its previous work demonstrated a clear understanding of client needs and the ability to deliver tailored solutions.

Understanding of Requirements: Zone1 demonstrated a clear understanding of Nelmar’s requirements and challenges. Their proposed solution showed that they had taken into account all of Nelmar’s needs.

Reliable Support: Zone1 offered comprehensive support and training for the platform, ensuring Nelmar’s team would feel confident and comfortable using the new system.

Cost-effectiveness: Despite the small number of users, Zone1 offered a cost-effective solution that did not compromise on quality or functionality.

In conclusion, Zone1’s comprehensive solution, their reputation, and their understanding of Nelmar’s specific requirements made them the ideal choice for this project.


Zone1 employed a systematic and well-defined process to successfully execute Nelmar’s eCard campaign:

1. Requirement Gathering: The process began with a thorough understanding of Nelmar’s needs. Zone1 conducted multiple sessions to discuss Nelmar’s goals, target audience, timeframes, and specific requirements for the eCard platform.

2. Design and Development: Once the requirements were clear, Zone1 started the design and development of the eCard platform. The platform was designed to be user-friendly, with a focus on personalization and data security. The eCard designs were created in alignment with Nelmar’s brand aesthetics.

3. User Acceptance Testing: After the development phase, the platform was tested to ensure it met all requirements and was free of any bugs. Nelmar’s team was invited to test the platform and provide feedback.

4. Training: To ensure smooth operation, Zone1 conducted training sessions for Nelmar’s team. The training focused on how to use the platform, how to personalize eCards, and how to address any issues they might encounter.

5. Launch: Once the testing was successful and Nelmar’s team was comfortable with the platform, the eCard campaign was launched. Zone1 ensured that all the necessary support was available during the launch.

6. Ongoing Support and Monitoring: After the launch, Zone1 provided continuous support and monitoring of the platform. Any issues that arose were addressed promptly to ensure the campaign ran smoothly.

7. Review and Analysis: At the end of the campaign, Zone1 conducted a review and analysis of the campaign. This included providing Nelmar with an in-depth report of the campaign’s performance and gathering feedback for future improvements.

This thorough and meticulous process ensured the successful execution of Nelmar’s eCard campaign, demonstrating Zone1’s commitment and expertise.


The eCard campaign designed by Zone1 for Nelmar culminated in an array of significant successes:

1. High User Adoption: All the registered users extensively used the platform to send eCards, indicating high user adoption and ease of use.

2. Broad Recipient Engagement: There was a high level of recipient engagement with the eCards sent through the platform. Many recipients responded positively, further reinforcing Nelmar’s relationships with their contacts.

3. Timely Execution: The project was completed on schedule, ensuring the platform was ready for use during the crucial festive season.

4. Security: No issues or breaches related to data security were reported during the campaign. The robust encryption measures and security protocols put in place ensured sensitive data remained protected.

5. High Degree of Personalization: Users successfully leveraged the platform’s personalization features, creating unique and meaningful eCards for each recipient.

6. Positive Feedback: The platform received positive feedback from both its users at Nelmar and the recipients of the eCards. The platform was applauded for its user-friendly interface and the engaging and memorable experience it provided.

7. Future Campaigns: Encouraged by the success of this campaign, Nelmar expressed interest in using the platform for future eCard campaigns, testifying to its adaptability and lasting value.

Overall, the eCard campaign executed by Zone1 for Nelmar was a resounding success, effectively meeting its objectives and laying the groundwork for future campaigns.