X Marks the Shop

Posted on November 15, 2011


This has got to be one of the most unusual and creative ways to make money.

Scavenger hunts are no longer just for children, for some time now, businesses have been going on organized treasure hunts of their own. ‘Treasure Hunt’ companies like Master of Hunt actually construct custom scavenger hunts for companies to take as valuable team building exercises.


Equipped with riddling clues and a map, these scavenger hunts have not only been a popular way for businesses to enjoy team building, but a unique method of consumer and location promotions.

Treasure hunt companies will actually set up promotional events, free to civilians, which will take them on a hunt throughout the city before reaching their goal destination, your business location. These traffic builders are offered for anything, from specific shops within a city, to booths at a trade show.
Events like these have been put on by businesses like jewelry stores and featured in publications like Boca Magazine and even British television’s Inside Luxury Travel. The buzz, combined with the participants of the actual events has been proven to build customer traffic and continued business.

A key factor to these events, and a way that you can enjoy some success of your own sans professionally organized treasure hunt, are the location maps used! Sometimes it’s not only about showing your key customers where your locations, but doing it in a creative and visually captivating way.


MarketMAPS has made successful location maps for businesses of all kinds for over 20 years. The key is providing accurate geographic information, while allowing clients to work with our design team to create a customized look that will catch their readers’ eyes. Whether its logos, shading, text, imagery, or anything else you could think of, we got you covered. And yes, if you’re really into the scavenger hunt theme, we are more than happy to make the map to your buried treasure.


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