Contests

  • Should Your Business Hold a Contest?

    … Contests are an excellent way for businesses to build their fan base, engage their audience and gather relevant data for marketing. Assuming you properly organize and promote the contest, your business can recoup the costs of whatever you invested in the prizes several times over by increasing audience engagement and brand awareness. Businesses…

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  • Are Selfies and Businesses a Social Media Match Made in Heaven?

    …, with the use of hashtags and keywords related to your business. Bloomingdale’s is capitalizing on this growing trend by using Instagram as a fundamental part of its selfie marketing campaign. Colby Richards, managing partner of Seattle-based agency Brown Box Branding, recommends using selfies to boost the performance of your discount offers: To attract new…

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  • 7 Ways to Run Better Social Media Contests in 2017

    … If you’ve ever run a contest on social media, you know how powerful they can be. For early stage profiles that are just starting out, a contest can offer a leg up to build an initial following. For large and established accounts that want an extra boost, contests can provide an enormous surge of participation and interest. But the game…

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  • Here Are the Getty Images Instagram Grant Winners

    … The winners of the annual Getty Images Instagram Grant were revealed this week. Each recipient will receive a $10,000 grant, and their work will exhibited at Photoville in New York through Sept. 25. This year’s winners, with one example of their work, were: Christian Rodriguez (@christian_foto), a documentary photographer from Uruguay, receives…

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  • Attracting the Next Generation of Travelers

    … offer a way to engage. That’s where contests come in. In some ways, social media is the ideal arena for contests, which is why you’ll see giveaways on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. One great contest idea is to ask young travelers who have already stayed at your hotel to write you a review on a hotel rating site and post a screenshot…

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  • A Comprehensive Facebook Ads Checklist to Increase Email Acquisition

    … While email is the closest thing to direct communication in the digital age, few people would gripe about a drought hitting their inbox. The average person can expect a spate of 90 new emails today, and by 2019, that number will rise to an estimated 96. Still, cultivating a healthy email list and reaching out to consumers is an essential…

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  • What is Growth Hacking? Here are 15 Examples

    … to convert with additional context around the transaction or even an offer. Host Contests – We’re launching some contests soon with Hellowave, a robust platform with proven, templated contests that run across your site and social sites. Build an Exclusive Community – This one takes work, but if you can convert your audience into a community, you’ve…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blog- 34 readers -
  • 7 Tips for Hosting a Successful Social Media Contest

    … Getting the word out about your brand can be challenging, especially in an overpopulated social media landscape. You’ll often find that unless you can grow your follower base, your messages are consistently limited to people who already know about you. A contest encourages those followers to spread the word about your products or services…

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  • How to Prevent Fraud in Your Next Online Contest

    … We’re going to be launching the first of many contests soon to attract more visitors to our email newsletters. While we have extensive development resources, there’s no way we’re going to be developing the contest ourselves. We’re going to utilize Hellowave, a contest provider online. Why? The primary reason: Fraud I’ll be honest and totally…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blog- 22 readers -
  • Twitter Helps Its Muslim Users Celebrate Ramadan

    … Ramadan is underway, and Twitter launched several initiatives to help its Muslim users celebrate their holy month. Twitter media partnerships director, Middle East Kinda Ibrahim said in a blog post that tweets about last year’s Ramadan were seen 8.4 billion times, on and off Twitter–adding that the most discussed topics include food, travel…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Twitter- 15 readers -
  • Instagram Sets ‘Water in Motion’ Contest for Cannes Lions

    … The contest Instagram is running for this year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is all wet. The Water in Motion contest, announced in an Instagram for Business blog post, is seeking videos of three to 60 seconds in length focused on water. Instagram said 10 finalists will have their videos featured at the Instagram Water…

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  • Running a Social Contest in 2016: What’s Changed

    … amount of time. Here’s a good example. Trind, a small Dutch cosmetics company, recently ran a giveaway and gathered 930 new email leads in a little over two weeks. For a company with fewer than 6,000 Facebook fans and a small email list, this was a huge success. Passive lead collection like a free download or newsletter sign-up form won’t give you…

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  • FbStart Apps of the Year Entries Now Being Accepted

    … By David Cohen on Apr. 4, 2016 - 10:00 AM Entries are now being accepted for the second annual FbStart Apps of the Year competition, and they are due May 12 at noon PST. The social network announced in a blog post that the grand-prize winner will receive $50,000 in cash and $50,000 in Facebook ad credits, with four additional developers…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 17 readers -
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