Author: Dana Kilroy

Instagram contests bring in followers – one industry study showed a +70% increase in followers for accounts using contests. We wanted to share some ideas that any business could try. In this post, we’ll look at a handful of Instagram contests, examine why they were successful, and identify key elements that drove their appeal. Examples of Inspiring Instagram...

Chubbies, the men’s clothing brand that makes stretchy quad-displaying shorts and is known for its cheeky tag lines (“Sky’s out, thighs out!”), recently set out to take more ownership of its marketing channels -- namely social and email -- by hosting a user-generated content (UGC) contest. Chubbies’ used ShortStack to run its “2018 Chubbies Man Model...

The holidays and user-generated content go together like Thanksgiving and pumpkin pie. Here's how to collect and use UGC this holiday. The pumpkins aren't even carved yet, but for marketers it’s time to start thinking about what’s ahead: Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and the New Year. Yep, holiday sales are in full swing -- just...

If you're using Twitter for marketing, chances are you've already run a contest or a giveaway, or you're planning to in the coming weeks (hint: it's time to start thinking about the holidays now). Contests are still a very effective way to reach prospective followers and customers on Twitter, and can generate tons of engagement and...

Consumers want privacy, businesses want data -- here's how to make everyone happy As more and more consumer data is collected, with more frequency, and by ever-more-powerful computers, people are increasingly wary of sharing personal information. What data do you collect from your customers? I bet names and email addresses are at the top of the list,...