Author: Dana Kilroy

System76 is a Linux computer manufacturer that designed POP!_OS (Pop!, for short), an operating system for software developers, makers and computer science professionals. Pop! has a devoted user base who appreciate the operating system’s flexibility. System76 also sells custom-built Linux computers. System76 was looking for innovative ways to get as many people as possible to download its...

This post has been updated to reflect changes in Facebook/Instagram's policies, as announced on December 11, 2018 Instagram changed the way hashtag contests are run in December 2018. Now, Instagram hashtag contest entries must include both the contest hashtag(s) and an @mention of the Instagram Business Account running the contest. Learn more by reading Hashtag Contests &...

It’s almost March 1st. And you know what that means: Tip-off for the annual college basketball tournament is just around the corner. Are you interested in capturing some of the enthusiasm displayed by sports fans from coast to coast and doing some March Madness Marketing of your own? Have you figured out how your business might...

We’re on a mission to save our users time and money. You’re already using ShortStack to build lead-capturing campaigns, including contests and quizzes. And we know you’re using our marketing automation features -- like autoresponders and scheduled emails -- to stay in touch with your customers. Now you can do even more, all within ShortStack. We’ve added a...

Valentine's Day is just a couple weeks away. If you've been meaning to host a giveaway or Facebook contest to show your fans some love, but haven't gotten around to planning one yet, don't worry!  This infographic is full of easy ideas for you -- 14 of them! To get your contest in front of as many...

Facebook has a made a few announcements over the last couple of weeks about changes that are coming to the News Feed. One of things the company is clamping down on is what they call "engagement baiting." This includes using contests to bait engagement and sharing. The changes don't mean you shouldn't be running Facebook contests....

This post has been updated to reflect changes in Facebook/Instagram's policies, as announced on December 11, 2018 Instagram changed the way hashtag contests are run in December 2018. Now, Instagram hashtag contest entries must include both the contest hashtag(s) and an @mention of the Instagram Business Account running the contest. Learn more by reading Hashtag Contests &...

I know what you’re wondering: Is there really a way to easily use Instagram for business? And can you really capture leads on Instagram? The answer to both questions is a resounding, yes. How? By running an Instagram promotion or contest. If your next question is: Are there tools that'll make it easy to collect and manage...

This post has been updated to reflect changes in Facebook/Instagram's policies, as announced on December 11, 2018 Instagram changed the way hashtag contests are run in December 2018. Now, Instagram hashtag contest entries must include both the contest hashtag(s) and an @mention of the Instagram Business Account running the contest. Learn more by reading Hashtag Contests &...