Best Practices

Younger generations are trading in their need for buying ‘things’ in pursuit of experiencing the world. Not to say millennials don’t spend their money on tangible stuff, but the stuff they’re spending money on is different than the generations of yesteryear. Most likely, you won’t find a 30-something’s household stocked with dish sets and porcelain figurines....

The importance of online security is in the news every day. You already know that using “password123” or “asdfjkl;” as your password isn’t the best idea, but did you know that a clever password isn’t always enough? After all, through phishing scams or brute force attacks (e.g. using an algorithm to guess passwords) hackers can still...

If you’ve decided to host a contest or giveaway - great! - you’ll capitalize on a myriad of benefits including a boost in engagement and brand awareness. But some of these benefits will depend on how you execute your contest. Like many things, contests can be fairly simple to set up, but to be successful, they...

Even if you’re completely in the dark about laws regarding giveaways, these three words - no purchase necessary - are surely very familiar to you. You’ve heard them a million times, usually at the end of a booming television or radio ad, announcing your chance of winning fabulous prizes. If you’re new to running giveaways for your...

Traveling internationally has become more and more popular. In fact, international travel from the United States rose 6% between 2017 and 2018. That’s probably why we’ve seen so many different types of travel-related campaigns over the last few years! Everyone from airlines to hotels, luggage companies to camera manufacturers want to take advantage of increased travel. But...

Using Facebook's Page Tab Apps for campaigns has long been on the decline. Most brands don’t even bother with them anymore. Instead, folks are publishing campaigns in locations that are easier to access. Outside of Page Tab Apps, ShortStack allows you to publish campaigns: As standalone landing pages; By embedding on your website; and Using your...

If there’s one industry the photo-forward platform of Instagram has completely turned on its head, it’s Beauty and Personal Care. There couldn’t be a more perfect environment for trend-setters, personal care evangelists and beauty divas, than a feed of photos, perfectly masqueraded in their appropriate filter. In fact 82% of women believe social media is the...

It’s been nearly six years since Facebook overhauled its promotion guidelines to allow comments and/or likes as contest entries. This type of “Comment or Like to Enter” contest is also known as a Timeline contest. [vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" el_class="blog-image-section"][vc_column][vc_column_text el_class=""] Facebook Timeline contests [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row] Some third party app providers gasped a little when Facebook made...