Campaign Ideas

When running a contest, giveaway, or other interactive marketing campaign, whether it’s your first or fiftieth, there are a few things you should know: There are sophisticated, cost-effective tools out there to help you build your campaign quickly and easily. You’ll want to do more than just slap a “like this post” or “tag your friend...

In the first part of The Essential Interactive Marketing Guide for the Holidays, we explained the importance of choosing goals for your holiday marketing, provided information on creating an execution calendar, and gave you some tips on where to promote your campaigns. If you haven’t already read Part One, I suggest you do so before moving...

For many businesses, strong sales during the holidays are imperative to a successful year. You know what else the holidays are? Insanely busy for both you and your customers. Waiting until the last-minute to execute your interactive marketing campaigns can prevent your business from reaching the largest returns from your holiday-marketing efforts. Our two-part holiday interactive marketing...

October means changing leaves, pumpkin-spice everything, Halloween, and the start of the holiday season. Looking for some Halloween contest ideas? Never fear! We found four scary good campaigns from ShortStack users for collecting leads and engaging fans. Plus, we’re featuring four email marketing ideas to help you put those leads to work. WAFB’s “Halloween Central” Landing Page Want...

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...

Sports fans are part of the target market for almost every product and service. In the US, nothing is bigger than football season. Not sure how to turn your customers’ love of football into engagement, leads and sales? I’ve scouted some ideas from our users who are scoring touchdowns with their football-themed campaigns. Take a two-minute...