Contests

With over 2.2 billion active accounts, Facebook is the world's largest social network. However, tricky ever-changing algorithms can make it difficult to reach people on the sprawling network. [icons size='' custom_size='40' icon='fa-star' type='normal' position='' border='no' border_color='' icon_color='' background_color='' margin='0 0 10px' icon_animation='' icon_animation_delay='' link='' target='_self'] Contests and competitions can change that, by sparking excitement about your brand and putting...

This post has been updated to reflect changes in Facebook/Instagram's policies, 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 & Instagram’s...

We all know how effective contests can be at generating leads, increasing brand awareness and boosting revenue. You've probably heard success stories like how Pet Valu generated 12,000 leads with their annual Christmas contest, or how KCLD a small midwestern radio station used a contest to get 24 million views. Whatever industry you're in, contests can deliver incredible...

Instagram is deprecating features necessary for running hashtag contests via its API on December 11, 2018. Online marketers — commence panic! Now take a deep breath. At ShortStack, our team of engineers updated our hashtag contest capabilities to ensure you still have access to the Instagram features you love. In this blog post, I explain Instagram’s...

Need inspiration for your online holiday marketing campaigns? Look no further. We have nine interactive marketing campaigns created by ShortStack users that will get you and your customers in the holiday spirit. Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand’s “12 Days of Christmas” Multi-Day Giveaway Calendar Multi-day giveaway calendars, also known as advent calendars, are popular during the holiday season...

The internet is crowded, loud, and competitive. There are countless blogs, websites, banner ads, social networks and video clips distracting your customers from what it is you have to offer. Rising above the noise to get quality leads that will convert into sales is more challenging than ever. Marketers are turning to an old favorite to better engage...

As a digital marketer, you’re not in the business of keeping everyone happy… we get that. But, at the same time, no one likes disgruntled customers! When planning a contest, you walk a knife’s edge between bliss and destruction. The winners are ecstatic and the not-so-lucky participants feel deflated and in some cases “ripped off.” At the end of...

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...

According to WordStream, emails are among the top three most influential sources of information for B2B audiences. The majority of B2B marketers even claim email marketing is the most effective platform they turn to in terms of revenue generation. From a B2C perspective, email marketing is extremely effective too. Thirty percent of consumers who subscribe to an...