Contests

[vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='' down=''] 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 you primed and ready to run your next giveaway? What type of prize will you offer? Giving things away for free is one of the most effective ways to get people to start paying for what you have to offer… That sounds counterintuitive, doesn’t it?!? Giveaways are powerful because free stuff pulls potential customers towards your business....

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...

Here’s a stat that should make you pay attention: Accounts that hold Instagram contests increase their followers 70% faster than accounts that don't - and that's just on one social media platform. Hashtag contests make up the majority of these Instagram contests, but they're applicable across many different social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and...

Can I reward participants for sharing my contest or giveaway on social media? It's a question we get on the daily. And I'm sorry to report, but for the most part, social media Share buttons are useless. Data shows that less than one percent of website visitors will click a Share button from a mobile device and even...

Instagram puts businesses in a predicament. The site is undeniably influential, but promoting a business effectively on Instagram is not easy.  Your ability to post links is limited and it's difficult to share content.  Yes, you can throw a single link in your bio, and if you have enough followers on your business page, you can...