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Promotional campaigns, including Facebook and Instagram contests, are a great way to engage existing customers, get in front of new customers, and to collect user-generated content and other useful marketing data. But do you know the most important Facebook and Instagram contest rules? Sponsoring such promotional campaigns comes with legal regulations and restrictions that can be confusing. Whether...

With over 2.5 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...

It’s been a number of years now since Facebook has updated the News Feed to clamp down on 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. You just have to be more careful about how you share and promote them. In...

Today’s marketers know how important customer data is to every decision they make. From product development to what type of marketing campaign to run to what time of day to send an email, data is king. However, people are wary of who they give their data to and what data they provide, which makes it harder...

What happens if you launch a contest and no one signs up? Contest radio silence is a real and concerning problem… With so much content noise streaming past the eyes of your prospects, being ignored or overlooked is alarmingly common. No matter how fabulous your prize is, how beautifully designed your landing page is, and how optimized your follow-up...

In the old days, growing a following on Facebook was simple - you’d set up a giveaway on your Facebook Page, tell your audience to “Like this Page to enter” and watch your like tally soar. This practice was called Like-gating, and when Facebook outlawed it in 2014, torch and pitchfork-wielding mobs nearly took to the...

Google “how to get more followers” and your search results will scroll for an eternity. Everyone’s writing about how to beef up your Facebook and Instagram following because the topic gets so many clicks. What does this boil down to? Business owners are clambering for their share of the follower pie. But is the size of your...

Fashionistas, beauty bloggers, and foodie adventurers stand aside - mother nature is an Instagram force to be reckoned with. Search the hashtag #nature and you’ll see more than 4.3 million posts proving my point. In other words, if your business is outdoor-related, Instagram is your place to shine. But with so much competition, how do you get...