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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...

If you’re planning on running an online contest, I have a little disconcerting news for you: people cheat. It happens in contests of all sizes, no matter the prize or premise. You may think, “My contest is immune to cheaters - I’m just giving away a few bottles of nail polish.” But I’ve seen cheating happen in...

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...

Whether your client base represents a vast smorgasbord of industries or your services better serve a market niche, it's imperative that you’re able to deliver on whatever requests come your way. Thousands of agencies have trusted ShortStack to be their go-to for contests, giveaways, hashtag campaigns, quizzes, landing pages, and pretty much whatever other interactive digital content...

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...

Does your agency use interactive marketing campaigns to drive leads for clients? If so, I’m sure you are looking for a feature-rich and highly reliable SaaS solution to manage and scale these campaigns. Is ShortStack the right SaaS platform for your needs? This article will help answer that question for you. Here are seven reasons ShortStack is the perfect...

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...