Social Media

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...

Facebook and Twitter are old news; these days, if you want to make your mark on social media, you need an active presence on Instagram. Over 200 million instagrammers visit at least one business profile every day. And 90% of accounts follow a business on Instagram Getting on Instagram is just the first step. Modern consumers are more...

Instagram contests bring in followers – one industry study showed a +70% increase in followers for accounts using contests. We wanted to share some ideas that any business could try. In this post, we’ll look at a handful of Instagram contests, examine why they were successful, and identify key elements that drove their appeal. Examples of Inspiring Instagram...

Imagine if the prize you gave away in a contest created more brand awareness than the contest itself? It may sound crazy, but that is the power of an experience as a giveaway prize. Instead of rewarding a contest winner with a physical product, we’re seeing a trend developing which is all about the Instagrammable experience. And it...

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...

Are you looking to launch a viral giveaway? If they hit the right chord with your audience, social media contests have a way of catching fire. Before you know it, you’ve attracted thousands of new leads, followers, and brand advocates. But what is it about social media giveaways that make them so addictive? Why are these campaigns more likely...

Whoever said “good things come to those who wait” wasn’t referring to our recent Instant Win Beanie Giveaway. Here at ShortStack headquarters, the crew had a box full of beanies and a list of marketing goals. It was the perfect opportunity to make good use of our Instant Win feature - a feature ShortStack users have...

In today’s world, so many things happen with a click of a button. A ride can be ordered. Groceries can be delivered. Money can be sent. We’re used to instant gratification in our everyday lives, so why not harness this trend in your next contest? Instant win contests allow you to do just this. With an instant...