Social Media

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...

With over one billion Instagram accounts active every month and 90% of those accounts following at least one business, Instagram is an essential part of your marketing playbook. Running Instagram contests is an effective way of achieving a range of sought-after outcomes for your business. Whether you’re looking to increase brand awareness, connect with influencers and partners,...

Think you’re too late to start your holiday advertising and maybe even get some new initiatives out in the wild? You’re not! The last Saturday before Christmas is called "Super Saturday" for a reason. Need proof that you still have time to get shoppers through your doors? Just take a peek at any big brand’s Instagram, Twitter,...

Are you all prepped and ready for the holiday marketing season? Your customers will inevitably be searching far and wide for deals - at their local mall, in their inbox, and on social media. And as I’ve discussed previously, a “deal” is not always necessarily about discounting and devaluing your products but finding an exchange of value...

Do in-person events play a critical role in your marketing mix? If not, then it might be time to re-think your strategy. Research from EMI & Mosaic found that 65% of event attendees improved their understanding of a product or service from attending. Event marketing is also considered the most effective form of content marketing, according to 75% of...

Younger generations are trading in their need for buying ‘things’ in pursuit of experiencing the world. Not to say millennials don’t spend their money on tangible stuff, but the stuff they’re spending money on is different than the generations of yesteryear. Most likely, you won’t find a 30-something’s household stocked with dish sets and porcelain figurines....

Running a social media contest can be an extremely rewarding experience for your business. A well-executed contest or giveaway has the ability to quickly grow your leads database, explode your brand recognition, and build trust with your prospective customers. But the sheer nature of a contest is to “give something away.” You are offering a prize to the...