Hootsuite vs ShortStack

500,000+ marketers and brands trust ShortStack to grow their business

Businesses and agencies around the globe use ShortStack to connect with new people, and then turn those followers and fans into customers.

Dozens of customizable templates

ShortStack offers a suite of beautiful templates for contests, personality quizzes, guess-the-score contests, pick-your-prize giveaways and much more. Create an account, choose a template to customize and get your campaign up and running in minutes. No coding required.

Create as many contests and giveaways as you want

ShortStack users can design and run as many UGC contests, giveaways, quizzes, landing pages, etc. as they want. (Even free users can run an unlimited number of contests.) Embed your mobile-ready contests on your website or publish them to Facebook. Or both!

Heather Alivero, Graphic Designer & Marketing Coordinator at DiBella's Old Fashioned Submarines

ShortStack campaigns are much more diverse than what Hootsuite offers. Hootsuite has no personality quiz, guess the score, or promotional offer templates. If you want to do something specific like that, you either cannot or you need someone with HTML/CSS knowledge.”

– Heather Alivero, Graphic Designer & Marketing Coordinator at DiBella’s Old Fashioned Submarines

The features you need most

Whether you want to incentivize sharing, award extra entries by adding a form to your contest/giveaway, or send automated email messages, ShortStack has the features you need to supercharge participation and grow your email lists.

Comprehensive analytics

ShortStack’s analytics dashboard gives you detailed insight about campaign performance. See which channels drive the most traffic to your campaigns, the percentage of your audience on mobile vs. desktop, participants’ location, and more. You can even add third-party tracking pixels.

Austen Huth, Social Media Specialist at Tootsie Roll

We recently tried ShortStack’s web-publish option for the first time. In three days our Campaign received 43,292 entries and we reached more than 495,000 people. Amazing!”

– Austen Huth, Social Media Analyst at Tootsie Roll Industries

Marketing automation

Send an autoresponder to everyone who enters your contest, helping you build email lists of engaged customers.

Superior support

Our US-based support team is available 7 days a week, with an average solution time of less than an hour. We’ll never leave you hanging.

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