To Judge or not to Judge.

To Judge or not to Judge!

To Judge or not to Judge!

Judging a voting contest can add a whole new set of challenges for the promoter and can also help ease future headaches. There are many ways voting can be incorporated into a contest. The first is judging all contestants and then voting on the judging panels picks. The second is choosing from the top voted contestants to choose the winners. Below I will go over the pros and cons of each method and some other reasons why voting can help make your contest a success.
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Delivery of the prize

Prize delivery

Delivery of the prize.

Fulfillment or Delivery of the prizes can be tricky and complicated. This article will be about how to safely get the prize to the winner. Before shipping make sure any paperwork that is required be filled out and submitted. Below are a few things that you should do to make sure that the prize makes it to its destination. Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

 

The holiday season is in full swing and so is the season of giving. This time of year is one of the biggest season for Giveaways, Contests, and Sweepstakes. Everyone wants to enter to win something for themselves or to give away to their family. The problem is how to get your promotion noticed when competing against so many other companies running promotions. Below are some of the interesting ways that companies have incorporated running a great promotion with the holidays.

1. Holiday Calendar. (Advent Calendar)
This type of Promotion is a Giveaway a day. Each day before Christmas a winner will get a chance to win a prize. The best way is to go from your lowest value prize to the highest. GroSocial  has a Advent Calendar that can be customized to your page. Few slots are available for this customization so order soon. Continue reading

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How to increase exposure for your promotion without paying for advertising.

How to increase exposure for your promotion without paying for advertising.

When running a promotion it is very important to create exposure to gain more entries. One of the many ways is to have your fans share your giveaway using social media. A good way for a Facebook contest can be written. “like and share if you want to win” Then after that you need to include the link to the promotion app to stay compliant. Here are a few correct ways that you can ask your fans to share. Continue reading

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The Consequences of Running a Promo without following the Facebook Guidelines.

The Consequences of Running a Promo without following the Facebook Guidelines.

Many Page don’t know that there are rules and regulations on how to run a Promotion on Facebook. Listed below, I’m going to go over the possible consequences of running a promotion incorrectly on Facebook. These consequences have actually happened to pages that were not in compliance with the rules. Please note that I do not work for Facebook and that this is only from personal experience and experiences gained from talking to other page owners. Not all instances may be the same however these are the most common. Continue reading

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Will Wildfire pull the plug on their Facebook App?

Will Wildfire pull the plug on their Facebook App?

After the recent acquisition of Wildfire by Google , will Wildfire continue to run their promotional apps on Facebook? There is no clear answer as to what will happen, only time will tell. Wildfire is one of the larger promotional apps used on Facebook which would mean a large chunk of their income would be lost if there were to leave the Facebook market. However we are talking about Google which is one of Facebook competitors. I believe that Wildfire may still continue to run on Facebook due to its popularity and value however anything can happen. Continue reading

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OOPS! I missed the Facebook Promotional Guidelines!

OOPS! I missed the Facebook Promotional Guidelines!

So you accidentally didn’t follow the Facebook page guidelines and are not sure what to do. The following pertains to pages that have accidentally used the Facebook platform to run their promotion. These suggestions are for page owners and administrators on what should be done to help reduce the damage. Continue reading

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Fangate and why it can be important to your business

 Fangate and why it can be important to your business.

The Fangate is a tool used by a promotional platform that requires any submission into your contest to “like” your page before they can enter. It usually consists of an image that says “like to enter” or a customized image on high-end platforms. It can also be used to require any person that votes for a submission when running a contest to be required to like your page. It is important to look for this tool as some platforms come standard with it while others do not. Continue reading

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Users Getting Disqualified.

Users Getting Disqualified.

In a contest entrants can get disqualified for a lot of reasons. From
posting inappropriate images to just not following the official rule
guidelines. I want to give a few major reasons why users get
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Buying Votes.

Vote Buying

Vote buying is when a Entrant buys votes from an individual or company to win a contest.  This type of getting votes can be very unfair and makes a contest turn into a money throwing contest. The Entry with the most cash to throw at the contest will win.  This is also very bad for the company as most vote selling individuals or companies use fake accounts. Continue reading

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