Contests, Polls and Landing pages are an exciting way to capture attention and set yourself apart from others. Here’s a brief overview of some examples from our industry. Please review my notes on each of these pages for more information
Check out this offerpop.com/contest:This baseball road trip photo contest has a goal to increase their fan base and gain access to a wider audience, names friends of their existing fan base.When my client, Sports Travel & Tours started working on this contest we put together an integrated campaign strategy that included:Custom landing page for their Faceboook site as well as their website. (remember that a custom landing page will only pop up when a person who’s not a fan arrives at your page)New banner for their Facebook page that all visitors will seeThey selected graphics from their current supply knowing that they will gain new photos from this contest teasers! Teasers in the form of the long profile you see here announcing the contest start date.Teaser Tweets dominated their twitter feed before and during kick-off.This was a complex, multi-layered contest involving FB/LI/TW and their website.Their call to action is to enter the contest to win weekly prizes and a grand prize. Related to that the other call to action is to ‘like’ the page which is a feature we built into the entry process. RESULT: first 5 days generated 40 photo entrants, gained nearly 60 new fans.Entrants spread the word by asking their friends to vote. Creates community as others share their photos.SIDEBAR: Clearly understand the term of the contest platform you choose. Realize that each type of Facebook contest platform has a different set of terms. If you don’t follow them you run the risk of FB taking your contest and/or your page down.my advice is to study contesting very closely or contract a 3rd party to consult and/or construct your contest.
http://blog.wildfireapp.comUsed Wildfire for this contest; see how easy it is to enter, vote and invite.Taucks demographic found it easy to enter, upload a 30sec-90 sec video to Facebook or You-Tube and vote.Criteria, quality, intangible, Tauck-only experiencesTalked with Aaron at Tauck and they had over 200 submissions & some submissions got 1000’s of votes!Also want to measure & monitor your:Click-thru rateSales related to contestNew ‘likes’Be certain to leverage all of your social platforms in your contest marketing plan.
http://polldaddy.com/A Poll Daddy feature that makes different than the other app is that you have a chance to customize the answers available in your poll and add an image with each answer.
BONUS: Questions Feature on FacebookThis feature gives you a chance to easily and quickly add a customized question directly to your page. As Admin of your page you’ll see this feature in the Share line-up of options.
We’ve covered some really cool engagement tools here today. I challenge you to create a calendar of contests and content for your clientele. Savvy marketing is all about these leading edge techniques.On the other hand, are you finding it hard to make the time to work basic social media into your already busy schedule? If you’re like many tourism pros, finding the time to post, tweet and connect is a challenge. Here’s a valuable solution for you. Social Media Solutions will research over 50 publications and post relevant info to your social sites for you. If you don’t have any social sites, yet, don’t worry, we can set them up for you as well. This gives you the gift of time to put into play all the cool things you learned today. Click on Social Media Solutions for an overview of each package offered. Start up packages are under $100 and monthly maintenance is a true value. Custom research and work is available as well.
Contests, Polls and Landing Page examples
Contests PollsLanding Pages<br />Additional information for NTA Courier article<br />Prepared by:<br />Catherine J. Heeg<br />Customized Management Solutions<br />NOTE: Please review the notes page on each slide for additional info.<br />
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