Here is a list of useful Facebook contest ideas that could help you to entertain and motivate your Facebook fans to like your page.
Dazzling eyes...dehydration. These are my symptoms after hours of planning blog posts, Facebook contests, and guest posts. I know that planning is needed, fine, but who knows what will happen in 3 months? Particularly as an internet-month is equivalent to like 3 years! Leaving the possibility for a lot to happen during that time.
Introduction Have you ever tried to use memes in your marketing? It is very difficult to be funny... However, in this scenario you are organizing the event and other people submit memes, which is much better. The full-service agency Pensil Media organized a meme contest for their client Samsung to help grow a community for the next stage of their campaign.
Introduction Social media marketing is perfect for products and local services, but other less tangible goods, can also get good exposure from social media, demonstrated particularly in the following case. A mobile application developer company (KS Mobile) built a fan base in an extremely short time, by using a Facebook promotion with an emotionally motivating grand prize.
"Valentine's day is big for businesses!!" That is what you can hear anywhere and everywhere. Are you worried that it's not big for your business? Concerned that you are missing a golden opportunity? This is understandable if you don't sell sexy lingerie, jewelry or chocolate.
Have you ever felt anxious as a marketer? Have you felt fear, uncertainty, and despair? If you have ever produced ads, contests or sent out newsletters then it is likely that you have! During a Facebook contest there are many things that can ruin the "party" you have been planning for weeks.
Are you holding an event or a conference? Wondering how to best promote your event with social media? I researched and asked for tips from pro event organizers, in order to help your next event sell out. WARNING: these tips may need you to re-book the event venue as people will flow in!!
If you've ever arrived at a party or business event only to realize that you don't know a single person, you know it can be awkward. Sure, you were invited, but were you properly received? Did someone greet you at the door? Did they pop a nametag on you and direct you toward the bar?
Do you have a Facebook page that's struggling to take off? Does it feel like a ghost town? Is maintaining a Facebook page starting to feel like a waste of time? It's not like you haven't tried. You've followed all the advice you could find.
Close your eyes, and picture this. Your contest was a huge success! The winners have already received their prizes, leads are in your CRM. All done. Your email marketer colleague is nodding appreciatively. The ads colleague has a content smile on his face for the nice conversion numbers.
For some reason, the word "shortcut" gets a bad rap in business. It is depicted as cheap, easy, and sometimes, downright lazy. But what about the shortcut that got you to a client dinner on time, helped make an impactful presentation, or gave you more time to focus on engaging?
Yeah, yeah. The gurus tell you to love your customers. But sometimes customers aren't so lovable. They're lazy. Impatient. And they bother you with questions that are answered on your website. Are they stupid? When listening to complaints and silly questions it's hard to keep your cool and your sanity.
These are the small successes of a social media manager... Another piece of happiness. But don't let the shiny numbers fool you. They are only superficial and there is much more out there. One aspect of Facebook for businesses that is particularly helpful is Insights.
Some weeks ago I walked into the hotel lobby in my conference guise to pick up my name tag. It was in San Diego. "Hey Zuuuzi!!" Ian Cleary greeted me from afar. He is the founder of Razorsocial.com. We knew each other online as he wrote about our tool on his blog several times.
Have you tried a contest before, but it didn't meet your expectations? What was the problem? The design? The copy? Or the call-to-actions? To help you we've collected the best examples from our customers from the last week. See what they are good at, and steal it. Really.
Can you keep up with the rapid changes in social media marketing? Do you think that a year feels like a century? The competition is fierce out there and it getting harder and harder to provide more value to your customer.