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Running an Effective Contest On Facebook #SocialCafe #TBW

Topic: Running an Effective Contest On Facebook. Hosts: Deborah @SocialWebCafe and Da Vinci @TheBlogWorkshop Special Guest: Brian Mcneil-Smith @easy_promos_usa

Storified by Deborah Anderson of SocialWebCafe· Tue, Mar 12 2013 19:49:51

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Welcome to the #SocialCafe #TBW Chat at our weekly Tues 9pm EST slotDeborah
This #SocialCafe #TBW Chat hour we will chat with easy_promos_usa about Running an Effective Contest On Facebook #chattingNowDeborah
Hello! : ) RT @socialwebcafe: Welcome to the #SocialCafe #TBW Chat at our weekly Tues 9pm EST slot #TBWJessica S. Parmer
Welcome all! Tonight's twitter chat is very exciting :) Who's ready to talk contests? #TBW #SocialCafeThe Blog Workshop
Welcome all! Tonight's twitter chat is very exciting :) Who's ready to talk contests? #TBW #SocialCafeThe Blog Workshop
RT @TheBlogWorkshop: Welcome all! Tonights twitter chat is very exciting :) Whos ready to talk contests? #TBW #SocialCafe yay #TbwA. M. Blake
RT @TheBlogWorkshop: Welcome all! Tonights twitter chat is very exciting :) Whos ready to talk contests? #TBW #SocialCafe yay #TbwA. M. Blake
RT @socialwebcafe: This #SocialCafe #TBW Chat hour we will chat with easy_promos_usa about Running an Effective Contest On Facebook #TBWJessica S. Parmer
RT @socialwebcafe: This #SocialCafe #TBW Chat hour we will chat with easy_promos_usa about Running an Effective Contest On Facebook #TBWJessica S. Parmer
Welcome Brian Mcneil-Smith! @easy_promos_usa So excited to have you here! #SocialCafe #TBWDeborah
Hello Deborah and Da Vinci, thanks for having me. Hi all!! #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
Chat questions (and more) for this #SocialCafe #TBW here: http://sw.bcafe.co/4oDeborah
Chat questions (and more) for this #SocialCafe #TBW here: http://sw.bcafe.co/4oDeborah
@easy_promos_usa Pleasure to have you joining us today too! #socialcafe #tbwThe Blog Workshop
Be sure to say hello to our special guest from @easy_promos_usa! #TBW #SocialCafeThe Blog Workshop
Today our topic is “Running an Effective Contest on Facebook” #SocialCafe #TBWDeborah
Hi @thatoddmom @ambde @DanteTrimble101 @avgjoegeek Welcome ;) #SocialCafeDeborah
Want ur pics to show up for #SocialCafe ? Check out http://hashtag.ly/#SocialCafe Ur image could appear there! just tweet it. ;) #TBWDeborah
Want ur pics to show up for #SocialCafe ? Check out http://hashtag.ly/#SocialCafe Ur image could appear there! just tweet it. ;) #TBWDeborah
RT @TheBlogWorkshop: Be sure to say hello to our special guest from @easy_promos_usa! #TBW #SocialCafe - hello #TbwA. M. Blake
Ditto, Brian ;) RT @TheBlogWorkshop: @easy_promos_usa Pleasure to have you joining us today too! #socialcafe #tbw #SocialCafeDeborah
Tonight our chat topic is “Running an Effective Contest on Facebook” #TBW #SocialCafeThe Blog Workshop
Hi all, I'm here and ready to chat #socialcafeMarisa Anderson
@moppetmissy Hi moppetmissy. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
Welcome @moppetmissy #tbw #SocialCafeDeborah
@moppetmissy Glad you could join us tonight! #SocialCafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
Hello! RT @TheBlogWorkshop: Tonight our chat topic is “Running an Effective Contest on Facebook” #TBW #SocialCafe #tbwGYC Girl YOU Crazy™
Q1 Which FB applications or methods do you recommend for contests? #SocialCafe #TBWDeborah
Hello there @Kym_Nichole #SocialCafe #TBWDeborah
Hello there @Kym_Nichole #SocialCafe #TBWDeborah
@socialwebcafe these days you have to follow facebook guidelines. you can create your own iframes or use a ready made.. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@Kym_Nichole Hey there! Thanks for joining us tonight #TBW #SocialCafeThe Blog Workshop
RT @YourLifeAfter25: RT @TheBlogWorkshop: Q1 Which FB applications or methods do you recommend for contests?#TBW #SocialCafe #TbwA. M. Blake
@socialwebcafe get to know the features and use the most suited to you regardless of fan base size. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
RT @easy_promos_usa: @socialwebcafe app like easypromos #tbw #SocialCafeDeborah
A1 I recommend using a company that specializes in FB contests, like @easy_promos_usa #SocialCafe #TBWDeborah
A1 I recommend using a company that specializes in FB contests, like @easy_promos_usa #SocialCafe #TBWDeborah
RT @socialwebcafe: A1 I recommend using a company that specializes in FB contests, like @easy_promos_usa #SocialCafe #TbwA. M. Blake
@easy_promos_usa photo contests, sweepstakes, video contest, pick your favourite, quizzes #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@easy_promos_usa photo contests, sweepstakes, video contest, pick your favourite, quizzes #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
A1. So far I've had a good experience with @Punchtab #TBW #SocialCafeDa Vinci
I know there are a lot of @rafflecopter and @punchtab users out there, too. #SocialCafeDeborah
evening and thank you for hte invite #socialcafecrazedmom
@MommyT3aches Hey hun! Thanks for joining... weight in on Q1. #TBW #SocialCafeThe Blog Workshop
RT @ambde: RT @socialwebcafe: A1 I recommend using a company that specializes in FB contests, like @easy_promos_usa #SocialCafe #TBWMommyT3aches
RT @socialwebcafe: @GYCGirlYOUCrazy @MommyT3aches Hello there #SocialCafe #tbwGYC Girl YOU Crazy™
@MommyT3aches use the app to hand out coupons and promotion codes. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@MommyT3aches use the app to hand out coupons and promotion codes. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
Sure thing. Welcome! RT @crazedmom: evening and thank you for hte invite #SocialCafe #TBWDeborah
@TheBlogWorkshop get entrants to opt into your email newsletter. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
A1. When you're running a contest it's important to think about the platform and how well you can go viral. #TBW #SocialCafeThe Blog Workshop
@YourLifeAfter25 Punchtab does more than just FB, correct? #tbw #SocialCafeDeborah
@socialwebcafe Yeah @Punchtab has other options also, #TBW #SocialCafeDa Vinci
@TheBlogWorkshop don't be afraid to thank them for entering. activate comments on comments and when they enter ... #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@TheBlogWorkshop post to their entry thanking them. Let them know the spirit of sharing is encouraged and appreciated. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
RT @socialwebcafe: A1 I recommend using a company that specializes in FB contests, like @easy_promos_usa #SocialCafe #TBW #socialcafe #TBWMarisa Anderson
@MommyT3aches Awesome! You'll be able to fave a few tweets from tonight & you'll be prepared for when you do :) #TBW #SocialCafeThe Blog Workshop
Social Web Cafe TV is launching 4/2 during our #SocialCafe #TBW Twitter Chat please RTDeborah
@TheBlogWorkshop voting, recruiting and quizzes are great viral features. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@TheBlogWorkshop voting, recruiting and quizzes are great viral features. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@ambde @GYCGirlYOUCrazy Hope we've got that notepad busy already :) #TBW #SocialCafeThe Blog Workshop
@TheBlogWorkshop yep #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
Need the #SocialCafe questions? Visit: http://sw.bcafe.co/4o #TBWDeborah
RT @TheBlogWorkshop: @ambde @GYCGirlYOUCrazy Hope weve got that notepad busy already :) #TBW #SocialCafe yes, using fav button 4 review #TbwA. M. Blake
Social Web Cafe TV is launching 4/2 during our #SocialCafe #TBW Twitter Chat [please RT]The Blog Workshop
Social Web Cafe TV is launching 4/2 during our #SocialCafe #TBW Twitter Chat [please RT]The Blog Workshop
@TheBlogWorkshop @Sendible is a great tool for promoting giveaways. You can schedule recurrent promotions easily. #TBW #SocialCafeThe Teen Couponer
RT @socialwebcafe: Need the #SocialCafe questions? Visit: http://sw.bcafe.co/4o #TbwA. M. Blake
RT @TheBlogWorkshop: Social Web Cafe TV is launching 4/2 during our #SocialCafe #TBW Twitter Chat [please RT] #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
RT @socialwebcafe: Need the #SocialCafe questions? Visit: http://sw.bcafe.co/4o #TBW #socialcafe #TBWMarisa Anderson
Yes indeed! RT @TheBlogWorkshop: @ambde @GYCGirlYOUCrazy Hope weve got that notepad busy already :) #TBW #SocialCafe #tbwGYC Girl YOU Crazy™
Here is a interview with @dragonblogger where Justin compares @rafflecopter and @punchtab http://youtu.be/1L370LwKjOY #tbw #SocialCafeDeborah
The beauty of @easy_promos_usa is that they specialize in FB, so they know their stuff (and compliance) w/FB #tbw #SocialCafeDeborah
Q2 What types of contests/giveaways have you found successful on Facebook? #SocialCafe #TBWDeborah
A2 It depends on the company, the contest (how easy to enter, etc.), promotions #SocialCafe #TBWDeborah
@socialwebcafe anything to do with pets!! #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
RT @YourLifeAfter25: RT @TheBlogWorkshop: Social Web Cafe TV is launching 4/2 during our #SocialCafe #TBW Twitter Chat [please RT] #TbwA. M. Blake
@socialwebcafe actually the contests that are successful are usually on pages that have some kind of marketing list,... #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
Q2 What types of contests/giveaways have you found successful on Facebook? #SocialCafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
@socialwebcafe facebook ads, or good engagement already. It really comes down to the admin paying attention and .. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@easy_promos_usa Seriously? Have you ever had one where the prize was a pet? lol #tbw #SocialCafeDeborah
@socialwebcafe getting the word out. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@socialwebcafe It also has to do with prizes that people find appealing. electronics or in the case of pets.. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@socialwebcafe a donation to a local shelter. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
A2. I love doing video, image submission, and voting style contests. People like to be involved! #SocialCafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
What have you seen successful in getting the word out? RT @easy_promos_usa: @socialwebcafe getting the word out. #tbw #SocialCafeDeborah
@socialwebcafe if it has meaning for the audience it will succeed. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
RT @TheBlogWorkshop: A2. I love doing video, image submission, and voting style contests. People like to be involved! #SocialCafe #TbwA. M. Blake
RT @TheBlogWorkshop: A2. I love doing video, image submission, and voting style contests. People like to be involved! #SocialCafe #TBWMommyT3aches
@TheBlogWorkshop I have found that "beauty" prizes are one of the most popular. #TBW #SocialCafeThe Teen Couponer
@TheBlogWorkshop I have found that "beauty" prizes are one of the most popular. #TBW #SocialCafeThe Teen Couponer
RT @easy_promos_usa: @socialwebcafe if it has meaning for the audience it will succeed. #socialcafe #TBWMommyT3aches
our quizzes are really strong for engagement. - check out our facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/easypromos #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
our quizzes are really strong for engagement. - check out our facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/easypromos #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
Oooh... Good one. The "feel good" prize RT @easy_promos_usa: @socialwebcafe a donation to a local shelter. #tbw #SocialCafeDeborah
RT @TheBlogWorkshop: A2. I love doing video, image submission, and voting style contests. People like to be involved! #TBW #SocialCafeDeborah
A2. The key to running a successful contest is Keep it SIMPLE!!! Easy entry will = more entries #SocialCafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
Quotable, Brian! RT @easy_promos_usa: @socialwebcafe if it has meaning for the audience it will succeed. #tbw #SocialCafeDeborah
Quotable, Brian! RT @easy_promos_usa: @socialwebcafe if it has meaning for the audience it will succeed. #tbw #SocialCafeDeborah
@socialwebcafe facebook ads, and promoted posts are really great. Also promoted posts from a personal facebook account. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
A2: I've seen contests where new busineses gives rewards when they reach cetain # of followers.. very cool idea. #socialcafe #TBWMarisa Anderson
MT @TheTeenCouponer I have found that "beauty" prizes are one of the most popular. #TBW #SocialCafeDeborah
RT @TheBlogWorkshop: A2. The key to running a successful contest is Keep it SIMPLE!!! Easy entry will = more entries #SocialCafe #TBWMommyT3aches
@socialwebcafe You got it! #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
RT @TheBlogWorkshop: A2. The key to running a successful contest is Keep it SIMPLE!!! Easy entry will = more entries #SocialCafe >AMEN! #TbwA. M. Blake
Thank @commun_it helping us create #Twitter relationships http://commun.it please RT #SocialCafe #TBWDeborah
Thank @commun_it helping us create #Twitter relationships http://commun.it please RT #SocialCafe #TBWDeborah
Thank @commun_it helping us create #Twitter relationships http://commun.it please RT #SocialCafe #TBWDeborah
@easy_promos_usa I agree! Quizzes, Surveys, things like that have always worked out well for us, & you learn about users #SocialCafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
@MommyT3aches we echo these sentiments #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@MommyT3aches we echo these sentiments #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
RT @socialwebcafe: Thank @commun_it helping us create #Twitter relationships http://commun.it please RT #SocialCafe #TbwA. M. Blake
TY Da Vinci So true. No 1 wants several hoops.. MT @TheBlogWorkshop: The key .. successful contest .. Keep it SIMPLE!!! #tbw #SocialCafeDeborah
A2. Thinking about an attractive prize is important... don't give away something you wouldn't want! #SocialCafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
@TheBlogWorkshop try this quiz to see the features - http://apps.facebook.com/easypromos-premium/promotions/11993 #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
RT @easy_promos_usa: @socialwebcafe yes keep it simple or if you cant then up the prize value!! #socialcafe #TBWMommyT3aches
@easy_promos_usa That makes sense, like those multi-step contests that include a $10k prize... #tbw #SocialCafeDeborah
RT @socialwebcafe: @easy_promos_usa That makes sense, like those multi-step contests that include a $10k prize... #tbw #SocialCafe #TbwA. M. Blake
@thatoddmom LOL, we're glad you're still able to join us :) #SocialCafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
Just joining us? Review the #SocialCafe chat questions @ http://sw.bcafe.co/4o #TBWDeborah
@TheBlogWorkshop When entering giveaways, I get annoyed after 10 entries. There should be a limit of 10 fields on forms. #TBW #SocialCafeThe Teen Couponer
@TheTeenCouponer Is that like the @rafflecopter options for entries or 10 questions just to get one entry? #tbw #SocialCafeDeborah
@TheTeenCouponer That's definitely good information for anyone else wanting to run a contest! #SocialCafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
Q3 What are some challenges you have run into with contests? #SocialCafe #TBWDeborah
@socialwebcafe they pose challenges to keeping your audience interested. we say don't send them away from your contest. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
Q3 What are some challenges you have run into with contests?#SocialCafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
Q3 What are some challenges you have run into with contests?#SocialCafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
Q3 What are some challenges you have run into with contests?#SocialCafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
@TheTeenCouponer forms are customizable. not sure though I follow what you are saying. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@socialwebcafe 10 @rafflecopter options. I like the forms that lead you to a master "like list" (page on blog). So simple! #TBW #SocialCafeThe Teen Couponer
A3. I would say keeping the momentum going can be a challenge at time. #SocialCafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
@socialwebcafe some admins believe by installing the app magic will happen. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@easy_promos_usa Just keeping them short. Trying for no more than 10 options. It drains people that are trying to enter. #TBW #SocialCafeThe Teen Couponer
@socialwebcafe every contest with our app or other needs to be managed well and with a plan of action. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@socialwebcafe we don't see a lot of technical issues with the app itself, #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
A3. It's a big task to run a promotion because you have to PROMOTE the promotion, lol #SocialCafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
A3. It's a big task to run a promotion because you have to PROMOTE the promotion, lol #SocialCafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
A3 One of the challenges (which @easy_promos_usa addresses) is getting the viral aspect #SocialCafe #TBWDeborah
A3 One of the challenges (which @easy_promos_usa addresses) is getting the viral aspect #SocialCafe #TBWDeborah
A3 One of the challenges (which @easy_promos_usa addresses) is getting the viral aspect #SocialCafe #TBWDeborah
@socialwebcafe if there are issues we find it is due to the entrants browser relationship with connectivity and facebook. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@socialwebcafe If they refresh or change browsers often any issues go away. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
Social Web Cafe Interview w/ @easy_promos_usa: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SErfuoblxEk&list=PLB0ZwWUsQwxveYD_650k46MM5dHlfjETI via @youtube #SocialCafe #TBWDeborah
@socialwebcafe cheating is a challenge. Admins who know how to head this off have no issues. .... #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@socialwebcafe cheating is a challenge. Admins who know how to head this off have no issues. .... #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@easy_promos_usa Also, the shorter the entry form, the more giveaways the person can enter, the more traffic to your page. #TBW #SocialCafeThe Teen Couponer
@TheBlogWorkshop A3 #TBW #SocialCafe some of my problems are losing some new followers once a contest is over.Alisha
@socialwebcafe Best thing is to ask us when you set up your contest. The key is how you award votes. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@socialwebcafe That's definitely one of the things I loved about @easy_promos_usa! We ALL want our contests to go viral #SocialCafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
@socialwebcafe absolutely, what you can consider is staying active with your participants. comment on their entry.... #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
RT @Coily_Locks: @TheBlogWorkshop A3 #TBW #SocialCafe some of my problems are losing some new followers once a contest is over. #TbwA. M. Blake
RT @socialwebcafe: Social Web Cafe Interview w/ @easy_promos_usa: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SErfuoblxEk&list=PLB0ZwWUsQwxveYD_650k46MM5dHlfjETI via @youtube #SocialCafe #TBWMarisa Anderson
A3. When you're running a contest make sure you have a CLEAR set of rules to enter and for prize redemption. #SocialCafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
@TheBlogWorkshop #TBW #SocialCafe A2: u haven't done any FB contest and have only participated in a few.Alisha
@socialwebcafe follow up with all your entrants with thanks and encouragement for sharing. Also use our RECRUITER FEATURE! #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
Making room for more followers :) MT @Coily_Locks: A3 ..my problems are losing some new followers once contest is over. #TBW #SocialCafeDeborah
@Coily_Locks Interesting, are you adding them on your fanpage also? #SocialCafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
RT @TheBlogWorkshop: A3. When you're running a contest make sure you have a CLEAR set of rules to enter 7 for prize redemption. #SocialCafecrazedmom
@socialwebcafe You can actually incent people to recruit others. Its a blast!! #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@socialwebcafe write good copy that people are happy to share. Let them know you appreciate them for sharing. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@socialwebcafe @Coily_Locks Yes! That's a great way to look at it. You want people who will be loyal to your brand anyway #SocialCafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
@TheBlogWorkshop So true, and @easy_promos_usa takes a lot of the work out of the way... u pick prize, pick style, and go! #tbw #SocialCafeDeborah
@socialwebcafe as admins you absolutely want to get in front of your entrants friends who have similar interests. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
Next week preview: Talking about branding. #SocialCafe #TBWDeborah
@socialwebcafe awesome insight. Thanks!!! Trying 2 stay positive! #TBW #SocialCafeAlisha
That is a really good tip! #socialcafe #TBWMarisa Anderson
I like how @easy_promos_usa has that built in! MT @easy_promos_usa: u can incent people to recruit others. Its a blast!! #tbw #SocialCafeDeborah
RT @socialwebcafe: Next week preview: Talking about branding. #SocialCafe #TbwA. M. Blake
@TheTeenCouponer definitely consider multiple entries and get them coming back. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@easy_promos_usa @socialwebcafe Any tips on this? I have not gotten much viral response to my blog. #TBW #SocialCafeThe Teen Couponer
A3. Keep a list of things you didn't like on other contests and make sure to make it better on your own! #SocialCafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
@TheBlogWorkshop I've never had a contest on both...didn't even think of that! Duh #TBW #SocialCafeAlisha
RT @socialwebcafe: Next week preview: Talking about branding. #SocialCafe #TBW #socialcafe #TBWMarisa Anderson
RT @easy_promos_usa: @TheTeenCouponer definitely consider multiple entries and get them coming back. #socialcafe #TbwA. M. Blake
RT @moppetmissy: RT @socialwebcafe: Next week preview: Talking about branding. #SocialCafe #TBW #socialcafe #TBWcrazedmom
@ambde it seems to depend on the audience you attract. its not a normal activity for people to mass unlike a page. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@TheTeenCouponer Yes, Brian showed me how there's a built in reward-sys for "recruiting" (aka viral) that follows FB rules #tbw #SocialCafeDeborah
Q4 What ways are you promoting your contest outside of Facebook? #SocialCafe #TBWDeborah
Be sure to mark your calendars and Fave this tweet! Next week we're Talking about branding! :) #TBW #SocialCafeThe Blog Workshop
Be sure to mark your calendars and Fave this tweet! Next week we're Talking about branding! :) #TBW #SocialCafeThe Blog Workshop
Be sure to mark your calendars and Fave this tweet! Next week we're Talking about branding! :) #TBW #SocialCafeThe Blog Workshop
Be sure to mark your calendars and Fave this tweet! Next week we're Talking about branding! :) #TBW #SocialCafeThe Blog Workshop
Be sure to mark your calendars and Fave this tweet! Next week we're Talking about branding! :) #TBW #SocialCafeThe Blog Workshop
Be sure to mark your calendars and Fave this tweet! Next week we're Talking about branding! :) #TBW #SocialCafeThe Blog Workshop
RT @TheBlogWorkshop: A3 Keep a list of things you didnt like on other contests and make sure to make it better on your own! #TBW #SocialCafeDeborah
RT @socialwebcafe: Q4 What ways are you promoting your contest outside of Facebook? #SocialCafe #TBWcrazedmom
@TheBlogWorkshop yes set this up and make sure you follow what you state. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
RT @socialwebcafe: Q4 What ways are you promoting your contest outside of Facebook? #SocialCafe #TbwA. M. Blake
A4: PINTEREST is becoming a hot item #socialcafecrazedmom
RT @TheBlogWorkshop: Be sure to mark your calendars and Fave this tweet! Next week were Talking about branding! :) #TBW #SocialCafe #TbwA. M. Blake
RT @TheBlogWorkshop: Be sure to mark your calendars and Fave this tweet! Next week were Talking about branding! :) #TBW #SocialCafe #TBWJessica S. Parmer
Addicting... I have to "limit" my time or I could live there! RT @crazedmom: A4: PINTEREST is becoming a hot item #tbw #SocialCafeDeborah
@socialwebcafe consider offering a selection of prizes to attract a wider audience. winner picks what they want.. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
Q4 What ways are you promoting your contest outside of Facebook? #SocialCafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
Q4 What ways are you promoting your contest outside of Facebook? #SocialCafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
@socialwebcafe it is like a virtual corkboard just keep adding without the pushpins #socialcafecrazedmom
A4 Newsletters, partnerships, and even press releases #SocialCafe #TBWDeborah
A4 Newsletters, partnerships, and even press releases #SocialCafe #TBWDeborah
makes it painless.. :) RT @crazedmom: @socialwebcafe it is like a virtual corkboard just keep adding without the pushpins #SocialCafeDeborah
@crazedmom Facebook ads works well, promoted posts. Outside facebook, use your email list, jv with someone with a list .. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@crazedmom or buy a list and work it, don't blast and forget it. follow up. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@crazedmom qr codes in high traffic areas if you are a service company or have a store front. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
Spend alot of time on Pintrest, so that is is another great place to promote contests. #SocialCafe #TBW #socialcafe #TBWMarisa Anderson
@easy_promos_usa i strongly believe in follow up it shows the human side #socialcafecrazedmom
RT @easy_promos_usa: @crazedmom qr codes in high traffic areas if you are a service company or have a store front. #socialcafe #TbwA. M. Blake
A4. Promote your contest to your groups, pins, twitter, Google+, put a reblog button on your post AND consider running ads #SocialCafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
@TheBlogWorkshop word of mouth. tell people you can count on to get the word out. these close allies will enjoy helping you #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
RT @crazedmom: @easy_promos_usa i strongly believe in follow up it shows the human side #tbw #SocialCafeDeborah
@socialwebcafe linked in, twitter. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
RT @socialwebcafe: RT @crazedmom: @easy_promos_usa i strongly believe in follow up it shows the human side #tbw #SocialCafe #TbwA. M. Blake
@socialwebcafe engage your suppliers, companies who have a stake in your success, get them to promote. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@TheBlogWorkshop A4 I promote my contest on all my social media channels as well as my newsletter and blogging groups #socialcafe #TBWJessica S. Parmer
A4. If you have strong relationships and groups offline, don't be afraid to promote offline also #SocialCafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
@socialwebcafe offline classifieds #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@socialwebcafe use the recruiter feature and reward well. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
Like Brand Ambassadors.. MT @easy_promos_usa: word of mouth. tell people you can count on to get the word out. #tbw #SocialCafeDeborah
RT @TheBlogWorkshop: A4. If you have strong relationships and groups offline, don't be afraid to promote offline also #SocialCafe #TBWcrazedmom
A4. A GREAT OFFLINE way of keeping things easy is using a QR code, so people can scan and enter from their mobile device #SocialCafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
@socialwebcafe follow up will separate you from the pack!! #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@socialwebcafe google adwords also works nicely. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
Justin ( @dragonblogger ) does a lot with partnerships with other bloggers, which helps get the word out about his contests #tbw #SocialCafeDeborah
RT @easy_promos_usa: @socialwebcafe follow up will separate you from the pack!! #tbw #SocialCafeDeborah
@socialwebcafe buy a flyer drop from a national or local newspaper. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@socialwebcafe stronly agree with this approach. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@socialwebcafe I need to meet Justin. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
RT @easy_promos_usa: @socialwebcafe I need to meet Justin. #socialcafe #TbwA. M. Blake
Hey Justin @dragonblogger .. meet Brian :) RT @easy_promos_usa: @socialwebcafe I need to meet Justin. #tbw #SocialCafeDeborah
@socialwebcafe @dragonblogger That's a great way to keep social and build relationships! #SocialCafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
Feel free to download the app to your facebook page and try it. No registration required. http://www.easypromosapp.com #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
MT @TheBlogWorkshop: A4. If u have strong relationships offline, dn't be afraid to promote offline also #SocialCafe #TBW #socialcafe #TBWMarisa Anderson
RT @TheBlogWorkshop: @socialwebcafe @dragonblogger Thats a great way to keep social and build relationships! #SocialCafe #TBWMommyT3aches
MT @easy_promos_usa: Feel free to download the app to ur facebook page & try it. No registration req http://www.easypromosapp.com #tbw #SocialCafeDeborah
@TheBlogWorkshop also learn tactics to build engagement on your personal page as well as your business page. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@TheBlogWorkshop A4: twitter, LinkedIn, telling friends, email #TBW #SocialCafeAlisha
@TheBlogWorkshop A4: twitter, LinkedIn, telling friends, email #TBW #SocialCafeAlisha
RT @MommyT3aches: RT @TheBlogWorkshop: @socialwebcafe @dragonblogger Thats a great way 2 keep social & build relationships! #TBW #SocialCafeDeborah
@TheBlogWorkshop anyone wanting to know more about this let me know. re- engaging iwth a personal page. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
RT @TheBlogWorkshop: RT @Coily_Locks: @TheBlogWorkshop A4: twitter, LinkedIn, telling friends, email #TBW #SocialCafe #TbwA. M. Blake
RT @Coily_Locks: @TheBlogWorkshop A4: twitter, LinkedIn, telling friends, email #TBW #SocialCafeDeborah
@easy_promos_usa This is good, depending on if you don't mind mixing the two. Some like to keep things separate. #SocialCafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
@TheBlogWorkshop absolutely comes down to personal preference. thanks for pointing that out. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@TheBlogWorkshop It very much depends on the type of business you are in. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@TheBlogWorkshop It very much depends on the type of business you are in. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@MommyT3aches Goodnight Mama! Thanks for joining, ttys #SocialCafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
@TheTeenCouponer Thanks! I love them, use them on social, business cards and more! #SocialCafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
@ambde @easy_promos_usa @theblogworkshop I'm still working bridging the 2 w/out overkill on personal page #TBW #SocialCafeAlisha
Thank you for joining us, Brian Mcneil-Smith @easy_promos_usa for our #SocialCafe #TBW chatDeborah
@easy_promos_usa I agree :) #SocialCafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
@Coily_Locks I can recommend a friends course if interested - shows you how to engage without turning people off. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
@socialwebcafe @TheBlogWorkshop Thank you everyone this has been fun, I appreciate your interest and for having me. #socialcafe #tbwBrian - Easypromos
Talking about branding next week. Stay tuned. http://sw.bcafe.co/grid #SocialCafe #TBWDeborah
Had such a grea time chatting wiht you all. #socialcafe #TBWMarisa Anderson
Missed the #SocialCafe #TBW chat? Stay tuned for Tweets letting your know the archive/summary is ready.Deborah
RT @socialwebcafe: Missed the #SocialCafe #TBW chat? Stay tuned for Tweets letting your know the archive/summary is ready. #TbwA. M. Blake
@moppetmissy Had a blast tonight! Thanks for joining. #socialcafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
Thank u for joining us for #SocialCafe #TBW Twitter Chat. Feel free to keep chatting, just wanted to let you know we appreciate u!Deborah
@thatoddmom Thanks for joining! Have a wonderful night, we'll chat soon :) #socialcafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
@easy_promos_usa Thanks for sharing your wonderful insight into the world of facebook contests! #socialcafe #TBWThe Blog Workshop
Learned a lot tonight! Love getting a new perspective on things! #TBW #SocialCafeAlisha
Now joining #SocialCafe!PR Mentality, LLC
Missed the #SocialCafe #TBW chat? Stay tuned for Tweets letting your know the archive/summary is ready.#TbwThe Blog Workshop
Missed the #SocialCafe #TBW chat? Stay tuned for Tweets letting your know the archive/summary is ready.#TbwThe Blog Workshop
Missed the #SocialCafe #TBW chat? Stay tuned for Tweets letting your know the archive/summary is ready.#TbwThe Blog Workshop
Hi there ;) Glad you could join us. Looking forward to next week ;) RT @PRMentalityLLC: Now joining #SocialCafe! #tbw #SocialCafeDeborah
RT @Coily_Locks: Learned a lot tonight! Love getting a new perspective on things! #TBW #SocialCafe #TbwA. M. Blake
RT @Coily_Locks: Learned a lot tonight! Love getting a new perspective on things! #TBW #SocialCafeDeborah
RT @Coily_Locks: Learned a lot tonight! Love getting a new perspective on things! #TBW #SocialCafeThe Blog Workshop
@socialwebcafe Awwwww man, I totally missed it :( #SocialCafe #tbwscherrie d
We'll be here next week, Scherrie :) RT @thirtymommy: @socialwebcafe Awwwww man, I totally missed it :( #tbw #SocialCafeDeborah
RT @TheBlogWorkshop: #Bloggers Check out more info on @TheBlogWorkshop! http://youtu.be/9lsf3bEkVIU?a #workshop #conference #SocialCafe #TBWDeborah

This event sponsored, in part, by our wonderful friends at:
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Which FB applications or methods do you recommend for contests?

There are several different contest platforms available to us, including rafflecopter.com, punchtab.com, and now, tonight, discussing a Facebook solution for your contests, featuring EasyPromosApp.com with Brian Mcneil-Smith.

What types of contests/giveaways have you found successful on Facebook?

There are several different components that work together for that successful contest and sometimes it is a case of trial-and-error to discover just the right mix for your brand. Some common things to keep in mind, when planning for that successful Facebook contest, is to aim toward getting it to go viral and to keep it simple. Like Da Vinci said during the chat, "Promote the promotion."

What are some challenges you have run into with contests?

Again, we visit the topic of "going viral," which helps that momentum for the contest. This is not an easy task, but Easy Promos has spent some time fine-tuning the process, to help you. Fortunately, there are built-in aspects of Easy Promo's app that help you to do just that, helping your contest (and your brand) to go viral with the contest entrants.

What ways are you promoting your contest outside of Facebook?

In this day and age we live in, we have several options for promotion and are not even limited to just social media. A couple tweets are shown below, but you will want to review the slideshow, at the top of this post, to see all of the ideas presented by our tweeps during this chat. You can get those promotion juices flowing and jump-start a promotion-block (think writer's block).

Always great to hear compliments about our chats. Don't worry. If you missed it, we will still be here for you next week, at our Establishing Your Brand and Social Image chat.

deborah
Please see the Social Web Cafe About page to read more about Deborah.

This SocialWebCafe Twitter Event is about Running an Effective Contest On Facebook.


Many of us have participated in contests on Facebook and elsewhere on the internet. Some of us have even run contests ourselves. What does it take to run a successful contest, specifically, on Facebook? Join the chat and find out.




During this chat, we will introduce Brian Mcneil-Smith, of EasyPromos. He will share with us some helpful tips on using his company's Facebook app and how this can help you with your next Facebook contest.

Twitter Event Questions

  • Q1:  Which FB applications or methods do you recommend for contests?
  • Q2:  What types of contests/giveaways have you found successful on Facebook?
  • Q3:  What are some challenges you have run into with contests?
  • Q4:  What ways are you promoting your contest outside of Facebook?
This event sponsored, in part, by our wonderful friends at:
Commun.it for Twitter Relationship Management.
We recommend them because we love them (and their tool) and not just because we are compensated. Try it for free!

Twitter Event Details

  • Date:   2013-03-12
  • Time:   9:00 pm EST EST/EDT
  • Hashtag:   #SocialCafe #TBW

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Format: Q&A

For more information on the formats of Twitter Events and what we recommend as tools to join in the fun, please visit Twitter Event Instruction.

Have questions? Leave them in the comments or send a regular tweet to Deborah @SocialWebCafe.

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