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  • http://www.profiletree.com/ ProfileTree

    We are one brand that believes that engagement on Twitter can bring more success than other channels…have seen many contents – normally follow + RT to win….but did wonder about T&C, Legal – as never seem to be mentioned! Never heard of binkd – looks excellent..will definitely be trying them out in the near future! Thanks for the tip!

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  • http://www.brittanybotti.com/ Brittany Botti

    The NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson does a great job of using Twitter for contests…every week after a race he gives away his hat from the race to the 48th person to retweet the message. Another variation of #2.

  • http://www.brittanybotti.com/ Brittany Botti

    The NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson does a great job of using Twitter for contests…every week after a race he gives away his hat from the race to the 48th person to retweet the message. Another variation of #2.

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Thanks Brittany for that great real life case study!

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Thanks Brittany for that great real life case study!

  • http://www.commun.it SharelOmer

    This are great examples! Running contest/campaigns over twitter can be very powerful and get many engagements and buzz…

    It’s not trivial to monitor all the engagements, especially if the win is based on # of RTs which is hard to measure..but there are great tools out there to help you manage twitter campaigns and make sure you don’t miss the winners and engaged members…

    Love this post, thank you for sharing, will use this as example for running campaigns over twitter.

    Go @AskAaronLee:twitter and @jeffbullas ! thank you for sharing :)  

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Thanks Sharel for dropping into my blog and glad you found it useful

      • http://www.commun.it SharelOmer

        :) Sure Jeff.. happy to read and share the vibe.

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  • http://www.MediaWizardz.com/ David Alberico

    Awesome article! These contests are wonderful for brand engagement and increasing presence, and we have all seen numerous contest begin held in our feeds.  I am curious to know if any businesses have had a negative effect using a contest in these ways.  For example, if KFC had only gotten 500 participants they would have been paying $40.00 per participate. (now I am sure that KFC budgeted the $20,000 scholarship based around strict analytics so they would have had a good idea of what kind of response they would get) but I am sure some smaller businesses trying to boost brand engagement didn’t have such great results.  These would be a great case study for educating some smaller businesses.  

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Thanks David for dropping in. I wonder if anyone as a smaller business owner or marketer has a success or failure from a Twitter contest?

  • http://twitter.com/montabe_com montabe.com

    Regarding No. 3 (Photo Contests), that’s what I was built for. 

    The best thing about running a photo contest on Twitter is that you can also use it to drive brand awareness on the back end by aggregating all the entries.

    Say you run a contest that asks for entries that show your product in use (ala what Field Notes does on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/fieldnotes/). A resulting gallery can work great for social proof purposes.

    The important thing to keep in mind is that given the impermanence of Twitter search (which results dropping off in a week or less), you need to have a way of keeping the entries around if you run a contest for any period longer than that.

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Thanks for that input into the conversation and the insights.

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  • CMPvideo

    Thanks for info… researching marketing ideas for my customers.

  • http://twitter.com/Dulaney_Solar Harry

    Great article and information! :-)  

  • http://twitter.com/Dulaney_Solar Harry

    Great article and information! :-)  

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  • Anonymous

    Great Point Aaron Lee, I always learn something reading your tweets/blog keep up the drive, Iam a supporter of your work!!!!

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  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    Thanks Christina for your comments and glad to hear you found the content “valuable” and golden!

  • http://twitter.com/beeliked BeeLiked

    Great article! What do you think of my blog Post on ‘Twitter Competitions for bars and restaurants’? http://bit.ly/Q4qUEC

  • amanda

    great advice!

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  • Maria

    In the past I have held a trivia contest via FB and could
    track it with e-mail alerts. For instance I would ask “For a $10
    iTunes card be the 6th person to correctly list 6 Mountain Line bus routes with
    their route numbers.” Then people could respond. If they tried
    to delete their response to change their place in respondents then I could
    catch it with the e-mail alerts that would also be stamped with the exact time.

    With Twitter I can’t track if someone chooses to delete
    their answers. I would like to keep the question and answer format and we
    want to use Twitter because we’ll be promoting our new Live Twitter Bus Tracker
    Feed.

    Any ideas for me?

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  • http://moodsandminds.wordpress.com/ Abhijit

    Your Articles are always useful and practical to apply in real life.Thank you jeff.And continue the good work

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  • Charlie Solano

    These tips really helped me to get more follower for my project of Mylife.com refunds thansk for this usefull share.

  • http://twitter.com/ARInayat Abdulrahman Inayat

    Thanks very much! :)

    I know I’m a bit late to respond to such a long written article!

    The ideas is up to the sky this what we’ll believe in specially as marketers!

    but let’s talk logically if we choose randomly how we pick the winner!

    and the participants will ask HOW!

    so I think we need an app to organize these contests like Binked!

    What do you think ? and do you know more apps that help us to make an organized contest ?

    thanks :)

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