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  • http://kimanziconstable.com/ kimanzi constable

    This is great! We used a Facebook contest for one of my clients book launches. It worked great to add names to his list!

    • nathanlatka1

      Great to hear Kimanzi. How many names did he add?

  • http://www.bestwp7games.com/ Saijo George

    Hey Nathan,

    looks like you guys have a nifty product. Bookmarked.

    • nathanlatka1

      Thanks Saijo ;)

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  • FilipKasprzyk

    How do you choose the winner? Just by picking one from the list? Is it a kind of sweepstakes?

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  • http://www.ladyoenotria.com/ Lady Oenotria

    Thanks Nathan, rather appealing!

  • Dan

    While the article has some good tips, one issue with most of the samples and screenshots here is that they violate Facebook’s Page Guidelines because they are requiring the user to Share on Facebook.

    “Personal Timelines must not be used to administer promotions (ex: “share on your Timeline to enter” or “share on your friend’s Timeline to get additional entries” is not permitted).”

  • http://www.homemygosh.com Pascale @ HomeMyGosh

    Hi Nathan, great article :) I keep postponing my first contest but will do in the coming month (waiting on my updated website first).

    My main aim is really to build my mailing list and if I gain FB fans, happy days! Of course they need to share the contest so I get more contestants (and email addresses).. but with the FB rule which now penalises contents using words “Like” & “Share” , how does it work?

    My FB page is: https://www.facebook.com/homemygosh. I am thinking in offering a wall clock or a voucher of 20€ for the contest. What do you think?

    Thanks a mil!

  • Herb Silverman

    Neat idea, Nathan. Will this work on other platforms AKA LinkedIn or Twitter?

  • http://MakeCreativityPay.com Leanne Regalla

    Great post! Thanks so much. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while – now I have great examples.

  • Herb Silverman

    Yes, it does. Thank you for responding. Like I said, it’s an unique idea. My blog, Unmistakably Herb (hwsilverman.wordpress.com), is not a “product” so to speak, it’s more conceptual piece, however the juices are flowing. Thank you for your help. I look forward to connecting in the future…

  • http://painsolving.com Wendy Stern

    Nathen great article. I would really like your ideas on what I could offer using this strategy. I was working with a marketing group and we ran a contest it was a huge flop and many dollars wasted. This sounds like a better strategy. http://www.facebook.com/painsolving

    • nathanlatka1

      Wendy, can you link me to the actual campaign?

  • http://www.kennettnationalbank.com Fran Dalton Cooper

    Heyo Nathan, Thanks for the great ideas. Have you had successful contest with cash vs. a specific product? (https://www.facebook.com/KennettNationalBank)

    • nathanlatka1

      No. Cash has very little emotional appeal.

  • Debbie Martens

    Excellent information, Nathan! I would love to run a contest, but haven’t a clue which of my products to offer (I have 193 currently). Any suggestions would be
    greatly appreciated. My FB page is https://www.facebook.com/nostalgianmore.

    • nathanlatka1

      You have too many products. Edit out 190 of them then focus on making the 3 that remain best sellers.

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  • nathanlatka1

    The solution to this is very simple. Lets not make things complex for complex sake. You can add a check box below the opt in that says “I’d like to receive additional information about future contests from BUSINESS NAME”.

  • nathanlatka1

    Car repair is a service. They were able to come up with something physical to use as the incentive. I’d encourage you to do the same – it means more.

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