Ten Steps For Planning Brand Contests

Honda Civic’s awesome trips Sweepstakes contest “Custom Honda Rides- Awesome Trips”, gives a chance to win a custom Honda Civic Sedan designed and autographed by Demi Lovato or a custom Honda Grom motorcycle designed and autographed by Nick Jonas, or a trip to Europe to meet Nick Jonas. Contests can engage audiences with a theme or with a […]

Big Game, The Social Buzz Plus The Esurance Sweepstakes

As the Super Bowl 50 Sunday draws near, the social media mentions for brands and the ads are trending with users actively engaging with Tweets and posts on Facebook and Instagram. According to Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Big Game Social tracker, Hyundai is leading as the top mentioned brand with nearly 18000 mentions. Among the most mentioned terms […]

Little Caesar’s Launches #LCNation Sweepstakes

Little Caesar’s launched a sweepstakes Fan Photo Contest offering Free Hot-N-Ready Pizza for a year as a winning prize for the contest #LCNation. The contest has been launched on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with posts that invite audiences to  follow the social media account for the brand on Twitter and Instagram and share their best […]

Five Golden Rules of Engagement With UGC

UGC, User Generated Content, is seen to  resonate better with the conversion rates for UGC being 5X higher. Brands have reportedly seen an increase of 10 percent in conversion rates when User generated content has been used in the purchase path. While Sweepstakes is a commonly used tactic to expand reach for your campaigns, UGC helps you target your existing customers creating a deeper bond with your brand. According to a Forrester research on UGC,  User Generated content is helpful through all stages of buyer journey, making it a key tactic for new product launches.

Consumers research more and more products online and on the go. Consumers don’t just research big-ticket items like cars or computers, they research everyday purchases like toothpaste and cereal. 

Marketers view user-generated content as a critical tool during the early stages of the customer life cycle. 

Marketers employ UGC as a key component of new product launches. For leading consumer packaged goods (CPG) marketers, user-generated content has become a key tactic for new product launches — the lifeblood of CPG brands

Awareness Campaigns For Storytelling

Campaigns that are designed to harness the power of UGC require an awareness campaign that positions the campaign to be unique enough for audiences to react, engage and share. Generating awareness with existing fans and followers can increase conversions from your Sweepstakes Contest.

Lucky Charms has announced #LuckyCharms sweepstakes awarding ten lucky winners with a box of Lucky Charms cereal, according to a General Mills blog post, “It’s simple! Just share a photo of yourself holding an imaginary box of Lucky Charms on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram between October 14 and 18 using #Lucky10Sweepstakes”. While promoting your Sweepstakes “Articulate the keywords and Hashtags that are mandatory for your campaign discovery. Build the same in your messaging“.

 

In an another User Generated Content Campaign, Under Armour has effectively used Video advertising to create awareness with a YouTube video to promote the contest with hashtags #RuleYourself and #IWill.

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