Category Archives: Contests & Promotions

20 Ways To Do Local Social Media Marketing on a Budget [Infographic]

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Inspired by my friend Christian Karasiewicz at Social Chefs blog post “20 Ways to Do Local Social Media on a Budget” I created this infographic to illustrate his points. Create Contests for Followers Give followers a way to engage with a brand. They'll be personally invested in winning and this will create repeat visitors. While any contest will bring some level of engagement, giving away bigger prizes, or making it simple for followers to participate, can help expand a business' online Read more [...]

How to Run an Effective Facebook Sweepstakes

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Many smart small business owners have boarded the social media marketing train, and with Facebook having more than 1.6 billion users, there is no reason not to. One of the best ways to use social media, specifically Facebook, to reach your target audience is to run a Facebook sweepstakes. However, before you jump into this, there are a few tips, tricks, and yes, even rules, that you must follow: The Legalities of Facebook Sweepstakes Now, before you open your business Facebook page and throw Read more [...]

How To Use Contests to Generate Sales Leads

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Marketing is vital to all business. Large organizations have money and resources at their disposal. Small businesses and start-ups have to be creative to compete. How do you get your name in front of prospective customers and generate leads? A fun way is to a run contest via social media. Incorporated correctly into your marketing plans these are a great way to spread the word about your company, provide a line of communication, and increase sales. But how do you organize and run an online Read more [...]

Marketing For The Holiday Season

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20% of retailers' yearly profits occur between November and December, making the holiday season an important time to ensure your marketing is reaching the right audience. As early as Thanksgiving, you should have your Christmas promotions ready to go to capitalize on the over 3 trillion dollar consumer spend. Tips to effective holiday marketing include: Know your audience, and cater to returning customers, not bargain hunters. Dress your website for the holiday season by using effective Read more [...]

Holiday Marketing Ebook

Ah, the smell of the holidays! The hustle and bustle of gatherings and money being spent on loved ones, and overwhelming joy for business owners knowing that, with the influx of holiday sales, their doors will be open for another year. How do you go about planning your online marketing for the holiday season? There are 3 key components you need to consider: 1. Your website offers and on-site marketing 2. Your email marketing 3. Your social media marketing Download this ebook, Read more [...]

Tips for Last Minute Valentine’s Day Facebook Contests

Tips for Last Minute Valentine's Day Facebook Contests
Valentine’s Day is this weekend. Are you ready? This Valentine's day sales are expected to reach $18.9 billion, second only to Christmas (National Retail Federation). The NRF is projecting the average amount spent per person on Valentine's gifts will be an average of $142.31. And with this Valentine's Day falling on a Saturday, restaurants will be standing room only. It's estimated that $3.6 billion will be spent on restaurants and movies. Here're some surprising facts that may Read more [...]

Is Facebook banning Like Gate?

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Is Facebook banning Like Gate's and the ability to force visitors to "Like" a page in order to get access to the tab app content? Here's what Facebook says: You must not incentivize people to use social plugins or to like a Page. This includes offering rewards, or gating apps or app content based on whether or not a person has liked a Page. It remains acceptable to incentivize people to login to your app, checkin at a place or enter a promotion on your app's Page. To ensure quality connections Read more [...]

Canva Designs come to TabSite

Recently, Canva announced the launch of the "Canva Button" that allows the Canva design manager to be accessed within your favorite tools. Our TabSite software for contests and growing leads is thrilled to be one of the early release partners! What is the Canva Button? In short, Canva access and power within web-tools like TabSite! Instead of just offering an ‘Upload’ button and expecting users to figure out the rest, the Canva Button enables a website’s users to easily create Read more [...]

Win a Free Pass: Doable Social Summit Contest

Successful social media marketing means identifying opportunities, keeping up to date with changes, demonstrating results, and juggling limited time and resources. This frequently leads to 'social overwhelm'. In each of the Doable sessions, social network experts will help owners and marketers overcome "social overwhelm" by providing: Realistic, doable tactics Easy to implement ideas Strategies that get results All to grow your business leads and sales online. Sessions will focus Read more [...]