How to Run an Instagram Contest: Four Easy Steps


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Want to host a contest to build excitement about your business?

Instagram makes it easy to run quick contests that engage your audience and build your fan base.

In this article you’ll discover four simple steps to host Instagram contests that build buzz for your brand.

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Discover 4 steps to running an Instagram contest.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Facebook Contests


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Want to reach more people and increase participation?

With the right techniques, Facebook contests can engage your community and grow your business.

In this article you’ll discover five ways to create effective Facebook contests that reach more people, entice them to enter and encourage them to share.

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Discover 5 ways to improve your Facebook contests.

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Win Free Tickets to Social Media Marketing World 2015


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Want to win a free ticket to the industry’s largest social media marketing conference of the year?

Social Media Examiner has been working hard to bring you our third-annual physical conference.

And we’ve come up with two fun ways for you to get involved.

First, what is this event?

Social Media Marketing World 2015 is the world’s largest physical social media conference dedicated to helping marketers and business owners master social media marketing.


Watch this video for a quick overview.

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5 Ways to Grow Your Email List With Facebook Contests


social media how toDo you want more email subscribers?

Have you run contests on Facebook?

Facebook contests and sweepstakes are an excellent method for capturing email leads.

In this post I’ll share five ways to grow your email list with Facebook contests.

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Discover 5 ways to grow your email list with Facebook.

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How to Run a Pinterest Contest Without Breaking the Rules


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Are you aware of Pinterest contests rules and regulations?

After many businesses misused the relaxed format, Pinterest revised its contest rules. They now require contests be easy to enter, spam-free and in alignment with Pinterest branding guidelines.

In this article I’ll explain what you need to know to run successful and compliant Pinterest contests.

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Discover how to run a Pinterest contest that follows the rules.

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Six Tips for a Killer Hashtag Marketing Campaign


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Would you like to get the most out of your hashtag campaigns?

In this article you will discover how Travelocity successfully implemented the most successful social campaign in the company’s history.

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Follow these 6 tips for a killer hashtag campaign.

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How to Run a Successful Instagram Contest


social media how toIs Instagram part of your social media marketing?

Do you want to run contests on Instagram?

Adding Instagram contests to your social media mix can quickly expand your reach.

In this article I’ll explain the different types, as well as how to create and run a successful Instagram contest for your brand or business.

Types of Instagram Contests

There are many kinds of Instagram contests. Here is a rundown of the top three:

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Learn how to run 3 different kinds of contests on Insagram.

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How to Capture More Email Leads With Social Media Contests


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Do you want to capture more email leads?

Are you running social media contests to grow your email list?

Whether they’re run on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram, social media contests and giveaways are a great way to collect emails.

In this article you’ll discover how to make sure your social media contests and giveaways attract and convert more email entrants.

Why Collect Emails as Contest Entries?

You know social media is effective, but it’s rented land. Your email list is something you own.

The good news is that you can use social media contests to collect emails for that list by asking people to enter with their email address.

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Find out how to capture more email leads with social media contests.

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5 Tips for Running Successful Social Media Campaigns


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Do you need tips on how to create more effective campaigns?

Whether you want to build better campaigns or are ready to try your first one, there are certain pitfalls you should avoid.

In this article I’ll share five tips for building and running successful social media campaigns.

#1: Choose and Build the Right Campaign

Social media campaigns offer a wide array of options, from voting contests to newsletter signups to interactive quizzes—and everything in between.

Different campaigns deliver different results, so before you begin, have a clear idea of what you hope to accomplish. With your goals in mind, research and choose the type of campaign that works for you, and then decide how you’re going to build it.

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Find tips for running a successful social media campaign.

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