Kawartha Lakes Mums Free Blogger Opportunity!

Posted on: August 16th, 2014 by carolyn

Eco Outfitters Online is giving away a $50 Gift Certificate in an upcoming Giveaway hosted by Kawartha Lakes Mums. (more…)

The End of Facebook Contests?!

Posted on: August 8th, 2014 by carolyn

No Like required

Facebook is changing the way it runs its platform again. This time it has wide reaching ramifications for our hobby. Facebook is requiring all apps remove the requirement for a visitor to LIKE a page to interact with the organization.

Facebook bans incentivizing users to Like Pages, gives developers until November 5 to update apps

What does this mean for you?

It means companies will have even less reason to host a sweepstakes on Facebook. A major reason companies hold contests on Facebook is to increase their following and fan base.  If you remove the requirement to like their page, what incentive do companies have to hold a Facebook contest?

Many have already switched to timeline contests, attempting to increase organic engagement and reach, so they do not have to pay Facebook to boost posts. As most comprehensive marketing plans are set in motion at the beginning of a calendar year, we will not see a big drop until the beginning of 2015.

It is now more important than ever to become familiar with other social media channels and be prepared as sponsors shift their online marketing focus.

What platforms to learn:

  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram
  • and Google+

Stay tuned as I will be posting tips, tricks and tutorials on all of the above.

GOOD LUCK!

crw 0613 headshotCarolyn Wilman (aka @ContestQueen) is the author of You Can’t Win If You Don’t Enter. She teaches others how to find, organize, enter and win contests, sweepstakes and giveaways. To-date others have won over $1,000,000 using her Online Contesting System. With over twenty years experience as a Sweepstakes Management Consultant, Carolyn also helps companies create, and viral market, winning promotions maximizing ROI and loyal customers.

The End of an Era

Posted on: August 5th, 2014 by carolyn

The last original member of The Affadasies, Alice Bruns, passed away last month. It truly is the end of an era.

The Affadaisies 2010

Carolyn, Dortha, Alice & Maureen

The full obituary from The West Bend News can be read here. (I can never type up a blog post like this without crying. These ladies were amazing and the true Contest Queens.)

DORTHA SCHAEFER

BlogTalkRadio | The Affadaisies | April 20 2010

– See more at: http://www.contestqueen.com/tag/dortha-schaefer/#sthash.lgr1Hc0B.dpuf

DORTHA SCHAEFER

BlogTalkRadio | The Affadaisies | April 20 2010

– See more at: http://www.contestqueen.com/tag/dortha-schaefer/#sthash.lgr1Hc0B.dpuf

I had the pleasure of meeting Alice along with many of the other original Affadaisies several times. I also reviewed book The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio.

The Winning EDGE | February 26, 2007

The Affadaisies | April 25, 2008

The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio | July 18, 2008

With a Heavy Heart | April 16, 2009

The Affadaisies, Again | June 29, 2010

Defiance, OH | July 6, 2010

Make Friends & Win Prizes | March 9, 2011

Always Be a Winner!

crw 0613 headshotCarolyn Wilman (aka @ContestQueen) is the author of You Can’t Win If You Don’t Enter. She teaches others how to find, organize, enter and win contests, sweepstakes and giveaways. To-date others have won over $1,000,000 using her Online Contesting System. With over twenty years experience as a Sweepstakes Management Consultant, Carolyn also helps companies create, and viral market, winning promotions maximizing ROI and loyal customers.

Sweepstakes App Online!

Posted on: July 31st, 2014 by carolyn

Last year I blogged about Sweepstakes App; NEW Sweepstakes App!! and their smartphone giveaway app.  They recently launched a website to giveaway more prizes!

Sweepstakes App

To kick off the launch they have started with some great prizes.  My favorite?  The chance to win a Kindle Fire HDX! (more…)

Do You Enter Better Odds Contests?

Posted on: July 30th, 2014 by carolyn

A question I frequently get is “How do I win more?” One way to do that is to enter better odds contests. So what is a better odds contest? A better odds contest is any giveaway that attracts fewer entrants, therefore increasing your odds of winning. (more…)


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