The Most Visited Promotional Marketing Posts You Should Consult in 2020
These were the most visited promotional marketing posts by Marden-Kane from 2019. There were quite a few trending topics — like TikTok Contests, tying the Tokyo Olympics into your promotion, content moderation basics, and more! You might want to revisit them for your 2020 promotional marketing planning!
TikTok does not currently have any posted contest guidelines, but that doesn’t mean that there are no rules. To keep your TikTok Contest or Sweepstakes legal you should adhere to these seven basic recommendations for running a promotion on a social platform. Continue reading →
The primary purpose of many sweepstakes is to build a brand’s mailing list; having a valid email opt-in on the sweepstakes registration page is imperative to the success of the promotion. If you fail to use best practices when setting up your opt-in, then your ability to email users for the purposes you had in mind may be at risk. Here are 3 things to keep in mind when crafting an email opt-in for your next sweepstakes or contest. Continue reading →
A sweepstakes scam, or poorly run promotion, gives legitimate sweepstakes agencies and promotional marketing companies a bad name. Know what to look for to spot a sweepstakes scam, or a company that runs them. Here is a list of things to look for in a sweepstakes, or game of chance, that you should avoid, or at least be cautious of… Continue reading →
One of the biggest problems we see with online sweepstakes and contest concepts is that they can get over-complicated or are run on platforms that the target audience is not using. When that happens, people get confused and do not enter — or worse, start bad-mouthing your brand. It’s time to start creating contests and sweepstakes so easy anyone can enter. As we like to say, don’t set the bar too high for entry or entrants will drop off. Here are four things to remember when planning your next sweepstakes or contest. Continue reading →
Did you know that creative development and animation for a digital scratch-off game or other instant win game can cost thousands of dollars? And that does not even include legal fees to write official rules, procure and fulfill prizes, or programming. Why not use a budget-friendly, pre-built game, customized with your brand colors and logo(s), to execute your next digital scratch-off game? Continue reading
Here are 10 ways to promote your sweepstakes, giveaway or contest. It’s up to you, and your budget, to find the best way to reach your current and future customers. When you use any of these methods, please remember to use the correct disclaimer language and include a way to access the full rules, either in print or online. Continue reading →
The next Summer Olympic Games will be in Tokyo, Japan from July 24 – August 9, 2020. Brands often want to capitalize on the Olympics by offering a promotion or campaign that ties into the Olympics theme, but should not do it. The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), in tandem with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has already lined up sponsors of the games. Continue reading →
Long before the start of internet promotions, the ways to enter a sweepstakes were either to 1) mail a 3×5 card to a designated P.O. Box, or 2) to complete a tear pad entry form found on displays in stores or other establishments and deposit it into a ballot box provided. In some cases, the drawings from tear pad entry forms were conducted onsite, while for others the drawings were conducted at a later date. Continue reading →
Content moderation has made the headlines lately as social channels like Facebook and Twitter tried to deal with “fake news” stories and inappropriate content. There is a torrent of video and written content being produced and distributed through the various social platforms, and content moderators work around the clock, deciding what needs to be taken down and what can remain. But what about content moderation for your brand’s social channels, or for your sweepstakes and contests? Continue reading →
The allure of a sweepstakes rules generator is that you can create a set of sweepstakes rules for less money and less time. In fact, back in the day, Marden-Kane had an online sweepstakes rules generator of our own. Clients at that time could easily and cost-effectively create their own sweepstakes rules without legal fees or lengthy review times. The reality, however, was that most of our clients actually needed a custom solution. They would generate the rules and then realize that significant changes would need to be made. Continue reading →
We can help you plan and execute any type of promotion you dream up. Contact us for help!
- No Purchase Necessary for Running a Sweepstakes
- Can You Run an Instagram Stories Sweepstakes?
- 10 Cool Winter Prize Ideas
- Our Memories of Barbara at Marden-Kane
- The Most Visited Promotional Marketing Posts You Should Consult in 2020