Be Social By Holding a Contest

By: Anna Tuesday February 26, 2019 comments Tags: contest, events, facebook, facebook ads, social media agency, social media content, social media marketing, social media marketing Lakeland, social media tools, ticketed events

Thinking about holding a Facebook contest to increase engagement and spread the word about your upcoming event?


There are numerous reasons to consider running a Facebook contest to promote your business. Running a contest on Facebook is a great way to promote lead generation. However, possibly the best is that it's relatively easy and inexpensive to execute.

If done correctly, a Facebook contest can:

  • Improve engagement with existing fans
  • Expose brand to potential fans
  • Generate new leads
  • For small business, it can bring your small business advertising to a whole new level


While it seems super simple to let your customers know you're giving away a prize and wait for them to fill out your entry form, a successful contest requires more than just offering a prize. A lot of planning is vital since a contest should be part of your bigger marketing strategy. Part of the planning involves being able to get some lead generation done. Moreover, having something that's planned well is an advantage to small businesses who are coping up with their small business advertising.

With the goal of a contest being to attract leads, use it to build lists of engaged people so you can use this information to benefit your business now and in the future. In other words, you need lead generation in order to get the details of prospective customers.

Some of the more popular FB contest goals:

  • Sales
  • Increase brand awareness
  • Introduce new products and services or events
  • Gather user-generated content
  • Gain insight into customers' preferences
  • Crowdsource for new product or service ideas
  • Improve customer loyalty
  • Collect email addresses
  • Increase traffic to website or store
  • Increase visibility for small businesses through small business advertising



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