101: A Beginner’s Guide To A Twitter Contest

In a previous post, I wrote about the importance and ease of utilizing Twitter in everyday business. After being on Twitter for a while now, and seeing the different ways companies are using it to promote their products and services, I find myself intrigued by a Twitter contest. I have seen a variety of different companies using Twitter to promote their company by giving away an item (iPhone, gift card, you name it… they are giving it away on Twitter) by having people tweet about their company. I have been asking myself what every marketer wants to know, "Does this really work or am I just promoting my company to a bunch of tweetaholics looking for goodies?" I am in lucky to have the opportunity to see if a Twitter contest actually works in gaining interested business leads at Shop.org's Annual Summit this year.

Knotice is giving away a free Netbook to one lucky Twitter user. We are curious about how many show attendees are willing to tweet the message that we have come up with as the “entry form” to our Win a Netbook Twitter contest. We are also very interested to see how quickly the message catches on, and how many people become interested in some of our product offerings as a result of this contest.

However, at Knotice we are putting a new spin on tweeting to win (you know we have to shake things up someone). We are making our Twitter contest completely viral. The only way a person can find out what special message they must tweet to enter the contest is to be at the Shop.org Annual Summit in Las Vegas. An interested person must stop by the Knotice booth (#619) and find out what the tweet is. I will be there along, with other contributors to The Lunch Pail (Bryce Marshall, Brian Deagan, and editor Josh Gordon) – so there will be some friendly faces to chat with!

We will be announcing the Twitter contest winner along with the other contest winners during the morning networking break on Wednesday September 23 at 10:30am (during the Shop.org Annual Summit). Hopefully by running our Twitter contest this way we can cut down on the amount of people just looking for freebies. Oh, and the Twitter winner must be present at the Summit in order to win.

So, if you are attending the Shop.org’s Annual Summit, make sure you check out Knotice’s booth (#619) and find out about direct digital marketing and the secret Twitter phase to win a free Netbook.

One Comment

  1. blissbait
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    twitter contest? what?
    i’ve yet to tweet, but golly
    free netbook’s at stake…

    Good Luck and Thank You!

    May All Beings Be Happy.


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