Doug Haslam: Gischeleman’s Blog

June 23, 2007

Blogging/podcasting contests. good ways to draw in the community?

Filed under: blogging, Podcasting, social media — doughaslam @ 2:28 pm

RSSI came across a couple of social media contests recently that intrigued me. The first is from a blog called “Create Business Growth” that has a drawing for $335 worth of podcasting equipment. All you have to do to enter is subscribe to the RSS feed– and notify the blogger. I did that, so let’s see if I win. Oh– and did I mention if you blog about the contest you get 10 additional entries? Well, now I have done that too.

My question– will this only attract people who are into podcasting and audio and thus would want that prize? If that’s the desired audience, then it’s a win. what would you do to attract people to your blog?

Hat tip to Russell Holliman of Podcast Ready for that one.

pSpeaking of Russell and Podcast Ready, a company I helped do the PR launch for with Topaz Partners, Russell is running a contest himself. Here, he is urging podcasters to get listeners to use and myPodder, by giving away a spot on approximately 100,000 new media players pre-loaded with myPodder software. He is giving out promotional coded to identify the podcasters who are entering, and the one who drives the most new registrations wins. To be fair to smaller podcasters, he has added a drawing for 3 spots on 10,000 players.

This sounds like an interesting concept (and I am not involved with this particular campaign, by the way). I wish both of these contests luck, and most of all I am curious how they turn out.

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