Social Media Contests
Social media marketing is an important part of every business’ online marketing strategy, but perhaps most essential for businesses in the competitive industries of travel and tourism.
It’s how businesses stay connected with past, current, and potential guests all over the globe, in real time, building and maintaining brand buzz and fostering relationships that translate into valuable word-of-mouth advertising.
Social media contests are an exciting way to build brand buzz online. Stir Tourism has been thrilled to help many travel and tourism clients do just that. Whether it’s a Twitter Contest, a Facebook Sweepstakes, or anything in between, the Stir team can help you plan, create, customize, launch, and manage a built-for-success social media contest.
- Grow your online community (fan following)
- Ignite enthusiasm over your agency, hotel, resort, or destination
- Start a dialogue and maintain engagement
- Boost search rankings
- Drive traffic, and
- Increase leads and sales!
The Stir Tourism team is constantly evolving our service offerings to include the latest social contest tools and apps, and we monitor top international brands for inspiration and insights. We also use the top social media monitoring products so that you can measure the efficacy of your contest or sweepstakes.
Ready to get started? Contact Stir Tourism today for more information on our social media contest services, pricing, or to book a consultation with one of our team members. Below are just a few of the social media contests we’ve been privileged to be a part of:
Avventure Bellissime (Tours Italy)
Avventure Bellissime, an exciting tour provider based in Italy, was working with Stir to increase website traffic, improve their online reputation, create a solid social media following, and boost sales through a year-long comprehensive internet marketing campaign.
As part of that campaign, Stir created and carried out a Facebook photo contest using Offerpop’s social contest application that had a growing Facebook fanbase buzzing for months! Hundreds entered and thousands voted and three amazing vacation prizes were awarded.
BC Guest Ranchers’ Association (BCGRA)
The BCGRA team employed Stir to plan, design, build, launch, and manage a 6-month social media contest to promote its member ranches across North America. The vision? An opportunity for guest ranch enthusiasts to enter by telling the world why they deserved a holiday with BCGRA.
Six incredible vacations were awarded over six months, and – in the process – the BCGRA Facebook following grew by 1200% and thousands of qualified members of BCGRA’s target market participated.
How’d we do it? Stir combined custom graphics, contest logos, and original copy with ShortStack App’s social contest features and a custom Facebook tab. Facebook and Twitter promotions and engagement, and email marketing further supported the contest. Strategic planning, project management, and thorough analysis throughout the campaign ensured we were on track.
Stir Tourism can help your company achieve the same results. Call today to find out how a social media contest, sweepstakes, or giveaway will help build buzz for your brand online.
— Stir Solutions (@stirsolutions) August 9, 2013