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Top 5 Platforms for Running Online Contests

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Top 5 Platforms for Running Online Contests

Ben Roodman April 10, 2015

MobileFOMO examines the top 5 platforms for hosting online contests.

Formerly know as ePrize, HelloWorld is the behemoth contest platform for major brands. A long time player in the contest space, is an approved vendor for nearly every Fortune 500 company. Their yearly licensing fees can be hefty on marketing budgets, but with large contest rewards comes more legal responsibility that is included in packages.

Woobox contests are simple to fill out contest forms for Facebook or hosted within webpages. Woobox is a common platform for running Facebook contests that doesn’t require users to install a social application. Facebook recently disallowed Fangates, which force users to “Like” pages, making contests even easier enter. Contest users can return daily to a Woobox contest for additional entries and can earn bonus contest entries through social sharing links.

Gleam’s diverse set of social networks for contest users to connect with includes Twitch.tv, YouTube, and Google+. Through Gleam you can weight your own contest point values to each social activity. You can even give the option of honoring website visits with entries and grant bonus entries for visiting again the next day. Gleam contests also help contest goers keep track out of how many entries they have compared to the total number of entries from all participates.

Rafflecopter offers clean website embeddable contests at a low starting price point. Similar to Woobox and Gleam, Rafflecopter contest enable contesters to see how many entries they’ve earned for social actions and the total number of contest entries. Rafflecopter also offers the flexibility for custom entry form fields. These simple forms make hosting a contest easy for personal bloggers and top brands alike.

Hootsuite Campaigns 
Formerly known as Brightkit before being acquired by Hootsuite,Hootsuite Campaigns’ platform enables custom contests through a form builder. Being able to create unique contests through templates and social integration makes Hootsuite Campaigns a formidable option for hosting online contests. The benefits of an extensive white label platform for contests puts your branding at the top of the page.

Ben Roodman

Benjamin Roodman
Senior Contributing Editor
Benjamin Roodman is an advocate for getting to the truth of what converts in mobile. Well versed in mobile advertising platforms with a notable aptitude and passion for analytics, he's currently putting deals together as head of partnerships at a mobile data startup. Benjamin has previously held Business Development positions at AOL Advertising and helped establish several funded location-based consumer startups.
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