Facebook Makes Promoting Contests / Events Easier
Facebook recently announced it will eliminate the need for third parties, such as Vitrue or Salesforce’s Marketing Cloud, to be needed to execute promotions or contests on Facebook. While this move may not make these third parties happy, it’s a nice step towards making small business and large business users alike much more engaged with using Facebook as part of their marketing strategy. Additionally, Facebook’s goal is to make users of Facebook also more engaged in participating in contests and promotions via the social media network.
Like all changes to Facebook, users can expect updated Facebook Page Terms – which seem to shift fairly regularly. Their latest changes include allowing brands to offer promotions right on their Page Timelines and also in apps on the social network. However, brands and businesses will still NOT be able to offer placement on personal Timelines. What they can do, though, includes:
1. Collect entries by having users post on the Page or comment/like a Page post
2. Collect entries by having users message the Page
3. Utilize “likes” as a voting mechanism
With Facebook’s latest news, we’re curious what you think. Will you be more likely to run contests or promotions through Facebook now that a third party is not involved? Let us know! Please comment below.