Now you can send out invitations to enter your contest!
You have the option of importing email addresses one at a time or upload your list via a CSV file, plus you’ll have the ability to customize the email invite including who the email is coming from, the subject line and the message which can include merge values.
How does it work?
You can schedule your contest invitations to send at the beginning of your contest or a few days or even weeks into your contest – the choice is up to you.
What are the mail merge values?
Mail merge values will allow you to customize the contest invitation for each recipient. You have a few options to choose from including, first name, last name, contest name, and contest url.
How can I get more people to participate in my contest?
Inviting people to your contest will help, but to add extra incentive gift them with some bonus points before they ever visit your contest. To do this use the import contestants feature.
Be sure to include “Viral Share Entry” to promote your contest:
We create a custom tracking link that you can ask your contestants to share (Twitter, Facebook, Google+) to enter your contest. The link allows us to track and enter your contestants into the contest, and of course it’s a great way to promote your contest organically through your existing customer base, multiplying your brand’s exposure.
Whats the difference between invites and sign ups?
Along with the option to send invites to people to enter your contest we also have an option for people to sign-up to be notified when your contest starts. For more information about sign ups, please check out this post.