August 20, 2015 Jennifer 1049 Views

How to Run a Contest

Contests are increasing in popularity for businesses, as they allow for more brand exposure through social media, which gives businesses of all sizes the ability to reach thousands more people than with other types of platforms alone. Here at raven5 we always suggest that there is a grand prize of some kind, this provides more consistent consumer engagement. Remember what you put as your prize will also determine the type of feedback you will get so choose wisely! Read More

August 13, 2015 Jennifer 1060 Views

Why Contest Marketing?

Contest marketing is a fun way to engage consumers, build brand awareness, develop or increase social following and even distribute coupons. Contests provide consumers with an incentive to enter their contest as they offer a prize or reward for entering. By running a contest you are consistently building brand awareness as people are being engaged by your incentivized offer and sharing it with like-minded people they know. Read More

July 24, 2015 Jennifer 1495 Views

You’ve got to Keep Up!

Canada Post recently released an article claiming that direct mail is one of the best ways to market your product or service, tell that to all the printing businesses that are struggling. This is exactly what contest marketing can do for you; it engages consumers with incentivized marketing. By utilizing this type of marketing strategy you allow your consumers to participate within your market freely without any overbearing nuisance. Read More

June 23, 2015 Jennifer 1907 Views

Build Your Fan Base

At Raven5 we define contest marketing as an incentive based marketing campaign that implements both email and social media marketing simultaneously. The best contests are run through a contest microsite and are supported through email and social media collaboratively. With 91% of people checking their email every single day and 85% of people trusting friend referrals your business will be guaranteed to grow in followers! Read More

March 17, 2015 Michael 1818 Views

Six Reasons to Use Twitter

Bick gives six reasons to use twitter (mainly for business). Read More

December 12, 2014 Michael 2606 Views

Contest Marketing - Lead Generation

Lead generation, contest marketing and social are engaging partners and work together as Bickerton outlines. Read More

October 24, 2014 Patricia 2836 Views

Must-Have Components of a Social Media Contest

Patricia talks about must-have components that every marketer should have when running a social media contest. Read More

October 7, 2014 Michael 1224 Views

Why Contests Work for Marketers

Bick enlightens us with some knowledge on contest marketing and how it works for marketers. Read More

September 23, 2014 Patricia 3711 Views

Why Should you be Running a Sweepstakes?

Patricia talks to us about why marketers and business owners should spend more of their time running sweepstakes. Read More

September 16, 2014 Patricia 3186 Views

7 Facebook Contest Ideas for Small Businesses

Patricia discusses contest marketing an how we can use these innovative ideas to generate buzz for small businesses. Read More

September 15, 2014 Patricia 3298 Views

Social Media Contests

Patricia discusses the importance of social media contests. Read More

July 4, 2014 Patricia 2763 Views

Twitter holds its breath during World Cup

Patricia discusses World Cup action through Twitter. Read More

RAVEN5 is the World's First Contest Marketing Agency.

RAVEN5 specializes in contests, sweepstakes and promotions management. We work with advertising and marketing agencies, public relations firms and brands of all sizes.

Why run a contest?

  • Increase brand awareness
  • Build email lists
  • Develop social following
  • Collect consumer data
  • Distribute coupons

All of this ads up to finding and developing new leads!

You could win a prize for simply contacting us.

We’re waiting to hear about your upcoming sweepstakes, contest or promotion. Whether you’re still planning or ready to build, we can help. Give us an opportunity to serve you and you’ll see what an all-in-one shop can do. And hey, because we’re all about contests, we’ll draw a random name from all inquiries each month to win a $100 Starbucks Gift Card.

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