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12 Last Minute Facebook Holiday Contest Ideas

12 LAST-MINUTE Super Festive FACEBOOK HOLIDAY CONTEST IDEAS E SHORTSTACK The holiday countdown has begun! Need some last-minute Facebook holiday-contest inspiration? Here are 12 engaging ideas that you can get up and running on your brand's Facebook page in minutes - whether you use apps or run simple Timeline promotions. Cheers! SHORTSTACK PHOTO CONTESTS SHORTSTACK Facebook users love photos! In fact, a typical Facebook user posts an average of 217 photos each, every year. Time it takes to set up a photo contest: 10-20 minutes Festive Fact Holiday “Costume" 63.4% Photo Contest of Facebook users THEME IDEAS: ugliest holiday sweater, best Santa say they are likely to share a link to a SHORTST Claus/Mrs. Claus or elf holiday contest or giveaway. Christmas Tree/Fireplace MantleTSTACK Decorating Photo Contest THEME IDEAS: hand-crafted ornaments, nature, patriotic, animal, retro, etc. SHORTSTACK Family Photo Contest THEME IDEAS: most creative and/or awkward family holiday photos SHORTSTACK Tip: Decide ahead of time if the winner is chosen randomly or by your community. SHORTSTAN "ESSAY" CONTESTS An essay is really just a contest that involves text rather than video or photo. Time it takes to set up an essay contest: 10-20 minutes TACK Recipe Recipe Contest Entrants upload their favorite holiday recipe (you can also choose to require a photo for entry). Festive Fact Storytelling Contest Brands that host contests see a Fans share a short description of their favorite holiday tradition. 66% increase in contest submissions during the holidays. Dear Santa Letter Day Contest Fans write letters to Santa about why they should win your prize. Sip: Let your Facebook community vote for their favorite entry. TIMELINE PROMOTIONS Now that Facebook lifted the requirement that contests be hosted on apps, it's easy to put up an engaging status update that works as a contest, too. ORTSTACK Time it takes to set up: 30 seconds "All I want for Christmas is Festive Fact Finish this sentence and you're entered to win [prize]. Fill-in-the-blank status updates receive SHORTSTACK 182% 207 "The movie/song that best captures the holidays for me is Post the title of your favorite holiday movie/song title here and you're entered to win [prize]. more engagement than other kinds of status updates. "I found out the truth about Santa Claus Let us know your story here and you're entered to win [prize]. Tip: Choose winner randomly using a comment/Like importer tool. SHORTSTACK MULTI-DAY GIVEAWAYS Multi-day giveaways, in which you give out prizes every day for a certain period of the month (say, "12 Days of Christmas") often get the best engagement on Facebook because fans come back again and again to enter. Time it takes to set up: 20-40 minutes SHORTSTACK A Product-a-Day Giveaway Feslive Fact Businesses that host DAY I apps see a Line up prizes for each day of your giveaway. 47% growth in app views during the holidays. A Promotion-a-Day Giveaway 50% OFF Reveal a unique promotion code for a discount or free shipping that expires at the end of each giveaway day. USE CODE 1234 A Combination Giveaway FREE SHIPPING Share products and digital prizes (e.g., coupons, discounts, promo codes) throughout the duration of your multi-day giveaway. SHORTSTACK Fip: Choose a prize that's relevant to your brand so fans are motivated to stay in touch after the contest ends. SHORTSTACK * Time to set up if using a ShortStack template. socially stacked STATISTICS FROM: • Crowdtap: • Simply Measured: • Social Barrel: • Shopify: • Aggregated data from ShortStack of more than For more Facebook contest tips and best practices, visit 50,000 active Facebook Pages and 300,000 custom Facebook Page apps that serve more presented by than 1.4 billion Facebook fans. O SHORTSTACK

12 Last Minute Facebook Holiday Contest Ideas

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The holiday countdown as begun! Need some last-minute Facebook holiday-contest inspiration? Here are 12 engaging ideas that you can get up and running on your brand's Facebook Page in minutes. Cheers!






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