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By mhahnsuper Account on 2/7/2012 12:40 PM
In this article, I am going to discuss how to implement a Haiku contest for your community. A true Japanese Haiku focuses on nature. So If your a purist of the art of the Japanese Haiku, I apologize. We will be using the English Haiku style for this article in order to focus on creativity and engagement with your community. Enjoy!
By mhahnsuper Account on 12/22/2011 8:31 AM
Not many sites put in the time to put together a Mad Lib contest for their own community. Sometimes this contest can be seem to be more difficult then it really is. But in reality this contest is simple to implement for your community. Mad Lib contests allow your audience to fill in their own words to a preset paragraph with missing word objects.
By mhahnsuper Account on 10/26/2011 7:39 AM

I recently wrote an article on rules for community tournaments. Those rules covered the game settings and specifics. I wanted to post a sample of a terms of rules for entry agreement for entry into these events. These rules can be used for anything if you tailor them correctly. I used a short version because I wasn’t running a sweepstakes, the tournaments and contests were primary based on skill.

I would like to make it clear, I am not a lawyer by any means. So please use caution and do your research or contact a lawyer if you use anything in this post. However, I was given this to me by a lawyer years ago.

By mhahnsuper Account on 10/13/2011 7:57 AM
I participated in a weekly twitter #cmgrchat yesterday. The topic covered contests for communities. I brought up how other people use twitter for contests using Twitter and specifically ReTweets. I must of hit an inner rage button and rightfully so. I was messaged with negative responses. Most people don’t like contests that don’t have a real chance in winning or just continue spam your time lines or hash tags with fake advertising without mercy. I am not sure of the metrics that show users gains or lost for using any of these methods. This is just my thoughts.

Here is a few twitter contests that I dislike the most.

1) The contest where you have to be the 100th re tweeter to win something. While I'm not against the idea if its a very short number, but come on the 100th? You could be waiting a week if the community is slow and inactive and if its active and fast...
By mhahnsuper Account on 10/12/2011 7:01 AM
When I ran my community I had a the job of keeping my community interested. And I had to attract new people into the community. I would use contests to help fill both these holes. The contests allowed me to keep my internal community happy and involved. Externally, I could reach out by submitting to key news to sites to post. These news posts of the contests on gaming websites and world of mouth sharing was a huge key in receiving free advertising for my large gaming network. I didn’t have Facebook or Twitter when I was running these contests. I had to use other viral marketing techniques such as: email, forums, refer a friend, newsletters and messengers to spread the word.

Community contests are not a substitute for quality content. The creation of these contests keep your members happy and interested in your brand. Your members should recognize that your trying to do something...


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