Why Collaborating with When in Manila Is Awesome: Contest Sample with Over 25,000 Entries
WHEN IN MANILA usually joins forces with local establishments and productions in order to share the best home-grown brands, events, and products and, of course, to make our well-deserved readers happy.
Recently, we featured the success story Lil’ Whims, a local shop in Manila that sells instant photography goodies. They were generous and they agreed to reward one lucky When in Manila reader a wonderful bundle of Fujifilm Instax Mini 7S!
And because a lot of people are fond of taking pictures, our special giveaway went viral—a little more than we expected.
During the contest’s course, I received a lot of comments through Facebook and Twitter mentions about how everyone was excited about the giveaway. This one’s kind of big compared to my previous giveaways on When in Manila so I was also pretty excited about it, too!
After running the promo for 10 days on When in Manila, we are very eager to say that we have garnered more than 25,000 entries—whoa! And yup! The feature article gathered 1,100+ likes on Facebook and 760+ shares on Twitter! Sweet!
But of course, the results wouldn’t have been this fruitful without the participation of When in Manila’s thousands (and counting!) of followers on Facebook and Twitter.
So thank you, everyone!
Also, here is the winner announcement from my Twitter account.
The winner of @WhenInManila x @polaroidph Instax giveaway is Mark Du (@markcortezdu)! I’ll email you! Thanks to everyone who joined! :)
— e r i n (@basterda) September 4, 2013
Congrats, Mark Du! You just won yourself an awesome Instax camera! Enjoy instant snapping and don’t forget to share your pictures with us!
To those who did not make it: do not worry! ;)
WhenInManila.com is composed of a large community of writers and we have lots of amazing prizes in store for all of you so always tune in to our announcements and updates!
And because we are proud of this mini accomplishment, we consulted Lil’ Whims to check on how our collaboration with them went on their end. According to them, they gained approximately 498 new page likes on Facebook and 430 new followers on Twitter.
“I’m happy with the turnout of this collaboration with WIM. Your audience responded well to the giveaway, I was able to see active social sharing happening daily. Rafflecopter is a good tool to use for giveaways such as this since it also provides participants to join daily and more than once per day. Thanks for making it easy for people to join.
Thank you, WIM and Erin, for giving us this chance to partner with you. Thank you to everyone who participated, and congratulations to the winner! With the success of this campaign, we will definitely consider having more giveaways in the future, so watch out for that. :)” – Lil’ Whims (@polaroidph)
Statistically and strategically, this shows that partnering with When in Manila really helps in promoting local businesses through our growing social media network.
So if you have something cool to share with us, what are you waiting for?
WHEN IN MANILA encourages all local businesses out there to team up with us and allow us to share their best products and services to the rest of the Philippines—and even the rest of the world!
Thanks again to Joni Ang of Lil’ Whims, who constantly communicated with me to make this collaboration really successful, and to When in Manila’s readers and followers!
If you are interested in partnering with us or if you have suggestions that we could feature, you may email WhenInManila.com or you can always explore our website for more information.
Until the next giveaway!