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Posts Tagged ‘Contest’

Awesome Twitter Giveaways: Sports Tickets, iPads, Cars And More

Twitter contests and tweetaways are more popular than ever before, with brands and bloggers auctioning off everything from tickets to hotel stays to their Twitter followers.

We’ve written before about some of the most extreme Twitter giveaways: back in June, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gave away a house to his three millionth Twitter follower, and in April William Shatner treated his millionth follower to dinner in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Win a Free 3-Job Posting Package in our Twitter Contest

Here at Mediabistro, we talk to employers and job seekers everyday and have heard that the interview process can be daunting for both parties. Sometimes it’s hard to ask the right questions during an interview and there’s always one that leaves a candidate scratching his or her head. So, employers, we want to know: What interview question stumps your candidates every time?

Enter our contest for the chance to win a free 3-job posting package on the Mediabistro job board (worth $717!). All you have to do is follow @Mediabistro and tweet us your answer in 140 characters or less.

Include #InterviewQ and you’re in! The winner with the answer that stumps us the most will be announced on Friday, November 30 at 12:15 pm ET via our @Mediabistro Twitter account. Good luck!

The Mediabistro job board is the best place to find top media candidates for your open positions. Companies like Google, Amazon, and AOL post with us — you should too!



Toyota Is Giving Away Cars To Nonprofits!

Do you know of a nonprofit that could use a free car? Well, guess what? Toyota is giving away free cars to nonprofits! You vote – they win. Easy peasy.

And yes, it’s technically a Facebook thing – but they have a Twitter account and that’s how I found them, so it counts!

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Create A Twitter Contest To Generate Buzz For Your Brand With Binkd

Twitter lets you connect to your potential customers, but it’s up to you to engage them and generate interest in your brand. How do you get them talking? Hold a contest! People love winning things, even if the prize is just a retweet.

Binkd Promotion is a Twitter contest app that can help you get your brand’s message to go viral by creating unique contests to get people voting on, retweeting, mentioning and sharing your content.
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Over 370,000 Tweets Sent To Determine Winner Of NBA Dunk Contest

Twitter users held the fate of four NBA superstars in the palms of their tweeting hands on Saturday, as they competed in the Sprite Slam Dunk contest. And one of the four came away the victor – after dunking over a mailman, a motorcycle and other quirky items – after Twitter fans voted him the favorite.
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NBA Slam Dunk Contest To Be Determined By Twitter

The 2012 all-star NBA Slam Dunk contest is getting rid of stuffy judges and replacing them with the fans – during the live broadcast, fans can vote for their favorite slam dunker by sending in a tweet.
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Microsoft’s #DroidRage Campaign Gives Away Free Phones To Those Who Tweet Disses About Android

Considering switching your Android device for a Windows phone? Now’s your chance – as long as you’re willing to say something nasty about your old phone.

Microsoft is running a semi-unofficial-but-still-official Twitter campaign to give away free Windows Phones to Twitter users who slag off Android.
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RIM Is Giving Away BlackBerries On Twitter Through December And January

This might just be one of the best holiday contests out there: RIM is giving away free BlackBerries, PlayBooks, and a whole ream of accessories on its Twitter account during the months of December and January.

The contest starts today, so read on for more information about how you can win.
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Did Qantas Support A “Racist” Twitter Contest, Or Are Its Followers Overreacting?

It’s often hard to predict how your audience will react to something you tweet. You think you’re sharing something insightful, but they laugh at it and call it silly. Or, in the case of Qantas, an Australian airline, you think you’re supporting a fun contest but your followers call “racism”.
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4 Things To Remember When Running A Twitter Contest

Twitter is a fantastic place to host a contest. You have a direct line to your customers and fans, you can easily set a time limit, and you can even use a hashtag to track it easily. However, there are some things you’ve got to consider when setting up your Twitter contest, or else the scammers, hackers, and otherwise deceptive people will start coming out of the woodwork and ruin all your best intentions.
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