Posted in: ApplicationsLast update: 08/11/18
Are you planning on organizing a week-long promotional action on your Facebook Page with a different prize raffled each day? Would you like to create a quiz in which a new question is asked every day? Do you want to launch multiple promotions based on the same theme and group them together on a single screen? In this post we explain how you can prepare these sorts of actions using Promotions Groups – a feature that enables you to display a collection of promotions on the same screen, forming a single promotional campaign.
Here are the contents of this post:
- Characteristics of Promotions Groups
- Benefits of creating a group of individual promotions
- Practical ideas: When to create a Promotions Group
- How to create a Promotions Group
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What are Promotions Groups?
A group is a collection of individual promotions which form part of the same promotional campaign or which are connected in some way.
There are situations in which planning a promotional activity lasting various days can be an interesting way of creating new mechanisms for attracting fans: daily sweepstakes, quizzes with a new question each day, contests in various phases, etc.
With the aim of making it easier to manage these types of promotions we have developed Promotions Groups, a feature that enables you to present a collection of individual promotions on the same page.
Below we explain the main characteristics of promotion groups:
1. Distributing home page of individual promotions.
All the promotions that form part of the same group are presented on a home page which serves as the distributing page. On this page the promotions are grouped according to their status: active, inactive or coming soon. This means that users can quickly see which promotions he/she can take part in, which have finished and which will soon be active.
The home page also offers various customization options, which allow administrators to design a specific image for the group while keeping the same style for all the promotions. Discover all the customization options of the home page.
2. Single registration across the promotions.
With promotions groups you can prepare a number of individual promotions that only require a single registration process. This means that a user can take part in as many promotions as he/she likes but will only have to fill in the registration form the first time. In this way, users can take part in all the promotions in the group and not have to worry about filling in the form again and again. The app will recover the registration information provided by the user in the first promotion.
Without a doubt this makes the registration process for the promotions in the group quicker and more comfortable for participants.
3. Global ranking of participants.
Have you organized a quiz-based contest? With Promotions Groups you can activate the global ranking of participants to publish the score obtained by each user. The ranking places together all users who have taken part in promotions from the same group, and it shows the participants according to their score.
This option is especially interesting in score-based competitions, such as betting pools or guess-the-right-answer type quizzes in which participants are rewarded depending on their results. The global ranking will help to bolster competitiveness among users and generate excitement around your contests.
Benefits of Promotions Groups
1. Present promotions from the same campaign on one screen.
If you have decided to organize various promotions within the same campaign, the home page of the group will enable you to present all the planned promotions to users at the same time.
The group home page offers the following characteristics:
- Customize each individual promotion within the group. Each promotion can be represented with its own image so that users can easily locate the promotion they want to take part in.
- Show the status of the promotion. Each promotion displays its status so that users can see whether it is active, inactive, or coming soon. This will keep users engaged and expectant as they can find out which promotions will be available in a few days.
- Order the promotions within the group. The administrator can decide the order in which to display the different promotions that make up the group.
- Display the promotions in the group context. Each individual promotion will open in a modal group without leaving the promotion group. This means that the user does not lose the context of the group.
- Customize the header of the group page. The administrator can define a header image with a title and a description of the campaign.
2. Facilitate the administration of recurring promotions.
This distributing page will facilitate the organization of promotional actions which consist of various promotions with the same theme or mechanism.
Example: If you have decided to organize a weekly raffle over the course of two months you can create eight individual promotions and present them on the same screen. Each promotion will be independent, but it will form part of the same group so you can enable single registration, meaning that your users will only need to enter their details once.
3. New design.
The promotions distributing page has a new design conceived as a new template for presenting a campaign differently from an individual promotion. The new design can be customized from the administration panel without needing any programing knowledge.
4. Advanced customization of the group page.
The home page template of the group uses the responsive template and adapts to all screen and device resolutions, meaning that the user has an optimal smartphone experience.
6. Have a single link to the promotions group.
The promotions group has a single link which administrators can share with users to redirect them to the distributing page. This enables administrators to share the group’s home page directly with their fans and show them all the promotions that form part of the same group.
7. Users only register once.
If a user has already taken part in a group promotion and registered with their details, they will not be asked to provide their details again when taking part in another promotion from the same group. If a particular promotion requires any additional information the user can simply complete the missing field with the new information that wasn’t previously provided.
8. Shared settings.
In the groups there is information that can be shared between the different promotions; for example, legal bases or other registration data required by users. From the administration page of the group the administrator can define the unique legal bases of the group, as well as defining the minimum registration fields that all individual promotions must ask for.
9. New promotions mechanisms.
Promotions Groups enable you to design promotions which work individually while forming part of a more global promotional action. This feature opens the doors to new dynamics for surprising users with promotions that are different to those they are used to.
Example: Do you want to create a quiz? Divide the action between various days so that in order to advance the promotion it is necessary to correctly answer the quiz question.
10. Sweepstakes segmented promotions.
You can organize a campaign in which all the users choose which sweepstakes or contest they want to participate in. For example, if you organize a sweepstakes for cinema tickets you can create a promotion for each cinema and the user can choose which sweepstakes he/she wants to take part in.
11. Encourage competitiveness among the users.
The global ranking of participants will become a useful addition to your contests. The number of points accumulated by participants will be published so that they can know their score and the position they occupy in the ranking.
The ranking will add together all the points obtained by the users in each of the Group Promotions, ordering the participants from those with the most points to those with the fewest.
12. Publish the promotions group via a Facebook application.
The administrator can present the different individual promotions in the group via an application installed on their Facebook Page (also available for Facebook pages with a community of 2,000 fans or more). They can also customize their app with a specific image for the group.
13. Embed the promotions group on a webpage.
To give greater visibility and diffusion to the campaign outside Facebook, the administrator can use the Easypromos widgets to embed and present the promotions group on any webpage, blog or microsite. The users can take part in the group promotions directly from the page without needing to access Facebook because the user’s experience is exactly the same.
Practical ideas: When to create a Promotions Group
Trivia with a different question each day. Do you want to challenge your fans with a quiz and ask them a different question each day? Create a daily individual quiz so that users can answer the question of the day. At the end of each day you can carry out a sweepstakes among all participants or only among those who have got the answer right.
Betting on different days. Do you want to your fans to place their bets? If it’s for a sports competition that takes place over various days you can create a new promotion each day and activate the ranking to show the score of each participant.
Christmas campaign: Advent calendar. Is Christmas coming? Celebrate the magic of yuletide with your fans by carrying out a promotion in your Facebook Page and organizing your own advent calendar. Customize the home page of the group with Christmas themes so that users can discover and win a new prize each day.
Linked promotions. Would you like to raffle a prize among all participants? Make it so that only participants who have correctly answered the quiz can be eligible for the prize; all those who get the answers right will obtain a password which they can use to ‘unblock’ the access to the promotion and register for the sweepstakes.
Instant Win: Try your luck every day. If you have various prizes to share out and you’d like to assign them at specific times you can create a Winning Moment campaign. Take advantage of the immediacy of these types of promotions – each promotion hides one or two prizes and the user tries his/her luck in all of them. If you also activate the single registration option the participation experience will be quick and fun, and users will also be able to find out instantly if they have won the prize.
Daily/weekly sweepstakes. Managing daily/weekly sweepstakes in your Facebook Page is quicker and easier with promotions groups: decide for how long users will be able to sign up, and, once the registration has finished, carry out a sweepstakes among all the participants. The home page of the group will show all the planned sweepstakes and the finalized promotions will show the name of the lucky winners.
Contests by categories. Would you like to organize a photo or video contest? Prepare the action in different categories (landscape, sport, animals, etc.), and let the users decide which category they want to participate in. For each category you can create a new individual promotion, customize it according to the theme of each contest, and create a group to present all the contests.
Give away a coupon or promotional code each week. Award your fans with a coupon or promotional code that they can exchange at your physical or online store. Give them the chance to win a new coupon each week. In this way, you’ll encourage them to come back to your Facebook Page and you’ll keep them interested throughout the whole campaign.
Promotions with different geographical locations. If you have a global Facebook Page with users in different countries, create an individual promotion for every country: each promotion will be in the corresponding language and will have its own participants. This will allow you to set up the promotion in accordance with the characteristics of each geographic area. The different promotions can be grouped in the same group page. You can use the unique link of the group for all communication and diffusion actions and enable your users to decide which promotion they want to take part in.
How to create a Promotions Group
The Promotions Groups feature is available in all versions of Easypromos – Basic, Premium and White Label.
You can learn how to set them up by following the instructions in this tutorial.
- Frequently asked questions about Promotions Groups
- How to carry out a sweepstakes using the tool for selecting the winners
- How to embed promotions into any website using the Widgets
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