Top Ten Apps for Social Media Contests

April 5, 2016
girl on laptop entering social contest

Creating social marketing campaigns can be a great way to reward loyal customers and acquire new ones. There are a number of tools your brand can utilize to implement your contest once your objectives and prizes have been decided upon. These social media contests apps are some of the best for managing your contest and maintaining the database of those who enter.

WooBox

Compatible Platforms

Facebook, Website, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest

Campaign Types

Sweepstakes, Coupons, Photo Contests, Quizzes, Polls, Brackets, Video Contests, Instant Win, Pin to Win, Leaderboard

Pricing

Woobox offers several free apps with no limit on fans or pages. For access to all apps, plans start at $30/month.

Customer Case Studies

Live Promotions available to preview what brands are currently doing under each promotion category.

Our Notes
  • Translation options for any language.
  • FREE apps: Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube tab.
  • White label plans are available.

Wishpond

Compatible Platforms

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, & Websites

Campaign Types

Sweepstakes, Photo Contests, Video Contests, Vote Contests, Essay Contests, Photo Caption Contests, Group Offers, Pinterest Contests, Instagram Hashtag Contests, Coupons, Referral Promotions

Pricing

Plans starting at $69/month ($45/month with annual payment), 14 Day Free Trial available for all annual plan options (credit card required).

Customer Case Studies

Diamond Candles, YYoga, and more.

Our Notes
  • White Label plans are available.
  • The app installs on your Facebook page prior to publishing live campaign.
  • Can integrate with Salesforce, MailChimp, Constant Contact, and other tools.

Rafflecopter

Compatible Platforms

Facebook, WordPress, Website

Campaign Types

Sweepstakes, Polls, Surveys.

Pricing

Plans start at $13/month.

Customer Case Studies

Customer Testimonials available.

Our Notes
  • Popular with bloggers and online influencers with its easy embed feature.
  • Great platform for cross-promotional campaigns with multiple partners.
  • Automatic Email List Subscribe with Business Plan (MailChimp, Aweber, and Constant Contact).

Offerpop

Compatible Platforms

Facebook, Website

Campaign Types

Photo Contest, Video Contest, Deals, Quiz, Caption Contest, Tug of War and more for Acquisition, Engagement and Conversion

Pricing

Pay per campaign or subscription options are available.

Customer Case Studies

SoulCycle, McCormick, and more.

Our Notes
  • All apps are fully optimized for Apple iOS and Google Android devices.
  • Geo-targeting for multiple countries and regions, plus translate campaigns with one click (supports 17 languages).

SnapApp

Compatible Platforms

Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, Website, Email

Campaign Types

Photo contests, Video Contests, Caption Contests, Sweepstakes, Offers & Coupons, Polls & Surveys, Trivia

Pricing

Pricing starts at $1,650/month billed annually.

Customer Case Studies

Customer examples available.

Our Notes
  • Other content apps include Interactive Infographics and Galleries.
  • Over 40 fully customizable engagement types available.
  • Customizable dashboard to measure ROI.

Constant Contact Social Campaigns

Compatible Platforms

Facebook

Campaign Types

Coupon, Sweepstakes, Downloadable Content

Pricing

Email plus

Affordable plans start at $45/month.

Customer Case Studies

Social campaign example available.

Our Notes
  • If you’re already using Constant Contact for your email service, this is a great add-on service to reach your current customer list as well as your Facebook fans.
  • Take advantage of their marketing seminars and video tutorials.
  • Real-time results with conversion rates, audience growth and social media engagement.

Shortstack

Compatible Platforms

Facebook, Website/Blog embed, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter

Campaign Types

Sweepstakes, Photo & Video Contests, Voting Contests, Instagram Promotions, and Polls.

Pricing

Free plans for Facebook Pages with up to 25,000 fans. Monthly plans start at $29/month with annual discounts and tiered programs.

Customer Case Studies

Several examples are available to review.

Our Notes
  • FREE plans for Pages with up to 25,000 fans.
  • Integrate with YouTube, WordPress, MailChimp, Constant Contact. Vimeo, and AWeber.

Binkd

Compatible Platforms

Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, WordPress, Instagram

Campaign Types

Sweepstakes, Photo Contests, Video Contests, Polls, Quizzes, Coupons

Pricing

You try out the app for free. For more app access, plans start at $29/month for small businesses. There are also mid-size business, large brand, and enterprise pricing options.

Our Notes
  • You can try a basic contest for free with no commitment.
  • No coding skills are necessary to se the app.
  • Self service and full-service options.

Tradable Bits

Compatible Platforms

Facebook, Website/Blog, Instagram, Twitter

Campaign Types

Photo Polls or Contests, Quiz, Instant Win, Promotion, Slideshow, Downloads, Reviews, and more.

Pricing

FREE plan for basic apps. Monthly plans and yearly pricing is available if you want reporting, support, or other additional services.

Customer Case Studies

Washington Redskins and more.

Our Notes
  • Visual examples provided for each app offered.
  • There is a free do-it-yourself option.
  • Special rates for non-profit organizations.

Iconosquare

Compatible Platforms

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Campaign Types

Photo contests

Pricing

Monthly plans (starting at $69/month) and yearly plans (starting at $500/year) are available.

Customer Case Studies

Open and Closed contests available for viewing.

Our Notes

  • This app is Instagram focused, but there are options to participate via Facebook, Twitter, and direct photo upload.
  • Engagement is made easy with the ability to like and comment on entries within the platform.
  • You can easily embed your contest landing page or just the photo gallery on any website.
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  • Andrew Busuttil

    Launchpad6 offer an extremely configurable and customisable contest platform for video, images, sound recordings and almost any type of document format you can think off. It provides a flexible web CMS for designing your own microsite designs as well as standard templates for creating branded sites in minutes. The solution also supports public voting and judging panels. It integrates seamlessly with all social platforms and you can even integrate and manage YouTube video contests. This is particularly interesting for YouTubers wanting to increase user generated content for their channels. The system seamlessly uploads entrants content to the contest owners YouTube channel. The status and category is also automatically set by the contest platform administrator.
    Another neat capability is to create engagement scores for your entries. So instead of just judging entrant winners by votes or judging scores you can create complex scores that take a range of engagement actions into consideration such as likes, social shares, video progress views, votes, comments, etc.

  • Seretha George

    Hi Andrew, Thank you for such a detailed response. I contacted Launchpad6 and am currently waiting for a response. I must mention as well that I contacted all 10 companies listed in this Blog and only WooBox offered a telephone number where one has the opportunity to speak to a live person. Although WooBox does not provide the capabilities to integrate and manage YouTube video contests (in which I really need) if Launchpad6 does not provide all that you have stated I will go with WooBox just because they were more than willing to take the time to discuss what the company does bring to the table.