North Social Releases Photo Contest App for Facebook

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Photo Contest app boosts fan participation, competition, and engagement.

We built this application from the ground up putting a strong emphasis on a simplified user flow, complete brand customization, and data security - Chris Mottau, General Manager, North Social

North Social (, a provider of Facebook applications for over 24,000 businesses, has released a new premium Photo Contest app that enables brands to run user-generated photo contests on their Facebook Page.

The new Photo Contest app for Facebook includes fan-gating, entry moderation tools, viral sharing & voting tools, and is built the new North Social version 3.0 content management system which enables brands and agencies to quickly design and launch a fully customized photo contest without the significant time or expense of custom software development.

“We spent a lot of effort perfecting the experience for both Fan Page admins and end users,” explains Chris Mottau, General Manager, North Social. “We built this application from the ground up putting a strong emphasis on a simplified user flow, complete brand customization, and data security.”

North Social also has also taken advantage of social sharing, by leveraging the Facebook platform, this application allows each entry to be individually shared and commented on, as well as allowing contest entrants to promote and share their entry for maximum viral impact.

Brands and agencies interested in the new Photo Contest app for Facebook can see an example and enter for a chance to win a free license of the app by entering the North Social Pumpkin Photo Contest on the North Social Facebook Page. (

About North Social

North Social provides one of the largest platforms of simple Facebook apps for creating and managing custom Timeline pages. Over 140,000 North Social apps have been installed, including by such global brands as Electronic Arts, AEG Live, 1.800.Baskets, Virgin, Sony, and the Dallas Mavericks. In addition, the North Social team has developed some of the most heavily used custom applications to date on Facebook. In February 2011, North Social was acquired by Vocus, a Maryland based provider of cloud marketing software. For more information about their software and custom app development services, please visit

About Vocus

Vocus (Nasdaq: VOCS) is a leading provider of cloud marketing software that helps businesses reach and influence buyers across social networks, online and through media. Vocus provides an integrated suite that combines social marketing, search marketing, email marketing and publicity into a comprehensive solution to help businesses attract, engage and retain customers. Vocus software is used by more than 120,000 organizations worldwide and is available in seven languages. Vocus is based in Beltsville, MD with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For further information, please visit or call (800) 345-5572.

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