Easypromos Reveals Results of Digital Promotions Prize Survey

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93% of Consumer Respondents Say Prizes Are Important Factor in Participation; Experiential Prizes as Compelling as Tech Gadgets; Brands and Price Not Top Drivers in Participation

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“What these results prove is the importance of thinking ‘beyond the brand’ when choosing a prize,” said Carles Bonfill, co-founder and CEO of Easypromos

Today, Easypromos, a global leader in social media promotions, announced the results of the Digital Promotions Prize Survey, the company’s latest research which aims to shed light on the role of prizes in converting visitors to participants in a promotion such as a sweepstakes, photo contest, quiz or trivia contest, as well as the types of prizes which are best at driving consumer participation and engagement. The results of the survey not only underscore what the industry already believed -- that prizes drive participation -- but unearth the most popular prizes, and why certain prizes may be more effective than others. They survey evaluated responses from more than 1700 consumers across Europe and the U.S. during the months of February and March, 2016.

While the full results can be viewed on the Easypromos infographic, key findings include:

  • Prizes matter: Not surprisingly, 48% of consumers noted that the prize was the most important element in participation; with 45% stating it is a major deciding factor
  • Brands are less important: 82% of respondents stated that liking the prize was more important than the brand of the prize, with only 18% stating the brand would drive participation
  • Shared experiences win: 25% noted they would be more likely to engage in a promotion which awards prizes that can be shared with others, with 29% of respondents saying their preferred prizes were tickets and experiences like trips or dinners.
  • Technology gadgets and other “just for me prizes” also popular: Technology gadgets were also high on the list with 17% of consumers listing them as compelling, with other prizes like health and beauty enticing 11% of respondents to participating in a promotion.

“What these results prove is the importance of thinking ‘beyond the brand’ when choosing a prize,” said Carles Bonfill, co-founder and CEO of Easypromos. “Consider your audience and tailor the prize that aligns with their interests. Not every prospective buyer is interested in winning your products. Further, not every ‘hot brand’ or latest tech gadget is compelling for everyone. Think about your target audience and choose a prize as a tool to start a dialogue. Consumers who feel you understand their interests will be open to considering your services and products later.”

According to the results, convenience was also a critical deciding factor in driving participation in a digital promotion, meaning it should not be difficult to obtain from the promoter or use, while the cost of a prize ranked low on importance. Only seven percent of consumers said a coupon would entice them to participate in a digital promotion.

“While picking the right prize is definitely key to converting visitors to participants in a digital promotion, it is not the only element. Marketers need to also ensure the promotion uses ‘best practices’ such as including a beautiful and responsive design, utilizing the best language to introduce the prize and promotion, support every device and channel to make it easy for participants, and support the promotion with reliable, secure technology,” said Mr. Bonfill, who points to a recent blog which offers tips and insights to readers on presenting promotions to prospective participants.

About Easypromos:
Easypromos is a global leader in social media promotions offering a self-service, easy-to-use platform to create and manage digital campaigns seamlessly across any social media network or device. Launched in 2010, Easypromos has powered digital campaigns supporting contests, sweepstakes, quizzes, surveys, and more through simple, customizable solutions that are easily shareable for more than 250,000 promotions worldwide. Clients span 50 countries, with promotions running in 24 languages.

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Members of the media can contact Emily Porro at media@easypromosapp.com.

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