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Does Everyone Understand Your Call for Entry? If Not, Try a Webinar!

What is the most crucial aspect of your call for entry (CFE) aside from the planning and careful execution behind it all? Your entrants. But, are you giving your entrants everything that they need to be successful? Are you doing everything you can to encourage more, higher-quality submissions? If you answered no to either, or possibly even both, of these questions, then there’s a simple way that...Read more

Putting Social Media Ads to Work for Your Awards Program

With 86% of marketers viewing social media as an important aspect of their business, chances are that you feel the same way, particularly when it comes to your awards marketing. In fact, leveraging your already-existent social media accounts for advertising is one of the best choices you can make, especially when you want to keep your program top of mind for all potential entrants. But how do...Read more