We are excited to announce our YouTube integration for an entirely new way to engage with your fans and social advocates with Splurgy.
In addition to allowing users access to exclusive content and giveaways by liking, following and sharing content on their own page, users can now participate in promotions just by watching a YouTube video. A video is a fun and entertaining way to raise your brand’s awareness and users must watch the entire video to qualify.
When finished, the engagement is marked as ‘completed’ and users are entered into the promotion or granted backstage access. (Because users are required to watch the entire video to complete the gate, we recommend keeping the videos short, ideally around 30 to 60 seconds).
To add our new YouTube gate to your promotions, just visit the Gates tab for your offer and click ‘Add’ next to the ‘YouTube Watch’ Gate. Of course, you can add any number of Gates to allow people to enter multiple ways.
As always, Splurgy also collects the names and e-mail addresses of everyone who engages with your promotion. If you haven’t started a promotion with Splurg yet, what are you waiting for?
After many requests for this feature, we are finally rolling out a Visit Gate! With this gate, you can allow your customers to enter your Giveaway or receive a Coupon by visiting a link you choose. With this shiny new feature, you could reward your users for:
- Visiting your website
- Watching a YouTube video
- Downloading your app on iTunes or Google Play
- Completing an online survey
- Leaving a comment on your blog
- … etc!
To add this gate to your promotions, just add it from the Gates page as you would on any other offer. You can add as many Visit Gates as you would like to allow people to enter multiple ways.
This feature was put into place because our clients asked for it. We take your feedback very seriously, so if there is something you think we should add as a feature, make sure to let us know! Your idea could be Splurgy’s next big thing!
Our engineers have been hard at work over the holidays and are excited to release a more intuitive setup wizard and new embed codes that will make your promotions run up to 300% faster!
We have revamped our setup wizard, and you will now find an “Embed” tab at the end of the setup process as well as the option to preview your promotion throughout the setup process.
At this final “Embed” stage you can choose where you want to host your promotion.
If it is on your Facebook page, all you have to do is select the Facebook channel and you are all set. Upon publishing the promotion, the Splurgy widget on your Facebook page will be automatically updated and go live.
If you want to host the promotion on your website, you will not only find instructions on how to do this on the “Embed” step, but you will also find our new and shiny updated embed code!
Do you currently have running promotions? Don’t worry, you can still use our new embed code! Simply replace the code listed under “Standard Embed” to replace the old code on your webpage. Upon changing the code your promotion will run much more quickly and no entrants or information will be lost. Happy promoting!
We are happy to announce new features that will help you customize your promotions!
The biggest news is the ability to add a large banner image at the top of the widget.
Once you are on the “images” tab when creating your promotion and have uploaded multiple images, you will have the option to select which image you want as the banner. If there is just one additional image, it will show up next to the title in the widget. If there are multiple images and/or if you choose to not make one into a banner, they will show up as a gallery on the left side of the widget as before.
Additionally, try out our new holiday theme! While you must add and customize your own banner, now when you opt for the holiday theme the gates and buttons will show up as red and green. To change your theme go to the “Channels” page and click “edit.”
Note that the image below demonstrates one image showing up in the title as well as the holiday theme, described at the end of this post.
In addition to the banner and the new theme, now you can use a link in your promotion’s description as well as in your company’s description. All links that precede with “http” will be automatically formated into links. Plus if you include your Twitter handle preceded by @ (such as @Splurgy) it will automatically link to your Twitter profile!
Try it yourself to see how you can make the Splurgy widget your own. Sign into your dashboard to start!
Today we are launching a new feature that allows you to turn on multiple gates for the same engagement type. This was a popular request and we are happy to deliver!
Now you can require users to ‘like’ multiple Facebook pages, ‘tweet’ more than one message, pin multiple images, etc. in order to enter your Sweepstakes, redeem a Coupon, or get past a PageLock.
You will have the option to add multiple action types to a certain gate on the ‘Gates’ tab when creating your promotion.
Please enjoy this increased flexibility with gates and try it out!
Today we want to talk about a special feature being added to the Coupon promotion – checkout page integration.
Coupons are one of the promotions that, with Splurgy, brands can create and post on any website, blog or Facebook page. Hosting a Coupon allows a brand to not only help monetize its customer-base, but also to incentivize the social engagement of its customers by offering a discount on its products in exchange for a tweet, like, share, etc.
The extra something that Splurgy’s adding to the Coupon feature is checkout page integration. We noticed that many shopping sites already have a box somewhere on the checkout page in which a customer can input a promotion code of some sort. Now, with Splurgy, you can put an “earn” button next to this box. This prompts users to complete some social engagement on the spot.
Without ever leaving their shopping cart, users can share their purchase, talk about your brand, or promote the coupon itself. Upon doing so, the redemption code will automatically be put into the box so that the user can easily claim the coupon and then immediately checkout.
With this function you are catching customers who are already prepared to buy your product. The incentive to redeem the coupon at this stage of shopping is huge. While it may seem that you will lose a couple bucks by offering a discount, the consequential earned media and traffic this will draw to your site will undoubtedly benefit your business.
Today we are officially adding PageLockTM to Splurgy’s suite of products. We are really excited about this new feature.
While Splurgy takes pride in its ability to let brands host promotions on their own websites and thus leverage their own traffic, PageLock takes this to the next level. PageLock turns your fans, people who are already actively using your site, into social followers by offering them exclusive content. In order to access the gated content, users must perform some social engagement (for example “like,” “tweet,” “pin,” or “share”).
We think there are a ton of potential use cases for this product. Whether this is a page with a secret download link, special registration form for an event, or an exclusive sneak peek available only to fans, PageLock is a great way to get your users further excited about your brand all while guaranteeing that they also socially engage. Furthermore, as users tweet and post about this gated page you will not only greatly increase your earned media, but you will also actively drive traffic to your site.
We really feel that the possibilities with PageLock are endless and are excited to see how your brand leverages this powerful tool.
Be sure to try it out, especially while enjoying free access to our services!
We are happy to report that, for a limited time, you will be able to access any and all of Splurgy’s features entirely for free! Whether you are already an active user or are entirely new to Splurgy’s platform, we want to give you this time to play around and discover for yourself the benefits of running social promotions.
While our returning customers already know that social promotions are a great way to get people to interact with and start talking about their business, they may have not explored all of the different types of campaigns we offer. Sweepstakes, coupons, deals, and content locks are all incredibly powerful tools to increase a company’s online audience. We want to make sure they get a real taste of Splurgy’s true potential.
We are so confident in our product that we knew going free would be a great way to show how effective social promotions can be to those who are new to this whole idea. Now is the perfect time to find out how social promotions can help grow your social media audience and monetize your fanbase.
So, please enjoy three months of all-access Splurgy on us. After this period we are changing our pricing model and will charge $5 CPM (i.e. $5 for every thousand impressions) for all campaign types.
Host a coupon campaign on your website. Run a sweepstakes on your Facebook page. Focus on expanding your Twitter followers. Make a message and image go viral on Pinterest. Run 10 different campaigns!
Now is the time to go wild.
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Today we are launching a new design for Giveaway promotions! The new, sleeker design has been shown to be even more popular than our old design. You will still have access to all the old features plus a couple of new ones. You can now include your company logo and a brief description about your company in your Giveaway widget. See an example of the new design below.
Including this information about your company can help your customers find out exactly who you are without needing to go to any external links. We have found that this can really help, especially for smaller or lesser known companies, to provide a little more credibility to their offers.
If you want to include your company information on your Giveaways, make sure you go to the company tab on your Splurgy Dashboard and upload a logo and write a brief company description. If you don’t do this, you will still get to use the new design, it just won’t include the bottom portion shown in the picture.
Already a customer? Try a new giveaway promotion today to check out the new design.
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We are unveiling today the launch of the world’s first Pinterest integration to our offer platform. Much like Splurgy’s Facebook and Twitter integrations, the new social marketing feature allows consumers to participate in a special promotion once they pin an image to their board.
Brands are becoming increasingly aware of Pinterest and the effect that it has on their overall marketing efforts. As a result, Pinterest integration was one of the most sought out features among Splurgy’s clients.
We began to roll out the new Pinterest integration to a handful number of users and intend to make the feature available to the rest of our valued customers by the end of the day.
Already a Splurgy customer? Head over to the client dashboard and setup your first Pinterest integrated promotion today!