Places to advertise my viral quiz making contest?

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Hi everybody. I'm new here, and I am looking for some ideas on where I could advertise a contest I'm going to run to promote a new product we just launched, QuizzyWhiz. Basically it's a tool for creating social media quizzes, and the idea is, we want to do a contest where people can make their own quizzes (personality quizzes and the like), and if someone's quiz goes viral, they win $1,000. It's a little more detailed than that, but that's the basic gist.

I'm going to buy a thread here to promote it, but where else might be some good places? I am ideally wanting to reach people who would use this tool for business, to generate leads and subscribers, so places where marketing folks congregate is what I'm looking for, unless any of you have some other cool ideas.

Thanks for any suggestions
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  • Profile picture of the author imsolutionsgroup
    I would suggest purchasing some facebook ads and running your contest/post. Target the ad to only show up on feeds of people who like similar products and/or who like business pages you think your target audience would like.

    Hope that helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Do you have a FB page? Other SM profiles?

    That's the route I would go.
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    • Profile picture of the author quizzywhiz
      Thanks to both of you; I should have specified, I am going to run SM ads as well, but was looking for some places like Warrior where I could maybe get a conversation going among groups. I've always been a bit of a lone wolf in marketing, not much of a "forum" guy (but I am sure that's been to my detriment!)
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by quizzywhiz View Post

        Thanks to both of you; I should have specified, I am going to run SM ads as well, but was looking for some places like Warrior where I could maybe get a conversation going among groups. I've always been a bit of a lone wolf in marketing, not much of a "forum" guy (but I am sure that's been to my detriment!)
        Look to SM groups, especially on Facebook and LinkedIn. Look for active groups, as you'll find a lot of groups that are either dead or places people dump ads that are never seen because the other group members are too busy dumping their own ads.

        Another direction to look is outside of what's considered "Internet Marketing". Look for trade groups within different business sectors, like restaurant owners, hvac companies, contractors, etc. that rely on their websites to generate leads. A white paper, report, email course or something centered on using quizzes to generate leads might do very well. Especially if you took a basic outline and customized it by using trade jargon or specific business examples ( a "which martini are you" quiz that could be used by bar owners becomes "what's your landscape style" for landscapers).

        The trick isn't "thinking outside the box."

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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    If I were you, I'd do the following

    1) Hire a VA to compile a list of blogs that focus on online publishing/affiliate marketing

    2) Instruct the VA to filter the list based on Alexa score

    3) Instruct the VA to filter the list based on whether they take guest posts or not

    4) Contact the bloggers via social media first and ask for email contact

    5) Pitch them via email about publishing your guest post - sweeten the deal by setting up custom quizes for the blogs.

    This is the method that will give you the MOST bang out of your TIME.

    Remember: Always think in terms of RETURN ON EFFORT

    Social media marketing may seem awesome on paper but it burns too much time
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by writeaway View Post

      If I were you, I'd do the following

      1) Hire a VA to compile a list of blogs that focus on online publishing/affiliate marketing

      2) Instruct the VA to filter the list based on Alexa score

      3) Instruct the VA to filter the list based on whether they take guest posts or not

      4) Contact the bloggers via social media first and ask for email contact

      5) Pitch them via email about publishing your guest post - sweeten the deal by setting up custom quizzes for the blogs.

      This is the method that will give you the MOST bang out of your TIME.

      Remember: Always think in terms of RETURN ON EFFORT

      Social media marketing may seem awesome on paper but it burns too much time
      Good plan.

      To me, the most valuable part was

      sweeten the deal by setting up custom quizzes for the blogs.
      Way, way too many fail to get any traction when asking to guest post because they forget that there has to something in it for the publisher and the publisher's audience besides yet another generic clickbait article with a backlink.
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