Start Planning 2014 Summer Promotions Now!

We know, we know…  Summer is still a few months away but the weather is changing and the anticipation is rising.  Now is a perfect time to begin thinking about summer themed promotions and to introduce your fans to products geared for the summer season.  Tailor your product or service to the summer season and create a fun promotion that encourages them to use your brand.  Take advantage of what is top of mind for your fans and incorporate these ideas into your prizes. This could be a free beach getaway, fun and practical ways to stay cool, summer concerts and barbeques, and summer clothing.

It is a great idea to use the many summer holidays as a theme for your campaign.  There are many different audiences you can target when focusing on specific holidays or events.  One event that has a large target audience is graduation and the end of the school year.  Students anticipate the summer holiday all year and it is a perfect opportunity to capture their attention with a fun contest or sweepstakes.  Father’s Day is another holiday that provides a great opportunity for a promotion.  These promotions can incorporate photo or video contests that capture a father-son or father-daughter moment and can include great gifts and products for Dad to enjoy. The 4th of July is also another holiday that has a huge audience. The 4th of July is a holiday that incorporates events such as fireworks, barbeques, and parades.  These events are great opportunities to focus your promotion on.

Get your audience involved with summer themed photo or video contests that encourage them to document how they are enjoying the sun.  For more information on fun ways to engage fans contact us today!


Votigo Doubles SaaS Subscription Business and Expands Product Offering in 2013

Votigo Doubles SaaS Subscription Business and Expands Product Offering in 2013

Company announces record growth in Software-as-a-Service business line and continues to enhance its social marketing and promotions platform. 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – March 19, 2014

Votigo, the complete social media marketing and promotions company, announced today that it grew its Software-as-a-Service subscription business by over 100% compared to 2012.  It was also named to the Inc. 500|5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies for the second year in a row.  With a three-year growth rate of 433% since 2009, Votigo is #82 in the software category.  At the same time its ever-expanding Social Media Marketing & Promotions Platform continues to evolve as it maintains best in class status.  Some notable new clients that helped spur the growth include Live Nation, Breitling, DreamWorks Animation, BET, Dell, and KFC.

“We’re incredibly proud to have achieved such great growth in our seventh year in business and to have been included in the Inc. 500 | 5000 two years in a row,” says co-CEO and Founder Mike La Rotonda.  “The amazing growth could not have been accomplished without our continued product innovation and expansion within our technology platform.  We’ve listened to the demands from our customers, from mid-sized brands to global enterprises, and the result is a flexible, easy-to-use, feature rich social media marketing and promotions platform.”

2013 Highlights:

  • Over 100% growth in SaaS Subscription business
  • The introduction of several new promotional and engagement solutions including #Hashtag submission promotions, Pinterest Sweepstakes, Social Media Aggregator and Content Hubs, Facebook Timeline Promotion tool, Instagram Stream app, YouTube Stream app, and more.
  • Profitable and cash-flow positive
  • The introduction of a successful partnership and reseller offering

With Votigo’s Social Media Marketing & Promotions Platform, businesses have an unmatched tool for acquiring and engaging customers across social channels. Brands can run promotions, user-generated content contests and other marketing apps that activate customers; measure the impact and ROI of a brand’s social marketing efforts; and use Conversation Manager and Social Contacts for handling communications and Social Customer Relationship Management (Social CRM) across multiple users, social networks and geographies.  Votigo also continues to provide custom promotions that integrate with any social channel, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, foursquare, Instagram and Pinterest as they emerge, plus increasingly dynamic mobile capabilities.

About Votigo 
Votigo is a leading social media marketing and promotions company with a Software-as-a-Service platform that supports premium, full-service solutions and easy-to-use self-service tools for brands and their agencies including Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, MasterCard, Live Nation, Sharpie, DreamWorks, Breitling, and GoPro.  Votigo’s technology platform allows brands, agencies and enterprises to acquire, engage, and manage their customers across major Social Networks, the Web, and Mobile.  Votigo’s social marketing suite includes Cross-Channel Promotions, Social Apps, Conversation Manager, Contacts, and Analytics. Founded in 2006, Votigo has offices located in Boulder, Colorado; San Francisco Bay Area, and Hyderabad, India.  Votigo made the Inc. 500||5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America in 2013 and 2012.

About Inc. 500 | 5000

Inc. Magazine’s 2013 500|5000 List ranks the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. based on revenue growth from 2009 through 2012. Eligible companies must be based in the United States with minimum revenue of $100,000 in 2009 and minimum revenue of $2 million in 2012.



Votigo Social Marketing Platform Updates

It has been a busy couple of months here at Votigo, and we wanted to update you on our most recent additions.

As you know, in addition to our Custom, Full-service campaigns, we also have a robust Enterprise Social Marketing & Promotions Platform, which allows brands and agencies of all sizes to handle their marketing needs; from standard contests & sweepstakes to the managing of social content.

Here are a few of the updates:

Recent Social Platform Updates:

  1. #Hashtag Upload on Contests/Sweepstakes
  2. Pinterest Sweepstakes
  3. Timeline Promotions
    • Directly through a Facebook post on your brand page, you can select a winner by simply “liking” or commenting on the post
    • Does not require an application
  4. Instagram Feed
  5. YouTube Feed


Custom Examples:


Social Content Hub Example:


Give us a call to learn more 800.519.1850 or Contact us online.


Best Wildfire Alternative – Votigo Social Marketing & Promotions

As you probably have heard by now, Google is shutting down Wildfire Interactive Social Marketing Platform.

We are here to let you know that Votigo Social Marketing & Promotions can handle any request you have when it comes to Social Marketing & Promotions.  Whether you need a custom contest or sweepstakes that can live as a Microsite, Facebook app, and Mobile or you are looking for a Complete Social Marketing Suite with self-service tools that let you create promotions, manage conversations on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.  We have a solution for you.

All of our Promotions and Apps are fully Mobile Responsive.  Our Social media content aggregators and hubs can live as a stand-alone microsite or iframe.  And our Conversation Management tool lets you schedule and manage your posts across the major social networks.  Our Social Contacts product lets you see who your customers and brand advocates are as we track their historical activity as they engage with the brand across social.  And finally, our Social and Campaign Promotion Analytics are best in class.

Learn more about the best Wildfire alternative with our Social Marketing & Promotions Platform, our Custom Contests and Sweepstakes, and much more that we have to offer.

Plain and simple… Votigo is the best alternative to Wildfire by Google for Contests, Promotions, Sweepstakes, and/or a complete Social Marketing Suite.

Contact us to learn more today.