Reasons to Automate Your Contest and Giveaway Process

Reasons to Automate Your Contest and Giveaway Process

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Contests and Giveaways, Reasons to Automate

Universities often have many products that they sell to students, guests, and staff. It benefits everyone to promote these products and encourage business for the campus stores. Running contests to promote these products while also boosting student engagement is what many universities are trying to achieve. So how can this be achieved without creating unnecessary extra manual work?

This is why SimplyCast introduced the Contest and Giveaway use case. The use case is an automated solution designed to help with university promotion and product promotion. We also set it up in such a way that it can connect with other communications to increase student engagement.

Running contests and giveaways is a great way to encourage guests and students to engage with what you offer. However, it can be difficult to track the details. For example, when the contest begins or ends, or who has won and needs to be notified. This is where automation will come in handy and keep these components organized and tracked with no human intervention.

There are many benefits to integrate an automated solution, but we have chosen to share our top 3 in this blog.

Top Benefits

SimplyCast predicted that universities would need an all-in-one solution for managing their contests and giveaways. This contest automation solution allows staff to be transparent about all relevant contest details. Details can include winners and dates, from beginning to end.

This solution is easily accessible and doesn’t require the implementation of any new, time-consuming manual steps. A single, centralized system will take care of all the details and ensure your contests are running as planned.

Promote Products on Campus

This solution allows for product promotion through the easy setting up of giveaways or contests. This is a fantastic way to get possible buyers excited about your products and services. It also gives them a chance to win some of those products which may increase brand loyalty.

Entice Potential New Students

Universities that are trying to recruit new students will benefit from this solution. They can run contests for possible new customers. School promotions can encourage potential students to check out the campus. It's likely that even some of the least successful campaigns will attract small groups of students.

Promoting contests that are in line with student interests or that will benefit their academic career are good places to start.

Easily Notify Winners

Once a winner has been selected, the system will automatically notify them. This ensures that the right person is contacted. It also avoids any situations where an accidental message is sent to the wrong contestant.

An announcement can also be made and sent to all contestants when a winner has been chosen. This message can also contain any further important details.


Why SimplyCast?

This use case can be leveraged to manage other types of university promotion such as open houses or course audit opportunities. As well, we have other use cases targeting student learning strategies specifically. This means that the uses shown in this example are just the beginning. Automation can help make the learning and teaching environments better for everyone.

The SimplyCast platform is a no-code platform that allows anyone to build and edit their solution. As a result, this solution is fully customizable. It can be tweaked or altered to meet the exact needs of every institution.

Let us handle concerns about scaling and security. SimplyCast is an ISO 27001:2013-certified company with data centers in the USA and Canada. This means we can assure you that your confidential data is safe on our secure server. The messages you transmit are completely encrypted.

Our platform has the capacity to send 100,000+ messages every hour and allows 10,000+ concurrent sessions. We can also acquire additional gateways and servers if you need them.

Most importantly, we have a 99.5% minimum uptime. With our solution, you can reduce your chances of service interruption.


Don’t wait! Our experts are ready to give you a one-on-one demo to explain how this solution works. Let them know you’re looking at OUC017, Contests & Giveaways Solution when your demo begins.

Request a demo by clicking the button below. Let us show you how our solution can help you manage your organization. Promote student engagement and improve your learning environment.

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