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Malaysia Airlines Scraps Ill-Conceived 'Bucket List' Promotion

Malaysia Airlines Scraps Ill-Conceived 'Bucket List' Promotion

Following the tragedies of Flight 370 and Flight 17, Malaysia Airlines rolled out -- and then promptly scrapped -- a contest asking consumers to describe their bucket lists.
Help Select Our 'College Entrepreneur of 2014'

Help Select Our 'College Entrepreneur of 2014'

Nominees run the gamut, having created everything from a mouth guard that aims to prevent sports-related concussions to an app that helps actors nail down relevant and timely auditions.
Staples Wants You to Crowdfund Your Way Onto Its Shelves

Staples Wants You to Crowdfund Your Way Onto Its Shelves

Staples and crowdfunding site Fundable have teamed up to launch a contest for entrepreneurs.
Gain Long-Term Social Followers With These 5 Tips

Gain Long-Term Social Followers With These 5 Tips

Having an engaged audience online can help your bottom line, but you have to be careful.
4 Ways Managers Mess Up Sales Contests

4 Ways Managers Mess Up Sales Contests

Sales contests are supposed to provide motivation for employees to increase sales, customers and profits. But if done incorrectly, they can do more harm than good.
You Win When Using Giveaways to Grow Your Social Audience

You Win When Using Giveaways to Grow Your Social Audience

Contests and sweepstakes with prizes your targeted audience likes will engage customers and spread your brand.
Best Practices for Businesses Using Facebook

Best Practices for Businesses Using Facebook

Have a Facebook page but don't know what to do with it? Here are some tips from business owners who rely predominately on the social network to fuel their marketing efforts.
Golf Company's $1.5 Million Giveaway Far From a Hole in One

Golf Company's $1.5 Million Giveaway Far From a Hole in One

Another glaring example of how companies miss the mark on marketing and customer loyalty campaigns.
Why You Need to Think Beyond Google When It Comes to SEO

Why You Need to Think Beyond Google When It Comes to SEO

Major search engines aren't your only source for getting discovered online and driving traffic to your site. In this video, Rand Fishkin explains.
Opportunity Is Knocking: Announcing a Contest for Entrepreneurs

Opportunity Is Knocking: Announcing a Contest for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs, here is your opportunity to shine. Apply for the Empact Showcase and have the chance to be featured in Entrepreneur's annual 'Top 30 Startups to Watch' list.
25 Ways to Make Your First Online Sale

25 Ways to Make Your First Online Sale

Don’t let the simple concept of a first sale mislead you. Obtaining that first customer can sometimes be a long, arduous battle. Here's how.
$3M Jackpot: Google and Chase Give a Quarter Million Dollars to a Dozen Entrepreneurs

$3M Jackpot: Google and Chase Give a Quarter Million Dollars to a Dozen Entrepreneurs

The Mission Main Street Grants Program disperses money and a trip to Google Headquarters to 12 winning small-business owners.
Legal Basics: What You Need to Know About the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Legal Basics: What You Need to Know About the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

If you plan on running a contest, make sure your promotion is DMCA-compliant first.

Know a Kick-Ass Startup? Nominate It.

Nationwide search is underway for the best young companies to work for.
Wal-Mart Offers Entrepreneurs a Chance to Compete for Shelf Space

Wal-Mart Offers Entrepreneurs a Chance to Compete for Shelf Space

The retail giant's 'Get on the Shelf' contest provides entrepreneurs and small-business owners a non-traditional way to get their product to market.

Attention Young Entrepreneurs: Here's a Contest Just for You

Empact is looking for startups making an impact in the community to showcase at the United Nations.
College Entrepreneurs to Compete for Big Money Prizes at Rice University

College Entrepreneurs to Compete for Big Money Prizes at Rice University

One of the largest -- and richest -- business plan competitions in the country kicks off today.
How to Create a Successful Twitter Contest

How to Create a Successful Twitter Contest

Increase the number of targeted followers you have and help spread the word about your products and services for free by holding a Twitter contest.
Crash Course in Business Plan Competitions

Crash Course in Business Plan Competitions

Business-plan competitions can yield more than seed money for your bright idea -- they can also connect you with mentors, collaborators and investors.
What You Don't Know About Sweepstakes and Contests May Hurt You

What You Don't Know About Sweepstakes and Contests May Hurt You

Five tips to conduct a successful promotion.
How Gamification Can Create Social Media Buzz

How Gamification Can Create Social Media Buzz

Expert Gabe Zicherman on how 'gaming features' can increase engagement on the social web.

All About 'Young' Entrepreneurs

Between 'Shark Tank' poaching for young entrepreneurs and big-brand sponsored contests focusing on the younger set, the list of available funding and support opportunities for founders goes on.
3 Steps to Generating Buzz with a YouTube Contest

3 Steps to Generating Buzz with a YouTube Contest

Video can provide a powerful marketing boost for your business on social networks.
A Look at the Global-Apps Scene and Why You Should Care

A Look at the Global-Apps Scene and Why You Should Care

If you think the U.S. app craze has hit overload, you're not the only one. Giant tech companies are now doubling down on student-app developers in the Middle East and Africa.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Business-Plan Competitions

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Business-Plan Competitions

For startups seeking critical seed money, business-plan competitions can be both a blessing and a curse.

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