As I have mentioned before, Exaclair is a small operation. When I do a blog giveaway, I pull the winners then send the details to Karen Doherty (head of marketing) to order the product. She then packages & ships them off to the winners. Sometimes she has help with the package/mailing part, sometimes not. When I do anything contest related, I try to do it a way that can be as logistically easy on her as possible because I know that she has 6 billion other responsibilities.
Since fall of last year, I’ve been mentioning a Rhodia Video Rodeo – a video contest. You shoot a short video somehow pertaining to Rhodia, upload it to YouTube and if chosen, you win lots of prizes. I haven’t run it yet because I keep altering the contest details- trying to come up with a way to have it run as simple as possible for Karen and her sometimes packaging assistant.
Initially we had discussed a mega Rhodia package, a sort of 1 of everything type of deal. But then I realized that even with the best of intentions, many of those products would not get used. I then decided to offer a set dollar amount of product. Say, $200 worth of Rhodia products from the current US catalog. That way people could order what they think they might actually use. How does that sound to you? Would you like that or would you want the variety package?
I was also planning on offering one of the small side staplebound books for each entry. If we are going to mail out a plethora of something, it needed to be small and easily mailable to all parts of the world. Good idea?
I selected the prize categories as follows:
- Viewer’s Choice
Each of those winners would win $200 worth of Rhodia products and we would also plan to hand out a few “Honorable Mention” type awards. (Note that 1 video could win twice if chosen for the “Viewers Choice” – we would be choosing the winner in the other 3 categories.)
Is this all making sense? Do you have any suggestions, questions? I really want to move forward with this contest but I want to make sure it offers what you want by way of prizes.