Voting Competitions

Voting Competitions have come to the fore online due to the fact that they’re not infallible to cheating. People can buy votes and swap votes whilst oblivious promoters get thrilled by the levels of interaction. However, voting competitions leave a bitter taste for many people and our blogs highlight just some of the current issues.

Walkers Crisps do love their big competitions and to celebrate their latest promotion they have £100,000 to be won. You may have seen the advert already for this particular giveaway as it features Gary Lineker alongside Black Lace, who are singing Agadoo! Gary obviously isn’t too impressed at this and soon Black Lace, like their […]

You don’t write about voting competitions for ages and then you get a couple of blogs coming along within a couple of weeks! This evening we spotted another brand ditching their intended voting competition mechanic – although we think the decision is more technical than cheating. IAMS have been searching for a Cat Champion and […]

Voting competitions continue to rear their ugly head on Facebook! Autoglass are the latest brand to come under the microscope with their win a Samsung laptop competition. You need to upload “a photo or video showing you with whatever device you use to browse the internet” and then get people to vote for you. The […]

Voting competitions are back on the Loquax blog today and that can only mean that there’s – unsurprisingly – something gone slightly pear shaped. Direct Holidays and Poundland are the latest brands to come unstuck in the voting competition stakes – and if the activity on their walls is not enough to make brands, promoters […]

Despite the fact that we’re not even past Halloween or Bonfire Night the Christmas competition season has already begun. One that looks great on paper is the Airwick Most Festive Family competition. They want to see how you’re the most festive family in The UK and the winner will be having a very Merry Christmas […]

Recently Grand Marnier launched a competition on their Facebook page. There’s a prize draw to win a year of Grand Marnier and there’s also a photo competition called The Sunset Hour. Simply by uploading a photo, showing a sunset, to their site you could win a City Break to Paris or 1 of 200 goodie […]

Despite the many issues that they caused last year voting competitions are still being used by many a promoter. Eurostar, Hostelbookers, Orange Film Club, Joules, Topdeck Travel and Argos are just some of the brands that have dipped a toe into this kind of mechanic so far this year. The good news is that there […]

A couple of weeks ago we reported that Ask Jeeves has made changes to their Unanswerables competition. Instead of the 10 iPad Winners being chosen by votes, the winners were chosen by a judging panel. Unfortunately Jeeves took a bit of flack via Twitter when the winners were announced, which is sad to see. However, […]

Voting competitions on Facebook could be in for a bumpy ride over the next few months after the launch of a new group calling for the social network to ban voting competitions. And the group already has a feather in it’s cap when Ryvita announced a change to it’s competition after encouragement from compers. Help […]

Following on from the voting controversy that surrounded the final stage of their “Share Your Summer with Flip” competition on Facebook, Flip Video UK have taken the bold decision to change the judging procedure. They have announced via Facebook the following statement: We have decided upon the following course of action to ensure the ‘Share […]