Do you own an awesome business and want the whole world to know about it? Are you Motivated? Well then, get MODAVATed! Enter to win a FREE template-based Wordpress website for your business, by showing us your best MEME look.
What’s a MEME?
An (internet) meme is a clever idea (depicted in an image, video, etc) that can be easily shared across the internet. As pertains to business, they are the embodiment of everything good advertising should be: clever, memorable, easily communicated and absurdly contagious. Like this one:
Create an IMAGE meme that includes at least one image, and comments pertaining to your business/industry. Once you’ve styled the ultimate meme, save and submit it. Then, you and everyone else can vote for your favorite entries, and from those, we’ll pick one GRAND PRIZE winner!
The winning business will receive a template-based Wordpress website, with up to 10 pages, absolutely FREE! This is a $2000 value!! Plus your meme will be shared across all Modavate’s social networks and could become the next internet sensation! What are you waiting for? Enter TODAY!
HOW TO ENTER
2. Review the official rules and entry requirements
3. Create your Meme using one of the following Meme creation sites:
4. Share! Upload your creation on our Facebook contest page OR enter via Twitter by using the hashtag #memecontest, and wait for the results!
Modavate contest OFFICIAL RULES
Official Contest Rules
This contest is created, sponsored, and administered by Modavate. Contest is void outside the 50 United States, District of Columbia and where prohibited. Do not proceed to enter if you are not at least 18 years of age and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia at the time of entry. Internet access required to enter.
The Modavate Contest begins at 6:00 a.m., Eastern Time (“E.T.”) on June 17th, 2013 and ends July 1st, 2013. Entries must be received by 6:00 a.m., E.T., on July 1st, 2013.
ENTRY: Visit our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Modavate and click on the links to complete the registration. Create an IMAGE meme that includes at least one image, and comments pertaining to your business/industry. Once you’ve styled the ultimate meme, save and submit it. Then, you and everyone else can vote for your favorite entries, and from those, we’ll pick one GRAND PRIZE winner!
By entering, you represent and warrant that your entry does not violate or infringe the rights of another, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, and that no part of your entry constitutes copyright infringement.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Employees of Modavate at 722 Collins Hill Rd, Ste H-231, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Contest and/or their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries and members of their immediate families or household members are not eligible. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, stepparents, children, stepchildren, siblings, stepsiblings, or spouses. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.
HOW TO WIN:
The entry with the most votes and final approval of Modavate Executives will win the grand prize. The winning business will receive a template-based Wordpress website, with up to 10 pages, absolutely FREE! This is a $2000 value!! Plus your meme will be shared across all Modavate’s social networks and could become the next internet sensation!
The winner must claim prize by July 31st. Prize will be valid for 30 days after claiming.
Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portions thereof) of equal or greater value if prize (or portions thereof) cannot be awarded as described. Sponsor will determine all elements of prizing in its sole discretion. Prize may not be assigned, transferred, or changed, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee express or implied by Sponsor. Sponsor disclaims all and any liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of any third party product or service accepted by the winner. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules. Entrants agree to be bound by Official Rules and agree that if winner fails to provide proof of identity and refuses to provide required documentation, is found to have violated the Official Rules or otherwise does not meet eligibility criteria, prize will be forfeited and awarded to the entry with the next highest score. Entrants understand that Sponsor is not liable for injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from participation in this promotion and acceptance, possession and use of prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the contest or in the announcement of the prize. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Except where prohibited, by participating Contest entrants agree that: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant(s) and Sponsor and its agents shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction. Entrant agrees that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Contest, or awarding of the prize, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of Georgia and entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. Except where prohibited, by participating in this Contest, entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or awarding of the prize, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Contest but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any participant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.
OTHER: Sponsor assumes no responsibility for entries it is unable to process due to network, hardware or other technical failures; or any other reason, or incomplete, damaged, misdirected, or lost entries. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this promotion if not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity of the contest. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select winner from among all eligible entries received prior to date of cancellation. The use of automated entry systems or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the contest is prohibited. In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the holder of an established e-mail account associated with the entry.
GENERAL: By entering the Contest, entrants authorize the Sponsor and its advertising partner, Marketing Media Management, to use their name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and entry in promotional material and for advertising, public relations and editorial purposes in any media, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner’s list, if applicable, without further compensation unless prohibited by law. Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above-mentioned information or materials, but may do so, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation.
Except where prohibited by law, potential winner will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Ownership/Liability Release, Publicity Release and Assignment of All Rights in Pre-existing Work within ten (10) days of notification or the entry with the next highest score may become an alternate winner. If winner notification is returned as undeliverable, the entry with the next highest score may become an alternate winner. By participating and winning a prize, winner releases Sponsor, and its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and agencies and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability with respect to the prize won and participation in the contest. Subject to all U.S. federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. Taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. The grand prizewinner’s company name will be posted at http://modavate.com/ and/or https://www.facebook.com/Modavate?fref=ts on or about July 8, 2013.
The most effective way for a business to project itself on the Internet is by hiring a good web design firm. The experts at this company create dynamic websites and enable multinationals to broadcast themselves on various social media platforms. This helps them connect to customers all over the world. Small to medium businesses and giant corporations realize the importance of having a presence in the virtual world. It fetches them ample business as they become more visible on search engines and their potential clients find it easy to communicate with them, but have you ever stopped to think about how important it is for a company’s offline and online branding to match?
There are many ways to design a website that hosts several web pages. There are millions of tools available online which can be used to develop a site at home. However, if a business needs to create or sustain a brand image, it needs to synchronize the logo and the colors the company uses in their logo, on their web pages. Just as companies ensure their branding matches on their letterhead and other documents that represent the company’s name, a professional web design firm, understands the importance of using the right color combinations that the company is recognized by and incorporate those into their website design. For instance, the oil drilling company Shell makes use of red and yellow in their logo. It is the color of their brand, all their documents, TV commercials and even their gas stations are represented by the same logo and the same color combination. For a moment, think about the implications for a company like Shell, if their web design firm failed to carry their signature colors and logo into the website design. Would visitors instantly know they were in the right place?
Businesses of all sizes should consult with a professional web design firm in order to incorporate not only their company branding, but the appropriate use of color to attract visitors to their websites. A well created page would enable the company to build the right image in the market and to promote itself as one of the competent producers or service providers that their customers can rely on.
Guest Blog Post by Kathy Estadt, CEO, Fresh Focus Group
There has been increased pressure on many businesses to improve on sales and overall investment. This has pushed most of these businesses to go back to the drawing board with regards to marketing their products and/or services online. Listed below are a number of marketing tools based online that have come to the aid of businesses in a bid to increase sales.
User Centric Analytics
Any web design expert will tell you that this tool is credited with the ability to monitor any activity within a business website. A good example of such is Google Analytics, with the new enhancements to their platform this is expected to be a significant marketing tool in the year 2013. It is paramount for any successful business to use this tool in order to measure their online marketing efforts and improve their sales.
There is no doubt that social media will still play a major role in online marketing in 2013, especially considering the ever growing number of users. It would be a big mistake not to capitalize on this emerging trend. One of the best ways to maximize on this advertising tool is to integrate websites onto social media. An organization can gain a lot from a good social media company.
This can best be described as a method of showcasing advertisements to users in such a way that will make them want to have another look. This is a great online marketing strategy for businesses that are heavily dependent on online advertising if they aim to increase the number of visitors to their websites, and ultimately an increase in sales.
Thanks to an upsurge in the increased interest in latest technology, the number of people in possession of gadgets such as smartphones and tablets is on the rise. In the US for example, 50% of adults own such devices. This is undeniably the most significant strategy a business can adapt and those in operation in 2013 would probably benefit from this trend.
Considered the foundation of most online marketing approaches in 2013, any business that adopts this strategy is bound to get quick returns on investments an increase in sales. Bearing in mind that the desire for quality content will forever exist, the provision of pertinent, comprehensive and informative content is the building block of any online marketing strategy.
Guest Blog Post by Ron Durant, CEO, e-Nertia Marketing
SEO has a noticeable impact on the efforts of a web design firm to generate online marketing sales leads. A digital marketing site called SEO Horizon has published data reporting that 53% of Internet marketing professionals name SEO as the most important factor. 28% of the same surveyed group claimed that pay per click (PPC) marketing is the most important element of converting online leads into sales. The SEO industry has defined five main factors that will influence an individual site’s ability to bring in revenue.
Owners and employees alike at a web design firm need to understand the importance of collecting leads’ emails from an opt-in squeeze page. Interested potential customers are typically quite responsive to a free informational product such as an eBook. This kind of incentive will help to build a good email contact list of leads who are interested in a business’s products or services.
This type of online marketing has the option of promoting products from various sources. Several well-known affiliate directories such as Commission Junction allow individuals to sell many different listed digital products. Creating an affiliate PPC campaign will generate noticeable site traffic increases in a short amount of time.
For web design firms with products to promote, the best form of online marketing still consists of launching an SEO-friendly blog or website. Adding a purchase page for digital products will build credibility and allow for increased earnings. Maintaining a self-hosted domain takes some planning, but overall it is not a difficult process.
Guest blog post by Charlene Burke, CEO, Search by Burke
The Internet wields a lot of power is a fact that businessmen cannot afford to ignore the beneficial effects of good website design. In today’s world, it is very easy for any person to get all information about a person and his or her company, without having to contact the company, personally. They can form their opinion about you or the company by reading reviews, negative or positive, from the many websites that do post such matter. This makes online reputation management, through effective website design done by a website development firm, an area that must concern a business.
Every brand has its own online reputation, which has a direct impact on sales. Bad reviews can lead to customers being apprehensive of doing any business with the company that has received such reviews. What can hurt a business still further, is that one prospective customer reading a poor review can pass on the message by word of mouth to friends and family members, and this can further hurt business prospects. This circle of information goes on spreading, as each person parts with the information to other people and this negativity, even though it may not be fully merited, leads to people avoiding the maligned business, completely. A website development firm with a poor website design can have a disastrous effect on the growth of a company that is dependent on sales.
Management practices that include brand reputation and the improvement of online reputation are therefore very important. Online reputation management can effectively be done by getting the website development firm managing a company’s Internet presence to create an online forum, in its website design, that allows the company management to directly communicate with its customers. Any negative comments on these forums must be immediately looked at, and corrected. Positive feedback needs to be appreciated. It is necessary to be circumspect when looking at website development firms that do promise brand reputation management, as annual charges for their web site design, can be as high as $15,000 and results may not justify this expenditure.