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Q: Contests Sites in the UK ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Contests Sites in the UK
Category: Business and Money > Advertising and Marketing
Asked by: subrataray-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 22 Dec 2002 10:09 PST
Expires: 21 Jan 2003 10:09 PST
Question ID: 132454

There is an Indian web site which provides
a number of contests from top consumer goods companies in India. The
site's business model is basically to get these companies to run some
special contest/promotion from the site and make money by charging a
fee to these companies, either on a lump-sum basis or on a Cost Per
Action (CPA) basis. The site already has an existing user base who
visit the site on a regular basis, which makes this business model
pretty profitable for them.

I have 3 questions:

i) Are there any sites in the UK market which do something similar?

ii) Are there any companies in the UK which do something similar with
cell phones - i.e. get users to send a SMS to a particular number,
then provide them with a list of contests for the day and then allow
them to participate in these contests through SMS.

iii) Apart from the UK, are there any companies anywhere else in the
world who are doing something similar either with a web site or
through the cell phone system?

I look forward to your response.

Subrata Ray
Subject: Re: Contests Sites in the UK
Answered By: lot-ga on 22 Dec 2002 16:53 PST
Hello Subrata Ray

In the research I specifically excluded sites which did not offer the
option to sponsor a prize contest/competition; e.g. sites that worked
on affiliate schemes, simply provided links to external competitions,
sites which provided prizes themselves, and lottery cash casino type
sites. I have listed the sites that fit the criteria in your
categories  i.)  ii.)  iii.)  below:-

i.)  > UK sponsored contest sites

Cheeky Monkey
- URL to sponsor

I Want to Shop
- URL to sponsor
- URL to sponsor

- URL to sponsor

Consumer House
- URL to sponsor
- URL to sponsor

Win Competitions
- URL to sponsor

ii.)  > UK sponsored contests via SMS
 (These tend to be alert based SMS)

- URL to sponsor

- URL to sponsor

Text Rewards
- URL to promote

iii.) > Rest of the world sponsored contests 

Contest Clicker
- URL to sponsor

Win Big Central
- URL to sponsor

Win Sporting Goods
- URL to sponsor
- URL to sponsor

Some Where in Canada
- URL to sponsor

Search Strategy:
Google directory > Regional > Europe > United Kingdom > Recreation and
Sports > Gambling > Contests and Sweepstakes
Google directory > Regional > Europe > United Kingdom > Business and
Economy > Shopping > Consumer Electronics > Communications > Wireless
Google search string - promote sponsored competitions increase
Google search string - "sponsored competition" OR "sponsored
competitions" OR "sponsoring a competition" OR "sponsor a competition"
Google search string - "sponsored contest" OR "sponsored contests" OR
"sponsoring a contest" OR "sponsor a contest"
Google search string - competitions OR contests SMS

I hope that helps, if you need any clarification of the answer just

Kind regards
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