Meriden-based Web Solutions Inc., one of Connecticut’s fastest growing full-service marketing firms, has named the winners of its first social media promotion.
Designed to draw attention to the company’s use of social media, the contest offered anyone who became a Facebook fan, joined the Web Solutions Inc. LinkedIn group, or followed the company on Twitter entry into a random drawing to win one of two $100 Visa gift cards. Additionally, the people who referred the two top winners would be awarded a $50 Visa gift card.
The month-long contest (Nov. 15 – Dec. 15, 2009) brought the company 398 new fans across the three networks ranging from friends of Web Solutions, current clients and local news personality Ann Nyberg. This morning, employees gathered to watch the random drawing live on Random.org. The anticipation was palpable as the numbers were entered into the random number generator. Following a makeshift drum roll by those in attendance the winners of the two $100 Visa gift cards were:
- Tamara Chase Phillips
- Chris Raftis
The two $50 prizes went to Web Solution employees Justin LeBlanc and Dave McHale who suggested the promotion to the winners.
“What started out as a simple experiment to drive the growth of our social media pages turned out to be a lot of fun for the staff here,” said Tom Barton, president of Web Solutions, Inc. “It was fun to see the daily growth and the spikes in friend requests following company communications. The success of this promotion will definitely lead to others in the future.”
The company extends its congratulations to the winners and its thanks to all those who participated.