Sunday, August 9, 2015

How to do a Loop Giveaway on Periscope

Alright, so I've been using Periscope for approximately 2 weeks now, and as I've mentioned, I'm hooked. When I start experimenting with a new social media platform, I like to think outside the box and come up with fun ways to engage our followers. Periscope is very engaging by nature, so then I started to think of fun ways we could use this for a giveaway!

Here's what I'm thinking:

We'll loop through a few different brands and each brand will have a specific question they plan to ask during their broadcast. The people who tune in live will be able to respond to the question with a comment, and then they can move on to the next brand's scope and answer the question there until they get to the end of the loop. When they've finished, they will go back to the host's broadcast to wait for the winner's names to be announced.

Things for the sponsoring brands to keep in mind:

You'll probably want to write your question down on a sheet of paper to hold up to the camera so that you don't have to keep repeating it as new people enter your broadcast. You can talk about other things as people enter, like maybe your latest products or whatever. Or you can just interact with people as they comment. People love the engagement :)

Things for viewers to keep in mind:

The sponsoring brands will only be live for a limited amount of time, so you'll want to make sure you head to each account and follow them/comment before time runs out so you have more chances to win. It will probably be easiest if you follow them all ahead of time. The host (look for the title that says START HERE) will stay live after the others sign off to choose their winners, so once you are finished you can head that way to wait and hear who has won. The sponsoring brands are being VERY generous with their prizes, so be sure to show them all some love by tapping your screen to make those hearts FLY!

We'll be doing a test run (without the prizes, just to practice) tonight at 7pm Eastern/ 4pm Pacific, so be sure to tune in and learn along with us! Let us know if you have any questions below, and we'll see you there!


  1. Will the real hop begin at the same time that ther practice hop began?

    1. Yes, the real hop will be tonight at 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific and it will last for 10 minutes.

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  3. I really, really wanted to participate, but apparently my device isn't compatible with the periscope app. Well you guys have fun, and good luck to all the participants. To bad, there are a lot of my favorite brands participating. Oh well, next time, lol.

  4. Lets hope i know what im doing. HA

  5. I'm too confused w periscope where do all of this?