I’ve known about these rules for over a year now. Honestly, for small business owners, it doesn’t make sense to spend $10K in Facebook Ads to run a contest.
There are many other ways to generate excitement on a Facebook Page without dishing out the 10 gs.
Free ebooks, featured fan, notifications to fans promoting events and specials, etc… my favorite is notifying fans using “send fans an update” feature. It’s free, you have to be a fan to get the update, and you can get creative about what to send.
From the post
“Facebook Promotions: What You Need to Know”
At the Social Media Examiner
“In order to administer any kind of contest, you had to (1) get written approval from Facebook at least seven days prior to running your campaign, (2) have an account rep at Facebook and meet the minimum ad spend of $10,000 per month and (3) use a third-party app on the Facebook platform.”
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