of the biggest sporting events each year is the College Basketball
Championships. The men's college basketball tournaments
start in early March with selection day and run through early April.
This is a great opportunity to profit from this event.
Our Hoops Pick'em Contest challenges contestants to successfully select
the winners for each round of the Men's College Basketball Championships. Contestants can measure their success against other contestants
while competing for great prizes.
Dates for 2013
Optimal contest start:
Monday, April 28th
Contest start deadline:
Friday, March 9th
Sunday, March 11th
Opening Round game:
Tuesday, March 13th
First Round starts:
Thursday, March 15th
Contestants also have access to tournament schedules, team standings,
interesting stats, viewer polls, Buddy Tracker (Allows contestants to
track the scores of friends playing the contest, along with their
scores, to see how they stack up against one another), and Buddy Groups
(Allows contestants to start their own private group for friends,
family, co-workers, etc. Once a buddy group is started, contestants can
invite other players, setup group rules, and use group messaging within
How does it Work?
This contest is much like tournament contests found in
the newspapers. The difference is, our contest is accessible 24/7, is
updated continuously, and keeps the contestants coming back to the site.
Contestants can pre-register in late February, up to
two weeks before selection day. Contestants will also be able to
register up until the first game starts. Once registered, their
information is stored. If pre-registered, contestants will be emailed
after selection day to make their selections for the big tournament.
The contest allows for the posting of scores and
standings to the web after each round. Contestants are automatically
notified via email when scores and standings have been updated. They are
then linked back to your website to check their standings. Contestants
can view the top scoring contestants from the leader board. If not
listed near the top of the leader board, contestants can login to see
their personal standings.
Winners are declared after the final games are held.
Results are posted to the site and the site will remain accessible to
the public for at least 10 days. All prizes given away are the
responsibility of the client and/or their sponsors.
Upon purchase, we will not provide the
contest to any competing media companies in your market.
Contest can run stand-alone or be embedded
within your site.
The contest is totally hands-off! We host
the site and data for the duration of the contest,
make all tournament updates, send contest update and
reminder emails, and handle contestant email support.
Contestants have access to tournament
schedules, team standings, contestant picks, viewer polls,
contestant tracking and private groups.
Ability to add additional questions to
registration to gather demographic and/or marketing
information for you and/or sponsor(s).
Additional sponsor advertising included in
email updates and/or online coupons.
Delivery of all contestant registration
information, additional marketing/demographic information,
banner impressions and click-thrus, and traffic statistics
after the contest.
Sponsorship banners or coupons placed on printable
brackets pick sheet.
"Round of 16" Contest. Stations have the option of
adding a second contest. This contest covers the last four rounds of
play. This is a good way to get additional viewers to signup that
may have missed the cutoff date for the contest. Also gives existing
players another chance to win.
Increased user statistics and demographic
Increased spiral marketing techniques through email
and "tell a friend" features.
Although we manage almost all aspects of the contest,
clients have the ability to access and manage certain contest sections
and information. Clients can manage contestant data, emails, polls,
registration data, etc. Clients can also access real-time contest
traffic analysis and web ads statistics.
Pricing is based on market size, applicable "pay as you
play" discounts, and applicable group purchasing discounts. Contest
Setup and customization of contest
including: company logo, sponsor banners and links, rules,
homepage message, tell a friend email message, registration
confirmation email, contest update and reminder emails
Hosting of site and data for the duration
of the contest
Updating of scores and standings throughout
Weekly email reminders and contest
Contestant email support
Statistical tracking of all traffic, banner
views, click-thrus, etc
Delivery of all contestant registration
information and all traffic statistics after contest
For more information including pricing, contest
documentation, and online demos please contact us toll free at
1-866-719-3990 or by email at