General Contest Ideas

Candy Month
NAME: Make it a Payday!
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POSSIBLE PRIZES: A basket made up of all types of candy (make it extra fun by buying candy from the winner’s childhood days); organize a candy buffet (made up of all different types of candy) in which the winner(s) get to fill up a basket with the candy of their choice; if budget is an issue, award the winner a Peppermint PATty on the back from your CEO/President (or even better, have everyone line up in the office to give the winner a pat on the back)

Stanley Cup Finals
NAME: Playing for the Hat Trick
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GOAL OF CONTEST: Award points for three behaviors of your choice
POSSIBLE PRIZES: Power Play (The winner can have anyone below him do something silly, 2nd place can make anyone below him do something silly, this happens for all places except last encouraging the person in last to move up and not have to do something)

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Based on the Hit TV Show, “How I Met Your Mother”
NAME: How I Met My Number
NAME: A Legen-wait-for-it-dary Contest
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POSSIBLE PRIZES: Barney Wacky Wobbler Figure; It’s Going to Be Legendary T-shirt; Legendary Wristband; Challenge Accepted T-shirtChallenge Accepted wristbandHow I Met Your Mother: Complete Series on DVD

Based on the Great Game Show, “Press Your Luck”
NAME: No Whammies, No Whammies, Stop!
NAME: Big Bucks, No Whammies!
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POSSIBLE PRIZES: Cold hard cash

Based on the Fun Board Game, Clue
NAME: The Salesperson Did It (In the Office With the Phone)!
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POSSIBLE PRIZES: Night at a Murder Mystery/Dinner Theatre; Clue Board Game

Based on Jaguar’s Ad Slogan, “Don’t Dream It. Drive It”
NAME: Don’t Dream It. Enter It.
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POSSIBLE PRIZES:
Free luxury car rental for a weekend

Lead Generation/Conversion

WHERE TO START: The most popular lead contest being run with LevelEleven partners is one that rewards participants for converting leads.

Don’t stop there, however!  Design a contest that rewards the lead response time of your participants, one that rewards participants for generating leads, a contest that is based on prospecting, and/or one that rewards participants for new leads generated when bringing a new product to market.

Candy Month
NAME: Swedish Fish(ing) for New Leads
NAME: Cadbury Eggs-cellent Leads
NAME: SKOR New Leads
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POSSIBLE PRIZES: A basket made up of all types of candy (make it extra fun by buying candy from the winner’s childhood days); organize a candy buffet (made up of all different types of candy) in which the winner(s) get to fill up a basket with the candy of their choice; if budget is an issue, award the winner a Peppermint PATty on the back from your CEO/President (or even better, have everyone line up in the office to give the winner a pat on the back)

 

New Sales

WHERE TO START: The most popular call contest being run with LevelEleven partners is one that rewards participants for closing deals.  Closing deal contests are often based on total $$ brought in during the contest timeframe, % to goal for the respective timeframe, or sometimes even the number of new sales closed during the contest timeframe.

In Celebration of the NBA Finals
NAME: Make it a Slam Dunk (closing deals)
NAME: Lookin’ for the Buzzer Beater (best used near the end of the month/quarter)
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POSSIBLE PRIZES: Custom Bobblehead of the winner in their favorite NBA team shirtESPN Tabletop Basketball 

In Celebration of the Stanley Cup Finals
NAME: Scoring on a Power Play
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POSSIBLE PRIZES: Power Play (The winner can anyone below him do something silly, 2nd place can make anyone below him do something silly, this happens for all places except last encouraging the person in last to move up and not have to do something)

Candy Month
NAME: CadBURY the Competition
NAME: ToblerOWN the Competition
NAME: Pixie STICK it to the Competition
NAME: Three MuskeTEAR the Competition Apart
NAME: 100 GRAND of Sales
NAME: SKOR New Sales
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POSSIBLE PRIZES: A basket made up of all types of candy (make it extra fun by buying candy from the winner’s childhood days); if budget is an issue, give the winner a Peppermint PATty on the back

Based on Jaguar’s Ad Slogan, “Don’t Dream It. Drive It”
NAME: Don’t Dream It. Sell It.
POSSIBLE PRIZES: Free luxury car rental for a weekend

 

New/Updating Opportunities

WHERE TO START: The most popular opportunity contest being run with LevelEleven partners is one that rewards participants for stage progression; motivate your folks to move their opportunities a step closer to a ‘win’.

Other ideas include a contest that rewards participants for new opportunities added during the contest timeframe, a contest that is based on prospecting, one rewarding participants for adding a competitive presence (if applicable) to an opportunity, or one that rewards participants for new opportunities generated supporting a new product you are bringing to market.

Based on the Great Game Show, “Press Your Luck”
NAME: Press Your Luck
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GOAL OF CONTEST: Make this an upsell contest or one around increasing deal size
POSSIBLE PRIZES: Cold hard cash

Candy Month
NAME: Swedish Fish(ing) for New Opportunities
NAME: Cadbury Eggs-cellent Opportunities
NAME: SKOR New Opportunities
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POSSIBLE PRIZES: A basket made up of all types of candy (make it extra fun by buying candy from the winner’s childhood days); if budget is an issue, award the winner a Peppermint PATty on the back from your CEO/President

Based on the “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” Famous Line
NAME: Is That Your Final Answer?
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GOAL OF CONTEST: Resuscitating old opportunities or cleaning up old opportunities
POSSIBLE PRIZES: Best Buy gift card or cell phone accessory store gift certificate (Android/Apple store gift card); Who Wants to Be a Millionaire board game

  

Adding Activities (Tasks/Events)

WHERE TO START: Launching a new product?  Run a contest that rewards the participant for every conversation that includes the new product being introduced.

Other ideas include a contest that rewards participants for every new activity created during the contest timeframe.

Logging Events in Salesforce
NAME: The Main Event
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POSSIBLE PRIZES: Event tickets of the winner’s choice (or Ticketmaster gift card)

Logging Events in Salesforce
NAME: A Hard Day’s Night
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POSSIBLE PRIZES: Event tickets of the winner’s choice (or Ticketmaster gift card) 

 

Adding Contacts

WHERE TO START: The most popular contact contests being run with LevelEleven partners is one that rewards participants for adding new contacts into Salesforce.

Based on the famous line, “Take Me To Your Leader”
NAME: Take Me To Your Leader
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GOAL OF CONTEST: Adding high level contacts
POSSIBLE PRIZES:Alien Glow-in-the-Dark Bendable

Based on the famous Wheel of Fortune line, “I’d Like To Buy a Vowel, Pat”
NAME: I’d Like to Add a Contact, Pat
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POSSIBLE PRIZES: If you have a spin wheel, include prizes of your choice; Wheel of Fortune board game; Wheel of Fortune electronic handheld game; Alphabits cereal; Campbell’s ABC Soup

 

Talk Time/Calls

WHERE TO START: The most popular call contest being run with LevelEleven partners is one that rewards participants for talk time.

Other ideas include a contest that rewards participants for the number of calls made each day and/or call blitzes which are run for a short amount of time (e.g. one hour or a “power hour”).

Based on the famous “Field of Dreams line, “If you build it, they will come”
NAME: If You Call Them, They Will Buy
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POSSIBLE PRIZES: Field of Dreams on Blu-Ray; Inspirational Favorites Spotlight Collection on DVD; Tickets to a local MLB game

Based on the Kay Jeweler’s Ad Slogan, “Every Kiss Begins With Kay”
NAME: Every Relationship Begins With You
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POSSIBLE PRIZES: Mall gift certificate/gift card

 

Meetings Set/Meetings Completed

WHERE TO START: The most popular meeting contest being run with LevelEleven partners is one that rewards participants for face-to-face meetings conducted within the contest timeframe.

Other ideas include a contest that rewards participants for booking future meetings.

Based on the famous “Field of Dreams line, “If you build it, they will come”
NAME: If You Visit Them, They Will Buy
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POSSIBLE PRIZES: Field of Dreams on Blu-Ray; Inspirational Favorites Spotlight Collection on DVD; Tickets to a local MLB game

Based on the Kay Jeweler’s Ad Slogan, “Every Kiss Begins With Kay”
NAME: Every Relationship Begins With You
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POSSIBLE PRIZES: Mall gift certificate/gift card

 

Data Cleanup

WHERE TO START: The most popular cleanup contest being run with LevelEleven partners is one that rewards participants for cleaning up old opportunities (updating the sales stage to “Closed Lost” with a reason code).

Other ideas include updating the status of current contacts (no longer there, retired, deceased, etc.), adding account web sites, and/or adding a competitive presence at an account (if applicable).

Candy Month
NAME: Cleaning out the (Milk) Duds
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POSSIBLE PRIZES: A basket made up of all types of candy (make it extra fun by buying candy from the winner’s childhood days); if budget is an issue, award the winner a Peppermint PATty on the back from your CEO/President

Based on the “The Sixth Sense” famous line
NAME: I See Dead People (removing old/outdated contacts)
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POSSIBLE PRIZES: Gift Certificate to Visit a Psychic; The Sixth Sense on DVD; M Night Shyamalan DVD Collection