General Contest Ideas

Star Wars Day (May 4th)
NAME: May the Salesforce Be With You
NAME: Use the Salesforce, Luke
NAME: Opportunities Alone Not Make One Great*
POSSIBLE PRIZES: Star Wars on Blu-Ray (or equivalent value via a Best Buy gift card for those not Star Wars fans), Item worth $X from https://starwars.com/shop/all
*Good for all but an opportunity contest

Mother’s Day (May 10th)
NAME: Make Momma Proud
NAME: Money for Momma
POSSIBLE PRIZES: A flower arrangement for the winner’s mom (or wife, child, etc); A restaurant gift card to take the family out on Mother’s Day

Be a Millionaire Day (May 20th)
NAME: Who Wants to Be a (Insert Company Name)-aire
POSSIBLE PRIZES: Company dollars to be used in the company cafeteria; Visa gift card

 

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.

National Beverage Day (May 6th)
NAME: Jolt Awake Those Leads
NAME: Coca-Cola La La Leads
POSSIBLE PRIZES: Sodastream, Mr. Beer Premium Gold Edition Beer Kit, grocery store gift card, 12-Pack of Soda or Beer

 

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.

Star Wars Day (May 4th)
NAME: Judge Me By My Size, Do You?
POSSIBLE PRIZES: Star Wars on Blu-Ray (or equivalent value via a Best Buy gift card for those not Star Wars fans), Item worth $X from https://starwars.com/shop/all

National Beverage Day (May 6th)
NAME: Aquafina(lly) the Sale
NAME: Brisk Sales
NAME: Tropicana See Your Sales?
NAME: Crush(ing) the Competition
NAME: Fruit Punch(ing) the Competition
POSSIBLE PRIZES: Sodastream, Mr. Beer Premium Gold Edition Beer Kit, grocery store gift card, 12-Pack of Soda or Beer

 

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, 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.

Star Wars Day (May 4th)
NAME: Judge Me By My Size, Do You?
POSSIBLE PRIZES: Star Wars on Blu-Ray (or equivalent value via a Best Buy gift card for those not Star Wars fans), Item worth $X from https://starwars.com/shop/all

National Beverage Day (May 6th)
NAME: 7-Up(ping) Your Opportunities
NAME: Jolt Awake Your Opportunities
POSSIBLE PRIZES: Sodastream, Mr. Beer Premium Gold Edition Beer Kit, grocery store gift card, 12-Pack of Soda or Beer

 

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.

Celebrate Spring
NAME: Activities are a Bloomin’
POSSIBLE PRIZES: ½ day or full day off (include a catered lunch to enjoy at the park if your budget allows); if running a team contest, the winning team gets a ½ day off and catered lunch at the park

 

 

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. 

National Chocolate Chip Day (May 15th)
NAME: C is for Contacts
POSSIBLE PRIZES: A cookie bouquet, milk and homemade cookies delivered to the winner’s desk daily for a week

 

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”).

National Beverage Day (May 6th)
NAME: Pepsi Who Calls Most
NAME: YooHoo, Its’ Me
NAME: Coca-Calling
NAME: Sunkist Your Customer Today
POSSIBLE PRIZES: Sodastream, Mr. Beer Premium Gold Edition Beer Kit, grocery store gift card, 12-Pack of Soda or Beer

National Chocolate Chip Day (May 15th)
NAME: C is for Calling
POSSIBLE PRIZES: A cookie bouquet, milk and homemade cookies delivered to the winner’s desk daily for a week


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.

National Beverage Day (May 6th)
NAME: Pepsi Who Meets the Most
NAME: YooHoo, Its’ Me
NAME: Sunkist Your Customer Today
POSSIBLE PRIZES: Sodastream, Mr. Beer Premium Gold Edition Beer Kit, grocery store gift card, 12-Pack of Soda or Beer

 

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).

Clean Up Your Room Day (May 10th)
NAME: Cleaning House
POSSIBLE PRIZES: Molly Maid service

National Chocolate Chip Day (May 15th)
NAME: C is for Clean-up
POSSIBLE PRIZES: A cookie bouquet, milk and homemade cookies delivered to the winner’s desk daily for a week