New contest! - Royale Atmos

Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin
from Chennai
4 years ago

New contest folks, with a load of vouchers up for grabs - do let us know what you think of the topic, and as always, have fun! Smile

https://www.indiblogger.in/drive/royale-atmos-paint-purifies-air

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Asha Seth
Asha Seth
from Mumbai, India
4 years ago

Did it last for just a week?

Arvind Passey
from Delhi
4 years ago

...yes, like all good things.

More than this and the buzz disappears. :)

Vikash Kumar Bhakta
Vikash Kumar Bhakta
from Raigarh
4 years ago

Is there any date of announcement of results???

Karthik Murali H
from Chennai
4 years ago

boss its only been a week.. give it 1-2 months ( they have to process 184 entries) thats a lot

Vinayak SP
Vinayak SP
from Pune
4 years ago

Result date?

Any update on the results yet? Smile

Ankita S
Ankita S
from Faridabad, Haryana
4 years ago

results?

Aditya Jha
Aditya Jha
from New Delhi, India
4 years ago

Any update on the results?

Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin
from Chennai
4 years ago

Sorry everyone, but the judging/results process has stalled because of some unexpected and quite frankly unnecessary red-tape. Undecided

We're trying to sort it out with Asian Paints at the moment, and hopefully it'll get resolved any day now. However, I do have a feeling that this could take a week to ten days before we can announce the results. We'll update you as soon as we have any new information!

CyberKID
from India
4 years ago

Thanks for the update, R. Eagerly waiting for the results. Money mouth Tongue out

Arvind Passey
from Delhi
4 years ago

Pollution is more than just another buzzword now... I think each of the contestants needs to share their posts again on the social media as there will then be more readers interested in reading them.

Any update Renie? Innocent

Vikash Kumar Bhakta
Vikash Kumar Bhakta
from Raigarh
4 years ago

Any update?

Adcritic
Adcritic
from Mumbai
4 years ago

Dear Indiblogger team

fab job on the blogging awards, and hope to hear more soon

wrt contests however I feel you can do a lot better in negotiating with the sponsors and having a serious discussion with them.  (Sorry it doesnt come off as either serious or professional which isnt fair to you or this blogger community). some observations:

- why cant prizes be more specific?  vouchers for paints, or online websites or food coupons or travel?  This cannot be an after thought right? why not announce this right away?

- Similarly why not commit to a timeline?  Just like you adviced a closing date for entries, have one timeline (say 100 entries -3 weeks, 200 entries - 2 months etc.) It will help set expectations from the participants

- I also personally feel that your sponsors do not have the bandwidth nor the actual interest in blogging and perhaps might not be the best judges for it.  I think its better at least the initial rounds of judging / shortlisting be done by you or a select panel of writers who will hopefully do a better job driven purely by merit of the written content.  (Sorry, the past winners of some of your contests didnt move me at all, they were either chosen randomly or other reasons which only the sponsor arbitrarily decided.  I think there were more deserving ones - but thats my opinion).  I still think if sponsors dont have the bandwidth instead of postponing the results perhaps they should ask for help no? who better than the Indiblogger team?

- There is a bit of ethics involved here. Clearly the sponsor wanted a good social media cmapaign with the hashtags and brandname to be discussed in great volume.  They managed to not only generate this through the blogging community, but also IMHO some great fabulous content where bloggers poured their heart into the subject and did some hard work which the usual professional socmed army fails to even come close.  The point to note is that many of the indibloggers can get good money if they were to take part in social media campaigns, and some of them also do.   I just feel it exploitative that this/ and other sponsors so blatantly have misused this platform to exploit the talents to only achieve a few metrics like reach, brand mentions, hashtag mentions, associations etc. without fully appreciating the actual work done here and compensating them to it.

- and this brings me to the next point. for the first time I saw rules like the blog post needs to be kept online for a year at least....???  How can you say something like that, its clear you are not familiar with blogging and the fact that bloggers put their soul and heart into words and their blogposts. I am interested in knowing how you planned to enforce this???  I think most of the blogging community is fairly professional and earnest - why would you even come out with clauses like this.  The only counter-argument to this is that if the sponsor is not being professional enough they have no right to make such demands from the blogging community.

I hope the sponsors appreciate that the members of the blogging community has moved out of their comfort zone to write on an alien subject to participate in what you have promised as attractive prizes.  But there is no appreciation of it, in terms of the contest rules, nor the way the results are coming out as yet.

I hope you can negotiate better and get better partners next time with a solidly defined schemee to create a win-win situation for everyone. The Indiblogger team deserves far better sponsors and so does the community.  

cheers

 

Arvind Passey
from Delhi
4 years ago

Interesting points... 

- So far as I am concerned, I love any prize whenever I happen to win. And Amazon vouchers are absolutely fine for me. I have generally liked most of the posts that have won prizes as they did have to say something more than I was able to think of... or present things in ways that I was unable to.

- Judging, I guess, must be left to the sponsors. after all, it is their money and they know best how to get the sort of traction they want out of posts. Moreover, it leaves the Indi-team free to focus on more important tasks rather than getting into the murky world of short-listing posts.

- When I write a post I never upload to delete it. My blog is like an online record of many of the writings I do. But then I'm sure there must many who might think of removing posts or tweaking them to go without a sponsor's details after a contest. So this rule is fairly valid.

- Extensions of submission dates too are absolutely fine so far as I am concerned. Even I forget to write sometimes and wish there was an extension.

#JustMyOpinion

 

Shilpi Dutta
Shilpi Dutta
from delhi
4 years ago

Results results results?

CyberKID
CyberKID
from India
4 years ago

Mujhe mil jo jaaye thoda paisa, thoda paisa, thoda paisaaaa.... magar kaise??????

The Sorcerer
from Mumbai
4 years ago

Thodi si lift karade! 

Magar kaise....kaise....kaise...
Arvind Passey
from Delhi
4 years ago

Paisa nahin, sirf voucher milega

Voucher se kuch lena padega!

Yeh 'no cash' ka zamana hai

Cash ki chahat se bahut dur hai.

:)

 

 

 

Aditya Jha
Aditya Jha
from New Delhi, India
4 years ago

It's really sad to note that while we as bloggers spend our time in writing quality blog posts to promote these brands, the existence of red-tapism just takes away all the fun of it. 2 months are gone and there's no sense of accountability from the brand to reward bloggers who researched and came up with quality blog posts - reward to be rewarded, right! 

I think some punishments too might be around the corner for the ones who over hyped the brand. Those spending extra exorbitant money in the name of oxygen producing paint but in reality getting none of it. I should have gotten cow dung plastered on walls to get pure fresh air. But alas!!!
I see the brands all over the world come up with some fad and chemical names to lure customers into paying triple costs in that name. Blind hyping should be cautioned. It is a great piece of cake these brands are getting from bloggers jumping to immortalize them. (Me included).
Adcritic
Adcritic
from Mumbai
4 years ago

the Indiblogger team needs to do some social media monitoring to see how contests like these increase the mentions of the stupid unimaginative hashtags are LIFTED because of the contest.

So do one reading of the 'brandname' and 'hashtag' just before/ during launch of contest, and then repeat this during/AFTER the contest on the last day or more.  This will give you some idea of what kind of effect this contest generates... at a really low cost for the brand.

If they were to run A similar campaign with their digital/ social media outfits I think it would cost them a lot lot LOT more, and the results still would be nowhere close to what a contest like this generates.

if you take this into consideration, the sponsors are getting away with absolutely free goodies from the bloggers. 

When we ask for the dates of the prizes or the announcement its only fair.

Also IMHO think its only fair that if there is no response within a reasonable time (3 months?) the participants delete the posts they so painstakingly created?  (Better than it getting a bad rap from frustrated bloggers who might start posting much much much more negative reviews - now THAT would be bad)

I honestly feel bad for the Indiblogger team - they need to put their foot down with un-professional & lazy sponsors

#justmyopinion #mytwobits

CyberKID
CyberKID
from India
4 years ago

Actually, we've taken it all wrong. 185 entries in a contest, is quite a task? Do we expect these brands to have people paid simply to have the content on such contests read, analyse, compare and reward? That's an improbable situation. 185 posts are to be read, eligible ones verified, good ones sifted out, then compared on the various criterions, compared again for quality, plagiarism and such other parameters before being declared as winners. Do you really think 60-65 days are too much? Beyond that, it's almost a norm on IndiBlogger contests for completion of the entire process in 3-4 months.

Shivam Ralli
from Ghaziabad
4 years ago

I really didn't want to ever enter the debate on the results in a competition I didn't take part in, but I agree with you. As far as i remember, IB takes quite a while for the competitions. Unlike the (now oboslete) happy hours. Why is there such a crisis going on about the results? :-\

No crisis, just paint is getting dry.
It might expire as well.
Shivam Ralli
from Ghaziabad
4 years ago

Well, all the participants are in the bandwagon and IB team is barely keeping their wrath it. Hope it doesn't expire. :)) All the best to you all. :)

Shilpi Dutta
Shilpi Dutta
from delhi
4 years ago

Indi team. When are you announcing the results??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • Indiblogger gives last dates to submit the blogs but no punctuation on giving results.
Ekta Khetan
Ekta Khetan
from Mumbai
4 years ago

Well, honestly speaking. After the way they judged "my entry" for Cashify contest, I have left hopes for this one. isme bhi video banaya thaWink

Arvind Passey
from Delhi
4 years ago

Why just a video? Are you no longer confident about your writing skills? :)

Ekta Khetan
from Mumbai
4 years ago

Haha you think that videos are made on hawa with no writing involved?? 

Arvind Passey
from Delhi
4 years ago

You are your best judge. Do go ahead and make videos.

Adcritic
Adcritic
from Mumbai
4 years ago

Been over two weeks since my initial rant but there's been no progress. (Cashify which came later has been closed prizes announced, done with, so - welldone, team!)

Clearly the other sponsors are taking the Indiblogger team and the blogging community for  a ride.  

Again its not the prizes, or the delay so much  but the sheer un-professionalism which is irksome. It clearly shows they do not respect or see this as worth.  and IMHO there were only interested in getting social media mentions before the festive season.  and thanks to this contest they got it, with great positive associations. Now they are going back on their word.  (and this after they put in difficult impossible clauses like dont delete your posts for a year at least!!)

 

Now blogging community, should we ignore this forgive them and move on?   I hope a sponsor finds out the hard way what it means to mess with the blogging community...Yell

Hey IB team - is there an update on the results? It's been so long Frown

CyberKID
CyberKID
from India
4 years ago

Hey @Renie, it's been three months now, since this contest started. Even the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh election results are coming tomorrow. Can we please atleast know a tentative date, or a timeframe by when we could expect the results? If not that, then atleast an update on what's currently happening here, from anyone in the IndiTeam would be much appreciated.

Chandresh Jain
from Delhi
4 years ago

Actually , Mr. Gandhi is the judge of this contest :) ... SO it's going to take a while ... Keep calm and continue blogging 


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