Facebook contests are a great way to engage your audience and get new Facebook Fans.  But there are some pitfalls you need to avoid and some questions you need to answer before you get started.

How do you choose the best prize so you are attracting your perfect clients and not just a bunch of freeloaders?

How do you abide by Facebook’s promotional guidelines and rules so that you aren’t in danger of  having your Page shut down?

How do you choose the best type of contest based on the goals you have?

Well, hot dog, you are in luck because I was able to score an interview with Facebook Contest Expert, Ben Pickering, CEO of Strutta where we answer ALL of these questions and more for you.  Strutta is a Facebook Contest Application that is gorgeous!  They have a great platform for running a Facebook photo, video, or essay contest as well as some hot new Application tools called Mighty Apps.

And if that weren’t enough contest goodness, Ben agreed to give all my wonderful fans a special discount on the Strutta contest application – yeeha!  All you have to do is mention Grandma Mary when you sign up with Strutta and you’ll get in on a great deal.

But first, get some great tips on how you can plan and run your successful Facebook contest in this interview.  Let us know what you thought in the comments below!


Also make sure you read all my posts about Facebook Contests.