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No-Brainer Marketing: Advertising Your Contest to Previous Participants
7/27/2016
If you've run a contest with GoGo Photo Contest in the past, marketing your newest contest to your previous contest participants should be a no-brainer for
ONE IMPORTANT REASON: 
They have already shown previous interest in participating in a photo contest fundraiser held by your organization.

How to find previous participant email addresses
To reach out to previous participants, you'll need to use an email client that allows you to do mass email sends such as SendGrid or MailChimp. You can attempt to send marketing emails through an email client such as Gmail or Yahoo but they will most likely limit the amount of sends you can do in one day

Gmail, for example, will temporarily disable your account if you send messages to more than 500 recipients or if you send a large number of undeliverable messages. If you use a POP or IMAP client (for example: Microsoft Outlook or Apple Mail), you may only send a message to 100 people at a time. Your account should be re-enabled within 24 hours. Source: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/22839?hl=en

Step One:
Log into the GGPC Admin: https://www.gogophotocontest.com/admin/

Step Two: 
Choose your previous contest from the Current Contest drop-down in the bottom right-hand corner of the GGPC Admin dashboard:


Step Three:
Once your previous contest has loaded (you'll be able to tell by the contest title in the upper right-hand corner of the GGPC Admin), select the Participants (All) report from the Contest Reports drop-down:



Step Four:
Once the report has loaded, click Export to CSV at the top of the screen to download the spreadsheet file. 

Step Five:
From there, you can use your spreadsheet software to copy the column of email addresses.

Note:
If you'd rather promote your contest to just previous entrants (versus all previous contest participants, which includes entrants and voters), you can find those email addresses within the Participants (Entrants Only) report.

Step Six:
Compose your email blast. Here's an excellent example from a previous client: View Here.