Admin wrote:I would send them a link to www.promotionadvisor.com Theres a lot of information there that that might give them a heads up. A poorly run contest will lead to bad publicity and I have actually seen some page owners close there page becasuse of it.
Thank you. I can occasionally reach them through their Facebook page, when they decide to look at it. This is the message I sent...
Hi- As you know, my daughter is competing for your scholarship. As you
also know, she and I have been concerned with some of the events that
have occurred during the competition. However, last night, when 40
votes were removed from her "like" total, I feel I have to reach out to
you again. We have witnessed vote buying red flags on more than one
account. We have witnessed users tweeting over 100 times in a row to
accumulate votes. And now the removal of 40 votes from my daughter's
account. We have screen shots to document all of these events, which
you are welcome to view. My daughter entered this competition with
highest hopes because her plan was to work relentlessly to fairly
acquire as many votes as possible. She even reached out to a local
publication, which ran a story on her efforts which mentioned your
company. They plan to do a follow-up when the competition is over. My
daughter came into this knowing that even with all that effort, she may
not win. What she didn't consider was that that events like these might
prevent her from even having a chance.
I believe this is the first time you've run a scholarship competition and maybe there were things that could have been done differently. I'd like to direct you to
a VERY helpful page regarding how to run competitions like this one.
It could help in the future if you decide to do this again. It could
help in the remaining days of THIS competition. http://promotionadvisor.com/
At this point my daughter knows she cannot win this competition the way
it is being run now. Yet she is still going to give it all she's got
because when she starts something, she finishes it. I am proud of her
and disheartened for her. Please, PLEASE read the link. I don't want
somebody else to get into this same situation in the future.