The results of a little giveaway

Last week after posting my review of the Anti Duffel Trout Edition by Launch Bag, I held a little contest on the Unaccomplished Angler Facebook page. It was quite simple, or so I thought.  I figured people would easily follow the instructions and I would have several people vying for the prize.

Pretty simple, right?

Pretty simple, right?

Facebook sucks, and limits the reach of “page” posts unless the page owner is willing to spend money to “boost” the reach. I, of course, am unwilling to give Facebook my money because I am not selling anything here at the UA. In fact, in my assessment, Facebook should pay me for providing rich content. But I digress.

Several people copied the link to the review and pasted that to their timelines, but that was not the instructions. The instructions were to share the post from the UA FB page. Sharing the page from which the post originates promotes that page. Simply copying and pasting the link does nothing to promote the FB page. Only 3 did this correctly.

Next in the instructions, when sharing the page post people were to include the verbiage, “The Unaccomplished Angler is wise and influential. Help me win this cool wader bag by liking this.”  Of the 3 that successfully completed the first step, 2 performed this second step correctly.

That left only two candidates. From those two playas I tallied the total likes on their posts and a winner was declared accordingly.

Fly Fishing Army: 0 likes. I’m not sure if that low number reflects poorly on the Unaccomplished Angler or the Fly Fishing Army.

Sandy Chin: 13 likes. 13 is an unlucky number, but in this case it was lucky enough to win you a wader bag.

Congrats, Sandy, and thanks to all who played along, even if most of you didn’t pay close attention to the details.


6 thoughts on “The results of a little giveaway”

  1. That’s hilarious. I saw the post…probably from the 4th or 20th misguided share and had no idea what was going on. FB doesn’t do you any favors…unless you have $5….reminds me of some old vietnam/war movie or something…but I’m not going there.

    1. Kirk Werner says:

      Those misguided shares, while misguided, still resulted in views, so it’s hard to stay beaucoup mad at all those instructionally challenged. Five dolla…long time.

  2. Sandy Chin says:

    Awesome! Thanks so much. How do we complete the transaction?

    1. Kirk Werner says:

      My people contact your people. That’s how these things work. Congrats on winning a fine item!

  3. I’m pretty sure I did it right but I refused to lie to my FB friends. That ought to get me something.

  4. Urban legend has it that child car seat instructions are targeted at a fifth grade reading level, to maximize the likelihood that the majority of the public might successfully complete the task without assistance. Looks like your shot went a bit high…

    An illustration is worth a thousand dollars words, right? Nah, that probably wouldn’t be enough either. I need ADHD-proof instant gratification. Oh, look! Somebody faved my tweet!

    Or…perhaps your evil scheme went exactly as planned, Dr. Insidious? Daily Affirmation #8: I will look for happiness in life by finding people I can laugh at. :)

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