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The Power of Running a Competition or Challenge for your Business

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Competitions and challenges are win-win opportunities for consumers and brands. The consumers get to win something while the brands get a chance to market and improve their business. They are not the answer to every marketing challenge, but they should be included in your list of strategies to market your business. Competitions are not designed to only be external because you can use them to...

Government competitions that are changing lives and educating the public

Competitions, challenges and contests can be used in so many positive ways.  As a matter of fact, we outlined a few of them in our white paper "8 Ways a Challenge Can Boost Your Business."

Skild's Founder & CEO, Anil Rathi pens post for Harvard Business Review

To Encourage Innovation, Make It a Competition

The competition format has fueled major successes in business. Fortune 500 companies like AT&T and American Express often sponsor online creativity contests to inspire innovation among their customers, while Kickstarter and other crowdfund platforms have ideas compete to win funding. And organizations can also use competitions to drive innovation...

What Civic Innovation Contests Teach Tech Companies

Skild is in the news again this week.  This time, we're featured in InformationWeek.

Skild launches OpenSkild™ to bring its contest management platform to any organization

Open Beta Program Makes Publicly Available the Same Customizable, Self-Service, Cloud-Based System Used in Contests hosted by AT&T, Autodesk, MTV, Nike, NASA, The National Science Foundation, and General Electric

Why Open Contests Work

Last week, we published a piece written by Skild's Founder and CEO, Anil Rathi, in response to the article, "Dump the Prizes."

Skild Founder & CEO, Anil Rathi, responds to "Dump the Prizes" post on Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Recently, the Stanford Social Innovation Review posted a blog article written by Kevin Starr.  The piece, "Dump the Prizes," infers "contests, challenges, awards—they do more harm than good. Let’s get rid of them."