ATLANTA--(apartments for rent nationwide.)--Wichita, Kan. resident Christie K. is the $10,000 grand prize winner of the “Your Picks. Your Place. Sweepstakes,” it was announced today by Apartment Guide, a leading resource for
“We’re pleased to announce Christie as the 2012 winner, and to have provided thousands of sweepstakes participants the opportunity to engage with content focused on making the most of their living space – including featured guest blog posts by design expert Kim Myles.”
The sweepstakes, active during the 2012 summer moving season from June 20 through August 14, was designed to engage consumers and demonstrate multiple decorating style possibilities. Apartment Guide partnered with Kim Myles, former winner of HGTV’s “Design Star,” and four design and decor bloggers who created featured designs in numerous themes that celebrated home decorating creativity and individuality.
Design content on the sweepstakes website, http://www.YourPicksYourPlace.com, changed every two weeks during the promotion. Eligible participants had the chance to vote once daily on their preferred room design and be entered for a chance to win the $10,000 grand prize or one of eight $250 weekly prizes. More than 175,000 entries were received during the eight-week promotion, which represents an increase of more than 7.4 percent compared to the number received during the 2011 sweepstakes. Year-over-year site visits grew by 20.5 percent, unique voters by 13 percent and unique visitors by 18.7 percent. Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and Pinterest exposure generated more than 35 million impressions and blog posts generated more than 11.7 million impressions with 42,578 comments.
“The Apartment Guide Your Picks. Your Place. Sweepstakes generated a great deal of social media attention and traffic for our services, helping our advertisers extend their reach and driving more qualified leads,” said Arlene Mayfield, Senior Vice President, PRIMEDIA and President, Apartment Guide, Rentals and Homes divisions. “We’re pleased to announce Christie as the 2012 winner, and to have provided thousands of sweepstakes participants the opportunity to engage with content focused on making the most of their living space – including featured guest blog posts by design expert Kim Myles.”
Information about Kim Myles, the four featured bloggers, the sweepstakes announcement and official rules can be found at http://www.yourpicksyourplace.com.
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