Win an iPad Mini in our Vocus Testimonial Sweepstakes!

Vocus software helps businesses big and small make a footprint in the marketing world. We enjoy hearing success stories achieved via our all-in-one Vocus Marketing Suite, or through one of our various brands, such as Help A Reporter Out (HARO), PRWeb, or iContact.

“The Vocus Marketing Suite has made our social media efforts more efficient,” says Oneida, a fine flatware company. “It helps us to focus in on the conversation. It gives us a great opportunity to have that one-on-one dialogue with our users and share our commitment to our brand.”

Now, we want to hear your story.

How has Vocus software benefited your company or business? Not only could your story be featured on our website (read: free publicity), but you will be entered to win one of five iPad Minis.

Need more details? Here are the quick facts:

  1. By 11:59 pm EST on February 21st, 2013, go to Vocus’ Facebook fan page and click on the “Win an iPad Mini” tab located at the top of the page. Enter your information.
  2. You will receive an email, which will explain how to complete your response, which can be either written or video.
    • All written responses must be less than 800 words
    • Video responses must be less than 2:00 minutes and uploaded to YouTube publicly
  3. Entries must be original and created by the Entrant.
  4. Each Entrant must include their first name, last name, company, company revenue size, and email address in their submission.
  5. All submissions must be in English.
  6. Only one submission per entrant.
  7. Prizes: Five Grand Prize winners will be selected to receive an Apple iPad Mini. Ten second place prize winners will receive a copy of “Marketing in the Round” by Gini Dietrich and Geoff Livingston.
  8. Grand Prize winners will be notified by February 22nd, 2013 and second place prize winners will be notified by March 8th.

Good luck! Official rules are below.

Vocus Testimonial Sweepstakes Official Rules

Eligibility: NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES. The Sweepstakes is open to individuals at least eighteen years old and legal residents of the fifty United States or Washington, D.C. and (1) are employees of organizations that currently use any of the following Vocus products: Vocus Public Relations, PRWeb, Help a Reporter Out, iContact, or North Social, who submit a testimonial describing their use of Vocus products; or (2) submit a testimonial describing the importance of marketing automation; (an “Entrant”).  Employees of any federal, state, or local government are not eligible, nor are employees of Vocus, Inc., or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“Sponsor”), advertising or promotional agencies, or anyone else involved in the development or fulfillment of this Sweepstakes, or any members of the immediate family or household of such employees.  The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law or regulations.

How to enter: Between February 11, 2013, 5:00 pm EST and February 21, 2013, 11:59 pm EST, submit a written or video testimonial through Vocus’ Facebook page located at http://www.facebook.com/Vocus within the “Win an iPad Mini” tab located at the top of the page.  An email will be sent to entrants on how to complete their written responses. Written responses must be less than 800 words.  Video responses must be less than 2:00 minutes and uploaded to YouTube publicly.  Both written and video entries can be submitted by copying and pasting the link of the YouTube video into the essay field of the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/vocus-testimonial-sweepstakes. Entries must be original and created by the Entrant.  Each Entrant must include their: first name, last name, company, company revenue size, and email address in its submission. All submissions must be in English. Only one submission per Entrant.

Prizes:  Five Grand Prize winners will be selected. Each Grand Prize winner will receive an Apple iPad Mini (32GB, WIFI) (valued at $429.00).  iPad and Apple are trademarks of Apple, Inc., who is not a sponsor nor involved in any way with this Sweepstakes. Ten second place prizes are available. Each second place prize winner will receive a copy of “Marketing in the Round” by Gini Dietrich and Geoff Livingston (valued at $24.99).  Gini Dietrich and Geoff Livingston are not sponsors nor endorse this Sweepstakes in any way.  Winners are solely responsible for the payment of all federal, state and local taxes and all other expenses or costs relating to the prize not expressly set forth above. Prize is non-transferable and no substitution by winner for cash equivalent is allowed.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Drawing and Winner Notification: Winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. The potential winners will be notified by email using the contact information given at the time of entry.  Grand Prize winners will be notified by February 22, 2013, and they must accept the prize by February 28, 2013.  Second place prize winners will be notified by March 8, 2013.  Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by a potential winner for any reason.  If a potential winner does not respond within the time period stated above, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential winner, such potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.  If any potential winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.  Each potential winner may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and (where legal) a Publicity Release.  Failure to comply when requested may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.  Each winner must comply with his/her employer’s policy on acceptance of any prize.

Release of Liability: By entering, you release Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, employees, directors, and agents, including advertising agencies, from any and against any and all injury, loss or damage caused or claimed to be caused by your participation in the Sweepstakes and/or the acceptance, awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of any prize, and you release Sponsor, and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, employees and agents, and all others associated with the development and execution of this Sweepstakes from any such liability and agree that these entities are not responsible for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to any prize.

Additional Rules:  Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered are void.  No mechanically reproduced entries are eligible.  No responsibility is assumed for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, or illegible entries.  By entering, you: (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements; (ii) agree to be contacted by e-mails, phone and/or mail by Sponsor and its subsidiaries and affiliates about Sponsor’s services; (iii) represent and warrant that you have the legal right to make your submission, and your submission does not violate any third party’s intellectual property rights; (iv) agree not to submit anything that would be considered pornographic, obscene, defamatory, disparaging, or otherwise unlawful; (v) allow Sponsor to use the testimonial in any of its marketing or publicity material, which may include, on Sponsor’s website. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has violated these Official Rules; and (ii) to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes if Sponsor believes, in its sole discretion, that malfunction, error, disruption or damage is impairing or will impair the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes. If Sweepstakes is terminated early, Sponsor will determine the winner from all eligible entries received as of the termination date. Entry constitutes consent to the use of prize winner’s name, voice, picture and/or likeness without compensation for promotion purposes to the extent allowed by law.  In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the entrant, any on-line entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account from which it was sent, provided such account holder must still meet the eligibility requirements for the Sweepstakes.  The authorized account holder shall be the natural person to whom the applicable email address has been assigned by the Internet access provider, service provider, or other online organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.  Entrant agrees that any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action lawsuit. Under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Entrants and Sponsor in connection with this Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Maryland without regard to choice of law rules. Any suits related to this Sweepstakes or these rules will be brought exclusively in the State of Maryland, and Entrant agrees to the personal jurisdiction thereof. For the name of the winner, send an email to vocuspr@vocus.com by March 15, 2013.

Entrant understands that Facebook, Inc. in no way sponsors, endorses, or administers this Sweepstakes, and each Entrant releases Facebook of any and all liability.  Entrant understands that any information collected through this Sweepstakes is solely for the use of Sponsor, and not for Facebook.

LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Sponsor:  Vocus, Inc., 12051 Indian Creek Court, Beltsville, MD 20705

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