About Us


Contest Factory has been developing proven gamification contest software platforms since 2000. Our management and technical team has over 100 years of cumulative experience in digital media, gamification marketing strategy, promotion administration, entertainment, and technology industries. It is the breadth of knowledge and power of this human capital that is a significant benefit to our clients and business partners. Our team has been a dynamic part of our ability to deliver the best contest experience on the internet and to advance the software architecture that has earned us multiple U.S. patents for our gamification technology.

Marketing Tools

The goal of every business owner, marketing manager and communications director is to measure and maximize the return on every marketing dollar spent. Our proprietary Viral DNA® analytic tools provide key insight to user behavior within the gamification contest platform, a feature not offered by Google Analytics or many of the other costly analytics software programs. By tapping into the user’s behavior within the game/contest setting (live and post contest), we can steer them to key brand messages, establish long term loyalty and ultimately increase sales. It is a known fact that market share and sales are a numbers game – the more people you reach, the faster you grow your business. Contest Factory’s proven gamification contest software platforms can help you engage more people, increase your market share and grow your business.

Engage Your Customers®

“Engage Your Customers®” is not just a catchphrase – it is a part of everything we do here at Contest Factory. We feel that by helping you engage your clients and customers with fun, interactive and sometimes downright addictive contests, we help you to reach them in ways unlike any other promotional tool. Gamification enables people to have fun while they are relaxed and therefore more open to hearing your brand message. Our formula is simple: if we help you achieve your marketing goals and you are successful, we in turn are also successful. That is why our gamification client list includes some of the most successful and well-known brands in the world.

We treat every client as if they were our first and provide the finest support and service in the industry. We don’t settle for second, we work hard for first place. If you share these values, please give us try – we guarantee you will not be disappointed.

We build lasting relationships

The Brands We Serve

A major thank you as the SpinZone Trade Show game was a huge success for Hyatt. We had two lines pouring outside of our pavilion as everyone wanted a chance to SPIN, the energy was high and incredible… Thank you again!

Nicole VaziriGlobal Sales Director, Hyatt

We needed to have our sweepstakes launched on a tight schedule, and Contest Factory absolutely crushed it. I could not ask for a better turnaround, and everything looks great!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Justin TimsGeneral Manager, Universal Water

Thank you for your support of this promotion. It was one of the smoothest we have ever run and the design was very professional. We look forward to working with you again in the new year.

Steve MathwigLoyalty Program Manager, Marcus Threatres

Contest Factory was instrumental in the success of Pro Football Weekly’s “Team for the Ages” contest. The functionality of the technology, the superior customer service and meticulous attention to our needs provided for an excellent sweepstakes experience. CF exceeded our expectations on every level. Thank you Dr. Iman, Max and the entire team at Contest Factory.

Laura ShawPublisher, Shaw Media

The Contest Factory team is great to work with; they communicate clearly and explain processes, options and opportunities well. The team contributed creative solutions to some of the stickier challenges of our project while we were planning. They were very responsive during the execution of our project and provided easy to understand status reports.

Bonnie SchirkMarketing Technologies Manager at Syngenta

This is our second time using Contest Factory, the first was a spin to win game, where travel agents and the chance to spin a wheel for prizes, it was a great way to engage travel agents and they enjoyed spinning and winning! The second time and most recent was a contest/sweepstakes, where consumers could submit an essay or create a video of where in the world they want to go, why they want to go there and who do they want by their side. It was a huge success and in addition there was an added weekly sweepstakes to keep it active and engaging. The team at Contest Factory were there every step of the way, with ideas, suggestions and to ensure that everything runs smoothly and timely. They are super-efficient and always accessible. They are very in tune with our needs and our company expectations. It was seamless and smooth, start to finish. Contest Factory has exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend them!

Stephanie MirandoMarketing Manager, Collette

From concept to execution, working with Contest Factory on the Goslings Rum ‘Selfie Yourself to Bermuda’ campaign was a pleasure. The team was proactive, provided deliverables on time, had extensive knowledge of what works for UGC and a deep understanding of contest & sweepstakes law. Working closely with our web development manger in the UK, they launched the contest site on our new platform without a hitch. Their willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty (without extra charges) was invaluable in helping us reach our goals for this campaign.

Laura BaughmanBrand Manager, Goslings Rum

Contest Factory was a great partner for us in developing an engaging and successful promotion for our client. They won the contract based on price, but the attention to detail and and accessibility during the entire process is why we’ll gladly be working with them in the future. Through thoughtful planning, precise execution and really unbeatable post-launch support we were able to deliver an experience that exceeded benchmarks across the board.

Perry CottrellDigital Account Supervisor, Deutsch, Inc.

We have worked with Contest Factory for over 4 years, and they have always been light years ahead of any other contest provider in terms of innovation, cost and service. They understand viral marketing, user-generated content and how to fuse the best of online and offline worlds better than anyone. I recommend them very highly indeed.

Derek HewittSenior Vice President of Marketing, TracFone Wireless Inc.

Partnering with Contest Factory was a great choice for CST Brands. We met a tight deadline and delivered a best in class sweepstakes with an outstanding user experience.

Jared K. SturtevantSupervisor of Digital Marketing, Corner Store/CST Brands

Thanks SO MUCH for all your hard work on our SpinZone campaign before and during SXSW! It was such a fantastic event, I think I’m safe to speak for the whole team when I say we want to do it all over again very soon. Let’s follow up soon to talk about a potential ongoing SpinZone partnership!

Marissa ChristiansenSenior Manager, Alliances, XPRIZE

We are very impressed with the wide range of capabilities that Contest Factory offers, their technical expertise and the customer service orientation of their staff. No matter what the challenge, the Contest Factory team provided the right solution in the required time frame.

Alan H. GersonPresident and CEO, Interactive Solutions Group

Contest Factory has been an invaluable partner in our ongoing interactive marketing efforts for NET10… they deliver on time and on budget. They are a true partner - technologically and strategically… I highly recommend Contest Factory to any organization looking for a partner in the interactive marketing and technology arena.

Ian WoodsVP eCommerce & Interactive Marketing, NET10

PeopleReady partnered with Contest Factory and utilized their SpinZone attendee engagement tool to help generate brand awareness and booth traffic at the largest Power Generation Trade Show in the world. Over the 3-day event, over 700 people played our Vespa sweepstakes game, and over 100 people crowded our booth for the grand prize announcement. The SpinZone tool worked perfectly. About 30% of visitors were pre-qualified as leads requiring immediate follow-up from our sales teams. We are expecting at least a 10x first year ROI from the event. Special thanks to the entire Contest Factory team for making the process easy and seamless from beginning to end. The team took a listen-first approach, then helped bring our vision to life. They were accessible 24/7, including at peak show hours to ensure SpinZone performed as promised. If creative attendee engagement is part of your trade show marketing plan, make sure your first call is Contest Factory!

Ron RiceDirector of Marketing at PeopleReady

For the record…
After much deliberation internally at SanDisk as we prepare the close of this program there is a unanimous opinion that this has been a fantastic experience working with you guys. For a program running this long we literally have had no issues worth worrying about. You guys were flawless following up on all concerns promptly. Our special Wal-Mart support line received exactly…wait for it…zero calls in one year!

Ken HuttonSenior Channel Marketing Manager, SanDisk