Frequent Competition Entrants Banned? (Monster Marketing Perth)

https://www.facebook.com/monstermarketingperth/photos/a.1142...
(Now removed, link to screenshot here)

You’re not fooling anyone‼️ That is what we (social media peeps) say to ourselves when we get spammed by the same comp entry people, we refer to them as “Prize Pigs” people that overwhelmingly spam our clients pages when we run a competition‼️ We (Monster Marketing Perth) manage many many social media accounts for many clients across Perth and will often run competitions to give away amazing and very expensive prizes. ✅ It is highly annoying to see the same names spamming all pages, highjacking the competition entry comments section across all competitions‼️ They don’t give a rats about the actual business running the competition or what it means to them at all‼️ They are professional competition entry people and deserve never to win! We have a long list of names that will immediately be disqualified‼️ They won’t know it… they’ll just never win‼️ We have spoken with our business reps at Facebook & Instagram and they back us all the way!‼️
Get a life and let other deserving Perth people WIN

Hmm curious on peoples thoughts on this, since there are forums dedicated to entering. The thought that it could be completely pointless because your name is already on the ban list.

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Comments

  • Utterly ridiculous.

  • They are professional competition entry people and deserve never to win!

    Why?

    We have a long list of names that will immediately be disqualified‼️ They won’t know it… they’ll just never win

    Is that even legal?

  • <solved> Just change your name every few weeks </solved>

    Do it here

  • +13 votes

    Wow, sounds like someone doesn't want to have clients anymore. The client literally wants them to get as many eyeballs on their social media page as possible. If they have to run a comp to do this it sounds like Monster Marketing Perth is pretty sh*t at their job?

    Imagine a HR specialist saying this:
    You’re not fooling anyone‼️ That is what we (recruitment peeps) say to ourselves when we get spammed by the same peoples job applications, we refer to them as “Job Pigs” people that overwhelmingly spam our clients pages when we advertise a position‼️ We (Monster Marketing Perth) manage many many social media accounts for many clients across Perth and will often post positions to fill amazing and well-paying roles. ✅ It is highly annoying to see the same names applying all positions, highjacking the positions vacant inbox across all businesses‼️ They don’t give a rats about the actual business looking for an employee or what it means to them at all‼️ They are professional job application people and deserve never to be hired! We have a long list of names that will immediately be disqualified‼️ They won’t know it… they’ll just never be hired‼️ We have spoken with our business reps at Facebook & Instagram and they back us all the way!‼️
    Get a life and let other deserving Perth people HAVE JOBS

    Actually.. sounds about how things seem to go anyway..

  • The various state gaming authorities count for much more than Facebook and Instagram. I would check their rules. Would be funny to see lotto reject a claim because they were a weekly syndicate.

  • Entered nearly 1000 competitions posted here and only started 6 months ago.
    I've found local manufacturers and suppliers I never knew about before. Sure I don't remember them all, but the ones with good marketing and websites do stand out.

    Do they even want traffic or not?

    • how many have you won?

      How full is your spam folder? Mine exploded.

      • I use an old hotmail address and just go keyword searching for wins. I've won I think 4 or 5 minor things.

        The spam can be outrageous though. Had a running shoes website email me referral link for a bitcoin wallet just today.

  • Y'all fools for giving these businesses and marketing companies any of your details in the first place. And this marketing company is a fool for turning down this free data. If they aren't selling the data they harvest then they are doing something morally right, but in business terms they are doing it wrong.

  • This is interesting, I wonder how common the practice of banning people is.

    Sounds like their marketing strategy is not delivering the outcome they want (interesting thing for a marketing company to admit publicly). They are wanting people who might become customers of the business not people who will never be a customer but just want the prize, which I imagine is hard to distinguish with the strategy they are using.

    They are assuming that because a person enters lots of competitions they are less likely to be a genuine potential customer - if that’s the case running an online competition is probably not the best marketing strategy. It’s probably a flawed assumption, regardless it’s inevitable when running a competition that people who enter a lot of competitions will enter. It’s particularly odd that they are talking about competitions in Perth and assuming that if someone is interested in one business in Perth they shouldn’t be interested in another Perth business.

    It’s a shame for the businesses that were tagged in the post as it’s probably not the best rant post to have your brand associated with.

    I used to enter a lot of competitions and was fairly successful with the 25 word or less ones. I’d go as far as saying it was a bit of a hobby, but I was genuinely interested in the products/businesses otherwise I wouldn’t want the prize. I’ve won less recently, but also entered less. I would be disappointed to be on a banned list. Perhaps I’ll switch to my married name for comps.

  • I would imagine the state competitions authority would love to see this, to launch a prosecution.

    Utter morons who deserve all that is coming to them,

    https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/department/contact-us

    Just sent them a copy and the link.

  • This is the consequence of "pretending" that marketing is a competition.

    They are using human behaviour (desire for something free) to lure people to click, gain marketing points with their clients regardless of the potential for that click to be a viable target for the company's products.

    The marketing company has less morals than the "prize pigs". They only want to extract $$ from their clients and the "prize pigs" are exposing their dubious means.

    They want to play the games and set all the rules… Fools.

  • This is a very small marketing company. They are not doing themselves any favours by making this post.
    For a business that supposedly does Facebook marketing for other businesses, if I was a business I wouldn’t use them. It just looks unprofessional.

    • They won’t be around much longer, just sent this to the WA competition government department. They are (profanity).

    • Should have just kept their mouth shut and do it on the sly. It is always in the T&Cs anyways for competitions that entries can be ruled ineligible by discretion of the promoters. Nobody would ever know.

  • If I was them I'd just keep my mouth shut. Keep list of ineligible people and apply it.

    Whoever run the competition can do as they see fit within the law. It is usually in the T&Cs who cannot enter and organisers can use their discretion. If they didn't have it in there they should.

    Social media is both a blessing and a curse. Mostly a curse I would say. They did more damage than good.

  • Sorry, this content isn't available right now

    Looks like the post has been removed. Interesting.

    As others have said, this doesn't read at all well and comes across as petty and unprofessional to say the least, even without considering any ethical or legal implications.

    The company appears to be something of a one-person show, all three testimonials on the website, and a single Bark review, all mentioning that one person by name, and the associated LinkedIn profile lists that same person as the 'Managing Director'.

    209 Facebook followers also doesn't sound like a whole lot for a marketing company.

    For a so-called website designer, their own website certainly leaves quite a bit to be desired, the structure and formatting on the testimonials page alone, for example, is fairly clunky and uninspired.

    Not a great look all round.

    • What was interesting was that Thirsty Camel, 1 of the companies they represent, shared the post and mirrored the thoughts. Their rep even commenting that they check ppls FB profiles on a "like & share" comp, and look to see if their profile is full of competition shares. The comments got some supporters, and some questioning it

      Is it so difficult for 1 company to have a "1 win every X months" rule? I know the radio stations implement that to avoid spam

      • "1 win every X months" rule

        And from a practical standpoint, most entrants would probably be satisfied with that anyway given that statistically they'll probably only win occasionally anyhow.

        Yes, frustrated diatribes were just one way of responding to this particular situation.

        Also find it interesting that a marketing and web-design company would make such limited use of proof-reading/spell-checking on their very own website (fairly sure 'excelle' and 'andvertising' aren't found in too many dictionaries, not to mention the incorrect use of 'businesses', sans apostrophe).

      • +4 votes

        With FB sharing they are not taking into account most shares (in my case) are only seen by friends unless I make it public which is specific to entering the competition, the share has to be public. So if all they are seeing is competition posts they need to actually realise there are probably hundreds of other non competition related posts they are not seeing.

        I enter a lot of comps here, and have won a lot , I don't see how me following the terms of conditions of entry make me any less eligible because I've entered a lot in the past. It's stupid , but their loss.

  • Good. Identify and ban more of them.

  • -3 votes

    I agree

  • Where do we send reports to? I was going to report it last night but wasn’t sure if I was sending it to the right department. I couldn’t find any email address or form.

    • I posted the link above..

      I wonder if any of the WA news programs or newspapers would be interested.

  • Also wouldn’t it be defamation if she was sending a list of these “banned” names to various businesses?

  • Looks like they're outright deleted their page now?

    • Lol yes they have. For a "marketing" company I think they've just learnt a lesson on bad marketing

      And now this post and the lottos post are Google hits 7 and 8 when searching the company. That's not gonna do them any favours

      Waiting for the c&d to try to take this post down 😂