How to run a RT contest on Like a Bird Apps ?

Why choose a RT contest?

It's the most creative contest on Twitter : people have to create a sentence about a specific theme. Each participant has to collect RT on their tweet. The more RT they have , the more they have a chance to win and the more your brand is exposed on Twitter. The key thing here is that you will engage your direct followers, but if they want to have a chance to win, they will have to engage their own community as well!

This operation will lead you to a very high engagement rate !

How does it work ?

Well, it could not be simpler:

You log in your  Like a Bird Apps dashboard and click on the "Create this contest" button :

Retweet Contest

You now only have to configure your campaign from the campaign form:

  • Announcement tweet describing the rules
  • Starting/Ending date and hour,
  • Reminder tweets
  • Mandatory follow


And then it starts  :

Each participant has to tweet with the mention of your @account and the campaign hashtag, the most retweeted tweet wins !

During the contest, you can follow the participation up by checking your "Results" page (refreshed every 15 min)



At the end of your campaign, you will have the possibility to check every participation from  the "Results" page, and contact them by DM of Tweet:


How does Like a Bird Apps help me?

First of all, our tool helps you ensure that the participants become followers if they aren't already. We send a customizable tweet to your absent minded participants to remind them to become followers, if they forget to, and only if you enabled this feature :



Like a Bird Apps gives you access to the detailed statistics of your campaign as well, knowing the participation distribution, your theoretical audience and so on:

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On top of that, you can download raw data of your participants and participations, and also use a "Twitter Ads" pre-formatted csv file, that you will just have to upload on the Twitter Ads platform to create a tailor-made audience.

Like a Bird Apps opens up new possibilities !

With our data collect features, you are able to obtain some data about your participants : mail address or mobile phone for example.

You have two options here:

  1 . Collect address and other data from winner :

By using Like a Bird Apps, you have the possibility to send a DM to all your winners in one click on the "Results" tab:



And to be sure you collect all the required information, you can redirect your winners to our secured online form :


And then collect every contact details of your winners and send them their rewards.

Cool tips from the Like a Bird Apps team: This "DM" option could be a good way to send a message of thanks to all your participants, or send a promotional  code or consolation prizes.

                2 . Collect contact details from your participants (including email!)

To maximise data collection, Like a Bird Apps,  offers your the opportunity to retrieve data from your participants thanks to the "Second Chance" option, by giving the possibility to your participants to multiply their chances to win by giving you their contact details.

Activate the "data collect" pack, and choose whether you want to contact participants by DM or Tweet, and customize your message (the link to the form will be automatically added at the end of the message).


Once your contest starts, each one of the participants will receive the link to our online form, just after they participate:

In a Tweet:

Or in a DM:


And you can retrieve these informations directly from the "Results" page.

Okay.. Now you seem ready to run your first campaign ! If you have any question, or need any other information, don't hesitate:

- Check our Case studies to see how you can efficiently use this campaign with regards to your goals,

- Contact us via the online chat, this what it's meant for !

- Send us an email at, we are always pleased to receive mails from our users (who isn't?).

Good luck !