Ning is headed to Austin! We’re so excited to be attending SXSW Interactive with three awesome Network Creators (to be named shortly). To help attendees connect with each other, find panels, events and parties, and get excited about heading to Austin, we’ve created a Ning Network especially for other SXSW attendees. More than 2,000 members are RSVPing for parties, finding cheap lodgings and adding photos to help relive last year’s revelry.
Contests are a core way to drive participation on your Ning Network and keep members coming back. For example, the folks at My Kicks on Fire ran a contest to win a free pair of Nike Air Yeezy sneakers. To enter, members were asked to help get the word out via Twitter. Friends or Enemies launched a t-shirt design competition, where the winner had their design printed and sold in the FOE merch store. To participate, members uploaded their proposed t-shirt design to the group in the comments section.