What happened in 2016 and what is coming in 2017?
2016 was a big year for Launchpad6. It was the first full year of operation by new owners from Buzz Box Video. So what were some of the big changes? Well there was a stack of new enhancements to ContestPad. Lets highlight of a few of the big ones!
Judging Panel Module - This is probably the biggest enhancement made to the platform and is a unique to ContestPad. You can now setup judging rounds with all different types of judging options and manage your judges progress.
YouTube integration - You can now distribute content to your own YouTube channel but still centrally manage it from Launchpad6. Great feature for anyone wanting to create their own YouTube contest but with a lot more flexibility.
Engagement scoring - Unique to ContestPad is the ability to now score entries on a whole bunch of engagement criteria such as social shares, comments, plays and more. This encourages your audience to engage and promote the entries the way you want them to.
Contest Categories - Contest entries can now be assigned to contest categories and displayed in a categorised format on your gallery.
User management and security - We've made a bunch of changes to security and user management including the ability to bulk import users, whitelist IP address access, moderate registrations and a bunch more.
Video overlays - If you want to permanently brand your entries, ContestPad now provides the ability to automatically overlay your logos or images right onto the uploaded video entries.
We also ran a stack of contests for organisations such as Subaru, Bud Lite, KFC, Harcourts International, Foresters Insurance, Franklin Covey, Hills Shelters, MIFC, Luxury Escapes and many many more.
So what's planned for 2017?
Well 2017 is going to be a massive year! Not only do we have a huge range of enhancements planned for ContestPad, we also have exciting new products planned for release.
ContestPad enhancements coming in 2017:
We are busy creating the next generation contest and UGC curation platform which will include the following:
- New field configurator : This is a long awaited feature which is due early in the new year. More easily configure your own fields for user registration, entry capture and voting gateways.