Originally Posted by traxport121
How to actually advertise your contest ?
If you have active forum members or even inactive forum members, send a MASS EMAIL to all members telling them about the contest and also link them to the contest rules since you should create them. If you don't create contest rules, people will cheat by creating multiple accounts and other crap.
In that mass email tell your members to tell there own friends, put the word out on all social networking sites that they belong to. The word of mouth will kick in if the contest is a good one or the prize's are really cool.
Promote the contest the same way you promote your forum.