Create a Bracket Contest
From the Campaigns page, select the template type – Landing Pages.
Then, choose Bracket Contest (for a Predictive bracket) from the campaign types. *For a voting bracket, choose Bracket Poll.
Note: bracket choices will advance when you manually advance the winning competitor (i.e. following along with a real-life tournament).
Give your Bracket Experience a title and choose the number of competitors (4, 8, 16, 32, or 64) then click Continue.
The next screen you’ll see is the Overview section where you can edit basic settings and view or download stats.
Click the Edit button above the Status section to set the start and end dates of the experience’s entry period.
Select the dates and times, then click Save.
Click Edit above the Sharing section to customize the sharing image, title, and description for your experience URL.
Once your experience receives views or entries, you can view a graph of these stats for the past past week, past month, or past year. Click Download Performance Stats to export a detailed traffic stat CSV file.
Click the Design tab to add backgrounds, images, videos, and customize the campaign’s Form Element. For more information on adding elements, styles, check out this article.
You can switch between the pages you are customizing from the left navigation menu.
If your experience is configured to start in the future, all users that visit the URL will be directed to the Pre-Start Page. Most admins use the default, “Please check back later, voting has not started yet.”, because often times campaigns are not promoted until they are ready to accept entries, so users generally never see the Pre-Start Page.
By clicking Elements in the left navigation, you can add images, videos, text, or even design creative with the Canvas element.
You can add an image element to upload your creative content to the Entry Page.
*Notice the “Now Editing: Version 1” in the upper right corner. Versions gives you the ability to upload and schedule different images in the same image element.
Customizing the Form Fields
While in the Customize section, click on the Form Fields element itself to add or edit form fields.
Click Add Form Field in the menu on the left to add text fields, drop-downs, radio buttons, check-boxes, and social media follow buttons.
In the Participants tab, you can view entry data for the first 1,000 entries, pick winners, and download your Entries and Uploads exports.
Click Download to open the Exports panel
Note: Entrants’ bracket selections, points, and ranking can be seen in the Entries export.
Click Pick Winner to randomly select one or more winners
Under the Settings tab, setup the bracket competitors/teams in the Tournament Options section, and advance winning competitors/teams in the Tournament Results section.
In the Tournament Options section, add the bracket choice titles and initials, and choose between “Color & initials” or “Image”. Upload competitor images to the left of the initial field.
Click Tournament Results and then click the winning team when it is time to advance them to the next round.
*Users can enter anytime during the bracket, but will only be able to cast predictions for remaining matches.
In the Limits & Restrictions section, click Participant Limits to restrict entry, and click Referral Bonus Entries to enable bonus entries for referral.
In the Customizations section, you can customize all of the default language and auto-emails for your experience, and add your custom rules Text, HTML or link.
In the Advanced section, you can setup real-time integration for Automatic Exports, Facebook and Google Tracking, or enable Kiosk Mode for on-site campaigns.
At the bottom of the Settings page, you can Reset, Copy, or Delete your Bracket Contest.
Preview and Publish
When you’re ready, go back to the Overview tab and test/preview your contest by clicking the experience URL under Installation.
Click Preview to redirect the URL to an embed on your website.
Click Install on Facebook to install a Facebook Tab for your experience.
To turn off Admin-Only mode and publish your experience, click the Publish button in the Status area.
If you have any questions or issues setting up your campaign, don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!