Bracket Setup Guide

Choosing your Bracket

From the Campaigns page, select the template type – Landing Pages for the standard campaign, Popups or Embeds for pre-made templates to be embedded in your website.
Landing page template button

Then, choose Bracket below:
Create bracket setup choice

On the next screen, you can give the campaign a title and choose between a Voting style or a Predictive style bracket, and how many bracket options there will be.

Bracket - voting or predictive

Number of bracket options

Note: a “Predictive” bracket moves forward when you manually advance that round or match’s winner. A “Voting” bracket has rounds based on dates that you set, and the bracket choice with the most votes will advance at the end of that round.

After making these selections, click “Set me up”.

Bracket Settings

On the Bracket Settings screen, you can name the regions of the bracket (for back-end organization) and customize the bracket options (add titles/names and optional images).

Bracket settings screen
Bracket choice options

Voting Bracket Only:

In a voting style bracket, you can also set the dates that each round will begin and end, and see the votes for each choice in each Game (match-up) per round.

Bracket round dates and votes

Predictive Bracket Only:

In a Predictive style bracket, here you will see the actual “bracket” where you can advance the choice that should be advanced (i.e. the team that won the match). To move an option forward in the bracket, simply left click on it in the Bracket Results section. To undo a choice, hold down the Shift key and left click on the option.

Once you’ve put in the appropriate results, click “Save” and our system will tally up the results. You can view the scoring from the Leaders section of your dashboard, and if you enable the Show Bracket Leaderboard option from the Edit page, your users will be able to go back to the app and find their score!
Bracket results
Be sure to click “Save” at the bottom of the screen to save your changes.

Scoring

Scoring is dependent upon the number of rounds and bracket options that you will have in your contest. Each round 1 will award 10 points for each correct option selected in the bracket. The points will double each round as the number of bracket options is cut in half. This means that each round will be worth the same amount of overall points and gives the later selections a bit more weight for getting them correct. For example, if we have a contest with 16 total bracket options, the score would be 80 possible points for the first 8 matches, then round two would also be worth 80 points because the 4 remaining matches of 8 options would be worth now 20 points for the correct selection. This pattern continues until the final round of your bracket promotion.

Edit screen

After saving the Bracket Settings, click Edit in the left navigation to select the entry restriction method, enable an optional fangate and age-gate, and choose if the bracket results will display once the campaign has ended.

Bracket edit page

Form Fields

Click Form Fields to collect data from entrants or change the location of the form on the page.

Bracket form fields

Customize

Click Customize to add images or HTML to each page of your Bracket and add the campaign’s official rules. You can also password-protect the campaign here.

Publish

Visit the Embed section to copy the embed code for your website (or short code for your WordPress site). Click Facebook Page Tab to install the campaign to your Facebook page.

When you’re ready to go live, visit the Overview page or the Edit page to turn off Admin-Only mode.

Updated on October 31, 2018

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