Contest: @Vancanucks “Suite” Social Media Giveaway

There is no doubt that the Vancouver Canucks get social media. They are leaders among sports franchises in interacting with their fans and using social media to do so. With that said, the Canucks have asked us to help spread the word about a new contest they are launching today that could see you win tickets to join Canucks social media staff, bloggers and other social media personalities in a suite at Rogers Arena for the Canucks final preseason game on October 1st versus the Edmonton Oilers.

As of today, the Canucks will be hiding a pair of faux tickets on two of 70 Canucks SkyTrain posters that are currently up within all stations on the Expo, Millennium and Canada Lines. An image of the tickets is attached below. Fans will need to locate these tickets and take a photo of themselves in front of the poster. They will then need to tweet their photo to @VanCanucks with the hashtag #ifoundthetix which will enter them to win. (Please note: the tickets will not be located on a poster that is across the tracks of a SkyTrain – they will be far away from the line itself).

There are eight spots available in the suite and here is the image you’ll be looking for:

Good luck everyone! Maybe we’ll be seeing you in the Social Media suite on October 1st at Roger Arena!

Mashable Awards: Canucks social media efforts are worth your vote!

In today’s age of social media and the popularity of forums such as Twitter and Facebook, it’s important for businesses and individuals that market themselves to get on board and make use of these popular tools. The Vancouver Canucks have made a concentrated effort to build their brand through social media and have a devoted following on both platforms. With contests and events such as “Tweetups” or great ideas like online scavenger hunts, the Canucks have engaged their fan base and built on their already strong brand in the process.

The club has also used the social media community, partnering with quality independent bloggers and building relationships with them.

At the time this was posted the organization had 39,566 followers on Twitter, and 233,972 “Likes” on their Facebook page.

A site called Mashable is the top source for news in social and digital media, technology and web culture. With more than 30 million monthly page views, Mashable is the most prolific news site reporting breaking web news, providing analysis of trends, reviewing new Web sites and services, and offering social media resources and guides.

Mashable is currently holding its 4th annual Mashable Awards and you can nominate the Canucks in the category of  “Must Follow Brand”. Need more inspiration to do so? Last year, the Chicago Blackhawks took top honours in the equivalent category. Now, we’re not going to let the happen again are we Canucks Nation?

Here is the link to vote/nominate the Vancouver Canucks. Just click the link, sign in with your Twitter or Facebook account and you will be able to cast your vote!

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