Typically, this is the first thing that comes to mind when considering running a challenge. A good platform, after all, will help you to register participants, accept submissions, evaluate those submissions, and more. But remember, it’s only one critical piece within an interconnected system. On its own, it’s not enough to run a successful challenge.
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In Skild’s experience, the word design means two very different things:
1) Challenge design: the purpose, structure, and flow of your challenge.
2) Website design: the challenge’s public presence in terms of its website’s appearance and messaging. We offer consultation services to help you build a challenge by considering 16 elements that are absolutely critical to running a successful event. Additionally, we have a team of web designers that can make your public pages communicate that event in a way that the public won’t soon forget.
Yes, some of our competitors offer a platform that can meet the most basic needs of your challenge. But do they help you to build out that platform and train you on it — not to mention guiding you through the course of your challenge, addressing any needs that might come up (and they always come up)? Skild has a dedicated customer success team that’s devoted to doing just that.
Skild offers a full-service marketing agency dedicated specifically to the world of innovation challenges. With our robust network of participants, judges, and evangelists (people who help us to promote and amplify challenges), we specialize in attracting the right audience for your one-of-a-kind program. Not only do we tap into that existing network, but we also curate new networks tailored around your event.
Our marketing solutions include the following:
A successful challenge requires proper management — someone who can keep dozens of plates spinning throughout the campaign. This person must have seemingly superhuman attention to details, because these events hinge on many parts working together in harmony. This person is also an organizer of people and tasks, making sure that the former perform the latter — each and every time, without fail.
Every challenge produces an abundance of insightful data on not only the participants and their submissions, but also how long they’ve worked on those submissions, the resources they used in the platform, the number of times they’ve interacted with your brand, and much more. All of this information can inform your decisions in terms of marketing, communications, and even restructuring the challenge for next time. Skild’s data-analyst guru can crunch the numbers however you’d like and present them in a format that you’ll be proud to share with your key stakeholders and executive management team.
Want to proudly display your best submissions or ask the public for comments or votes? Skild can share the highlights of your challenge with the public, beyond just the community of participants and judges. A public gallery can further engage people at-large to interact with your brand in meaningful ways that promote not only awareness, but also the core mission and values of your organization.