5 Promotion Ideas to Pitch to Furniture Stores

by Liz Huff Second Street

Pets Vs Furniture Photo Contest

WCAX-TV | Burlington, VT

This fun photo contest from WCAX-TV asked viewers to submit a photo of their furniture destroyed by their pet. They secured Ashley Homestore as a sponsor, who provided a new couch as a prize. The contest collected nearly 130 photo entries, over 460 users voted for their favorites.

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Levin Furniture Pet Star Contest

WJW-TV | Cleveland, OH

WJW-TV invited viewers to submit photos of their photographic pets for a chance for the pet to become the star of the next Levin Furniture ad campaign. It was a hit with their audience; 800 viewers shared their pet photos and nearly 3,000 voted for their favorite. The campaign also collected 1,174 opt-ins for the station and sponsors.

WJW Pet Star Photo Contest

Antique Furniture Quiz

WDSN-FM | Reynoldsville, PN

This quiz tested users on their antique knowledge for a chance to win $200. The station drove awareness by giving users who took the quiz $10 off just for entering. Over 300 people took the quiz, 290 entered the $200 sweepstakes and 232 opt-ed in for emails from the sponsor.

WDSN Antique Quiz

What’s Your Home Decor Personality? Quiz

WPSD-TV | Paducah, KY

WPSD invited their audience to discover their home decor personality with this fun quiz, sponsored by a local furniture company, Higdon Furniture. To drive participation, Higdon provided a $500 gift card to one lucky user. The quiz was taken 1,800 times and 74% of users opted-in for advertiser emails.

WPSD home decor quiz

America’s Mattress – Bedroom Giveaway

KVIA-TV | El Paso, TX

KVIA hosted a sweepstakes with furniture advertiser, America’s Mattress, for a bedroom set including headboard, bed foot-board, dresser and mirror. They increased the excitement by allowing users to enter once a day and gain more entries for sharing with friends and family. The campaign collected more than 2,500 entries from over 1,440 users, and over 1,100 users opt-ed in for emails from the advertiser.

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