Managed Contest Service

A white-glove, agency-level experience

Work with a professional branding consultant to get the best outcome for your branding project.

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Benefits Of Managed Contests

An experienced branding consultant from Squadhelp team will help manage all aspects of your branding project.

Absolute Best Results

Having worked on more than 20,000 naming projects, our team has mastered the essential best practices for getting the most out of our platform. When you choose the Managed Contest offering, we apply all these best practices on your behalf to deliver the best possible outcome.

Save time

We write your brief. We manage the collaboration process. Working with your branding consultant makes the process easier and less time consuming for you.

Agency Experience Without Agency Price Tag

Our Managed contests combine the power of crowdsourcing with the rich experience of our branding consultants. Get a complete agency-level experience at a fraction of Agency costs.

Managed Contest Timeline

Our managed contest process is designed to deliver the best outcome for your branding project. Setup a branding consultation if you would like to learn more.

  • Project Kick-off

  • Day 1

    Project Kick-off Call

    Discuss your project with a branding consultant. Envision your brand. Understand the benefits of various branding approaches. Make key branding and naming decisions

  • Day 2
    We write a project brief

    Based upon the information gathered in the kick-off call, our branding consultants create an effective project brief that is shared with our Naming community

  • Day 2 or 3
    Your Contest is Live

    Upon your approval of project brief, your contest goes live and the brief is shared with our Top tier (Tier A) creatives.

  • Name Brainstorming & Collaboration

  • Day 3 to 6
    Name Generation & Brainstorming

    During this phase, your project will receive hundreds of ideas from our Naming community.

  • Day 5
    Checkpoint Call

    Your branding consultant will setup a checkpoint call to get your feedback on the name ideas and make any necessary course correction by updating your project brief and sending updates to naming community.

  • Validation Phase

  • Day 6-10
    Audience Testing

    We will setup an audience test to vet your top 6 name choices with each other by polling real people that fit your target demographics (Age, Gender, Location).

  • Day 11-12
    Trademark Screening

    Based upon the results of your audience testing, we will choose the Top 3 names and send them to our Trademark attorney for a comprehensive Trademark screening.

  • Winner Selection & Project Closure

  • Day 13-15
    Winner Selection

    Our branding consultant will work with you to finalize a winner for your project. You have upto 30 days to select a final winner.

Managed Contest Pricing

Standard

$999 All Inclusive

Work with a Squadhelp Branding Consultant.

  • Initial branding consultation
  • Contest brief development
  • Ongoing contest support
  • Mid-contest consultation
  • Contest close-out consultation
  • Up to two additional phone calls with your branding consultant
  • Up to one contest extension
  • Coordinate validation (such as Audience Testing and Trademark validation with a Licensed Trademark Attorney)
  • Includes $300 award to the winning creative

Enterprise

$1999 All Inclusive

Work with a Senior Branding Consultant.

  • All Standard Managed Contest Features. PLUS:
  • Daily contest management and progress reports
  • Unlimited phone calls with your branding consultant
  • Custom contracts and payment options
  • Additional Naming Options (e.g. Multi-Name Contests, Premium Domain Curation)
  • Allow your internal team to submit names
  • Or allow your community to submit names
  • Unlimited contest extensions
  • Multi-stakeholder deliberation
  • Additional Trademark screenings
  • 5X Larger Pool For Audience Testing
  • Includes $500 award to the winning creative (highest award amount)
Multiple Branding Projects? Receive extra savings with our Bundle or Custom packages. Setup A Call →

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Managed & Platinum Package?

Managed Contest service includes all the features offered by a Platinum package. They key benefit of Managed Contest is that you receive a dedicated Branding consultant from Squadhelp team who helps manage the critical aspects of your project.

What if I do not want to see hundreds of names?

Even though you will receive several hundred name suggestions in your Managed Naming project, your dedicated branding consultant can narrow down the list and send you a daily update on the top entries that best fit your project brief.

What if I want to keep my project Confidential?

All our Managed packages include a standard Non Disclosure Agreemnt that the creatives must agree to, before they can read your project brief. Squadhelp team can also sign a custom Non Disclosure Agreement as part of Enterprise Managed package.

Will everyone be able to participate in my contest?

Our Managed contests are typically only open to our Tier A creatives - those who have demonstrated a consistent track record of high quality submissions. You can also open your contest to non-Tier A creatives if you prefer.

Do I need to pick a winner immediately at the end of the contest?

We allow up to 30 days to select a winner from your contest. If you need more time, just let your Branding consultant know and we would add more time to your contest.

Can I add other decision makers from my company to review the submissions?

Of course! Your branding consultant can add as many Team Members as you like to your contest. Everyone will receive their own account access and they would be able to login to the Dashboard to review entries and provide feedback.

How do I get started?

Simply choose a package from the Pricing section above. As soon as you complete your payment, you will be presented a calendar to pick a day/time for your kick off call.

Have more questions? Setup a complimentary Branding consultation to discuss your project.