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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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Key Benefits

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 25,000 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

A typical Managed Branding contest takes about 12-14 days to complete. However depending upon your unique requirements and team's availability, the timeline may be different.

  • Day 1

    Project Kick-off with your Branding Consultant. Based on the call, the Branding consultant writes a detailed project brief.

  • Day 2

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

  • Day 3-7

    Name Generation Phase: Your project will receive hundreds of ideas from our Naming community.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.

  • Day 8-12

    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 13

    Comprehensive Trademark Screening: Based upon the results of your audience testing, we send 2X more names for a comprehensive Trademark screening.

  • Day 14+

    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.

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Managed Contest Pricing

Two options to achieve the best results for your branding project

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  • Work with a 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 services (such as Audience testing and 2X more Trademark Validation)
  • Includes $300 award to the winning creative
Choose Standard
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  • 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)
  • Unlimited contest extensions
  • Multi-stakeholder deliberation
  • Additional Trademark screenings - 3X More Reports.
  • 5X Larger Pool For Audience Testing
  • Includes $500 award to the winning creative. (highest award amount)
Choose Enterprise
The overall process takes 12-13 days.
  • The Managed projects start with a project kick-off call with your Branding Consultant. You can schedule this call online immediately after making your payment.
  • After your kick-off call, the Branding consultant will write your project brief and send for your approval within 1 business day.
  • Upon your approval, the contest will go live. The branding consultant will help manage your project throughout the brainstorming phase (typically 5 days).
  • Upon the completion of brainstorming phase, the branding consultant will work with you to test the top 6 names from your Shortlist (3-5 Days). In addition, the branding consultant will coordinate the detailed Trademark screening to be completed in-house (1-3 days).
All our branding consultants are based in in our Headquarters (Hoffman Estates, IL). Our branding consultants have many years of experience in managing hundreds of branding projects for companies ranging from early stage startups to Fortune 500 corporations.
Managed Contest service includes all the features offered by a Platinum package. Receive optimum results from your Naming Contest by launching a Managed Contest Package and working one-on-one with an experienced Squadhelp Branding Consultant. With significantly more validation services, professional brief creation, and daily management of your contest by your Branding Expert, you'll receive an enhanced branding experience to closeout your branding project.
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.
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.
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

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Setup your project kick-off meeting after purchasing the Managed package.

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4.9 out of 5 stars from 25,000+ customers.

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Our branding community stands 200,000+ strong.


140+ Industries supported across more than 85 countries
– and counting.

  • Pay a Fraction of cost vs hiring an agency

    For as low as $199, our naming contests and marketplace allow you to get an amazing brand quickly and affordably.

  • Satisfaction Guarantee

    Of course! We have policies in place to ensure that you are satisfied with your experience. Learn more

  • Questions?

    Speak with a Squadhelp platform expert to learn more and get your questions answered.

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We Stand By Our Process.

If you are not satisfied receive

  • Complimentary extension of your contest timeline.
  • Complimentary consultation with a Squadhelp branding consultant.
  • Apply your contest award toward the purchase of any premium name from our Marketplace.
  • Partial refund for Gold and Platinum packages. Read more.
  • No-questions-asked refund within 10 days for any marketplace domains purchased. Read more.
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