Bs 3ad! Enough Already with Instagram Competitions… By | July 8, 2012


Lalupon Since 3/4 of Kuwait are now on instagram, I’m sure all of you had encountered the infamous, most annoying comment of last week: Please like 9orat el3o6or ele eb profily.

Dear companies, we realize that the use of Social media outlets have been great for your business. I personally salute you for being modern and on trend. I don’t blame you for holding out competitions at all but please, for the love of god, I beg of you DO NOT have competitions where people with the most number of likes win. PLEASE!

First, its unfair. Some pictures are truly horrible, simply an eyesore that lacks any creativity. Yet horrible pictures win because the person who submitted it is either very popular, have a huge extended family, or simply a shameless beggar who would stop at nothing to harass people, over an over and over and OVER again, for a like.

Why don’t you choose the best pictures yourself? Its not hard, gather the pictures, have 3-4 people from your management vote on them and announce the winners instead of having us, the poor instragrammers, ruing the day you have decided to hold a competition and counting the day until the competition is up.

And you, you beggars, have you no shame? No dignity? Really wallah? You think your horrible picture deserves to win what exactly? A bottle of perfume? Can’t you go and buy it yourself? Its not a Rolls Royce, or a Park Lane penthouse. Have you no regards to other people’s feeling? A bottle of perfume is the price for your own dignity, now that’s it?

If you’ve been annoyed by those instragrammers asking for votes, don’t be shy let it out here.

18 Responses to “Bs 3ad! Enough Already with Instagram Competitions…”

  1. Basma says:

    Those companies got it all wrong! The only thing they’re getting is an increase in the number of bogus followers. They’re not there for their brand, they’re here for the money and whatever freebie the company is offering.

    I think those companies need to learn a bit more about branding and customer relations. What about actually providing customer service? Seeking customer engagement by talking to them, actually seeing what they like and need in order to see whete your brand and products fit in their life?

    What about increasing top of mind awareness? Or brand loyalty?

    The problem is with companies that think the only thing that matters is having that 12,000 followers this month in any way possible rather than actually thinking about long term goals and actually benefiting their customers and establishing a relationship. Social media is all about one on one engagement. How is that established with those competitions? I don’t know!

    If you ask them about their social media plan and objectives their answer would be: more followers. My advice to them: just buy them if that’s all you want! Just don’t have likes based competitions and harass ommat mu7ammad kelaha to increase your number of followers!

    I’m annoyed by the users and by the companies that have zero creativity and zero knowledge in social media ethics.

    Want us to have a great experience? Just be there and engage!

    • danderma says:

      Totally agree! I couldn’t have put it better myself. What really annoys me is when a company follows people by the bulk waiting for them to follow back then after a few days they unfollow them, just a way to gain followers! Its not about the number of followers, those can be easily bought, its about how you represent and distinguish yourself in a medium riddled with chaos!

  2. Blush says:

    Hahahaha, I am laughing reading your post. Well done gurl! Its sooo true. And you, you beggars, have you no shame? haha! Actually people just keep annoying you for liking the pictures, its so very irritating.

  3. Dear Romeo says:

    What I really hate & find annoying is that I don’t even know those people!

    • danderma says:

      Ee o they don’t know you! They have the audacity to demand a like,over and over, and even send their friends when they don’t even follow you! Ashwa I don’t know them wella ymkin they knocked on my door asking for likes or something!

  4. Jacqui says:

    I told you before “Do you know that a when you ask me to like a picture of yours that is participating in a competition, an angel loses its wings! No seriously, I lose it and kill one every time!” Hehehehe that was posted on my Instagram a while back 😛

    I personally unfollow the person who asks me to like a picture. Only people who can do that is very close friends and only if their pictures are worthy!

    • danderma says:

      O mino ygoolich they follow u a9lan? They don’t! I don’t follow them, they don’t follow me, bs chithee ur on Instagram fa I ask u!!! Shay ‘3areeb wallah!!!

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  6. ShoSho says:

    lol I have always been against voting, even before it was spread in Kuwait. Some good mobile photography accounts do it all the time and all the photos are great but I always thought it is unfair because the people who know more people to vote for them usually win. That is why i prefer the admins to choose. and now after Instagram became widespread in Kuwait, it’s worse :S

    • danderma says:

      Exactly its like a popularity contest or in now a days case a 6rara contest!

  7. noon says:

    ma ymer isboo3 ma y7noon 3lay to vote 😛 lol ilmoshkila ma a3arefhom o foog hatha il9ora kilish mo 7ilwa 😛

    • danderma says:

      Ee o they don’t even follow you! o el9owar tkhare3! ele thalma welle mahzooza welle madry shloon 9ayra! Min wain el awadm ayeboon hal theqa ana ma adry!

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  9. Young Doctors Academy says:

    hahahaha, I enjoyed reading this post! You actually made me laugh, you are right, competitions should not be with how many people press like, but for the actual photo itself, what is the point then! Competition should be fair for the person who bothered to actually take a nice or meaningful photo! Ikea even does that on facebook, I was horrified at the quality of the photos..!

    That reminds me of school, when we had to draw like a poster for a book or something, we were judged by the quality of our work, not by our classmates!:)

    • danderma says:

      Exacly! How is it OK to turn a competition into a popularity contest then scratch our heads and think why would people do anything with any means to be more popular? Quality and not quantity should be the measure.