I have never coordinated a group giveaway event myself. I really wanted to do a Back to school Event. I had hoped to start it in July. I realized that I may not have enough knowledge to start things the way they should be started.
My first step was to contact a sponsor that had mentioned contacting them in the future for possibility of blog related promotion. I know this company has worked with other blogger in group events in the past. I emailed with the idea, what I had hoped to do, a round about time frame that I would like the event to run, and told them I'd like to recruit other bloggers to join the event. It took them nearly 3 weeks to reply. The contact asked me for the names of the blogs participating and their URLs.
Now this is where I'm unsure. I mean, any large giveaway event I've signed up to participate in, the prize is almost always started upfront. I emailed back to let them know that I was looking for sponsor interest before I started recruiting bloggers as the prize does matter with the number of blogs that would be participating. In other words more people are going to sign up to help giveaway $500 than say a $25 gift card.
So, any advice for me? What should I be doing first?