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Bing Ads’ New Sweepstakes Offer Agencies Free Accreditation

Bing Ads’ new sweepstakes offer agencies chance to win prizes including free accreditation, new accounts, and more was launched on January 2, 2019.

In the announcement, Bing Ads’ suggests the new “Engage with Bing sweepstakes” is aimed at encouraging agencies to increase their engagement.

“The more ways you engage, the more entries you can earn,” Bing Ads stated.

Microsoft will verify all the entries received before starting to award prizes in March 2019.

The prizes offered through the sweepstakes such as a trip to a 2019 Microsoft event, an Xbox One game console, gift cards and more.

Here’s a full list of prizes:

  • Grand Prize – Each winning agency will be awarded a trip to Bing Partner Summit in May 2019 at Microsoft headquarters for “two individuals.” (awarded to one agency based in North America only).
  • Grand Prize: Winning agency will be awarded a trip for two individuals to Bing Day Dublin in April 2019. (awarded to one agency based in EMEA only).
  • First Prizes: An Xbox One device “per agency” will be awarded to two agencies in North America, EMEA, and APAC).
  • Second Prize: Amazon gift card of $250 to 5 randomly drawn individuals across all regions).
  • Early Bird Prizes: Coffee gift card worth $5 will be awarded to the first 50 individuals to submit entries from across all regions.

Here is how to Engage with Bing sweepstakes works:

In order to be qualified to enter the sweepstakes, agencies can accrue entry by completing a Bing Ads Accredited Professional (BAAP) certification, add a new account (up to ten) to their Bing Ads agency accounts and or complete the sweepstakes registration by enrolling up to five entries in the Bing Partner Program.

Follow these steps:

  • Head over to the sweepstakes registration page at aka.ms/EngagewithBing
  • To begin earning entries, select below how you “Engage with Bing”:
    • Each BAAP certification gets one entry, so get everyone certified.
    • Up to 10 entries need to add to new agency account with Bing Ads.
    • Enrolling with Bing Partner Program and completing the registration will automatically gets five entries.
  • Finally, submit the entry form.

Training courses for the BAAP certification exam are free through the Bing Ads Academy.

All accredited will be awarded an Accredited Professional badge, an official printable certificate, and will be included in the member directory.

The Bing Partner Program is a loyalty program that offers members training, technical and marketing resources.

The three tiers including Elite, Select and Partner — are based on annual spend, engagement levels, and size.

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