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DEKALB boosts LINE OA friends with LINE contest


Attractive prizes, simple contest mechanism and drive participation from other social channels- these are some essential ingredients that determine the success of LINE contests.

In April this year, DEKALB, a top-quality crop science brand selling maize seeds, organized a LINE contest campaign incorporating the above ingredients and emerged successful in its objective of growing follower base.

What was the contest mechanism and how was the outcome? Let’s explore.


Dekalb’s LINE contest

To establish the context, this is not the first time that DEKALB organized an event on LINE. Back in late 2019, DEKALB launched its first LINE contest and the result inspired the brand to take it to another level by offering a more attractive prize- 10 sets of DEKALB special edition power bank (10,000 mAh) up for grabs!

Here’s the contest mechanism in 3 steps:

  1. Add DEKALB as a friend on LINE.
  2. Tell us what is your favorite corn hybrid and why.
  3. 10 participants with the best answer will win a special edition power bank.

All thanks to the simple contest mechanism, it could be easily communicated and highly comprehensible to farmers, hence making it convenient for farmers to participate without barriers to entry.

To further drive contest participation, DEKALB also shout-out about the LINE contest on its Facebook page. Whenever farmers were unsure of the participation criteria, DEKALB’s community management team was also prompt to guide them in the comments section and inbox.


Within a month of running the contest, DEKALB’s LINE OA experienced a surge in followers, with follower count more than doubled from 600 to 1,500.

For more information about the contest, visit Dekalb’s Facebook page.


DEKALB is a leading brand in agricultural seed technology. Established in Illinois USA, it has been operating for more than 100 years and has a distinctive and unique “winged ear” logo, which represents farmers’ potential to increase yields and profits. Today, more than 60 hybrid corn seeds are sold worldwide, and DEKALB has been a brand that Thai farmers have known and trusted for over 50 years.

Reach your target audiences in Thailand with LINE

If you have your eyes set on the Thai market for your business, do add LINE as part of your digital marketing strategy for growth in brand loyalty and sales.

LINE is the third most used social media platform in Thailand, trailing behind just two of the world’s biggest tech giants, Facebook (93%) and YouTube (91%).

The Japan-based mobile messenger app has grown tremendously in Thailand, with 22 million registered LINE app users in 2014, which doubled to 44 million in Q2 2019. It is also Thailand’s top mobile app by monthly active users and overall revenue according to a 2018 report by Hootsuite, and We Are Social.

Build Up Your Online Presence in Thailand with LINE Contest and More!

IH Digital can help you expand reach in the Thai market with our LINE services. We will assist you with opening a LINE Official Account, run LINE ads, create LINE contests, and set up LINE MyShop.

Are you ready to get started? Contact us today to learn more about our LINE capabilities.

LINE marketing in Thailand

IH Digital is a 360 ° digital marketing agency in Thailand, with offices across Southeast Asia and Greater China. We offer a comprehensive range of digital marketing services, including Facebook and LINE marketing. Talk to our marketing expert today to learn more about our services.

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