About Mike Hawkins

Passionate about ultimate frisbee, photography and travel, I'm an active Californian who 10 years ago fell head over heels in love with living abroad in Europe, and love bringing a healthy dose of American enthusiasm to a string of start-ups and small European companies. History and culture are great and all, but I'm still searching holding out hope for the perfect Manchester hamburger... any tips?

Quiz contest using Riddle’s quiz maker


Want to collect the most leads with your quiz? Challenge your audience with a quiz contest with Riddle’s quiz maker - and include a lead generation form to collect entries. Quizzes are already naturally competitive - people love to show off how much they know. Add a compelling prize, and boom - you’ll see [...]

Quiz contest using Riddle’s quiz maker2018-06-19T14:39:01+00:00

Case study: Native Branding Test – Francien van Eersel


Back in 2014, we launched Riddle’s quiz maker - and every day, we are amazed how our community flexibly adapts our tools to their own specific needs. This month, we wanted to highlight ‘anthropologist turned brand strategist’ Francien van Eersel, who’s using our personality test to power her Native Branding Test. Francien is passionate [...]

Case study: Native Branding Test – Francien van Eersel2018-05-01T12:18:25+00:00

Quiz maker data privacy – we don’t sell user data


We came across this interesting article about quiz maker data privacy in the Wall Street Journal - exposing how some online quiz providers are harvesting user responses for their own purposes. Needless to say, we were very surprised. (Update - March 29, 2018: This hasn't stopped. In his recent Medium post "Are online quizzes still [...]

Quiz maker data privacy – we don’t sell user data2018-06-25T12:07:21+00:00

Try Riddle now – a fully GDPR-compliant quiz maker


Create quizzes and collect leads with Riddle: a fully GDPR-safe quiz maker Try Riddle now - 14 days free access, no credit card required! Do you use quizzes to collect leads? Quizzes are powerful lead generation tools - but they are at high risk to the EU's new GDPR regulation. Starting May 25, any [...]

Try Riddle now – a fully GDPR-compliant quiz maker2018-03-07T22:32:45+00:00

Infographic: Is your quiz maker GDPR compliant?


Quizzes are powerful marketing tools - enabling you to easily qualify leads and potential customers through emails and quiz responses. However, the EU's new GDPR is coming - so we've whipped up this GDPR quiz maker infographic to help you know if you and your quiz maker are compliant. Starting May 25, the GDPR will be [...]

Infographic: Is your quiz maker GDPR compliant?2018-02-27T12:21:31+00:00

3 big changes for Riddle’s quiz maker in 2018


Whew - what a year… 2017 was incredibly good to us at Riddle: 57 extra features Four additional quiz types Hundreds of amazing new partners And through it all, we’ve been continually humbled by the continual support, ideas, and all-around great vibes from our community. Now, we’ve taken another big step as a company - [...]

3 big changes for Riddle’s quiz maker in 20182018-01-08T12:41:35+00:00

ConvertKit lead generation with Riddle’s quiz maker


ConvertKit Lead Generation with Riddle ConvertKit is an awesome email marketing tool. Now you can connect Riddle's quiz maker - so you can easily gather the emails and names of each quiz taker. Here's how you can connect ConvertKit with your Riddle quiz - so you can use a user's quiz results to seamlessly send [...]

ConvertKit lead generation with Riddle’s quiz maker2018-01-05T12:30:48+00:00

Quiz lead generation 2.0 – build your own lead forms


After months of hard work (and way too much coffee), our team at Riddle is proud to announce our Lead Generation 2.0 is now live. Completely rebuilt from the ground up, our quiz lead generation 2.0 module features a drag/drop form builder, 13 types of data fields, and easy connectivity to your marketing software. [...]

Quiz lead generation 2.0 – build your own lead forms2018-06-06T16:51:52+00:00

New quiz type: ranked poll


At Riddle, we're proud to introduce our newest quiz type - the ranked poll. Our community of users are amazing - constantly coming up with ideas for new features and quiz types. And we listen - about 90% of our new features come from user suggestions. Our new ranked poll is no different - it [...]

New quiz type: ranked poll2017-10-20T09:11:25+00:00

Social story – where quiz meets blog post


Quiz Maker meets Blog Post We’re pumped at Riddle… we just rolled out our new social story for our quiz maker. Think of it as ‘quiz meets blog’ - you’ll be able to create a rich long-form text story, full of social media, images, and even your other Riddles. Ideal if you want to create [...]

Social story – where quiz meets blog post2017-10-19T16:56:01+00:00