Some of the biggest names in digital and new media will be converging on Dallas next month for Optimization Summits! People like Geno Church, Jason Falls, CK, Brian Solis, Lauren Fernandez and a TON of other great leaders. They’ll even let me lead a workshop and sorry, Lady Gaga will only be appearing via Powerpoint (Le Sigh). I spoke in March at #optsum and loved the event. It’s not focused on having speakers up behind a podium. Instead of sessions, there are workshops, so attendees can immediately take something home with them to get started improving their marketing and social media efforts. The attendees in March were extremely smart and laser-focused on how the content they were being exposed to could help THEIR businesses.
The workshops themselves will be broken into 2-hour blocks, and my topic will be Think Like a Rockstar: How to Build Fans and Community Around Your Social Media Efforts. My March workshop for #optsum was on this same topic, and it was Standing Room Only. I was thrilled with the turnout, and had attendees telling me later that the workshop justified their trip.
And the BEST news of all is that Tami and the good folks at #optsum have given me a few free passes to #optsum PLUS a sweet discount code for anyone that wants to attend.
So here’s what I thought we’d do: If you want to get a steep discount on the $525 ticket price, then click here and register for #0ptsum for only $200.00! Now that’s an affiliate link, and I’ll get $50 for every ticket that you buy there. So it works out great for you, in that you get a huge discount, and you’ll be helping me, cause I’ll get a cut.
But if you want to try to win a pass to #optsum, I’ll be giving away THREE free passes to the 2-day event! Now as we all know, a lot of the contests you see on blogs have some really lame processes for entry. Maybe you have to leave a comment on a blog, or link back to whoever is holding the contest. I didn’t want us to do that. I wanted to make it so your entry into the contest was ALSO creating value for everyone else.
So here’s how you can enter to win one of the three free passes to #optsum:
All you have to do is write a blog post with your best idea on how to build community via social media. That is it. It can be a post on how to get more blog comments and interaction, it can be a case study of how your company grew a community of customers via social media, whatever. The idea is that by entering the contest you are ALSO writing a great post that will help others. Which is infinitely cooler than simply throwing up a link on your blog to this post, right? In fact, I do NOT want you to link here from your post, or even mention this contest. This is all about creating value for YOUR readers, not as a way to promote me.
So if you want to enter the contest, all you have to do is write your post and THEN leave a comment here to this post and add a link to your post. The contest will end next Friday the 27th, at midnight. On Saturday I’ll announce the THREE winners of a free pass. Now again, if you don’t want to enter the contest and just want to buy your ticket at the discounted rate of $200, PLEASE do so and you can by clicking this link.
Pretty cool, eh? And as the entrants come in, I can promote those posts on Twitter, which will give y’all more exposure. So all you have to do to enter to win a $525 pass to an awesome 2-day marketing/social media conference is write a post with your best ideas for building community via social media. So even if you don’t win, you’ll still have written a great post that will help others and probably get you some extra exposure.
So if you want to enter for a chance to win a free pass to #Optsum (normally $525) then all you have to do is:
1 – Write a post with your best idea for building community via social media.
2 – Leave a comment here with a link to your post, once it’s published.
That’s it! The deadline is Friday the 27th at midnight, and winners will be announced on Saturday the 28th! Sound good? And remember, if you want to buy your tickets to #Optsum at the discounted rate of $200, then click here! Either way, I hope I get the chance to see you in Dallas! If you have any questions about the contest, please leave a comment or email me!