Content Success Summit 2013 Free Pass Winner + Win a Free Copy of My Book

Last week I announced a free Content Success Summit pass giveaway. There were some really great entries. So many that I could not pick a winner. Also, I am a bit biased as I personally know a few of the people who entered.

Feel free to read all of the entries here

So … I asked my wife (she’s an Ob/GYN – not in the content marketing world) to pick the winner.

I’m super-excited to announce the winner.

CONGRATS TO … MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM

Here what Michael “IronBacon” Cunningham’s comment:

I am requesting this free pass not so much for me, but for a marketing department that is hungry, and poised, to take a company beyond the comfortable corporate verbiage and into the realm of true content marketing and storytelling.

I work in a marketing department that is facing serious boredom. Okay, we’re not sitting around waiting for something to do, believe me, we’re working our asses off. But we’ve been doing the same put-your-head-down-and-get-the-project-done, insert marketing gobbldy-gook-here kind of marketing for years and we’re sick of it.

But an event like the Content Success Summit would be a great team building exercise that would light a fire under our collective asses to strive for greatness.

I want this free pass for my marketing department: A collection of talented and creative people who have gathered pitchforks and are ready to storm the ramparts of content marketing mediocrity. This seminar could be the spark that lights our torches to go along with our pitchforks and light our way to the castle.

Thanks for the opportunity, D.J. I think you’re the bee knees no matter what Nick Westergaard says about you behind your back.

As it turns out, Michael is a Hoosiers basketball fan. As a die-hard Michigan Wolverine (class of ’98!), it pains me a bit to give this free pass to an IU fan, but at least it stays in the Big 10. Also, I’ll be going to Bloomington to see my would-have-been-#1-Michigan-Wolverines beat Indiana on February 2. Go Blue.

(Michael – please DM me with your contact information so I can get you the free Content Success Summit pass)

Wait, There’s More!

The one bummer about giveaways like this is that there can only be one winner (I only had one free pass!). So, I figured I’d offer another chance to win something for free.

For each ticket to Content Success Summit that you purchase using this link (affiliate), I’ll send you a FREE copy of my new book, The Rebel’s Guide to Email Marketing.

Yes, that’s right. If you purchase a ticket to Content Success Summit using this (affiliate) link … you’ll get a FREE copy of my new book.

It’s that simple.

What Is Content Success Summit 2013?

Not sure what the Content Success Summit is all about? I’ve included a short description below. You can see the full details here.

This event, organized by the folks at Social Media Examiner, is a special online (no travel!) conference designed to help you master content marketing.

WHERE: At your home or office! You attend this live event using your computer (no long-distance bill or travel expenses!).

WHEN: Starting February 5, 2013 (spread over four weeks). Plus you’ll get recordings and transcripts of all live sessions.

PRICE: $597 … but …

My 45-minute session, scheduled for Thursday, February 21st, is titled The Secret to Email Marketing: How to Grow Your List

I hope to see you there. Again, if you purchase a ticket using this (affiliate) link, I’ll send you a free copy of my book, The Rebel’s Guide to Email Marketing.

Grab your ticket now!

DJ Waldow
Waldow Social

P.S. Have you heard the news? Nick Westergaard and I have started a weekly podcast called The Work Talk Show, where we interview crazy-smart folks about how work gets done. Give the latest episode a listen!


In case you missed the news, my buddy Jason Falls and I  recently wrote a book called The Rebel’s Guide to Email Marketing: Grow Your List, Break the Rules, and Win?

Yup. It’s true.

In the book, we talk about growing your email list as well as breaking “the rules” of email marketing. Break the rules and grab your copy today, right now. Here –> AVAILABLE NOW!

Reminder: There is no such thing as “best practices” when it comes to email marketing. Best practices are those that are best for your audience.

Win a FREE Pass to Content Success Summit 2013

I’m honored to be a part of this year’s Content Success Summit.

This event, organized by the folks at Social Media Examiner, is a special online (no travel!) conference designed to help you master content marketing.

WHERE: At your home or office! You attend this live event using your computer (no long-distance bill or travel expenses!).

WHEN: Starting February 5, 2013 (spread over four weeks). Plus you’ll get recordings and transcripts of all live sessions.

PRICE: $597 … but, as you can tell from the title of this blog post, the price – if you win – is FREE!

My 45-minute session, scheduled for Thursday, February 21st, is titled The Secret to Email Marketing: How to Grow Your List

But my session is really just the tip of the iceberg.

I’ll be joined (virtually) by Joe Pulizzi (co-author, Get Content Get Customers), Ann Handley (co-author, Content Rules), Michael Hyatt (author, Platform), Michael Stelzner (author, Launch), Amy Porterfield (co-author, Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies), Mark Schaefer (author, Return on Influence), Gini Dietrich (co-author, Marketing in the Round), David Siteman Garland (author, Smarter, Faster, Cheaper), Lewis Howes (co-author, LinkedWorking), Derek Halpern (Social Triggers), Pat Flynn (Smart Passive Income) and Marcus Sheridan (The Sales Lion).

Wow, right? I personally know most of the other presenters and can tell you this – they are all at the top of their respective games when it comes to content marketing.

The folks at Social Media Examiner have been kind enough to give me one Content Success Summit 2013 ticket to give away to … YOU!

To be eligible to win, all you need to do is leave a comment below telling me how the Content Success Summit will benefit you. That’s it!

The “Fine Print”

1. You can only enter once (one comment!).
2. The deadline is Sunday, January 13th at midnight PT. I’ll pick a winner shortly after and announce it on this blog.
3. I will be the one picking the winner and will do my best (fingers crossed) to be unbiased!
4. No purchase is necessary to win.

I’m looking forward to reading your comments. Best of luck!

*All Content Success Summit links in this post are affiliate links.

DJ Waldow
Waldow Social

P.S. Have you heard the news? Nick Westergaard and I have started a weekly podcast called The Work Talk Show, where we interview crazy-smart folks about how work gets done. Give the latest episode a listen!


In case you missed the news, my buddy Jason Falls and I  recently wrote a book called The Rebel’s Guide to Email Marketing: Grow Your List, Break the Rules, and Win?

Yup. It’s true.

In the book, we talk about growing your email list as well as breaking “the rules” of email marketing. Break the rules and grab your copy today, right now. Here –> AVAILABLE NOW!

Reminder: There is no such thing as “best practices” when it comes to email marketing. Best practices are those that are best for your audience.

Waldow Social Elevator Pitch Contest: VOTE!

Earlier this month, I wrote a blog post titled, Waldow Social Elevator Pitch Contest: Win $200in which I offered 2 benjamins ($200) to the person who helped create the new Waldow Social elevator pitch.

I received over 50 entries.

From those 50+, I trimmed the list down to the 12 that were most aligned with the direction I’m hoping to take Waldow Social in the near future (aka, the ones I liked the best). I’ve removed the names of the entrants (thanks Ed!) and randomized the order to keep it a bit more fair.

If you are reading this now, you have the chance to vote on your favorite – the one you think is the best fit for (the new) Waldow Social.

As mentioned before … since this is my contest (and my company), I reserve the right to pick whichever elevator pitch I want, regardless of which receives the most votes. I realize that’s not entirely fair, but hey, it is what it is!

VOTE NOW

One final note: The elevator pitch will be placed directly below the “Email means business” tagline shown in the image below. Hat tip to Jason Keath for coming up with that tagline (yes, he’ll be compensated).

Email means business

Ready?

VOTE NOW

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Did you know … Jason Falls and I just wrote a new book about breaking the rules of email marketing!

In The Rebel’s Guide to Email Marketing: Grow Your List, Break the Rules, and Win, we share with you all sorts of email marketing “best practices” individuals and companies are breaking each and every day … and still finding success.

PRE-ORDER IT NOW! (please)

Waldow Social Elevator Pitch Contest: Win $200

I’m in the process of repositioning my company, Waldow Social, to be more email marketing focused – something I’ve been helping clients with for nearly 7 years and what I know best.

As part of the process, I’m doing a complete overhaul of the website. Thanks to Google Analytics, I can see that 25% of my pageviews are on WaldowSocial.com. However, if you go to my homepage right now, it’s not entirely clear what my services are – how I help clients. Instead, you see the most recent blog post.

The goal of the new website is to make it crystal clear how Waldow Social can help you become a better email marketer.

My former boss and current friend/colleague, Chris Penn, always preaches that you should be able to look at a website from across the room and immediately know that that company does. That’s my goal.

This is why I’ve created the “Waldow Social Elevator Pitch Contest.” You, yes YOU, are going to help me come up with my 140 character (or less) elevator pitch describing what Waldow Social does and how we can help you become a better email marketer. To sweeten the deal, if your entry is selected, you will win $200 – cash. That’s right. $200. Cash.

In “W” we trust?

Elevator Pitch Guidelines

In order to provide a bit of guidance as you begin thinking about the winning elevator pitch for Waldow Social, I figured it made sense to provide 2 simple guidelines.

All entries must:

  1. Be 140 characters or fewer.
  2. Include the phrase email marketing.

*There is no limit on the number of entries you can submit.*

Wait. What’s an elevator pitch look like on a website? Where does it go? Here is an example of where an elevator pitch would go on WaldowSocial.com (note: this is not the final design – just an example).

How To Enter

There are two “stages” to the Waldow Social Elevator Pitch Contest. The first is to submit your entry. Once all entries have been submitted, I’ll create a poll where anyone (not just those who entered) can cast their vote. From there, I’ll pick the winning entry. Since this is my contest (and my company), I reserve the right to pick whichever elevator pitch I want, regardless of which received the most votes. I realize that’s not entirely fair, but hey, it is what it is!

Stage 1: Submit your entry

There are 5 ways to submit your elevator pitch entry:

  1. Fill out this google form
  2. Tweet it using the hashtag #wspitch
  3. Email it to me – djwaldow at waldow social dot com
  4. Post it on my Facebook wall (assuming we are FB friends)
  5. Leave it as a comment below

I will be accepting entries through Sunday, May 13th at midnight MT.

Stage 2: Vote for your favorite entry

I will have more details on this after the first stage of the contest.

Who is ready to win $200? May the best elevator pitch win!

Cheers
DJ Waldow