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Social Media Success Summit Competition Winners

Social Media Success 2009Did you win? :)

Wow! I knew this Social Media Success Summit was generating a lot of interest, but when I had the idea to hold a competition to win tickets I didn’t realize how much it would take over my Twitter stream and test my web hosting to the limit!

Hits according to cli.gs

Hits according to cli.gs

Every time it was retweeted there would be another spike of dozens of people arriving simultaneously – so glad I switched to a more robust hosting service!

At the time of writing the summit is very close to selling out the available seats, so the lucky winners are getting an even better deal than we originally thought.

If you have been on the fence about signing up to grab your own seat, you had better get in quick.

Thank you to everyone who entered, either through spreading the word on Twitter or through writing some excellent blog posts.

Before I announce the winners, I need to give a shout out to the runners up who did such a great job in their writing. Starting with a pretty unorthodox entry …

If your entry is in this list then get in touch and I will sort you out a consolation prize :)

So, who won?

Charles BohannanCharles Bohannan with his impassioned plea

For example, I’ve been laboring on this blog for 8 months now. I’ve gone from scared, skeptical newbie to committed, confident blogger, and I’m proud of my progress. Every morning at 4:30 I roll out of bed and start another day of writing killer flagship content, and I love it.

But writing is not enough. Despite my content efforts, my blog barely makes a blip on the blogosphere radar. Why is this? Because I don’t have social media strategy! [And I need one, Chris.]

RANDOM TWEET WINNER:

http://www.random.org/ – #218

Well done Tracy – there were well over 1,000 Tweets of the #smsuccess message!

Now before those of you who did not win gather your pitchforks and start lighting torches and march on Garrett Towers, there is still a chance to win a ticket. Charles has stated in his post that he will give away his spare ticket on his blog, so I suggest you hold him to that promise! ;)

Thanks to everyone who entered and joined in the fun :)

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  1. Congrats Tracey and Charles, you are lucky to get to go and learn from some of the best. Maybe you will post what you are learning? So those who cant go can get a taste of what is said.

  2. Congrats Tracey and Charles, you are lucky to get to go and learn from some of the best. Maybe you will post what you are learning? So those who cant go can get a taste of what is said.

  3. Congratulations Charles and Tracey – well deserved!

    Charles – it is always great to be authentic and up front like you have! And wonderful that you will be giving away the spare ticket.

  4. Congratulations Charles and Tracey – well deserved!

    Charles – it is always great to be authentic and up front like you have! And wonderful that you will be giving away the spare ticket.

  5. Charles and Tracy! Many congrats to you guys!!

    Mike

  6. Charles and Tracy! Many congrats to you guys!!

    Mike

  7. Congratulations Charles and Tracy! Have a great time. :)

  8. Congratulations Charles and Tracy! Have a great time. :)

  9. Congratulations Charles and Tracy!!

    Charles – I sent you a message from your blog. As the runner up, I’d love to have the ticket to help share the new knowledge with nonprofit organizations! Please!!!!!

    Crystal Thies

  10. Congratulations Charles and Tracy!!

    Charles – I sent you a message from your blog. As the runner up, I’d love to have the ticket to help share the new knowledge with nonprofit organizations! Please!!!!!

    Crystal Thies

  11. Congratulations to Charles and Tracey! I know Charles will most likely have a social media strategy by the end of the Social Media Success Summit!

    Blog on!

    @DeniseWakeman

  12. Congratulations to Charles and Tracey! I know Charles will most likely have a social media strategy by the end of the Social Media Success Summit!

    Blog on!

    @DeniseWakeman

  13. Congrats…Since I’m the runner up if one of you is not able to fulfill your roll as the winner do I get to step in. like Ms. California…

  14. Congrats…Since I’m the runner up if one of you is not able to fulfill your roll as the winner do I get to step in. like Ms. California…

  15. Wow- I’m so honored to get the shout out for my story- thanks for taking the time to read it.

    Big congrats to Charles and Tracey!!

    Brooke

  16. Wow- I’m so honored to get the shout out for my story- thanks for taking the time to read it.

    Big congrats to Charles and Tracey!!

    Brooke

  17. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity, Chris — I’m very humbled and honored to have been chosen as the grand prize winner. I promise to make the best of it.

    As far as the other ticket — I’m going to post my giveaway idea on my blog later today. I’ll also tweet it (@Wordful).

    Aloha to everyone!

  18. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity, Chris — I’m very humbled and honored to have been chosen as the grand prize winner. I promise to make the best of it.

    As far as the other ticket — I’m going to post my giveaway idea on my blog later today. I’ll also tweet it (@Wordful).

    Aloha to everyone!

  19. First – Thanks for the opportunity to join in on the Social Media Success Summit. While I was the “random” winning, there is nothing random about my participation in the Summit. As a small business owner who already uses social media, I am currently working to integrate the different facets of social media into my site and into my marketing plan. I hope that by the end of the summit, I will have a more clear direction of how this fits into my business, best practices, and ways to streamline so that my entire life is not taken up with tweeting, status updates, and blog writing.

    Thanks again and I look forward to learning more next week
    @treadlight

  20. First – Thanks for the opportunity to join in on the Social Media Success Summit. While I was the “random” winning, there is nothing random about my participation in the Summit. As a small business owner who already uses social media, I am currently working to integrate the different facets of social media into my site and into my marketing plan. I hope that by the end of the summit, I will have a more clear direction of how this fits into my business, best practices, and ways to streamline so that my entire life is not taken up with tweeting, status updates, and blog writing.

    Thanks again and I look forward to learning more next week
    @treadlight

  21. OK, I’m giving away my extra SMSS09 ticket as promised.

    I set up a similar contest that Chris had on my blog here: http://wordful.com/win-a-free-ticket-to-social-media-success-summit-2009

  22. OK, I’m giving away my extra SMSS09 ticket as promised.

    I set up a similar contest that Chris had on my blog here: http://wordful.com/win-a-free-ticket-to-social-media-success-summit-2009

  23. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the chance to win Chris, and congrats to the winners… it’s cool to just be a runner-up and get a mention! Still looking forward to the Summit… signing up this weekend.

  24. Thanks for the chance to win Chris, and congrats to the winners… it’s cool to just be a runner-up and get a mention! Still looking forward to the Summit… signing up this weekend.

  25. Congrats to all the winners. ^^ I am sure all of you will benefit much from the summit.

    Wish the Social Media Summit a great success. Best wishes.

    @wchingya
    Social Media/Blogging

  26. Congrats to all the winners. ^^ I am sure all of you will benefit much from the summit.

    Wish the Social Media Summit a great success. Best wishes.

    @wchingya
    Social Media/Blogging

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