UPDATE: As of March 2012, SXSW has taken the PanelPicker offline. I’ve un-linked the links that prompt 404 “Page Not Found” errors.
Hello! Do you have three minutes to help? I’d love to speak at the big 2011 South by Southwest conference in March, but I need your online vote today to make it onto the SXSW schedule. My proposal is “Unexpected Marketing Lessons from Mixing Martinis at 79mph.”
Ready to Vote? Three Easy Steps (before 8/27):
- Register for a free voting account at SXSW.com. This won’t add you to any mailing lists. Remember to click the validation email.
- After registering, vote for me by clicking the “Thumbs Up” button at http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/view/6461before the August 27 deadline.
- You should see “Your vote was saved successfully” and the hand will turn green. If you get an error because the site’s overloaded, try loading the page again.
- While you’re at it, please vote for Jay Dolan, Jeff Cohen, Jess Commins, Jim Tobin, and Wayne Sutton, too!
- [Optional] Leave a comment there about why you think this is a worthwhile presentation idea. To learn more about how old marketing is new, see “7 marketing tips from mixing martinis at 79 miles an hour.”
That’s it — thanks for your support! I’ll find out in September 2010 if I’m selected to present in March 2011.
Need More Info? Here’s the Background:
I just found out I made the first cut for SXSW Interactive. Now I’d appreciate your vote online before August 27, to show the organizers that people are interested in my topic. You don’t have to attend to vote.
This would be my first time attending SXSW. I’m planning to share timeless marketing advice based on my experience volunteering on the 1930s railroad car Dover Harbor. I’ve presented to smaller groups before, but I’d love to share my message with a larger audience in Austin, Texas. Thanks for your vote!
Marketing strategist and account manager Karl Sakas uses research, insights, and relationships to help companies quickly find new ways to make more money. He’s available for hire on a full-time or consulting basis from Raleigh, North Carolina.
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