I’m Giving Away 2 Free All-Access Passes to the New Media Expo (formerly Blogworld)

*UPDATE* We Have Winners!

Congratulations to Jason Norris and Krista Stryker, who were the winners of the 2 free all-access passes. Hope to meet you both in Vegas in January!

Let’s not bury the lede here…I’m giving away 2 free all-access passes (valued at $400 apiece) to the New Media Expo (formerly Blogworld) in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 6-8, 2013. "

To find out how you could win 1 of these 2 passes, read on…

Here’s the backstory: I am going to be a speaker at the New Media Expo and BusinessNext conference (they are put on jointly together) in Las Vegas in January. I’m moderating a panel on social media legal issues which will be presented to the BusinessNext track.

(That’s right – that’s my face on the graphic to the right. Pretty cheesy, I know.)

Because I’m speaking, the folks who run the New Media Expo gave me two free all-inclusive passes (to the New Media Expo only) to give away to readers of my blog.  Which was pretty darn swell of them.

You may be wondering, what is the New Media Expo anyway? The New Media Expo is an annual conference and tradeshow dedicated to new media companies.

The conference was formerly known as “Blogworld,” and it’s aimed at bloggers, podcasters, and web video producers.

The New Media Expo actually encompasses two conferences in one. The second half of it is called BusinessNext and it’s aimed more at marketing and IT executives who work for larger companies.

BusinessNext is aimed at educating conference attendees on how to harness new marketing strategies, cutting-edge social media and mobile technologies, compelling content marketing and engaged communities.

In my panel, I am going to be asking questions of three distinguished attorneys, Brian Wassom, Gordon Firemark and Kyle Durand.

Let’s Cut to the Chase: How to Win

So, if you want to win one of the all-access passes to the New Media Expo, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Sign up for my email list, which you can do at the bottom of this post, in the right hand column, or on the main page. You must be on my email list to win.
  2. Enter a comment below this post saying why you’d like to win. It can be something simple like “I just want an excuse to go to Vegas” or “I’m interested in New Media companies,” or “I just like winning free stuff.”

The deadline to enter is Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 5:00pm PST.

I will pick 2 winners at random.

Here are the details on the conference:

What: New Media Expo (formerly “Blogworld”) and BusinessNext

When: January 6-8, 2013

Where: the Rio Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Who It Is For:  The New Media Expo is primarily aimed at bloggers, podcasters and web video producers, while the BusinessNext conference is aimed at small to large business owners, CEOs, CMOs, Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations professionals, IT Executives and Social Strategists. You can check out more details about who attends BusinessNext here.

Who Will Be Speaking at the New Media Expo: C.C. Chapman, David Risley, Rand Fishkin, Michelle Shocked (yes, that Michelle Shocked), Pat Flynn, Jon Morrow, Chris Ducker and a bunch of other interesting speakers.

Who Will Be Speaking at BusinessNext: Me! Oh, also Guy Kawasaki and two guys named the the Winklevoss Twins, who you may have heard of.

If you are interested in attending and you don’t get 1 of the 2 free passes below, you can use the discount code “BIZ300″ for a $300 discount off the price of a ticket if you act fast (click here to use the discount code) (Note – that is an affiliate link).

So enter your comment below, join the email list (if you haven’t already), and I hope to see you in Vegas!

 

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  • Rick Appleton

    I’d love to go – I own a small consulting business and I’m learning about using social media to get more business so I think the New Media expo could be really helpful. I hope I win!

  • Amy Michelman

    Pick me! Just kidding. ; ) I’d like to go because I’d like to see all of the great speakers. They had a great lineup last year and it looks from who all you listed that it’s going to be a lot of excellent speakers again this January.

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  • http://www.12minuteathlete.com Krista Stryker

    This is AWESOME.

    It’s my absolute dream to go to the New Media Expo… I started my blog, 12MinuteAthlete.com two months ago and I’m trying to get it out to the world, which as you may know, isn’t always easy.

    Going to the New Media Expo would allow me to meet all the awesome people (and more!) you mentioned above, and would get me one step closer to making my dream of being a full time blogger/entrepreneur a reality.

    Thanks John – signing up for your newsletter now!

    • http://www.smartbusinessrevolution.com John Corcoran

      Thanks for stopping by, Krista! I hope to meet you in Vegas. It’s my first time too but I’ve heard great things.

  • Kevin

    I hate Vegas (and I’m a Nevada native) and lawyers are my nemesis (nemesi?) but I really would like to go to this conference.

  • http://www.sporadicreviews.com Kev

    I’d love to win so I could attend NMX, to give me better ideas for my blog and potential podcast.

  • Carlos P.

    I’d love to go to this event to learn more about “blogworld”. And yes it is in Vegas so you can’t beat that.

  • http://www.thebounceblog.com Bobbi Emel

    Hey John, thanks so much for the opportunity! I really wanted to go to NMX but decided I couldn’t afford it. However, if I won a pass, I think that would make it workable for me. Thanks again!

    • http://www.smartbusinessrevolution.com John Corcoran

      Hey Bobbi – good, I’m glad you came across my blog then so you have a chance to win – good luck!

  • http://www.thetravelbros.ca Jason Norris

    I love your blog, I have found a number of useful articles. I would love to go to the New Media Expo because I am the co-founder and younger brother of TheTravelBros.ca and we still have a lot too learn. It is a young blog that is going to chronicle the journey and steps taken by my older brother and myself to go on a (RTW) Round The World Trip. I love networking and having the opportunity to network at this expo would be beyond amazing. Also, it’s Vegas and an excuse to travel.

    • http://www.smartbusinessrevolution.com John Corcoran

      Hi Jason – thanks for stopping by. Glad you have found something useful here. I checked out TheTravelBros.ca and it looks cool — good luck in your travel adventures. If you haven’t discovered him yet (you probably have), you should check out ChrisGuillebeau.com. I’m also planning on going to World Domination Summit (which Chris organizes) next year in July. Tickets may be sold out already but you should see if you can get into that if you are interested.

      Good luck on winning the NMX tickets!

  • Tony

    Hey John, I must be honest with you, this is my first time to your website. I got here from a tweet from Pat Flynn – but I have read a few of your blog posts and I am sure I will be coming back for more.

    With that said, I would like to go to Vegas to attend the New Media Expo for multiple reasons. First, there is going to be a speaker attending who is the main reason I am trying to create my online business. He has given me the motivation, help and material needed to make me believe this is possible.

    Second, I have been working on starting my online business for sometime now. I had hired a friend as my designer and he worked for a company at the time that referred me to an outsourced company in Nepal for the programming of the website. My friend acted as a middle man for the whole project.

    At the time it seemed like a great deal and a good idea. I had payed more than I wanted to but in the end I thought I would eventually save money for what I was looking for. I was hoping to have it launched by last July at the latest.

    Well, it is coming up on December now and it is still not launched. Finally I decided to cut the outsourced company out of the process and go with someone new. I take full blame for how the situation turned out, I should of done more research on the company and kept myself more in touch with the project. I may of also gave them way too much of a work load for what I was paying for.

    To make a very long story short, all the money I had invested into the outsourced company is pretty much gone. About 3000$ to be exact. Well, I was able to use some of the design work that was done so it wasn’t a complete waste.

    Fortunately I was able to find another programmer (not outsourced this time) who could do some damage control for me. So, with fingers crossed I hope to have my website and business up in running by mid December.

    I have no hard feelings about the situation, I just chalk it up as my very first important business lesson.

    However, getting the business up and running is only the first step. The next step that comes is actually making the business successful and getting traffic to my website. This is why I would love to go to Vegas to attend the New Media Expo. I feel that the information and lessons I would walk away with would not only help me as an individual, but also help my business tremendously in all aspects.

    Either way, I am happy I stumbled upon your blog John. It has been bookmarked for future viewing.

    • http://www.smartbusinessrevolution.com John Corcoran

      Hey Tony – thanks for stopping by! I love Pat Flynn – he’s a great guy. You may have seen a guest blog post I did on SmartPassiveIncome.com awhile ago –

      How to Protect your Blog’s Assets
      http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/how-to-protect-your-blogs-assets/

      Anyways, I’m sorry about the negative experience you had with outsourcing the creation of your new website. That’s really disappointing. I hope you don’t get discouraged and will try to get it up and open to the world if possible.

      • Tony

        Great article John,

        It seems that I have now ran into my second business lesson haha. I have made quite a few purchases for the business without using my business credit card that is registered through my LLC. At least now I know. It really is common sense, shame on me.

        Should I attempt to track these downs and combine them with my other statements for tax purposes? (This was what I had planned on doing originally).

        • http://www.smartbusinessrevolution.com John Corcoran

          Hi Tony:

          It sounds like you could just “expense” the charges you made without using your business credit card to your LLC. But I would recommend you talk to your tax advisor or CPA for more specifics to make sure you are doing it correctly.

          • http://www.smartbusinessrevolution.com John Corcoran

            Congratulations to Jason Norris and Krista Stryker who were the winners of the contest – hope to meet you both in person in Vegas!

  • Cassi

    I would love to go to New Media Expo! I am most excited about seeing Pat Flynn’s talk!

    • http://www.smartbusinessrevolution.com John Corcoran

      Hi Cassi – me too! I’m sure he won’t disappoint.