Five entries in the Twitter Business Plan Contest. Five winners: because, in keeping with the current state of social media marketing, participation equals winning.
Here they are:
@smallbiztrends wins the coveted ‘clearest articulation of how to make money in a ridiculously small number of characters’ award! Congratulations, smallbiztrends!
@zackgonzales ties for ‘best channel strategy’ and wins the ‘best use of olfactory imagery’ ribbon. 50 bonus points for using the word ‘parallelogram’. Great job, Zack!
@AndyBeard takes the award for ‘most likely to get the Egghead as a beta customer’, and ties with Zack for ‘Best Channel Strategy.’ Nicely done!
TwitterTutor wins the “I’m already doing it, why wait for some silly contest!” cup, leaving the rest of us in the dust.
@omni brings home the gold in the ‘most practical application’ sweepstakes and the ‘best chin authority’ prize! The award is null and void if my daughter hacks the system once she hits middle school, though. And she’s already got mad skillz for a 4-year-old.
Thank you all for playing! You’ve validated (in my mind, anyway) two principles:
- That a medium like Twitter can be used as effectively as any other to communicate a business idea
- That any good business idea can be boiled down to a few words. I’m always suspicious of any idea that requires a fifty-page deck and a one-hour pitch to explain it
Winners are entitled to a free RSS feed to Egghead Marketing, redeemable by clicking the RSS icon to the left. Winners also receive bragging rights. Now back to sxsw or back to the weekend, depending on your plans.