Posted December 15, 2008 2:45 pm by with 58 comments

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Winners: Congrats to the following winners:

The contest is now closed. Thanks for entering!


How about another great book contest? Whaddya say?

This time around, I’m excited to share a great book by a good friend of mine. Social Media is a Cocktail Party: Why You Already Know the Rules of Social Media Marketing by Jim Tobin distills all of Jim’s expertise into 178 pages of social-media goodness. How much does Jim know about social media marketing? Well, he’s the founder of one of the first ever social media marketing agencies, Ignite Social Media. Nuff said!

As always, we have free copies to give away to 3 lucky Marketing Pilgrim readers.

How to enter this contest? Simply leave a comment below and we’ll randomly pick 3 winners (deadline for entry is 6pm ET this Tuesday).

That’s all you need to do! And, if you don’t win, you can grab a copy from your favorite bookstore or online .

  • Patrick Furey

    I’d like to enter please.

  • Saad Kamal

    Count me in…I love books!

    Saad Kamal’s last blog post..Microsoft has TradeMarked Kumo

  • SEOidiot

    Count me in!

  • Graeme Mac

    Thanks, Just finishing up Radically Transparent so I need something else to read.

  • Seth Goldstein

    I’d love to enter. Andy I love your blog and read it every day religously.

    Seth Goldstein’s last blog post..Links for 2008-12-14 []

  • Dwight Cook

    Here is a comment – nice idea on how to collect a list. Like the content and yes send me a book.

  • Matthew Diehl

    Free Social Media Marketing book – I am so in!

  • Rich Eddy

    Interesting book, I’d love to enter.

  • Sean Cuthbertson

    I would love to be entered in to win this book. I am starting to enter my company into the social media world and want to do it right. All the info I can get the better. Thanks!

  • steve bush

    I would really like to win this book because I’m really awkward at cockttail parties and I’m still trying to figure this whole social media thing out. So if I win, I can use the book as an ice breaker at cocktail parties and also plug the book at the same time. Hey, if I win, it sounds like I’m becoming a brand advocate! That’s part of social media isn’t it? See, I need more guidance and that’s why I need to win this book.

    steve bush’s last blog post..Christmas has gone to the dogs.

  • Diane Lennox
  • Gila Fox

    very intriguing title…count me in.

    Gila Fox’s last blog post..Now that’s good service

  • Pulse

    Sounds like an interesting read!

  • John Ramsey

    Count me in. What a great gift idea!

  • Nicolette

    Great title. We’ve finally come full circle where old-fashioned relationship building is driving online marketing and social media.

    Nicolette’s last blog post..What Women Really Want . . . For Christmas

  • Manoj Jasra


    Just pretend your my secret Santa.

    Manoj Jasra’s last blog post..Web Analytics World Approaches 1000

  • Jesse Liebman

    As random as Google’s algorithm I’m sure. There must be some sort of theory behind the madness of choosing people randomly. Maybe it’s through one of those sweet WordPress plugins you recently talked about?

    Jesse Liebman’s last blog post..3 Reasons Why Blogging isn’t for You

  • Larry

    Jim’s book is too elitist. He should pen a version for regular Americans: “Social Media is a Pot Luck Dinner”.

  • Chris

    Pick me!

  • Loren Nason

    What funny is people need a book to realize this.

    I’m up for the book

    Loren Nason’s last blog post..And the reign of YLRRR begins

  • Warren Sukernek

    Here is the winning entry!! Thanks,

  • Vance Shutes

    Add me to the list!

  • Todd Mintz

    I like social media (and I like cocktail parties).

  • Anora McGaha

    Love getting you posts! Keep it up. Would love the book! Saw you at the Internet Summit in Chapel Hill.

    Anora McGaha’s last blog post..CNN Reports A Tourist’s Blog is Covering the Mumbai Terrorist Attacs

  • Martín Aberastegue

    Count me in!! :) this book would be excellent to add to the library on my work.

    Martín Aberastegue’s last blog post..Cena SEO-SEM Córdoba

  • Jonathan Kong

    Would love to own a copy of 178 pages of social media goodness from Jim Tobin. I’m up for the party!

    Jonathan Kong’s last blog post..Fabulous Festive Finds. Early Bird Special & 30% off selected labels.

  • Carla

    count me in please

  • Big J

    Count me in!

  • Keri Morgret

    Thanks for having these great offers!

    Keri Morgret’s last blog post..They Did What To The Site?

  • Chris Snider

    If I win, I promise I won’t regift the book.

    Chris Snider’s last blog post..#journchat tonight from 7-10 CST

  • steve cunningham

    I’m in. I almost got stumped by the skill testing question.

  • Avi Kaplan – MeshugAvi

    Hurray for book giveaways!

    Avi Kaplan – MeshugAvi’s last blog post..The Story Beyond the Stats in Tweetsgiving

  • Andy Beal

    Sign me up.

  • Matthew Block

    Just recently found your blog and am loving it so far. So much useful info! Thanks.

    Matthew Block’s last blog post..Why Social Networks (like Facebook) are Important

  • Dulcenegosyante

    Wow! A book for Christmas would be a lot of fun. :)

    Dulcenegosyante’s last blog post..Dulcenegosyante is back in business

  • SeoBrain

    Very Cool Andy, i really interesting with this book. Yeah its true, for now social media can give more alternative to promote our product and services. Count me in Andy, Thanks.

  • Rick Galan

    I’ll take it!

    Rick Galan’s last blog post..The Intersection of Mediocre and Great

  • Matthew Lawson

    I’ll have my Social media shaken not stirred! Happy Holidays everyone.

  • Giselle Borg Olivier

    Pick me :)

  • Serbay Arda Ayzit

    I love to get this book. I am in

    Serbay Arda Ayzit’s last blog post..Effectiveness of Advertisements in Social Networking Websites

  • Web Design Beach

    Count me in for the prize :-). I hope i am not late

  • Matt

    Winning things is probably my favorite activity in the world! Thanks.

  • Leila

    Oooh yes please! Really trying to spread my wings into the social media side of things so this would be perfect.

    Blogs competitions are such good ideas, one day I hope I can have a big enough blog to be able to do the same :)

  • Chrissy

    Looks like an interesting one!

  • Todd Beane

    Please enter me into the book contest. Thanks!

    Todd Beane’s last blog post..Spending

  • Matthew Lawson

    Gutted there are loads of people commented, and i really want that book!


    Fingers crossed!

  • Chris Goward
  • Shelby

    I’d love this book.

  • leah

    I’d love this book!

  • Jim Tobin at Ignite Social Media

    I just have to say that I’m really enjoying all the comments. Very funny stuff.

    Thanks for all the interest, and thanks to Andy for making it happen.


    P.S. I don’t need a book…

    Jim Tobin at Ignite Social Media’s last blog post..10 Celebrities on Twitter: How They Stack Up

  • Rob Williams

    hooray! a way to get a book for free! and it’s actually one i’d like to read! but hurry up and announce it because i’ll need to take it off my amazon wish list if i win

    Rob Williams’s last blog post..Marketing for Managers Interview

  • Scott

    Add my name to the list!

  • Laurie Stafinski

    I checked out Jim’s book on It looks like a great read with great advice. Hope I win one of the copies!

  • Andrej

    3/54 chance of winning the book right now…

    Andrej’s last blog post..Why is Pizza SEO named Pizza SEO?

  • Caryn

    Yay free stuff!

  • Matthew Lawson

    Who is the winner?

  • Wii Fit

    Congs to the winner.

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