IMC 2010 Keynote with Guy Kawasaki, Win Tickets

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The annual Internet Marketing Conference is happening in Vancouver next week featuring keynote speaker, Guy Kawasaki. I liveblogged several sessions at the IMC in 2008 and found that they were a great group of people who recognized the importance of social media in today’s marketing landscape.

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The two-day conference at the Four Seasons Hotel downtown will feature a keynote from silicon valley venture capitalist and author Guy Kawasaki.

He is the founder of, where you can find feeds from the top sites in the world listed in practically any category imaginable. Kawasaki is also a legend in the marketing world for being the man behind Apple’s 1984 Macintosh campaign.

His keynote will be based on his new book, Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions.

I have a ticket to give away for Guy Kawasaki’s keynote at 9:00am on September 23rd. This ticket for Day 3 of the Internet Marketing Conference is worth $595.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

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    The Internet Marketing Conference takes place in 10 cities around the globe and the Vancouver event will feature many local business owners and marketing professionals who will share advice, stories, and lessons to be learned. The winner of the ticket to the keynote will be welcome to stay for the rest of the day’s sessions as well as coffee breaks and lunch.

    I will draw one winner (at random, from all entries received) tomorrow at 5:00pm since the event is happening next week.

    Update The winner is Jane, congratulations!

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    1. @normanchengThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 1:15pm PDT

      would love to hear him speak. seen a few videos of him during business lectures here at sfu

    2. Shawn RThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 1:19pm PDT

      I am a computer system engineer that deals with social networking on a daily basis at work. Would love to go see Kawasaki san speak.

    3. NickThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 1:23pm PDT

      I was hoping a contest to attend this event would take place and what do you know! Thanks Miss604! It’s a pricey one that I would love to attend but just can’t find the money to do so. I would love to go!

    4. Sonja ZoellerThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 1:24pm PDT

      Vancouver needs more of these types of conferences/workshops to ensure this city’s marketing and IT professionals remain competitive and ensure we are utilizing technology for business as effectively as possible.

    5. Christina AdamsThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 1:33pm PDT

      Hi, I read Guy Kawasaki’s book “Art of the Start” and think he has a refreshing perspective on business – I’d love to attend his talk!

    6. WendyThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 1:48pm PDT

      Would love to go!

    7. Chris BreikssThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 1:57pm PDT

      I would love to win tickets for my Dad!

    8. JasonThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 1:58pm PDT

      Having met Guy earlier this year at the Olympic Hockey Tweetup, I would absolutely love to hear what he has to say at the conference.

    9. DavidThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 1:59pm PDT

      I work in the Internet Marketing field. I would love to attend!

    10. DeannaThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 2:03pm PDT

      What a great opportunity. I’m a newbie to the world of social media and have just started following the prolific Mr. Kawasaki. The rest of the conference looks mighty interesting as well.

    11. FrancescaThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 2:19pm PDT

      I work in the Internet Marketing Field, and very much look up to Mr. Kawasaki and it would be an honor attending a key note he spoke at. Not to mention that this conference would be such an amazing learning experience.

    12. MacThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 2:20pm PDT

      Would love to hear Guy Kawasaki’s keynote! His insights would not only be so valuable and motivating!

    13. Stv.Thursday, September 16th, 2010 — 2:23pm PDT

      Oh wow – I would really like that – it’d be super valuable for what I do all day long.

    14. JaneThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 2:58pm PDT

      Guy Kawasaki rocks! I’ve learned heaps from him through following him on Twitter and his books and website. The conference sounds fabulous and incredibly beneficial for marketers in Vancouver.

    15. ArthurThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 3:07pm PDT

      I’d like to hear Guy speak for a number of reasons: 1, to find out where he see’s convergance of brand and social media, 2, to connect with fellow marketers on topic and 3, to gain insights on how to enhance guest experience in planning for BCAIM conference this fall (

    16. ArthurThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 3:31pm PDT

      The guys at IIMA do a great job putting on events and the fact that they’ve pulled in Guy Kawasaki is awesome! It would be really cool to hear him speak and connect with fellow marketers on convergence of brand and social media

    17. ChristineThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 3:55pm PDT

      I would love to go 🙂

    18. NadiaThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 3:58pm PDT

      PICK ME!!!!!!!

    19. JessicaThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 4:48pm PDT

      Guy Kawasaki tweeted me once, and it was the single greatest moment of my life, which could only be topped if I win tickets to see him in the flesh at IMC 2010 from Miss 604! Obviously, I’m exaggerating a little, but the guy does have some pretty great headlines, and as a copywriter, I truly appreciate that skill.

    20. Jose UzcateguiThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 5:05pm PDT

      Indeed, good job IMC Vancouver for bringing Guy. He’s a great speaker.

      For those of you going or not to IMC Vancouver, feel free to drop by the SEM Meetup, which is going to be held at the Four Season’s as part of the official IMC Vancouver event.

      It’s free and you don’t have to be an IMC attendee to be there. Here’s the link to RSVP:

      Perhaps Guy will be there too?

    21. Kulpreet SinghThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 5:11pm PDT

      Thanks for sharing the opportunity to attend this event! Would be cool to go.

    22. Benee RubinThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 5:18pm PDT

      What a great opportunity to meet the best of the best…..thanks for the faint hope!

    23. AlieThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 5:32pm PDT

      Guy is a phenom, and he is one of the best presenters out there. Would love to see him in person!

    24. JustinneThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 8:13pm PDT

      I would love to go to this event, as I am an aspiring PR specialist, and would like to learn more about the business world, particularly the PR/marketing field. Also, as a student, this would be a valuable networking event for me to attend. Please give me a chance to go, Miss 604! Thanks =)

    25. TaylorThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 8:32pm PDT

      What a great opportunity and experience this would be for a new grad, like me, entering the online marketing strategy world for work. Guy is so inspiring and knowledgeable. Please pick me Miss 604 to attend the 2010 IMC. @tay_woo

    26. TroyThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 10:12pm PDT

      This is a great giveaway for a great event — Vancouver needs more tech entrepreneurs!

    27. JackoThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 10:33pm PDT

      Read his books. Would love to hear him speak.

    28. GaryThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 10:55pm PDT

      Amazing giveaway, thanks for this! Guy is seriously the man. Would love to hear him speak live!

    29. RyanThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 11:33pm PDT

      I would love to attend this event and learn more about how I can better market my website. The opportunity to learn from Guy Kawasaki and other presenters would be invaluable. Thanks!

    30. KMFriday, September 17th, 2010 — 6:44am PDT

      What a great giveaway, would love a chance to go to this event and learn more. Thank you for the opportunity!

    31. Meet Mark Victor HansenFriday, September 17th, 2010 — 8:16am PDT

      I’m thinking I could meet both Mark Victor Hansen and Guy Kawasaki in the same week, that would be fantastic.

    32. ChamindaFriday, September 17th, 2010 — 9:00am PDT

      I would love to win tickets to see Guy…

    33. michelleFriday, September 17th, 2010 — 10:17am PDT

      I’d love to see Guy Kawasaki!

    34. Thomas BFriday, September 17th, 2010 — 12:08pm PDT

      I’d so love to go!
      It could be such an awesome opportunity and I can’t really afford the $595 ticket…
      Thanks for your great blog!

    35. michaelFriday, September 17th, 2010 — 12:23pm PDT

      I’m a big Apple marketing fan since the beginning of time. Would love to hear listen to Kawasaki keynote!! Please!!!!

    36. LindaFriday, September 17th, 2010 — 12:53pm PDT

      Great giveaway! Since I’m a newbie to the internet marketing world I could definitely use some wisdom from the gurus. And I echo the comment on cannot afford the ticket on my own. Thank you!

    37. AmyFriday, September 17th, 2010 — 1:06pm PDT

      I would love to see Guy speak!

    38. Philip cainesFriday, September 17th, 2010 — 2:25pm PDT

      I would love to see Guy!

      Thanks for sharing the opportunity.


    39. JulieFriday, September 17th, 2010 — 2:30pm PDT

      Sounds like a good conference and for setting up this contest

    40. JulieFriday, September 17th, 2010 — 2:31pm PDT

      I mean “THANKS” for setting up this contest and for being integral to many of the social media events that have happened around our city

    41. Jaydeen WilliamsFriday, September 17th, 2010 — 4:31pm PDT

      Fabulous opportunity for all – especially us NPO’s who don’t have the budget for such events. Fingers crossed for the winning ticket!

    42. Myles ConstableFriday, September 17th, 2010 — 4:32pm PDT

      Pick me, pick me.

    43. LaurenFriday, September 17th, 2010 — 4:32pm PDT

      Would love to go!

    44. Laura RansomFriday, September 17th, 2010 — 4:33pm PDT

      I would LOVE to attend this! Thanks so much for the opportunity 🙂

    45. Kevin IshiguroFriday, September 17th, 2010 — 4:58pm PDT

      Would love to go!

    46. Monique TrottierSaturday, September 18th, 2010 — 5:10pm PDT

      Yes, I’d like to go. Come on random picker! My number is up.

    47. HayleySunday, September 19th, 2010 — 11:37pm PDT

      It’s not a matter of being there for the sake of being there.

      I want to go because I want to be inspired.

      I once attended a teacher’s conference where an Olympic Medalist was a key-note speaker back in 2008… It pushed me to grow both mentally and psychologically. My work-ethics wouldn’t be where it is today without that key-note speaker.

      I absorb information like a sponge so it’s not as if the opportunity of sending me there would be wasted. 🙂

      Help me grow!

    48. Meet Mark Victor HansenMonday, September 20th, 2010 — 8:09am PDT

      Has the winning number been picked yet?

    49. NavidaTuesday, September 28th, 2010 — 3:44pm PDT

      Sounds interesting – I’d love to attend

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