Wednesday, December 19, 2007

AiC Contest: Free Economist Subscription

Loyal readers:

As you know, I'm a big fan of The Economist. Each December, I renew my subscription. It causes me a bit of pain, because it is so expensive, but it's definitely worth it.

This year, as I looked at the renewal form, I noticed that one of my options was to give a free gift subscription to a friend.

Alas, most of my friends have subscriptions already, but it occurred to me that some of you might not.

Therefore, I'm announcing the first annual Adventures in Capitalism free Economist contest. The reader who executes the most effective program to boost AiC readership (and then posts the results as a comment to this post) gets a free subscription to The Economist.

I'll be the sole judge of the entries, though I will pay attention to comments by other readers. I'll be curious to see what develops!


Mike said...

Well.. For starters you could post about it on Twitter, I notice you have an account there but haven't posted in 4 months..

PS: found your blog because of this post: Ustream may be open, they do not seem to offer an API to implement live video into VidBlaster (my most recent app) and do not reply to my emails. Looking for a more cooperative alternative, I found the blogTV vs Ustream post..

Tiffany said...

Have you ever considered using service such as where you can share blog with your loyal readers and updates will be sent via SMS via their cell phone? In addition, consider organizing monthly chat conferences (via msn chat room/facebook group, etc) which will definitely attract young entrepreneures (like me) or business students who are thinking of starting their own business and are looking for mentors to ask for advices. I think if you do that, you can definitely attract people to read the interesting posts on your site if you market through facebook or organize monthly chat/networking event with young entrepreneurs online.

In addition, why don't you consider re-organizing your site so that it is easier to find posts in terms of label? Consider doing what does on their first page.

I really enjoy reading your blog and good luck on increasing your readership.

Misanthropy Today said...

This is a challenge i'm willing to take..

I read the economist usually on international flights because its' dryness usually helps me get some sleep (12 page foreign policy articles?!) but i'd i'd be honored to have a free subscription rather than buying it from "Hudson Gift & News" at LAX.

Btw, the traffic wont be coming only from my properties. If you need to know the sources, i'll let you know.

Great exercise in traffic control.

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