The Contests

The Last Original Idea has been blessed with some great sponsors who have allowed us to create two unbelievable contests.

Book Launch Contest

At our Toronto Book Launch on November 15, 2010 Acuity Forums donated a full pass to one of its upcoming 2 day workshops. M. Alnuaimy our lucky winner was drawn at random from a business card drop box.

The Last Original Idea Contest

People from around the world were encouraged to submit entries on what they thought the last original idea in marketing was. While voting was completed on January 31, 2011 you can still read and like their posts. The offical winners are: 1st place Morgan Brown and 2nd place Kristine Schachinger.

Consolation prize winners were drawn at random:
479 Popcorn sample pak - Amy Teeple
A copy of Jim Stern's Social Media Metrics - Dawn Wentzell.

Contratulations to all our winners.

The Entries

77 Votes Truly The Last Original Idea (In Marketing) by Kristine Schachinger

35 Votes Not in My Lifetime by Dawn Wentzell

13 Votes Honesty and Quality by Elmer Boutin


We'd personally like to thank the following sponsors for their donations

Raven Tools SMX Toronto
479 Popcorn gShift Labs

About Our Sponsors

Raven Tools

Raven will help your team better collaborate on your Internet marketing campaigns, and ensure everyone has full access to what each team member is working on so they can better work as a team.


SEOMoz Pro, the industry standard for Search Marketing applications, education, and community.

gShift Labs

The software aggregates, stores and tracks data providing the Business Intelligence and plain language recommendations to drive a "page-one" organic search strategy. Less time can be spent on "figuring out SEO" and more time can be spent on building the right content and tactics to deliver traffic to a web site. This is a must for anyone that wants to improve their organic search ranking.

SMX Toronto

SMX Toronto offers 30 sessions, workshops and networking activities delivered by top industry professionals. Whether you are just getting started, planning your search strategy, managing the team, or you are deep into implementation, tactics and campaigns, you'll get the knowledge, ideas and contacts needed to help boost your search marketing results and take your skills to the next level.

479º Popcorn

479º Popcorn has turned America's most beloved snack into a gourmet indulgence. From our kitchens in San Francisco, we follow the artisan tradition of creating food by hand, popping premium organic corn in small batches and creating our distinctive flavors from scratch, using the finest organic ingredients available. Whether you're looking for gourmet popcorn, popcorn gifts, or unique corporate gifts, our exquisite flavored popcorn is a perfect treat for any occasion.

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1st Place: Value $3,100

¤ full conference pass to (your choice) either SMX Toronto or eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit Toronto - April 28-29, 2011 (approx. value $900)
¤ 3 months subscription to gShift Labs (approx. value $1,000)*
¤ 6 months subscription to Raven Tools Pro (approx. value $594)*
¤ 6 months subscription to SEOmoz Pro (apporx. value $594)*

2nd Place: Value $600

¤ 3 months subscription to SEOmoz Pro (apporx. value $297)*
¤ 3 months subscription to Raven Tools Pro (Value $297)*

* applies to both to new supscriptions and renewals

Random Draw

All entrants from the United States (lower 48 states only) will be entered into draws for:

¤ A gift box of gourmet popcorn courtesy of 479º Popcorn
¤ A signed copy of