Win A Ticket To The Art Of Marketing Conference

(This contest is now closed. It’s worth skimming the comments here anyway, though, for some great reading ideas!)

Want to see Gary Vaynerchuk, Guy Kawasaki, Avinash Kaushik and more speak, all in one day? Then the latest Art of Marketing conference in Toronto is for you.

Held on March 7 in Toronto, the event features:

  • Gary Vaynerchuk – New York Times Bestselling Author, Crush It!
  • Guy Kawasaki – Bestselling Author, The Art of Start & Reality Check
  • Avinash Kaushik – Bestselling Author, Web Analytics 2.0 & Web Analytics: An Hour a Day
  • Dr. Sheena Iyengar – Columbia University Business Professor & Bestselling Author, The Art of Choosing
  • Jeffrey Hayzlett – Former CMO, Eastman Kodak Company & Bestselling Author, The Mirror Test

The good folks over at The Art of Productions have once again given me two tickets to give away. For a chance to win a ticket to the Art of Marketing conference, leave a comment recommending a book you’ve read recently. I’ll close entries at 11:59pm on February 28 and randomly pick two winners.

If you’d rather go ahead and get a ticket, you can use the code DF23 to save $50 per person or $100 per person in groups of 3 or more from the regular ticket price.

For a taste of just how good these folks are, check out the videos below.

On a related note, I’ll be speaking for the fourth year running at PodCamp Toronto on Feb 26. If you’re in the city that day, I hope to see you there!

(Note: the conference is in Toronto. You’ll be responsible for any travel and accommodation costs associated with getting there)

  • Anonymous

    HI, Dave; Loved your email tips! I would love to attend the Art of Marketing – what an incredible lineup of great speakers with stories to change your life. I recently read and recommend Crowdsourcing by Jeff Howe – an inspiring read on the power of the crowd and the incredible possibilities to ignite your ideas, your business and the the world. Have a great day. Sarah

  • Connie

    Used as a student manual for Internet Marketing classes -‘The Principles of Internet Marketing//New tools & Methods for Web Developers’ by Jason Miletsky is a great introductory resource for companies or individuals to get a grasp of the power of the Web. 2010 edition offers current stats and studies. Stay connected, Connie Sweet

    • Haven’t heard about that one – thanks for the pointer!

  • Marcelina

    Thank you for the chance to win a ticket to The Art of Marketing in Toronto. I highly recommend Unmarketing by Scott Stratten. He advocates a simple, human approach to marketing.

    • Thanks Marcelina. Scott’s book is a fun read too!

  • Hi Dave:

    I’m reading two books right now: 1. If you Want to Write. A book about Art Independence and Spirit by Brenda Ueland and 2. Be Excellent at Anything: The Four Keys To Transforming The Way We Work and Live by Tony Schwartz, Jean Gomes and Catherine McCarthy.

    I love that Brenda Ueland’s book was originally published in the 1930’s while Tony et al’s book was just published last year. Both books offer great insights into the human mind, productivity and business.

    Cheers, Natalie Currie

    • Haven’t heard of either of those – thanks for the tips!

  • Hey Dave. Recently finished Pour Your Heart Into by Howard Shultz – a bit old now but a great view on building a strong and sustainable brand.

  • Wow, great line-up! I’ve seen Gary speak before–he’s super engaging! And I hope Boston gets another PodCamp; the last one was amazing

  • Hi Dave: Thanks for the opportunity! I recommend reading Seth Godin’s Linchpin

  • David Meerman Scott’s New Rules of Marketing and PR – excellent book with great practical advice. Written in an easy-to-read conversational style.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Dave,
    I just Finished reading Umarketing, by Scott Strattan Crush It by Gary V and Power friending by Amber mac ! All GREAT! now i’m reading TRUST AGENTS and REWORK … next on my list is ENGAGE! by Brian Solis I absolutey LOVE this stuff!!

  • Anonymous

    The Art of Marketing would be a great event to attend – especially with 2 comped tickets! I recently read “The Legacy” by David Suzuki. It’s a shocking and powerful reminder of the power we hold in this generation to greatly influence future generations. The impetus for change in the book is naturally centred around Climate Change but it resonates in many other ways as well. I highly recommend it!

  • This is an awesome opportunity! I recently ordered a new book from Hugh MacLeod, Evil Plans. It hasn’t arrived yet but i’m pretty looking forward.

  • Very good selection of videos! Thank you!

  • Anonymous

    Hi Dave!

    I saw a few science/biology related books on your 2011 to-read list and thought you might be interested in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. It is about the life of Henrietta Lacks and the legacy of her HeLa cells that still live on 60 years after her death. It is not only a great read about a major scientific and medical breakthrough that helped save many lives, but also a fascinating study of bioethics .

  • Anonymous

    Hi Dave!

    I saw a few science/biology related books on your 2011 to-read list and thought you might be interested in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. It is about the life of Henrietta Lacks and the legacy of her HeLa cells that still live on 60 years after her death. It is not only a great read about a major scientific and medical breakthrough that helped save many lives, but also a fascinating study of bioethics .

  • In what must be one of my longest read/re-read/re-re-reads in history, I’m winding through “Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media and Blogs (New Rules Social Media Series)”. I consider it an absolute must-read for anyone looking at stepping away from traditional marketing and moving into the modern era.

    Despite my having spent the last 10 years doing inbound marketing, I still find gems scattered throughout this book and recommend it highly for anyone from novice to expert.

    Though I wasn’t planning on being in Toronto on March 7, I certainly would make the trek from Scotland for this lineup!

  • I just finished reading Flip the Funnel by Joseph Jaffe, and now I am reading The New Small (all about small business computer solutions and entreprenuerial entreprises) as well as Guerrilla Marketing in 30 Days. I’m on Day 4! =D

  • While it has nothing to do with marketing, and in fact reads nothing like traditional literature, I recently read Tao Lin’s Shoplifting From American Apparel. Although it came out in 2007, this short novel’s themes of emotional disconnection and the central role of technology among 20-somethings provides a fun and occasionally surreal insight into a certain subset of young creative types. The blank prose style sometimes feels designed to provoke the reader, but I was surprised how much I enjoyed it.

  • Hi Dave, I’d love to win one of these two tickets. Hopefully you’ll like this recommendation.

    The book I’m recommending is “Writing with Style” by John R. Trimble. John is a professor at UT Austin, and students need to apply to get into his class. That’s how good it is.

    Since most people can’t attend the class (whether or not they go to UT), the next best thing is to read his book. It’s awesome.

    As far as reading books or classes go, it’s the best I’ve ever read/taken. Reading this book one time is more beneficial for writing than 10 college classes. That’s my opinion anyway.

    The book is so awesome, it’s on my once per year reading list (which is a pretty short list). So if you’re looking for a book that will help you with writing and communicating more clearly and effectively, this is the book for you. And you’ll probably read it more than once, so it’s worth the price.

    Dave, what do you think: want to read this book?

  • Janice Arnoldi

    Hi Dave,

    I’d recommend Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives by Nicholas A. Christakis and James H. Fowler. Amazing look at not only how we connect but how those connections influence every aspect of our lives. Also both Nicholas and James are great speakers.

    Thanks!

  • Hi Dave: I’d recommend Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives. The book explores not only how we are connected but the impact that these connections have on all aspects of our lives. Janice

  • vicky

    Reading: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Facinating. #justsayin’

  • Tony Wong

    Just read “Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell again, and it’s still as relevant today as the first time I read it. It’s a must read if you haven’t read it lately.

    I’d have said Avinash Kaushik’s “Web Analytics: An Hour a Day”, but I still have about 50 more pages to go!

    Thanks!

    Tony Wong
    @Drafted_Boy

    p.s. Also thanks for your great presentation at PodCamp on Saturday – it was a great way to cap off the first day of speakers!!

  • Jencwlo

    I recommend Who Moved My Cheese. It’s all about dealing with change. In a world of constantly changing channels and trends, the fundamentals of how to stay ahead are important.

    Jen

  • Hi Dave – good meeting you at the Edelman lunch seminar last week. I’ve just checked out the blog after seeing Steve Rubel’s tweet, and I agree with him!

    Anyway, after going to the last “Art of” conference, I’d have to say that Simon Sinek’s book ‘Start with Why’ is a must read for any marketer, as well as anyone who feels like they need some inspiration to spend the time to really understand their purpose in life. He’s an incredible speaker as well, in case anyone has a chance to see him. Or check out his TED talk.

  • marina

    Would love to attend, but can’t afford it and company won’t pay hah! (I obviously don’t work for Edelman) I recently read “screw it, let’s do it” by Richard Branson. In the book he gives valuable life and business lessons, such as “when it’s not fun anymore, move on”. That is something I will strive to live by. Hope I win!

  • Maclennan Sarah

    HI, Dave; Have you announced the winners yet? I can’t seem to find and I would love to go! Thanks, Sarah