I’ve started getting emails from folks who are bloggers (some of note, some not) about press/blogger tickets for the TechCrunch20 event on September 17th and 18th in San Francisco at The Palace Hotel.
Now, I would never encourage link baiting, however, here are some strategic ideas for folks who want to get one of handful of blogger tickets (note: if you’re a VC who blogs, a PR person from a large company who blogs, etc. then don’t ask for a free ticket…buy a ticket and support the event! You can afford it!).
- Suggest topics for discussion and companies who should present at the event on your blog.
- Continue the discussion on other people’s blogs when they make suggestions for topics, companies, and experts by posting comments on their blog and/or on your blog.
- React to posts by Mike on CrunchNotes/TechCrunch or here on Calacanis.com.
- Plan a MeetUp pre- or post- TechCrunch20 (as in the day before or after–but obviously not during the 48 hours of the TechCrunch20–that would be bad form).
- Tell startup companies who you know are doing cool things that they should try out for the FREE presentation slots at TechCrunch20.
- Tell me, Mike, and Heather about cool stealth startups you know are launching between July and November of this year.
There you have it folks…. how you could link-bait your way into one of the blogger tickets. That is, if linkbaiting worked…. which I’m not saying it does. Or doesn’t. Did I miss anything up there? Oh yeah, mention how smart Mike Arrington is, quote him from an old Gillmor Gang with a reference to the name of the episode, and link to a photo of me when I was thin. 😉
Anyway, I’m not blogging for the next two months…. except when I have something to say.
(Office is dead, long live Microsoft, search is the new OS, Apple is the new search, ! R.I.P. Steve Gillmor and the Gillmor/Brian Alvey Gang)