One day pass to the 2012 IABC Canada Business Communicator’s Summit
So, first off, deep apologies to all those who faithfully commented on or re-tweeted my “What is a Canadian” post and have been waiting to find out the winner of the one-day pass to the 2012 IABC Canada Business Communicator’s Summit.
Note to self: in the future, don’t volunteer to have a drawing on your blog until you figure out how it’s going to work! I’ve burned WAY too much time and Google-leather trying to figure out something that turned out to be very simple in the end.
So two credits before we get to the draw results:
1) This product: Backtweets allowed me to quickly and easily trace all the Tweets for my previous post through all variants and URL shorteners.
2) EHow.com + Microsoft Excel: the next problem was doing a random draw. I’ve used tools like TwitterDraw and RowFeeder before, but couldn’t figure out how to do both the hashtag AND the blog comments part of the equation.
But then I found this concise little post on how to just draw a random value in Excel. Took some manual typing, but it worked just fine.
Announcing the winner:
So here’s the winner of the one-day day pass. Michaela Schreiter of Ottawa, Ontario!
And thanks to all of these Twitter-folk ,as well as the IABC Board members and speakers for your comments and re-tweets! Really looking forward to Friday.