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*Rise Prize Giveaway: Enter To Win A FREE Google Nexus One Phone Just By TWEETING*

NOTE: New message for today! Everyone who entered yesterday using the old message are definitely 100% eligible

How it works:

We are giving away 1 POSSIBLY 2 Google Nexus One phones (unlocked so you can use it with whatever service you like) THIS FRIDAY (15th) absolutely free to a lucky RISE viewer…and all you have to do to enter the drawing (which will take place on Friday on the show randomly selected) is this:

1. Follow @therisetothetop on Twitter (if you are already following me, cool you can still enter)

2. Tweet this out: Follow @therisetothetop The daily web show for entrepreneurs & marketers & tweet this to be entered to win a FREE Nexus One Phone #RISEPRIZE

3. It’s that simple! One lucky winner will be selected on Friday. And to sweeten the deal and run a little experiment: If I reach 20,000 followers by Friday I will give away 2 phones. For free. And I’ll write you a little handwritten note too even though my handwriting is awful.

Make sure to enter and spread the word!

Funny story from the contest so far from Gabe Lozano (Founder of Lockerdome and as he broke his phone and had to go some shady means to fix it. Gabe emailed me and said he wished I announced the contest one day earlier!

On with the show:

In This Episode Full Of Innovative Marketing Tips and Resources For Entrepreneurs:

We are talking balls…in an appropriate way. As an entrepreneur, business owner and marketer, do you have the problem of WAY too many opportunities coming your way? How do you evaluate and choose the right ones? Here are some tips.


Objective Marketer

Objective Marketer is a killer social media marketing and I dare say branding system. Picture it as a central nervous system for your social media efforts allowing you to control everything (Tweets, Facebook status, etc.) AND measure it (analyze, create campaigns, etc.)

One feature I love is the ability to add your branding to links you share on Twitter. For example, if I share a link to say a post from Guy Kawasaki, he will get the web hit and the love, but at the top I will have a special bar (completely customizable to display anything you want) saying the link is presented by The Rise To The Top with links to my website, etc. Cool!

Special deal for RISE viewers: Enter the promo code RISE and get $5 off a subscription and a 30-day free trial. Coolness!

Join In On The Discussion:

What are your thoughts? How do you evaluate business opportunities? Do you have a system or go with your gut?


A review of CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas and the big takeaways for entrepreneurs like you.

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