Is Your Facebook Contest Legal? [Infographic]

Do you run contests on Facebook? Or maybe are interested in creating one? Read this over and make sure you are staying as close to the law as possible because there are repercussions if you deviate.

Remember, you can always ask your fans to like or share your page for access to an entry form, but it cannot be the only means of entry.

It’s unfortunate that there are so many steps to take, but hey, if you follow them, you will be fine and your Facebook contest should go off without a hitch. And always keep in mind; Facebook changes their rules like weather changes in New England. Always. These rules are current as of 7/14/14.

Keep the following in mind:




Infographic courtesy of ShortStack

Seth Godin on the New Economy/Forever Recession

I would suggest you watch this. Then watch it again. Then repeat….because everyone is unprepared.

Seth Godin, the marketing guru and author talks about the new year, the ‘forever recession’, and how you can join the race to the top, instead of settling for the bottom.

It’s all about the New Economy…it’s not your Father’s Economy…

It’s a Forever Recession – so Race to the Top.

Don’t wait for someone to pick you…pick yourself.


Thanks to our dear friend Chris Selland for the head’s up.

Meet Geek Girl Catherine Weber

Catherine Weber will be teaching some of the workshops in the Social Media Series including Social Media Primer, The Power of Facebook for your Business, The Power of LinkedIn for your Business, YouTube for Business, and Twitter for Business. See all workshops here

1.      How and when did you become a Geek Girl?

As a marketing professional, it was crucial to understand technology as a communication tool. From the beginning of my career, I have had to learn how to use the internet to help my clients. We built our first website in 1994 for ourselves and our first client. We have never stopped riding the technology wave since.

2.      Technology is so big, so diverse: in what parts are you an expert? in what realms are you still learning?

My expertise is in how to use technology for communication and marketing. What started out as publishing websites, has evolved to using social media  tools to help our clients promote their brands and products.

3.      Did you have an experience growing up or as an adult where you felt the huge divide between women and technology?

In my experience, girls and women were never engineers or mathematicians and as an extension, not computer experts but my mother was never afraid to learn, so neither was I. As a result, I have two sisters who work in technology and my mother still teaches me new tricks at 71 years old. In fact, she is coming to Bootcamp to learn more.

4.      If you answered yes, how did you handle it?

5.      What was your favorite part of Geek Girl Camp 2009?

Meet with women who had a desire to understand something new is powerful. Having them come away with a new understanding is amazing. The best part is being able to share what I know and empower women to move ahead with confidence.

6.      List 3 ways that women (or you specifically) can have an impact on technology.

·         Women can use technology to make change in their own personal lives. The internet gives us access to information and information is power. If women know how to use it, they can positively change their lives and the lives of their families and communities.
·         Women can use technology as a communication tool to make change in the world through activism.
·         Women can make it known what is working and not working with the technology they use. Software companies and websites seek feedback from users to improve their offering. Women can help to make improvements to the tools they use by providing constructive feedback.

7.      If you could change one thing about the world (and we know you can) what would it be?

Tough question. There are so many things. Mostly, stopping the torture and repression of people around the world. Women and technology can change that by learning the tools and using them to make change!

8.      What is your desire, wish or goal for Geek Girl Camp 2010?

To empower women to make a difference in the world by using their natural skills in communication.

9. If the Geek Girls could have 1 minute to talk to the world, what would we say?

Harness the power of technology to change the world.

Catherine Weber’s Bio:

Catherine Weber, president of Weber Media Partners, has come full circle over the last 15 years in transforming her firm from a PR and Marketing Communications company to an interactive agency providing social media services to predominately B-to-B clients. Catherine has developed a thoughtful approach to bring small- and mid-size businesses into a conversational world. The client portfolio includes the National Park Service, mid-size technology firms, and notable organizations such as Lahey Clinic, William Raveis Real Estate, Bose Corporation, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Top of the Hub Restaurant. Weber Media Partners’ blog, Impressions through Media, educates and provides thought leadership on social media and marketing, and the strategic integration into a business’ marketing mix. Catherine received a B.A. from Emerson College in Communications and a M.A. from UMass Boston in Critical and Creative Thinking. She presents at conferences, and conducts hands-on workshops on Social Media and Inbound Marketing.

Advertise in the Official and Essential Geek Girl Conference & Resource Handbook!

If you have ever been to a Geek Girl Boot Camp, then along with all the awesome gear you get, you also receive what has become known as “the book”.

“The book” can be seen in the purse or briefcase of a Geek Girl, whipped out in a flash, as fast as a six-shooter out of the holster, to write something important in the copious note pages to be saved for eternity. Yup. I’ve seen it happen.

“The book” is what we call our “Essential Geek Girl Conference & Resource Handbook“, and it contains more than just a summary of the day’s event. Not only does it contain information on all the workshops, discussion groups, speakers, and schedule for the day, it also contains a plethora of content like Top 10 Lists for every workshop, a comprehensive glossary, blank pages in the middle for all your notes and full-color, quality advertising printed on high gloss paper for our valued sponsors, attendees, supporters and friends. Fastened together with a stylish binding and plastic covering on both ends, and at the perfect size of 5″ by 9″, it can fit right in your purse or briefcase to refer back to your many notes taken at the conference and add more as you attend more Geek Girl events or other events.

In other words, this book has more than shelf life. It’s got staying power!

In preparation for Boot Camp season in 2010, we are offering to the public the ability to advertise in this incredible book which will be not only given to the 300 women at each venue, but there will also be a web version online for advertisers to get even more exposure.

If you are interested in advertising in the handbook, we have attached the Ad Specs below with the rates and sizes so you can choose what full color size ad will fit you and your business or organization.

ADVERTISE HERE! The Essential Geek Girl Conference & Resource Handbook

And from today, December 1st until January 1st, we are offering last year’s prices only if you get us the artwork (per our specs) and full payment prior to January 1st, 2010!

If you are interested in sponsorship as well as advertising, we have the Sponsorship Levels here as well!


In order for us to put on the quality conferences we have come to be known famous for, we rely on our very gracious and supportive sponsors and advertisers.

We thank you for supporting Geek Girl Camp!