Wednesday, June 26, 2013

PicMonkey is Pretty & Pretty Free for ISTE!

UPDATE from PicMonkey: Beloved educators, our cup ran-eth all over the place! Thank you so much for your interest in PicMonkey's special ISTE promotion for Gwyneth Jones' readers. Unfortunately, the promo code went wild on the internet and we, frankly, ran out. Here's hoping we see you at the next conference, and thank for your tireless dedication to your profession and the use of technology to rock learning.
Sneaky Passionate Penny Pinching Coupon Code Thieving  Sites!
[shakes first in slightly exaggerated fury] Sneaky Thieving Moms stealing our coupon code meant for EDUCATORS ONLY! Bah!  I guess it shows that my Twitter & my blog gets good traffic but it totally sucks that it got highjacked & people other than teachers are flooding the site! BOO! HISS! Not Cool!

Original Post: 
Short Story: PicMonkey likes teachers, is very responsive on Twitter, has been to ISTE, is creating a whole slew of back to school graphics to be released in Auguest,  & wants to give every teacher who reads this blog the PicMonkey Royale treatment FREE for 6 months! Use THIS PROMO CODE LINK (Removed),  sign up with your school email address, & BAM! FREE extra goodies! BUT do it NOW! Because in 3 weeks this special offer for ISTE peeps & EdTEch graphic Ninjas goes POOF!  OR I guess 3 days when an offer like this goes viral and 3,000 were given out because of sneaky coupon code ripper offers...ahh well, it was fun while it lasted! Thanks PicMonkey!!!!


Long Story: 

So like I got this lovely email 2 days ago:
 "Hi Gwyneth!  We've been jealously reading your tweets from ISTE, here at PicMonkey. It especially hurts to hear about the coolness because AT THIS VERY MOMENT we are planning our back to school content for PicMonkey and we think we're going to have some content educators will really dig.

As a board member of ISTE, would you be able to give us advice on how to reach out, in the remaining moments of this conference?  We'd like to give out six months of free Royale membership to your people (via promo code).  The back to school content will be released in August.

Of course the easy thing is to just email you the promo code (which as you know would be shareable any place but Twitter).  But can we put some PR muscle behind it, in any way -- hook into the press operations for the conference? Should we FedEx some nice printed cards with the promo codes on them?  Is that even advisable? Anything out of the box?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.  I know you're crazy busy."

-Karen
Content Extruder
PicMonkey.com

Beloved educators, our cup ran-eth all over the place!  Thank you so much for your interest in PicMonkey's special ISTE promotion for Gwyneth Jones' readers. Unfortunately, the promo code went wild on the internet and we, frankly, ran out. Here's hoping we see you at the next conference, and thank for your tireless dedication to your profession and the use of technology to rock learning.

So I emailed 'em back saying  

"Where was this email last week BEFORE the conference!? LOL I could have done so much with it! The ISTE conference is essentially over tomorrow, and today I have a HUGE panel I'm moderating for SIGMS, but if we had a Tardis & gone back in time,  I could have been giving out shiny postcards with the code at the SIGMS Digital Media  Playground & preso I did yesterday where I MENTIONED You several times! But all is not lost!  If you send me the PROMO CODE I can perhaps put it on my blog & Tweet it out? Thanks so much!"

And THEN I got back from the AWESOME Karen:

"Omigod, missed opportunity!  Sorry to be Johnny Come Latelies; lessons learned.  But heckyeah, let's dole out the promo code like crazy!  The promo code we created for this is (REMOVED)

and it's good for six months (from the redemption date) of free PicMonkey Royale, but they need to redeem it in the next 3 weeks or it goes POOF!  No limit on the number of people who redeem it.

Yeah, you could Tweet that they have to go to your blog page to find the code.  No need to black it out on your blog page.  We just want a small gating factor  to keep non-educators from getting it, and as long as you don't  tweet the code itself, we've taken care of that.  And of course you could flash it on a screen any place you're talking or write it on little pieces of toilet paper or paint chips ;). 

Fantastic!  Well, this is a good kick off to seeing what cooler stuff we can do next year.  Thanks for being such a  flex-o-matic acrobatic artist, and supreme technology champion.  My sister's a devoted librarian/media specialist (we've been to ISTE together!), and I get how supremely important your work is, to the whole education picture.

Thanks again,
Karen


So there you have it! FREE Royale for 6 months for all educators who read this blog! W00t!  You're welcome. ;-)

 
Summer PicMonkey Fun!

2 comments:

  1. WOW! Thank you, Gwyneth & PicMonkey!

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  2. I love Picmonkey! Thanks so much for offering this.

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