Second Place in Copyblogger Contest

Ian Lurie

I’m in Manhattan right now. Specifically, I’m in the spare room in my mom’s apartment, trying to coax my daughter to go to sleep.

Then, out of the blue, one of my staff instant messaged me (I’m the blue messages on the right):

You won 2nd place!

I won second place in the Copyblogger Copywriting contest! Woo-hoo!

I missed first by 1 point. But I’m a magnanimous guy. I’m practically wallowing in magnanimity.

You can read what the judges, Seth Godin, Darren Rowse and Brian Clark all said about the ad and landing page. You can also read the landing page, love the copy, and then hire me for scads of money. Whichever you prefer.

Now, back to getting my daughter to SLEEP….

Ian Lurie

Ian Lurie is founder of Portent. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (25 years, if you're counting). Ian's recorded training for, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing. Ian is now an independent consultant and continues to work with the Portent team- training the agency group on all things digital. You can find him at

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