Win tickets to Explore Minneapolis

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UPDATE: This contest is now closed.

Winners Gina Threinen, Milosz Pekala, Angela Bengtson, Jeff Pester and Becky Billings each received tickets worth $450 to Explore Minneapolis, a two-day event Aug. 16-17 bringing the leading digital and social media marketing practitioners and thought leaders to the Twin Cities.

And everyone attending Explore Minneapolis got a pretty awesome resource when it comes to finding out where to spend some spare time in the greater Minneapolis area.

We’ve combined the best of our winners’ Twin Cities suggestions into one giant Explore Minneapolis Pinterest board.

Read more about our winners, or join us for the final two stops on the Explore tour: Orange County and Portland.

Raven is headed to Minneapolis with author and Social Media Explorer CEO Jason Falls, and we’re pretty pumped about it.

August 16-17, we’ll hit the Twin Cities as a top sponsor for Explore Minneapolis, a two-day event jam-packed with leading digital and social media marketing practitioners and thought leaders including The Now Revolution co-author Jay Baer, Tom Webster of Edison Research, analytics thought leader Chuck Hemann and many, many more.

We asked Jason why Minneapolis was chosen as part of his five-city tour, and here’s what he said:

“Minneapolis is a great city with an unusual number of well-respected social media and digital marketing experts: Lee Odden, Arik Hanson, Albert Maruggi, Jennifer Kane, Marty Weintraub … the list goes on! But it is also a city that has a void, we thought, in events that both elevate the local experts and bring in national voices from elsewhere to help businesses there. Explore mixes both so that the market is better served, but no one is excluded. We’re pumped to be coming!”

Want a free ticket?

Want to be a part of this can’t-miss weekend? Tickets for Explore Minneapolis are $450 and include lots of awesome stuff, but locals can win a free ticket just by showing off your city. Pin your favorite things about the Twin Cities for a chance to win our Explore Minneapolis Pinterest Contest!

Just create your Pinterest board using the guidelines below and complete the entry form before 11:59 PM CDT on August 12, 2012. We’ll give away 5 tickets to the best boards and then share the best tips for everyone going to Explore.


  • 1. Name your board “Explore Minneapolis”
  • 2. Pin this blog post on your board
  • 3. Create as many pins as you like showcasing your favorite things about Minneapolis: locations, personalities, landmarks, bars, whatever
  • 4. Complete the entry form below

See the full Official Rules

Winners were announced Tuesday, August 14, 2012 right here on the Raven Tools blog. We can’t wait to see what you’ll pin!