SMX Advanced 2016 Contest


SMX Advanced 2016 Contest


We’re giving away an Amazon Echo a day, only during SMX Advanced 2016! Enter daily for more chances to win. Here’s how:

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Get a STAT shirt.

Find the STAT team in red. Scan your badge and they’ll hand over a T-shirt. (Quantities are limited.)

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Tweet a selfie.

Put on your new shirt and tweet a selfie. Be sure to tag it @getSTAT and #SMX or it doesn’t count!

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Cross your fingers.

And keep an eye on Twitter. We’ll announce a daily winner at 6:00 p.m. during SMX.

  • Full contest rules
    STAT Search Analytics Win an Echo Contest

    The STAT Search Analytics Win an Echo Contest (the “Promotion“) is sponsored by STAT Search Analytics Inc. (“STAT”). NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. By entering the Promotion, entrants agree they are bound by and will comply with these Official Rules.

    ELIGIBILITY: Promotion is open to legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec), the 50 states of the United States of America, and the District of Columbia, who in each case, have reached the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which they reside at the date of entry. Employees, officers, directors, agents, and representatives of STAT and its affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies and all family members and persons residing in the same household thereof (collectively, “Related Parties”), are not eligible to win a Promotion prize.

    PROMOTION PERIOD: Promotion will begin at 9:00am (PST) on June 22, 2016 and will end at 5:00 pm (PST) on June 23, 2016 (the “Promotion Period“).

    HOW TO ENTER: There are to two ways to enter:

    Option 1: Find the STAT representatives, identified by SMX badges and red STAT shirts at SMX Advanced conference, taking place June 22, 2016 to June 23, 2016 at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center, in Seattle, WA between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00PM at a table located at the bottom of the escalator/stairs from IP to Elliott Hall. Get a free STAT t-shirt by getting your SMX badge scanned, and take a photo of yourself wearing the STAT t-shirt (the “Photo”). During the Promotion Period: Tweet (publish) the Photo publicly using your Twitter account using the hashtag #SMX and mention @getSTAT in your Tweet. Each Tweet that meets these conditions will each count as one entry, and contestants can submit a maximum of 3 such entries, in aggregate, during the Promotion Period. All entries beyond the first 3 will be disregarded, without notice.

    Option 2: Prepare an original 200-word article on how to use keyword ranking data to inform your SEO strategies (the “Essay’) and email it to during the Promotion Period.  Limit one Essay entry per contestant.

    PRIZES: One winner will be selected each day of the promotional period for a total of two (2) winners during the promotional period – one each day; each winner will receive an Amazon Echo, an approximate value of USD $179.99 from Approximate retail value of each Promotion prize is $179.99 USD. EACH WINNER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL FEDERAL, STATE, PROVINCIAL AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF THE PRIZE. All prizes will be awarded. Limit one prize per household or address.

    WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: Each day, on June 22 and 23, 2016, STAT will select one entrant by a random draw from all eligible entries (a) in the case of entries submitted via Twitter as outlined above, published during the Promotion Period and remaining publicly available to STAT at the time of the draw; and (b) in the case of essay entries as outlined above, received during the Promotion Period). The entrants chosen for each day will be notified on or about the day of the draw, June 22 or 23, 2016 through their Twitter account or email address. Selected entrant must follow the instructions contained in the notification to claim a prize. Canadian participants must also correctly answer a timed mathematical skill testing question before being declared a winner. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. For Canadian entrants, odds also depend on each potential winner’s ability to correctly answer a timed mathematical skill testing question. There is no particular regional allocation of the prizes: all eligible entrants will be eligible to win the prize.

    Prizes returned as undeliverable or otherwise not claimed within 10 days after delivery of notification will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. STAT may require the winner to sign an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, publicity release, and acceptance of these Official Rules to receive a prize. If the identity of an online entrant is disputed, the authorized account holder of the Twitter account or email address in question (as the case may be, depending on the mode of entry), at the time of entry, will be deemed to be the entrant. Prizes are non-transferable, non-exchangeable and non-refundable by the winner, have no cash value and must be accepted by the winner as awarded. However, STAT reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event that the specified prize is unavailable due to circumstances beyond their control.

    PUBLICITY AND PRIVACY: Please visit to learn more about STAT’s privacy policy, including how it collects, uses and discloses personal information. By entering the Promotion, entrants consent to the collection, use and disclosure of their Photo, Essay, name, city of residence, likeness, voice, comments and prize information (collectively, the “Information”), without limitation, in connection with the Promotion and for STAT’s promotional purposes, without further permission or compensation. Without limiting the preceding consent, Entrants acknowledge that STAT may disclose the entrant’s personal information to STAT’s third-party agents and service providers in connection with any of these permitted activities.

    Additionally, by entering the Promotion, entrants represent and warrant to STAT that: (a) all rights in and to the Information are owned by the entrant or the entrant has full authority by way of royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide and irrevocable licenses, permissions, waivers and consents to use (and authorize use of) the Information as contemplated in the Official Rules (including the publication of a Photo containing the likeness of any person other than the entrant); (b) the Information is true, accurate, and not misleading; and (c) the entrant’s Photo or Essay does not contain any unlawful, hateful, objectionable, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, offensive, libelous, defamatory, slanderous, immoral, pornographic, indecent, or obscene material, or material that is discriminatory (as relating to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religion, or other grounds) or that is otherwise objectionable or infringes any third-party rights.

    All entrants agree to take, at STAT’s expense, any further action (including executing documents) requested by STAT to effect, perfect or confirm the STAT rights provided in this section.

    RELEASES AND DISCLAIMERS: By entering the Promotion, entrants release STAT and its Related Parties from any liability whatsoever, and waive all causes of action related to claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or with the delivery or mis-delivery, acceptance, possession or use of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injury, death, or damage to or loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or otherwise (“Claims”). By entering the Promotion, entrants also agree to fully indemnify STAT and its Related Parties and hold each of them harmless from any and all claims costs, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion, including any use or enjoyment of any Prize, by any third parties.

    STAT and its Related Parties are not responsible for any electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures or difficulties of any kind, or any late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected entries. Although STAT may monitor or review the quality or nature of Photos from time to time, it is under no obligation to do so.

    The Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter or the organizers of the SMX Advanced conference (collectively, the “Third Parties”). Participation or entry into the Promotion constitutes a complete and irrevocable release of the Third Parties by each entrant of all causes of action related to all Claims.

    GENERAL: The Promotion is subject to all federal, provincial, state and local laws and regulations. The Promotion and these Official Rules will be governed and interpreted under the laws of the Province of British Columbia and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, without regard to any choice of law or conflict of laws rules. Except where prohibited, entrants agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with the Promotion, or any prize awarded or any use of any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action claim.  STAT reserves the right to change these Official Rules or terminate the Promotion at any time in an effort to maintain or improve the fairness or integrity of the Promotion. Entrants who: violate these Official Rules; who violate any law, rule or regulation in connection with participation in the Promotion; who tamper with the operation of the Promotion; or who engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to STAT, the Promotion or any other entrant; are subject to disqualification. STAT decisions with respect to the Promotion are final and binding. If any provisions of the Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.

    For winner names or a copy of these Official Rules visit, or send written request with stamped, self-addressed, return envelope to STAT Search Analytics Inc., Attn: SMX Advanced 2016 Contest, 704 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6A 1E3.

  • About the Amazon Echo

    Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service, to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more — instantly. All you have to do is ask.

    • Plays all your music from Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more using just your voice
    • Fills the room with immersive, 360º omni-directional audio
    • Allows hands-free convenience with voice-control
    • Hears you from across the room with far-field voice recognition, even while music is playing
    • Answers questions, reads audiobooks and the news, reports traffic and weather, gives info on local businesses, provides sports scores and schedules, and more with Alexa, a cloud-based voice service
    • Controls lights and switches with compatible WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Insteon, and other smart home devices
    • Always getting smarter and adding new features and skills–over 100 added since launch, including Domino’s and Uber

    What to see it in action? Head over to Amazon.