As you might already know, TechPP Mega Christmas Giveaway came to an end on the last day on 2009 and boy! it was a resounding success with over 31 popular and quality software were given away for Free to the lucky lot, few of the software were given away free for everyone!
There was lots of hard-work which went into this campaign. Contacting the software developers, putting up a catalog describing the giveaway, explaining what’s in it for every stakeholder, deciding the order and dates for each giveaway, moderating the entries, validating the entries, choosing the winners, contacting the winners for additional details, mailing the winners details to the software developers and making sure the licenses are sent to the winners. Phew! it was tough, but worthy in the end!
This post is a roundup of what happened over the past month and a half –
1. November 17th 2009 : Christmas Giveaway was announced.
2. November 26th 2009 : The first giveaway post under this campaign.
3. December 31st 2009 : The last giveaway ended.
4. 30 days of Giveaway – 30 different and popular software reviewed + free licenses given away
5. A whopping 5300+ comments made during this campaign! That means almost 175 comments (entries) made per post on an average.
6. The worth of software given away during these 30 days exceeds $40k, yes, USD 40,000! I am yet to calculate the exact worth, but it will be near to this $40k mark for sure!
I would like to thank all my wonderful readers (both old and new) for making this campaign a grand success. Also, I would like to thank the software developers (listed below) for generously sponsoring the free licenses. Most of the PR guys I interacted with were absolutely wonderful to work with. I would also love to thank Martin from Ghacks.net who was not only my inspiration behind this giveaway but also helped me promote it through his blog everyday. Take a bow Martin! There were many fellow bloggers and friends who did their bit in promoting the giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, forums and other social networking sites! Last, but not the least, Dnyanesh Mankar, the talented designer who worked on the banner templates for the giveaway.
Our lovely sponsors – TechSmith, Rising, GlarySoft, iSkysoft, SUPERAntiSpyware, IDM, MediaMonkey, Keynesis, Freedur, CyberLink, CuteFTP, EASEUS, TuneUP Media, Speedbit, Returnil, Sothink, Codeweavers, Axialis, WinAutomation, Antamedia, Daemon Tools, Uniblue, Macecraft, HideIPVpn, Safely Remove, WinRAR, Corel and ESET
We are in the process of choosing winners of the last few giveaways, that will be completed by this weekend!
All the efforts go waste if you don’t like it. I would love to know if you liked the reviews and the giveaways? Anything you like to comment about the 30 day long giveaway, just leave a comment below. I would love to get any suggestion, feedback or appreciation from your side.