Andy Beal from [Marketing Pilgrim](http://www.marketingpilgrim.com) is holding a [search engine marketing scholarship contest](http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2007/03/second-search-engine-marketing-scholarship-contest-launches.html) where he is giving away $10,000 in prizes. If you are interested in kick starting your online marketing career, I definitely recommend applying.
The world is filled with hot shots and arrogant people. One thing about these people is that their attitude and the way they act makes it hard to ever forget them. If you use one of these hot shots in a commercial and add a touch of humor you can create a very memorable advertisement.
If you are looking to learn more about social media marketing from people like [Kris Jones](http://www.pepperjamblog.com), [Shoemoney](http://www.shoemoney.com), [Todd Malicoat](http://www.stuntdubl.com), and I, here is your chance. On Thursday, March 22 at 4:15 PM EST we are going to have a FREE live social media session during the [eComXpo](http://www.ecomxpo.com/). So if you have any questions for us leave a comment below and we will do our best to answer them.
Have you ever been to MSN, Google or Yahoo and seen a “personalized” message pop up?
Every month Cameron hosts a small meetup in San Diego called [Refresh SD](http://www.refreshsandiego.org/). I am not sure how many of you are in LA, Orange County or San Diego, but if you would like to meet Cameron and I and learn about the latest online trends come to Refresh SD.
Want to become rich? Well here is your chance! This Wednesday, [Jeremy Schoemaker](http://www.shoemoney.com) (aka ShoeMoney) will be joining Cameron and me on Rush Hour. Jeremy is well known for his $500,000 check as well as his newly launched project [Auction Ads](http://www.auctionads.com).
[Chris Winfield](http://www.10e20.com/author/chris) from 10e20 wrote an interesting article yesterday on [how to become a top Digg user without doing anything shady](http://www.10e20.com/2007/03/06/how-to-become-a-digg-top-user-without-doing-anything-shady/). The purpose of the article is to teach you how to become a top user so you can increase your odds of promoting stories to the homepage. As a [top Digg user](http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB117106531769704150-zpK10wf4CJOB4IKoJS5anuNoi6Y_20080209.html), I feel that the most people don’t understand the difference between a top Digg user and a normal user.
[Auction Ads](http://www.auctionads.com) is a new service that has been launched by [MediaWhiz](http://www.mediawhiz.com) and [Shoemoney Media](http://www.shoemoney.com). With Auction Ads you can place eBay listings on your website and get paid for driving traffic. It is pretty easy to use and you can see an example of an ad below.
[Reddit](http://www.reddit.com) is one of the most difficult social sites to get your content popular on. It can drive thousands of visitors to websites and [hundreds of links](http://www.seomoz.org/blog/social-media-traffic-isnt-useless), but the question is how can you get to the top of the homepage so you can get the traffic and links?
In advertising we always talk about making things personal but no one really does it in a memorable fashion. Here is one commercial that does an exceptional job of using something very personal to create a memorable message.