After delivering Diet Coke to Ian Lurie of Portent Interactive on December 7th in what has been called “The Great Diet Coke Delivery”, a lot of cool things have happened.
Ian Lurie wrote about the story on Conversation Marketing: How Social Media Works
I wrote an article about the experience and submitted it to SEOMoz’s YouMoz blog and unexpectedly it was promoted to the main SEOMoz blog: How I Got The Attention of One of the Top SEO Bloggers With Diet Coke
Ian followed up with a great article in response to a commenter and discussed why being nice is a good marketing tactic: Being Nice Isn’t a Marketing Tactic. Or Is It?
A marketing agency in Brazil also wrote an article telling the story in Portuguese.
Jon Cooper from Point Blank SEO mentioned the story in his post Link Building Strategies – The Complete List
The response has been overwhelmingly positive and I was even contacted by a director of marketing in the medical field who offered me great feedback on my company website. The comments on SEOMoz were really supportive and I’ve been able to meet some great new people in the SEO community.
Finally, as I noted in an update to my SEOMoz post, Diet Coke sent me an interesting note via Twitter:
I finally received the package from Diet Coke today: A week’s supply of Diet Coke and a nice note.
The note says:
We loved what you did for our fan @portentint on Twitter. In fact, we loved it so much that we wanted to follow your example of social media savvy and give you a Diet Coke surprise of your very own.
Please feel free to enjoy it yourself, or use it to surprise other extraordinary Twitter fans in need of Diet Coke.
Thanks again and stay extraordinary.
Thanks Diet Coke! The unofficial drink of SEOs everywhere.