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How Influential are You?

Marketing, reach, sales potential --- what it all really comes down to is "influence". How influential are you in your field of business? Are your media and marketing efforts working to increase that power? This year's Future of Influence Summit (run simultaneously in San Francisco and Sydney) will attempt to help you find ways to grow your organisation's influence. And we have three passes (valued at $800 each) to give away to the reader we think best answers this question:

How do you measure the influence your organisation has in your field of business?

Enter your response in the comments field below (with a valid email) or send them to by the end of the day, August 25, and we'll announce the winners the following day.

Full terms and conditions are provided below.

Terms and Conditions

1. Instructions on how to enter and how to claim prizes form part of these conditions.
2. Entry is only open to Australian residents. Employees of the Promoter, its affiliates & agencies associated with the promotion (& their immediate families) are ineligible.
3. Promoter is CBS Interactive Pty Ltd (ABN 41 092 094 525) of Level 12, 50 Goulburn Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia.
4. Competition commences 16 August 2009 and closes AEDST 9am, 26 August 2009.
5. To enter the competition, BNET Australia readers must submit an answer of 25 words or less to the question "How do you measure the influence your organisation has in your field of business?" in the corresponding competition blog post.
6. The judging will take place at the promoter's office, Level 12, 50 Goulburn Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia. From AEDST 9am, 26 August 2009.
7. The winner will be notified by Phone or email by 27 August 2009 and published on BNET Australia by 27 August 2009.
8. The authors of the most insightful responses, as judged by the editors from CBS Interactive, will be deemed the winners. This competition is a game of skill. Three Future of Influence summit passes plus afternoon workshop passes to be won. Total prize value is $2400
9. Promoter's decision in relation to any aspect of this promotion is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
10. The winner will be notified immediately using the contact details provided on the entry form. If the Promoter receives no response from the winner within seven days of notification the promoter holds the right to conduct a redraw of the prize at the original place designated for the competition and a new winner will be drawn and notified. If the winner selected is under the age of 18, the prize will be awarded to their parent or guardian.
11. Entry into this promotion shall be deemed an acknowledgment and acceptance of these conditions. Promoter accepts no responsibility for illegible, damaged, late or misdirected entries/claims for any reason. Proof of posting shall not constitute proof of delivery. Promoter's decision in relation to any aspect of this promotion is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
12. Promoter reserves the right to verify the validity of claims and entries and disqualify any entrant for tampering with the entry process, or for submitting a claim or entry that is not in accordance with these conditions.
13. Promoter shall not be liable for, and takes no responsibility in relation to, any loss or damage whatsoever suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss), or for personal injury suffered or sustained, as a result of taking any prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.
14. In the event of war, terrorism, state of emergency or disaster, the promoter reserves the right (subject to any written directions from the SA Lottery Department, Revenue SA) to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the promotion, subject to written directions or conditions from any other relevant state or authority.
15. If personal information requested on the entry/claim is not provided, the entrant will not be eligible to participate in the promotion. By entering the promotion, unless otherwise advised, each entrant agrees to the information provided on the label being entered into a database and agrees that Promoter may use this information, or disclose it to other organisations that may use it, in any media for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes without any further reference, payment or other compensation to the entrant. Entrants' personal information may be disclosed to State and Territory lottery departments and winners' names published as required under the relevant lottery legislation. All entries become the property of Promoter. All personal details of entrants will be stored at Promoter's head office. A request to access, update or correct any information should be directed to Promoter at its address in 3, above. A copy of Promoter's Privacy Policy in relation to the treatment of personal information collected may be accessed at:
16. Please note your information will not be provided to third parties, and will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.
17. Insurance and warranty for the products will be the responsibility of the vendor suppliers of the prize. Warranty details for each of the components of the prize will be provided with the prize. The promoter of this competition is CBS Interactive.