This is the third installment of my new series dedicated to vendor deals and other bargains to help you survive and thrive with tighter budgets.
After a very interesting offer to send up to 10,000 email per month for free for institutions with non-profit status and a discount on a conference fee for the next Xpert Summit taking place in Las Vegas later this month, I’m writing about an offer to try a new blogging hosted service based on WordPress MU and especially customized to the needs of students blogging program: MyCollegeBlogger.
Created by Tom Williams’ company, Innogage, MyCollegeBlogger looks like a good solution to implement quickly a blogging program for prospective students by current students – if you don’t have web servers supporting PHP and MySQL or the geeks who go with the server and are looking for an out-of-the-box solution.
Here’s a 90-second video presenting the service:
I met Tom last November at the AMA Symposium, and he talked about his service over the dinner we shared with Karlyn Morissette.
While Tom picked up the tab for that dinner, you probably know – if you’re a regular reader – that it does take far more for a vendor to be highlighted in a post on this blog (actually, the only way is to offer you, my dear readers, a good deal). But, when I announced the new vendor deal series, Tom emailed me with a nice offer for you – hence, today’s post.
What’s the deal?
Tom is extending an extra free month of service (regular beta users get 3, you’ll get 4) and has agreed to wave the custom set up fee – a value of $2,500.
So, if this service is a good fit for your institution, you get to save close to $5,000.
What does the fine print say
You’ll have to provide some feedback to help Innogage improve the service.
How do you get started?
If you’re interested, just email Tom and mentioned you’re a reader of collegewebeditor.com.
And, if you’re a vendor or a consultant and would like to be featured in a next post of this series, just prepare your best special offer and email email@example.com