What a busy week it has been at Sports Geek as we have been working hard on a secret project that has taken the internet by storm the last few days. We have been a patron of the Super Awesome Micro Project over the past 80 weeks, helping a teenage genius Raul Oaida and Melbourne start up guru Steve Sammartino deliver a full sized Lego car to the internet. On this episode I interview Steve about the project on Harf Time just 2 hours after we launched the video and then catch up with microDomination author Trevor Young about how PR & media has picked up the story as it goes viral.
On this podcast you’ll find out about:
- How Super Awesome Micro Project got started
- Challenges when creating content to go viral
- How the lego car actually works
- How we pushed the story our via social media
- Excitement of watching analytics and social chatter around the project
- What it is like to be on the inside when your content takes off
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Resources from the episode
- Check out #SuperAwesomeMicroProject & connect with SAMPions, like Super Awesome Micro Project on Facebook
- Connect with Steve Sammartino on Twitter (@sammartino) and on Linkedin, read his blog
- Connect with Raul Oaida on Twitter (@rauloaida) and on Linkedin
- Connect with Trevor Young on Twitter (@trevoryoung) and on Linkedin, check out his PR Warrior blog
- What Steve Sammartino and the #SuperAwesomeMicroProject Can Teach You About Trust, Social Media and the Future of Business by Trevor Young
- Grab Trevor's book microDOMINATION
- Watch Steve & Raul's first project the Lego space shuttle
- Perth Wildcats take advantage of Nic Naitanui dunk at half time on YouTube
- Thanks to Sam Laird (@samcmlaird) for Mashable article – Air-Powered Lego Car Is Ultimate Nerd Invention
- Charlie Pickering (@charliepick) mentioning the Lego Car on The Project and from last year's #TwitterBrekky
- Connect with Jim Stewart (@jimboot) from Stewart Media driving all the SEO & Analytics check out his video blog on the insane stats
- Thanks to Josh Rowe (@joshrowe) for all the photos from the project.
- Big thanks to Mick Russell (@mickrussell_) (video) & Mike Halligan (@mikefromengage) (website) who pulled some big hours to get the project complete.
- Listen to Beers, Blokes & Business #SuperAwesomeMicroProject episode as featured on The Verge, great insight into the project.
- Ep #29 dedicated to former Richmond Tiger and 1116 SEN host Kevin Bartlett.
- Thanks to Harf Time breaking the Super Awesome Micro Project on Twitter, Facebook and on SEN.com.au
- Thanks for iTunes reviews in Australian iTunes and USA iTunes.
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Watch the Super Awesome Micro Project Video
Social Media Post of the Week
Can't go past this tweet to launch the #SuperAwesomeMicroProject from @sammartino, Twitter embeds did not exist when we started this project, they have definitely helped it go viral.
Lego Car, Lego engine… runs on air: http://t.co/pbvq0OSi8J The #SuperAwesomeMicroProject More info here http://t.co/9gpQqeBy86
— Steve Sammartino (@sammartino) December 18, 2013
1 Million Views in under 2 days
3 Million Views on YouTube
Closing 2 Cents
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