LinkedIn Group Reaches 20,000 Members

Linkedin Group Giveaway - Join NowThe Innovation Excellence LinkedIn Group has surpassed 20,000 members and continues to grow thanks to all of the great contributions from you – the Innovation Excellence Community. The group is home to a lot of discussions, jobs, and even some special promotions made available to members first.

To celebrate reaching this milestone in the coming days and to add a little fun and drama to the process, I thought it might be fun to award a free autographed copy of the popular book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire to the 20,000th member of the group.

Thank you to all of you who showed interest in winning the prize by joining the group!

Our 20,000th member was Matthew Whitehead of the United Kingdom, and an autographed copy of Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire will be winging its way to him tomorrow.


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Apparently LinkedIn Groups have a cap of 20,000 members, which we found out the hard way, but thanks to the strong contributions and involvement of you the Innovation Excellence LinkedIn Group members, LinkedIn has raised our maximum group membership to 100,000 members, so go ahead, join today! ;-)

Even better, between the main group and the subgroups we’ve created, we’ve got five languages represented:

  1. English (20,000+ members) – Join Now
  2. Spanish (663 members) – Join Now
  3. Portuguese (214 members) – Join Now
  4. French (110 members)- Join Now
  5. Italian (67 members) – Join Now

What kind of prize should we offer for the 100,000th member do you think? ;-)


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Braden KelleyBraden Kelley is a popular innovation speaker, embeds innovation across the organization with innovation training, and builds B2B pull marketing strategies that drive increased revenue, visibility and inbound sales leads. He has recently begun distributing Innovation eLearning and is the author of Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire from John Wiley & Sons. He tweets from @innovate.

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One Response to LinkedIn Group Reaches 20,000 Members

  1. Marshall Barnes says:

    Congratulations, Braden, on reaching that milestone! However, there’s a funny thing going on with LinkedIn. Beginning last year, I began getting invitations from people that I would meet, to join LinkedIN, or so I thought. I would either ignore them or delete them, but only after I would send an email directly to the person named in the invite thanking them but explaining that I don’t do LinkedIn or Facebook because of the data mining opportunities that they provide.

    However, this year, a long time friend who had just joined LinkedIn told me something enlightening after I got a LinkedIn invite from her – she hadn’t sent it! What appears to be happening is that LinkedIn gets in the email address book of a person who joins and then sends out invites to those people, automatically. In fact, sometimes the invites don’t stop. Three months ago I even heard a national talk radio host complaining about trying to get unlinked from the LinkedIn invite cycle. He wasn’t a member either but kept getting the invites asking if he knew the person the invite was coming from.

    I’m not sure how much of that has happened to the members of your group, but I thought it was just an interesting aside to share…

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