Thank you to all who applied to be the IMA’s new blogger. We had nearly 2 dozen submissions and there wasn’t a bad one in the entire lot. It was exciting to read everyone’s stories and profiles, and very difficult to narrow down to a final list. The blog committee a.k.a. part of The Social Media Committee of Excellence a.k.a. Daniel Incandela, Kate Franzman, and I each voted for our top 5 picks and tallied the votes.
And the Nominees Are…
- Jessica Hancock
- Katie Neville
- Crystal Hammon
- Jenni Clarkson
- Heather McAllister
So What Happens Next?
Every Wednesday for the next 5 weeks we will post the submission of each of the finalists listed above. On March 3 we will then take it to a public vote in order to let our blog readers decide the individual who gets to be the IMA’s next blogger.
What’s at stake?
For the winning blogger – You will get a free membership to the IMA as well as complimentary tickets to select public programs and events. In addition, you will receive the opportunity to blog on a monthly basis through the end of 2010. As and added bonus, I will also fashion a special crown for whoever wins.* AND as a super special added bonus – The Social Media Committee of Excellence will buy you lunch at Nourish Cafe to celebrate your success.
For our blog readers – You will receive the opportunity to pick the voice that you want to hear throughout 2010. Who makes you laugh? Who intrigues you? Who has a point of view that is unique and relevant? It’s up to you to decide. Choose wisely.
Good luck to our finalists, cheers to our future voters, and let the best blogger win!
Oh, oh. And one last thing…If you aren’t following the IMA on Twitter, I think you should.
*Wearing the crown is completely optional. However, if the winner decides to not wear the crown, I will (obviously) be required to wear it myself.