2013 Small Business Influencer Awards Kick Off!June 27, 2013 --
The Small Business Influencer Awards are back for 2013! We are delighted to kick off these Awards for the third year in a row.
The biggest change for 2013 is that the nomination and community support periods are collapsed into one. Last year we had separate nomination and voting periods. But there were some negatives from that. It was so long between the nomination and voting periods that some people complained they lost momentum.
We heard from dozens of companies and people who only learned of the Awards during the voting period because of the social chatter during that phase. They were disappointed because the nominations had already closed. This way anyone can nominate all the way through.
Also, we wanted to emphasize other factors, not just community voting. Facebook comments are enabled so that community members can show their support through comments, and social sharing buttons are provided. Community support for nominees matters, but we want to encourage broader types of support, not just voting. The judges will take into account the totality of the community support, and most importantly, the nominee's track record of achievement in the small business space, in determining the Top 100 Champions.
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All the Best,
Small Business Influencer Awards