Thanks, AwardSync

April 13th, 2010

A few months back, I posted an article on Ye Olde Blog about the ROI of industry awards, and the wonderful Sue O’Keefe at AwardSync was kind enough to post a smart comment. AwardSync is a free service that allows awards program organizers to publicize details about their awards programs, and allows marketers to find awards programs relevant to their business or industry.

Sensing a kindred spirit, I contacted Sue, and now AwardSync is featuring a series by yours truly, 7 Quick Tips on Winning Industry Awards (it takes just a minute to register to see site content, so I hope you will; once registered, click on the Advice button). So far, two installments are online–the intro, and Quick Tip #1 (Know Who You’re Talking To)–with a third on the way. If you subscribe to my e-mail newsletter, BRAINSNACKS, you’ve already seen a concise version of my tips; if not, you can view it here – let me know if you like it as much as my other readers, who send great feedback

Thanks to Sue at Pat at AwardSync for the opportunity.

I’d love to know what you think of the tips. Please feel free to comment here! Thanks, ya’ll.

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