Yet Another Award Prompt

March 29th, 2011

I swear, I didn’t pay ’em.

And yet, as if on cue, this e-mail arrived today, just a few hours before I sent out the latest video edition of BRAINSNACKS, my beloved newsletter.

This issue of BRAINSNACKS addresses questions I get about why winning awards is important, and I’ll be gosh darned if this ain’t another great angle.

It arrived as if on cue...

The e-mail is from Socialtext and reads:

Hi Deb-

As an IT leader, we thought you’d be interested to hear about a customer of ours who just got the CIO 100 Award for their use of the Socialtext social software platform. You can read their success story here.

Socialtext would love to help you get the CIO 100 Award next year.

More than 6,500 organizations have improved employee engagement and effectiveness company-wide within a month of adding Socialtext. If you’re interested in getting these sorts of results for your company, I’d be happy to set you up with a personalized demo.

In the meantime, here are some resources for you:

Warm regards,

Paula Glogovac
Sales Development

What’s the pitch? If you want to win awards, work with us.


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