2013 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Women and Men Bloggers, Authors, PR, Journalists Award
For 2013, the #Nifty50 will honor 50 men and 50 women writers, PR and content producers (see “Eligibility” section below) who actively engage on Twitter. Know someone who deserves to be considered? To nominate them, just enter their name, company, Twitter handle and reason you’re nominating. Then click the “Nominate” button below the entry form.
#Nifty50 Awards featured in new book coming in August, 2013 — The Social Employee (McGraw-Hill,)
The Social Employee (McGraw-Hill, summer 2013) written by Cheryl Burgess (@ckburgess) and Mark Burgess (@mnburgess), includes success stories from IBM, AT&T, Cisco, Dell, Adobe, Southwest, Acxiom and Domo. The new book also includes a brief history of the #Nifty50 Top Men and Women on Twitter Awards. In addition, throughout the book several previous years’ award recipients are mentioned. It is our intent that the #Nifty50 Awards will continue to grow and honor men and women who engage and share valuable content on Twitter.
About the Award
The #Nifty50 is an annual award that honors a selection of the most engaging people on Twitter.
Each year, the #Nifty50 Award recognizes 50 men and 50 women who share intriguing and original content, actively engage with others, and promote causes, ideas, and knowledge on Twitter.
The #Nifty50 Top Women of Twitter will be profiled on the Webbiquity blog (http://webbiquity.com), and the #Nifty50 Top Men highlighted on the Blue Focus Marketing Blog. (http://www.bluefocusmarketing.com/blog/). Winners will be notified via Twitter in October . The Awards will receive additional coverage via Twitter, other social networks, and the media.
#Nifty50 honorees are men and women who are active, engaging and respected on Twitter. Beyond these qualifications, each year, a different set of specific qualifying criteria will be announced, so that individuals from different industries focus areas and professions can be recognized.
For 2013, specific eligibility criteria for #Nifty50 honorees include:
- Must regularly produce some form of business-related online content (blog posts, news articles, etc.)- Must be active in social media (e.g., must have at least 200 followers on Twitter)
- Can be either a full-time (e.g., a journalist, editor or PR agency principal) or part-time writer (e.g., a subject matter expert within a non-media organization)
- Can be an author (traditional- or self-published).
Know someone who qualifies? Someone who is engaging and likely to spread the word about the #Nifty50?
Nominate yourself or someone you know.
Nomination Deadlines and Announcement Dates:
The deadline to submit nominations is October 1, 2013.
Winners will be announced in blog posts in late October, 2013.
Read more about #Nifty50 in Chapter 12 of The Social Employee (McGraw-Hill, 2013) How Great Companies Make Social Media Work – Success Lessons from IBM, AT&T, Dell, Cisco, Southwest Airlines, Acxiom and Domo.
Book Foreword by: David C. Edelman (@DavidEdelman) – Global Co-Leader, Digital Marketing and Sales Practice, McKinsey & Company
Book Afterword by: Kevin Randall (@kevinbrandall) – VP Kevin Randall is Vice President of Brand Strategy & Research at Movéo Integrated Branding and a columnist for Fast Company.
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Winners will receive #Nifty50 Badges for their website and/or blogs:
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