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#Nifty50 Kids Looking for a 2012 Corporate Sponsor

Friends, colleagues, and Twitter followers, it’s time for the second annual #Nifty50 awards! Last year’s inaugural #Nifty50 Awards established a way of recognizing the many outstanding men and women who go the extra mile through their active engagement in the Twittersphere each and every day. Tom Pick led off with the 2011 #Nifty50 TopTwitter Women in May, and I followed up with the 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men a month later.

The #Nifty50 hashtag community quickly took off as a result, leading to increased visibility and an expanded followership for the many men and women who made our lists. According to TweetReach, #Nifty50 netted over 140,000 tweets and retweets. Members of the marketing and social media communities were thrilled to see their hardworking colleagues gain the recognition they deserved, and we are very proud to be bringing the awards back for a second year. This year we hope to significantly increase our amplification with the help of our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men and Women award recipients.

Every year, #Nifty50 will focus on different Top Twitter industry professionals, (e.g. finance, education, B2B, health, sustainability, security, media, etc.). This year our focus is technology.

The goals of the 2012 #Nifty50 Awards are:

1) Acknowledge the contributions and engagement of top technical professionals on Twitter (see eligibility – click here).

2) Help introduce those individuals to new contacts, expanding their networks and influence (as well as those of the #Nifty50 creators and their respective blogs and networks).

This year, we also wanted to add a social brand purpose to the event and its sponsors. After careful consideration, we finally settled on our third goal:

3) Provide positive social good through the contribution of technology devices to underprivileged children.

As we move into an era of social business in this digital bazaar, adding this component seemed not only practical, but necessary. After all, the goal of every business operating in the 21st century should be not only to engage the community, but to give back to it.To set this new goal in motion, this year we are seeking corporate sponsorship in order to bring 50 Apple iPads to needy children, our #Nifty50 Kids. While we can only reach one community at a time, we plan on keeping the #Nifty50 Awards around for years to come in order to reach economically disadvantaged kids in all 50 states.

In the world of marketing and social media, it is our job to always keep one eye on the future, and that means looking to the next generation as well. We like to think of the #Nifty50 Kids as our caretakers of tomorrow, and so it’s important that we help provide them with the tools necessary for success, tools they likely would not be able to afford otherwise. To download our #Nifty50 Kids Corporate Sponsorship Proposal click here or contact us at: http://www.bluefocusmarketing.com/contactUs.php (include a #Nifty50 reference in your message). To learn more about the 2012 #Nifty50 Awards, check out Tom Pick’s Webbiquity blog.

You can help by nominating your favorite technology twitterer or yourself. The theme of this year’s #Nifty50 is “Innovation.” For complete guidelines and to nominate an innovative man or woman in technology who actively engages their colleagues on Twitter, please complete the nomination form and tell us why you think your nominee ranks among the best of the best.

Please get your #Nifty50 nominations in by June 22, 2012. The winners will be announced in summer both here on the Blue Focus Marketing blog and on the Webbiquity blog.


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