To celebrate 10,000 members on RecruitingBlogs.com I wanted to do something really special and make it memorable. I wanted to share a place I go to every year that keeps me in line and keeps me sane and teaches me that sometimes, it's good to slow down. In this business, we all need a little sometimes. So, I called Donato at Broadlook and had the following conversation:
That's no way to greet a friend? Did you see how many logo submissions there have been? Did you see the broadlook logo at the top of that post?
That's right, I'll do the talking - There is this place in Jamaica and it soothes the soul and I think if we can figure out a way to send someone and a guest there for 4 nights and 5 days, life here on RecruitingBlogs.com may be a little sweeter.
It's in Negril on the cliffs overlooking the ocean and it's the kind of place that fixes everything that's broke. You know what I mean? I have been there 8 times, maybe 10 and before I'm dead, well, who knows how many more times I'll visit.
Now we're talking!! We both have the same kind of dog so I figure I'll like that place too. I'll pack and maybe my wife and I can leave in a week.
You're not going anywhere. I was hoping that maybe BroadLook could sponsor it and you and I together could decide who is going to go based on an idea I have. Besides, this is a great way for Broadlook and RecruitingBlogs.com to kick off that long term visibility program you and I talked about.
Tell me more
Tell me yes and I will be the happiest guy in town today.
Wow, I can't believe we're going to send someone to Jamaica. Thanks Donato, that is very generous of you and your company.
You are very welcome.
How To Win A Trip To Tensing pen in Negril (don't use firefox to view the site)
Since video seems to be the thing that entertains a whole lot of people these days, I want to collectively create some great video about the recruiting industry and RecruitingBlogs.com
Does it have to be fancy? No.
Does it need to be professional? No.
Can everybody do it? Yes.
Does it need to reference RecruitingBlogs.com? Yes
Can it be funny and crazy and make you laugh? Sure Can
Can it be serious and full of love and emotion? Yup
These videos over the next 30 days will be in high rotation on RecruitingBlogs.com
How are we going to pick the winner? easy, out of a hat - on video for everyone to see. There is no other fair way to do it. This has to be fair.
How To Submit: Add your video to the video section on RecruitingBlogs.com and make sure you add the tag "contest" and shoot me a message to let me know.
Please note: Airline tickets for two and hotel along with ground transportation to and from the hotel will be covered along with up to $500 worth of food and drinks. However, point of departure must be in the United States or Canada.
Vacation Dates - Sept, Oct, Nov. 2008 - we will work out the details.
I just started thinking that I might enter the contest. I've got the mispokha in Jamaica and they would like to see me. Oh but I see now that the you win by a draw which means that it's a contest but not a competition so in spite of my superior film making talent I could lose to someone who just turned on the webcam and said "I like Recruitingblogs and Jason P. Davis."
Have you guys seen this tool? It's a company that creates opportunities for creatives and others to submit videos, logos, designs and other creative to organizations (like this one) holding a contest: www.geniusrocket.com