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August 3rd, 2008

Vote for the Voce Nation

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Alright, so here’s the deal, we need your help readers: PRWeek has selected 32 of the industry’s leading PR blogs, including (of course) the Voce Nation, to compete in a tournament over the next several weeks which will determine upon its end “The Best PR Blog,” or at least the most popular. The Voce Nation will advance in the tournament based entirely on the number of votes we receive and, well, our ability to beg, plea and pander for your clicks. So without further ado….

Please take 5 seconds to click here and vote for the Voce Nation before end of day Tuesday, Aug. 5th. UPDATE: Voting has closed. This first round contest was very competitive, but it looks like we’re now advancing to round two! Thanks everyone for your support. Ice those fingers, we’ll need them again soon.

For this first round, we’re competing against the Bad PR Pitch Blog — a blog that all of us normally admire, respect and read regularly. However, given the competitive situation, it’s only fair to point out that Richard and Kevin still don’t believe in recycling, are unfriendly to domestic animals, frown frequently at children, and generally speaking, are very, very ill-tempered people. And yes, I’m kidding. I wish you guys luck.

About the Author
Mike Manuel is the GM of Voce Connect, the social media marketing and web development arm of Voce Communications. In between managing this team and overseeing Voce's digital programs, he'll post a thought or two on mike-manuel.com and via @mmanuel on Twitter.

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Add Your Comment4 Responses to “Vote for the Voce Nation”

Shawn on August 4th, 2008 at 2:34 pm

I don’t see where to actually cast a vote. Help! (It’s probably real obvious)

Mike Manuel on August 4th, 2008 at 2:51 pm

hey shawn, here you go: http://www.buzzdash.com/index.php?page=comment&BB_id=104129

Kevin Dugan on August 4th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

A lot of people say that this competition is a high school popularity contest. I tell them that I’m rubber and they’re glue…

That said, may the best blog win bad pitch blog .

joe on August 6th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

Congrats on the blog competition. I work at Peppercom and our co-founder, Ed Moed, is in the blogger competition as well with PR Week.

Ed wrote a post today on building more of a community around some of the thought leaders in our industry and addressing some pivotal issues we’re all facing. In his post today, Ed opted to find some way to start that conversation by looking at the timely issues surrounding China’s actions in preparing for the Olympics as a great example of the increasing importance of ethical behavior in a more transparent digital world.

We’re hoping this is a way to move the conversation further toward a collaborative model and making it into more than just the fun contest it started as with PR Week. We don’t have it all prescribed as to exactly how that process would happen, but we think it would be great for us to think about it as an industry and for the bloggers in this competition who are interested to perhaps help lead the charge.

Let us know what you think…