Once again I want to say thank you to everyone involved in the #CMchattys Awards process: nominees, sponsors, #cmchat contributors, partners, fans, community, family…each and every one of you. We had over 250,000 votes in the semi finals between Twitter, Facebook and our Website App. Thanks to to our Sponsor Hashtracking for helping track all the hashtags. SPECIAL THANKS to Taylor Crawford and Cassie Wells my incredible interns who’ve been instrumental counting votes and calculating results.
#CMchattys Awards Voting will begin NOW (Tuesday June 9) through Saturday June 13 11:55am PT right here on our website and twitter using our easy click links below!
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NOTE that our voting process was designed to be completely organic, 100% of the community by the community for the community. We threw it out to the world and let “the picture paint itself,” with very few rules, except a daily cap on votes and some loose definitions of categories, PLUS the words “must follow social media content producer.”
I like to admit when something is awry and I can’t apologize enough for the Facebook photo like voting. It was a hot mess. We did it last year and it worked fine, Facebook must have changed something because for some reason many people could not see all 10 photos unless they changed the dropdown. The good thing about that was that the people with the big fan bases who were promoting their involvement in #Cmchattys awards won there and the most voted nominees clearly blew away Twitter, Facebook and our Website app across the board. So with that said, it didn’t hurt or help anyone. It was a pass. Again, so sorry.
Our first award the “#WildTweet,” a category I added for the person who is like a “Miss/Mr congeniality of Country Music and Social Media” who didn’t show up as a nominee on our first round, winner is Jerrod Niemann. CONGRATS Jerrod! Hope to see you on June 15 to pick up your shirt!
Finals voting continues now through Saturday June 13 at 11:55 am PT. You can vote via Twitter below by clicking on the Nominees name, as well as our website (also below).
CONGRATS FINALISTS and let the voting begin on Twitter (use the easy click links below) and here on our Website (use this link).
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