We put up a quick post a little while back about a contest being run by XFINITY (@XFINITYSports) which hopes to find the next "social media star." Interested parties were asked to submit a video via XFINITY's Facebook page making their case for why they were the right man or woman for the job. The people running the contest have narrowed the field down to [adds on fingers] 74 contestants for the job of being XFINITY's Ultimate Sports Media Job contest winner, and now the second phase of their contest involves voting for the man/woman you feel will best take advantage of the opportunity being offered by XFINITY. What follows is copy from the company explaining how the rest of the search will play out. Click [Continue reading this post] to continue reading this post or wait about an hour to hear what the Nats' newest reliever had to say in an interview he conducted on satellite radio today...
• XFINITY's ULTIMATE SPORTS SOCIAL MEDIA JOB CONTEST:
Have you ever watched one of those TV shows where from thousands of hopefuls, one star is born? Well, Federal Baseball readers, here's your chance to play "starmaker" and help pick the new voice of sports in social media!
XFINITY is looking for the next renowned sports social media star through its Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest. The winning candidate will serve as the new voice of XFINITY in the sports social media space and go behind-the-scenes at some of the biggest sporting events in 2012, sharing exclusive insights and updates with fans.
From February 9-19, you can review qualified entry videos and vote for the contestant you'd like to see advance to the finals of the XFINITY Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest. The five entrants with the most votes will advance to the final round of the contest where they will cover one of five premier sporting events the weekend of March 8-11. Fans can head today to Facebook.com/XFINITY and click on the Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest tab to vote for your favorite personality (once per day)!
Will you choose the brainiac with the encyclopedia of stats, the former jock who knows the game inside out, or the corporate type who gets the marketing side of the business? You decide. Vote today at Facebook.com/XFINITY!