MegaPath “Tech Talk Rap” Video Wins Top Prize in $30,000 Zooppa Crowdsourcing Contest
MegaPath Leverages Social Media Video Contest to Build Brand Awareness for its Data, VoIP and Security Solutions
SAN JOSE, Calif. – October 24, 2011 – MegaPath Inc., one of the leading providers of managed data, voice, and security services in North America, today announced the Top Six winners of its Talk Tech video crowdsourcing contest with Zooppa, the world’s leading source of user-generated advertising. The winners will share a prize of more than $30,000 for creating original 60-second videos that feature people using obscure IT jargon to discuss communication technologies.
The “Epic MegaPath Talk Tech Rap” was selected as the winning video and its producer, HappyJoel, will receive the grand prize. “I'm IT” and its producer, kbloom, finished in second place. The winning videos were selected by MegaPath with input from a panel of social media experts, including Jason Falls, Branden Rae, Zack Jerome, and Brian Zug.
“We are ecstatic that more than 135 humorous and entertaining videos were submitted to help us promote MegaPath as a voice, data, security provider best known for its strong technical expertise and solutions,” said Beth Tyebjee, Vice President of Marketing, MegaPath. “What better way to tell the story of our brand and highlight the value the MegaPath team brings than through the eyes of our customers and partners?”
In addition to the judge’s awards, MegaPath also recognized the Top Five winners as voted by the Zooppa community. First place was “Problem Exists Between Keyboard & Chair!,” followed by “mvalley's Servers.”
“MegaPath and the Zooppa community have done something unique by making internet connectivity, VoIP and security services relatable,” said Falls. “Now when someone views one of these videos, people will not only laugh and be entertained, but realize that communications jargon is more a part of our daily lives than we realize and that MegaPath can simplify technology for you.”
The contest’s winning videos are available at http://www.megapath.com/about/customers/techtalkvideos/. To read the latest news about the contest, visit the MegaPath Blog, http://www.megapath.com/blog, or follow the conversation on Twitter by searching for #MegaPath.
About MegaPath Inc.
MegaPath operates one of the largest end-to-end communications networks in the country providing both commercial and wholesale services. The company provides a full range of data, voice, and security services for small and medium-sized businesses and enterprises nationwide and wholesale solutions to the carrier and service provider markets through one of the largest end-to-end networks in the country. MegaPath helps businesses of all sizes easily and securely communicate between their headquarters, employees, and business partners to lower costs, increase security, and enhance employee productivity. To learn more about MegaPath’s managed IP data, voice, and security services, please visit www.megapath.com or call 1-877-MegaPath (1-877-634-2728).
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