For years I have said I wanted to work my way out of my hobby*. Last week I officially achieved that goal when I became the Contest Manager for
XXX, the consumer engagement division of XXX, one of Canada’s largest advertising agencies.
My role includes such awesome tasks as: writing rules, contacting contest winners, making drawings, consulting with clients and solving problems that may arise during a promotion. As I told my new boss during my first status meeting, “I feel so lucky working here as it feels as if I have arrived at the top of Mount Everest.”
I am looking forward to the day I contact a potential winner and they know who I am. Keep your eye on your call display or email inbox as you just may be hearing from me!!
UPDATE: As it turns out, unless the corporation I am consulting for as Contest Manager issues an official release, I am not allowed to blog about where I work. Since I didn’t want to remove this post, I just removed any reference to them.
*I can’t enter any of the contests managed by
XXX or XXX as most promotions have a clause in the rules similar to this: Employees of the sponsor and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, (collectively, “Promotion Parties”), and the household members and/or the immediate family of any of the above are not eligible to enter. For the purposes of these contest rules, “immediate family” means husband, wife, spouse, mother, father, brother, sister, son, and/or daughter, whether or not they reside in the same household.
Tags: advertising, contests, lucky