Hard Ass Award Winner

Written by Chuck on Monday, April 20, 2009 , 9:56 am

Paul HedhageCelebrating in wild abandon at the student NAMA awards was Paul Redhage, FMC Agricultural Products. He “de-throned” two time Hard Ass award winner, Mike Gustafson. Now there’s reason for a party!

I’m not exactly sure how this award is determined. You’ll have to ask the judges. I’m just thinking that I’m glad that trophy will be hanging on Paul’s wall! This award is given to a student competition judge who is very “hard” on the competitors.

Make sure you congratulate him when you see him.

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Gator NAMA Wins Student Marketing Competition

Written by Chuck on Monday, April 20, 2009 , 9:51 am

Gator NAMA WinsGator NAMA showed that it’s not just the football and basketball teams that can win multiple national championships. The University of Florida student NAMA chapter won the marketing competition for the second year in a row!

Congratulations to all the finalists for making it to that elite round.

Watch Gator NAMA excitement:

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Former NAMA President

Written by Chuck on Monday, April 20, 2009 , 9:47 am

NAMA 09 NovusIt’s always nice to hear why a company gets involved with NAMA and in this case we can hear it from a past NAMA president. Stephanie Gable, pictured here with Jeremy Lutgen, both with Novus International, is no stranger to NAMA, having served as 2007 national president. She joined the Novus International team in September and was excited to tell us all about the company and what else they do. “Novus is new working with NAMA but they already have a great commitment level to other associations and activities,” Steph says. That includes a commitment to sustainability and supporting future leaders in the industry.

Listen to Cindy’s interview with Stephanie here: Stephanie Gable Interview (mp3)

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Communicating Socially At #NAMA

Written by Chuck on Monday, April 20, 2009 , 9:38 am

NAMA Social Media PresentersOn Friday morning we had a truly awesome session on social media at the NAMA convention. Here’s the panel. Yes, we’re shooting video with a Flip, taking a photo with an iPhone, tweeting via iPhone and pounding on a Mac. I like this picture. Some may ask, “What’s wrong with this picture?” I say nothing. We’re just socializing, interacting and engaging. Included in photo are me on the right and panelists: David Coustan, Vice President, Digital, Edelman Digital, Kyle Flaherty, Director of Marketing and Social Media, BreakingPoint Systems, David Brazeal, General Manager, Learfield Data.

During the session we showed a live feed of all #NAMA tweets via Twitter and there were a bunch. Thanks to everyone who participated. I’m not sure if I have the right number but I think there were at least 165 Twitter posts during the hour of our session this morning using the #NAMA hashtag! Pretty awesome. I’m going to go back through them and do some responding later. We had over 100 people in the session and it’s very possible we had that many more “watching” and participating online. It was a great live example of the impact and how you can use these new tools, especially when promoted ahead of time. I’ve been promoting it along with our panelists and others that I’ve noticed in the online discussion.

Thank you to Brownfield for providing our internet access and to Dave Patterson, John Deere Credit, and the whole planning committee and other session sponsors for helping put this together. I hope we get to do it again.

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