If you’re a social media fan, you’re probably familiar with the website Mashable. And if you’re a fan of BlackBerry® smartphones – or, you know, electronic devices in general (otherwise, why are you here?) –there’s a good chance you’re familiar with CES, the Consumer Electronics Showcase that takes place in Las Vegas every January. BlackBerry smartphone users and lovers in attendance at CES can be doubly excited – not only is BlackBerry a CES exhibitor this year (check out our Inside BlackBerry coverage of last CES), but we’ve also teamed up with Mashable and other sponsors to present the 4th Annual Mashable Awards Gala! (We’re also sponsoring the best part of the night – the awards show after-party! =D)
For those unfamiliar with the Mashable Awards, it’s a great barometer of not just the popularity of various online websites and people, but of how useful and accessible they are as well. BlackBerry is proud to be sponsoring a category that focuses on exactly that: the Best Social Media Customer Service Award. Think about it: If you’re having an issue with a product, many companies will have a digital arm ready and willing to assist you – sometimes without you even having to ask. How cool is that? Social media’s brought us a long way in terms of customer service, and we here at BlackBerry are super-stoked to bring recognition to the best of the best – as voted by you!
If this is all news to you, don’t worry – you have until November 29th to nominate your favorite person, site or gadget in the categories of your choice, including Best Web Video, Breakthrough Web Design and Most Promising New Companies. The top five with the most votes in every category will move on to the final round, and the winners will be announced at the Awards Gala. Sounds like a good time, no?
Also, something to pay special attention to is the Best Mobile Device Award. We know we’ve got the best fans in the business, so if the collective powers of #TeamBlackBerry could get out there and nominate the BlackBerry smartphone, it’d make our day. Maybe even our week. So show your Team BlackBerry pride and please send in your nomination for us! =D
For those of you taking the time to vote and nominate – thanks, we greatly appreciate it! And for those of you heading to CES – we’ll see you January 6-9 in Las Vegas!