|Help the Field, Help Yourself
Here are some proven ways to help uplift the education field by making sure the people who matter most know about your Bammy Award nomination:
Place a Bammy Awards nominee badge on your web site and link it to your voting page.
You can download the Bammy Nominee badge here.
Create a public relations strategy.
Spread the good news, tell your professional network about your Bammy nomination. Use the following outline to leverage your nomination and raise awareness of your work through national, local and online media. Make these smart moves:
Write and distribute a press release about your nomination. Focus on news sites and blogs that cover your education domain or sector of the education field. Send a press release to your hometown media. They are always looking for a local story with national significance. It will be a welcome break from the unrelenting news about underperforming educators and students.
Could you be a feature story? Yes! Pitch yourself to pertinent media outlets. Use your Bammy nomination to get on their radar screen, and get coverage of the exceptional work you're doing in the education field.
The caliber and scope of people behind your Bammy nomination make it newsworthy. Be sure to include the key facts about the Bammy Awards, which you can find at the Bammy Award fact sheet.
Launch an Educator's Voice campaign.
Encourage students, parents, users, partners, staff, friends, family, and the general public to vote for you or your program in the Educator's Voice Awards. Make it easy by including the link and instructions in all of your Bammy Awards outreach.
Blog about your nomination.
Post a paragraph or two about it on your blog and link to your voting page. Again, be sure to tell your readers why this matters.
Tweet your way to an Educator's Voice award.
Twitter and Facbook links are attached to your voting page. Ask your supporters to share the news that they voted for you. After casting votes for the Educator's Voice Award, fans can send tweets to their followers encouraging them to vote in your category. The more you encourage your fans to build buzz on Twitter, the more likely your story will catch the attention of education reporters and traditional news media.
Send a personal email to your network of associates, peers, staff, friends, vendors, family, customers and clients to let them know about your nomination.
Distinguish your email signature.
Add your Bammy nomination to your email signature and have your staff do the same if relevant.
Spread the word about your nomination on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn. It is a smart way to way to share your Bammy achievement and direct fans to your section of the Educator's Voice ballot.
Spice up your company and personal bio.
Your nomination distinguishes you as exceptional in the field. Add it to the list of notable facts about you or your organization.