Vote for Us!
We are so excited for this announcement as we have been named a finalist for the 2011 Spike Awards for what we are doing here at Diamond Candles with our fans!
The SPIKE Awards recognizes the best uses of social strategies, processes and supporting technologies to improve innovation, product development and product management. The Awards celebrate forward-thinking innovators that leverage Social Product Innovation across the product lifecycle, including open innovation, crowdsourcing, expert identification, collaboration platforms, social product development and sentiment analysis.
We have been nominated by the judges for this award to the top 2 in the consumer product goods category and at the 18th of October the winner will be announced. The winner will be announced at the Spike Summit which according to their website is:
The Social Product Innovation Summit is an interactive virtual conference for experts, users and peers to discuss leading practices for Social Product Innovation – integrating social innovation strategy and social technologies into innovation and product development processes. This free, four-hour event offers opportunities to learn, discuss and celebrate the best uses of Social Product Innovation across the product lifecycle, including open innovation, crowdsourcing, expert identification, collaboration platforms, social product development, sentiment analysis and more.
Top industry speakers and winners from the 2010 SPIKE Awards will present real examples of success. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with experts, vendors and each other to maximize value.
From now leading up to the event there is also a People’s Choice Voting period where any of the nominees from any of the four different business categories can be voted for. The nominee with the most votes by that time will receive the people’s choice award. We are hoping that you our faithful Diamond Candles fans can hep beat out our competitors like Vitamin Water, General Electric’s Ecomagination, and Cisco.
So why have we been nominated specifically? Here is a snapshot from the Spike Awards page:
Getting real time analysis of which future candle scents customers would be most likely to favor.
Instead of relying on traditional market research and trend analysis, Diamond Candles has developed a way to crowdsource idea submission and voting from their existing fans and customers for future scents to develop and bring to market. Fans and customers can propose ideas for scents and vote on the suggestions submitted by their peers. Diamond Candles takes the top 10% of voter suggestions and cross-references that with market trend analysis to make final decisions on new scents to develop and launch.
RESULTS / IMPROVEMENTS
Since launching their new crowdsourcing tool only only one month ago, Diamond Candles has received over 5,000 votes on user generated scent suggestions and 250+ new scent suggestions from their existing customer and fan base. This has provided the company with actionable and real-time information to guide their future scent selection processes.
We want to thank you our Diamond Candles fans first for being so supportive and excited about our products and participating with us to help bring you more products and scents that you are interested in, not just what we think you are interested in.
Free Candles to Celebrate!
So if you haven’t already we would really appreciate you taking two seconds to vote for us here. We have also decided to make this fun and celebrate our nomination by giving away some free candles! Just use the tool below to register, vote for us, share via twitter, and facebook. Every task you do earns you more points in the raffle for 5 free Diamond Candles. You can tweet every day up until next Friday when the voting is cut off for more points. Help us win the people’s choice award!
Update: Winners Announced
Congratulations Kelly Gunsch, CasSandra Morris, lisa wygant salcius, Norah Christlieb, and Jennifer Cornell! You all won our raffle for helping us ge more votes for the Spike Award’s people’s choice award! We have sent you an email to follow up with you and get which of our candles you would like!