26 Sep Update: There is Potential…
I just got off the phone with Heidi from about.me.
It’s so hard to be upset when someone as sweet as her calls you.
Heidi called me to clarify everything and to explain to me that I was only a runner up for the contest if I met the requirements. Due to the fact that the contest had a monetary value associated with it, and that all winners were technically getting a trip to NYC (even if I already lived here) they couldn’t award me anything with a monetary value.
Ok, so technically I never actually ended up “winning”… but only on a technicality.
After she explained that to me and I told her I understood (which I do) I began to tell her about how the campaign is struggling to get mainstream attention. I told her that it’s not as easy to get the ostomy in the media because, we all know, we’re not as “glamorous” as some other medical things out there. I explained that this was supposed to be our chance but that I understood the legality.
She then told me that the whole office had seen and loved my about.me page and the campaign and that they all wished they could get around the technicalities. She continued on to say that there are going to be future opportunities, and that, as soon as this contest was completely over in October, we could get in touch and work on something else to get awareness out there.
Being a media major and learning all about big business, I’m usually not one to believe offers like that.
But I just couldn’t not believe Heidi. She just seemed so genuine. Seemed like she really wanted to help us. It really sounded like the whole team does.
There still may be a chance for us, guys.
Keep your fingers crossed.