Spike Awards Entry Deadline Expires in One Week

August 27, 2010

Call for nominations closes September 3

Beachwood, OH - One week remains to submit nominations for the first annual Spike Awards to recognize the best use of social media and social computing (Web 2.0) to improve innovation, product development, and product management. The entry deadline is September 3, 2010.

Entries must be submitted via the online form at http://spikeawards.com/nominate.php. Individuals are free to nominate their organization or another leading organization. There is no fee to enter. The Spike Awards are open to organizations of all sizes in the following four industry categories:

An expert panel of industry and Web 2.0 experts will judge entries based on the identified business challenge, approach to problem, creativity of solution, and results that relate back to the business problem.

Judges will select the top three finalists in each of the four industry categories. The twelve finalists will be posted to the Spike Awards website to gather People’s Choice votes. The judges’ panel will select one winner in each of the four industry categories and one People’s Choice winner will be determined by online voting for a total of five awards.

Winners of the 2010 Spike Awards will be recognized at the Spike Awards reception at the 34th Annual PDMA Conference on Product Innovation Management October 19, 2010 in Orlando, Florida.

About the Spike Awards

The Spike Awards recognize the best use of social media and social computing (Web 2.0) to improve innovation, product development, and product management. The first annual Spike (Social Product Innovation Knowledge Excellence) Awards celebrate forward-thinking Web 2.0 innovators that leverage social media and social computing to drive innovation within their organizations. For more information, visit http://spikeawards.com. Follow @SpikeAwards on Twitter and on Facebook.

About the PDMA 34th Annual Global Conference

The PDMA 34th Annual Global Conference on Product Innovation Management will take place October 16 – 20, 2010 in Rosen Shingle Creek, Florida. This exciting conference has a variety of programs relevant to both new and experienced product development and management professionals based on the theme “Navigating the New Realities for Commercial Success”. For more information about the PDMA 34th Annual Global Conference on Product Innovation Management, visit http://2010conference.pdma.org, follow on Twitter @PDMAintl or connect on LinkedIn.

About Kalypso

Kalypso is the world's premier innovation consulting firm, helping clients improve profitability by delivering on the promise of innovation. Kalypso offers clients full service capabilities including Business and Innovation Strategy, Front End of Innovation, Portfolio and Pipeline Management, Development and New Product Introduction, Value Management, PLM Technology, Leadership and Learning, and Intellectual Property Management. For more information, visit http://kalypso.com. Follow @KalypsoLP on Twitter and on Facebook.