SPIKE Awards People’s Choice Voting Now Open

September 29, 2011

Online voting to determine award

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – The second annual SPIKE Awards People's Choice online voting is now open at http://spikeawards.com. The SPIKE Awards recognize the best use of social strategies, processes and supporting technologies to improve innovation, product development and product management.

The SPIKE Awards People's Choice voting features two nominees in each of the four industry categories:

Consumer Packaged Goods: Diamond Candle, Glaceau Vitamin Water

Life Sciences: Prize4Life, HopeLab

Manufacturing/Other: Madison Electric Products, General Electric

Technology: CDC Software, Cisco Systems

Voters can read each organization's submission featuring business challenges, project details and results/improvements to determine their selection. Voting is open through Friday, October 14. One People's Choice winner will be determined by the online voting process. Additionally, the SPIKE Awards judges’ panel will select one winner for each of the four industry categories for a total of five awards.

Winners of the 2011 SPIKE Awards will be recognized at the virtual Social Product Innovation Summit October 18, 2011 at http://spikesummit.com.

About the SPIKE Awards

The SPIKE (Social Product Innovation Knowledge Excellence) Awards recognize the best use of social media concepts, strategies 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. For more information, visit http://spikeawards.com. Follow @SPIKEawards on Twitter and on Facebook.

About Kalypso

Kalypso is the world's premier innovation consulting firm, helping clients improve performance, drive profitability and create sustainable results by delivering on the promise of innovation. The people of Kalypso are leading business professionals who combine unparalleled expertise in innovation, product development, and product lifecycle management (PLM) with a depth of experience in the consumer goods, high technology, manufacturing, medical device, life sciences and retail industries. For more information, visit http://kalypso.com. Follow @KalypsoLP on Twitter and on Facebook.