Wild Apricot News: Name the Wild Apricot Mascot and Win a New Flip Video Camera

Lori Halley 10 November 2009 0 comments

TORONTO, On. (November 10, 2009) - Wild Apricot, membership website software for small nonprofit organizations, is today inviting Facebook users to noodle over a name for its plump apricot mascot. The “Name the Apricot” Contest is now accepting entries through Nov. 23, 2009. Anyone is eligible to submit their sobriquet by simply joining the Wild Apricot Facebook Fan page at www.facebook.com/wildapricot.

Name the ApricotAny Facebook user who has a knack for names is invited to enter the contest by submitting their idea and a short essay about why their suggested moniker is magnificent. Enter as many names as you’d like until submissions close at 5 p.m. ET on Nov. 23. Wild Apricot will choose five names as finalists and post them on the Wild Apricot Facebook Fan page on November 27 at 9 a.m. ET. 

Once polling begins, fans can vote for their favorite name. Facebook fans can vote once each day during the voting period, which closes December 7. The name with the most votes wins a custom, one-of-a-kind Flip Video Cam with a very special Wild Apricot graphic treatment that will let your friends and family that you’re a wizard wordsmith. The five finalists will each win a Wild Apricot prize pack.

“Our apricot mascot has been part of the Wild Apricot Family for three years and regretfully never had his own identity,” according to Jay Moonah, Noisy Apricot and VP of Marketing. “As a company dedicated to crowdsourcing -- listening to our customers and other community members who influence our software development -- it’s only natural that we ask for their help in naming our friend, who has become our company’s recognized mascot.”

Need some noodling ideas for your name submission? Perhaps this 30-second video clip will pump up your creative juices. If not, here are some interesting Wild Apricot facts:

  • Wild Apricot is focused on giving our customers “bang for their buck” with an inexpensive, easy-to-use solution for creating their websites, maintaining their membership and contact records, and running events and online fundraising.
  • Find images of our plump, golden-orange Wild Apricot mascot with its slender wispy green body and featherlike leaf floating from its head at www.wildapricot.com.
  • The mascot symbolizes the friendly, happy and fun-loving company that has been making Member Management Magic to associations and nonprofits since 2006.
  • Wild Apricot’s parent company, Bonasource, has offices in Toronto and Moscow.
  • Our staff members also have their own apricot appellations! There’s Chief Apricot, Helpful Apricot, Curious Apricot, Useful Apricot and many more.
  • An apricot is a small, sweet fruit with a golden orange color, often tinged red on the side most exposed to the sun.

About Wild Apricot
Wild Apricot is web-based software-as-a-service designed for associations, clubs, charities and non-profit organizations. More than 15,000 organizations have already registered for Wild Apricot's service-integrated website content management, membership database, member self-service portal and event registration, email communication, blogs and forums, and online payments. With pricing starting at just $25 per month and with a product designed for non-technical users, Wild Apricot can help even the smallest associations and non-profits.

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Posted by Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

Published Tuesday, 10 November 2009 at 1:40 PM

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