I’m pretty sure it was Brad Ward’s Nostradamus reference that put me over the top

So, I won EMG’s International Brand Master competition, as announced today on EMG’s Brand Managers Notebook blog.

I’m humbled by this award, and wish to thank all of you who voted for me for your support.

I’m pretty sure that Brad J. Ward‘s reference to me as “the Nostradamus of Higher Ed Twitter” in this post is what sealed the deal. ;)

This major award presents me the honor of speaking at the Brand Managers Summit in Denver in October. I hope to see many of you there. In the meantime, I’ll be tapping into my online higher ed networks for input.

Author: andrewcareaga

Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

9 thoughts on “I’m pretty sure it was Brad Ward’s Nostradamus reference that put me over the top”

  1. Congratulations! You’re right. With a testimonial like Brad’s you’re not only a winner, you’re anointed!

  2. Congrats! That’s a big honor. Good for you. I enjoy your blog too. I’m disappointed you mentioned brad though. From knowing brad for awhile personally and professionally i know he has a growing group of unhappy people that don’t think that highly of him and it would be best to keep clear in the long term. Sorry just wanted to warn. Great going.

  3. Dennis, Michael, Chica – Thanks for your kind words.

    Chica – I wouldn’t worry about Brad. Anyone who is making things happen (like Brad) is bound to rub a few people the wrong way. If he weren’t, then I’d start to wonder about his effectiveness.

  4. Congrats Andrew! Very well deserved award, I knew you’d win it. :)

    And to Marketing Chica, thank you for the inspiration. You’re certainly not the first anonymous commenter to try to bring me down in life and I know you won’t be the last. But you are the people who make me get up in the morning and work harder. :)

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