In case you haven’t heard, Murphy-Goode Winery in Alexander Valley is running a social media campaign to find a “Murphy-Goode Wine Country Lifestyle Correspondent.” A Really Goode Job is a contest of sorts. Basically, they will pay the winning blogger $10,000 per month for six months to write about Murphy-Goode wines. Oh, and they will also provide accommodations in wine country.
The winery states, “We at the Murphy-Goode Winery got to thinking about the new age of communications and we figured it was a pretty good thing. So to get going, we’re looking for someone (maybe you) who really knows how to use Web 2.0 and Facebook and blogs and social media and YouTube and all sorts of good stuff like that — to tell the world about our wines and the place where we live: the Sonoma County Wine Country. ”
Individuals interested in applying for the position have been submitting one-minute video clips stating why they deserve it. The winery, in turn, is posting some of them to their website. I’ll tell you, I haven’t laughed so hard in years. They have been very entertaining. Not because they are good, but because they are SOOOO bad. Some are just downright scary. Most of the people have absolutely no clue about wine or Web 2.0. In addition, most haven’t done their homework about the winery or what they need.
There are some good entries as well, but for me, Hardy Wallace of Dirty South Wine is best qualified for the position. He is a Twitter-Blogger-Facebooking-Fool, who knows his social media AND his wine. He has even launched a new blog and Twitter handle to campaign for the job. Now, I’ve gotten to know Hardy over the past year, so I consider him a friend. As such, I wholeheartedly throw my support behind him in this effort.
Vote for Hardy!