The TechNet UK IT pro team have been running a very successful competition over the summer. The aim is to promote the Microsoft Virtual Academy and drive IT Pros to its content in a structured way, with a fun approach to the competition. The MVA Heroes.
It is a universal truth that IT Pros love free stuff or Swag as it is known. They love prizes like laptops and phones even more!
The competition is over but the collection of the MVA Super hero collection goes on. We have sent many hundreds out to the eager beaver students whom complete courses that qualify them for one of the six figurine stress toys.
Well last month our marketing manager Dan Pilling attended our annual marketing extravaganza known as MGX – it was a special occasion for Dan as he won a very special award and was inducted into the Platinum club. Dan decided to post a picture of one of the figurines on his plane seat and with celebrities he bumped into at the conference.
See here, so that got me thinking. I spent last week in Seattle on an internal Technical conference so I took my hard earned Super Heroes with me and decided I would try and do a little better.
My plane seat with two heroes to keep me safe
Larry Kaye Development Certification Product manager from Microsoft Learning
Finally my favourite Hero meets a very famous person.
The first comments that identify the hero and the Tech Celebrity win a bit of swag from my collection.
More importantly why not take your hero or your MVA Hero T Shirt when you travel, send me pictures and who knows you may pick up some special Tech Swag… if its far enough away that is. Seattle was 4589 miles away, can you do better?