Monster.com and NFL Narrow Down the Field for the Next "Director of Fandemonium"
Fans to select next Director to win "dream job" with year-long access to the NFL
MAYNARD, Mass. – Jan 11, 2009 – Monster.com®, the leading global online career and recruitment resource and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), together with the National Football League (NFL) have named the finalists in their search for the next NFL Director of Fandemonium. Fan voting from across the country has narrowed the field to six as the finalists campaign at nfl.monster.com for the season-long role in which the winner will take home a $100,000 "signing bonus" as well as take part in the behind-the-scenes action at several marquee NFL events during the 2010 season. In addition, fans who vote will be eligible to win a trip to Super Bowl XLIV.
"We want passionate NFL fans to visit our site and find a career that they can be just as passionate about," said Ted Gilvar, executive vice president and chief global marketing officer, Monster. "The Director of Fandemonium provides one fan the opportunity to get their 'dream job' and it creates a unique and fun way to showcase Monster."
"We're counting on the fans to decide which finalist can handle the pressure of passionately being the voice of all NFL fans across the globe," said Mark Waller, chief marketing officer of the NFL. "We are pleased to work with Monster to give one lucky fan this incredible experience."
The six finalists are now vying for fan voting at nfl.monster.com and spent a week in New York City with NFL legends Jerome Bettis and Sterling Sharpe, and Hollywood's Scott Caan competing in challenges specifically designed to measure each finalist's NFL passion, motivation, and professional integrity, as part of an interview for the best job in sports. The webisodes and video profiles of the finalists are available on nfl.monster.com where fans can vote for the next Director of Fandemonium. One lucky fan will win a trip to Super Bowl XLIV just by voting for his or her favorite finalist. Two finalists will be eliminated every week in January until the last two finalists remain.
The final head-to-head, "showdown" will take place during the 2010 Pro Bowl weekend in South Florida, after which the winner will be crowned by Monster.com as the next Director of Fandemonium on February 7, 2010, during the CBS pregame show live at Super Bowl XLIV.
The current Department of Fandemonium finalists are:
- Green Bay, Aretina Trepczyk
- Indianapolis, Nikki Gott
- Miami, Ralph Lanier Jr.
- New Orleans, Kathy Scott
- Pittsburgh, Stephanie Galbraith
- San Diego, Amanda Cameron
The next Director of Fandemonium's duties will include:
- NFL Draft: Announce a pick at the 2010 NFL Draft (April 2010)
- NFL Kickoff: Act as backstage talent wrangler at the 2010 NFL Kickoff concert (Sept. 2010)
- International Series: Participate in on-field introductions at a game in London (Oct. 2010)
- NFL Thanksgiving: On-field broadcast liaison for NFL Network's Thanksgiving Game (Nov. 2010)
- Wild Card Game: Monitor player uniforms on-field before a 2010 Wild Card Game (Jan. 2011)
- Pro Bowl: Select a play from the sidelines during the 2011 Pro Bowl (Jan./Feb. 2011)
- Super Bowl: Join the coin toss ceremony at Super Bowl XLV (Feb. 2011)
Last year's winner and current Director of Fandemonium, Rainier "Onyx" Herrera is living the dream of every NFL fan, while preparing to be on the sidelines at the Pro Bowl and participate in the coin flip ceremony at Super Bowl XLIV. Onyx's experiences are being updated on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fandemonium and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MonsterDOF. He also writes a blog on NFL.com where fans can interact and learn more about the Director of Fandemonium experience.
No purchase necessary. This is a promotion only and not an offer of employment. For more information and the official rules of the promotion, please visit nfl.monster.com.
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