The benefits of applying early

You've checked out the Next Top Credit Union Exec challenge and you know this is the perfect opportunity for you. You're 35 or under, you're creative, you're a ball of energy and you have the perfect project or idea to pitch.

But now you are thinking about your strategy, "Why would I want to be first? If I'm first, then everyone else will see what they have to beat. I'm going to wait until the deadline day before I submit my entry video."

Being early has its advantages. Our partners at Currency Marketing have completed 10 similar public searches and have some interesting stats to consider:

  • Three winners applied first
  • Only one winner applied on the last day

Those that apply early have a better chance to create a following and that following becomes key to generating votes.

And it never fails: if you wait until the last minute, technology glitches tend to get the best of you. Trouble exporting your video or a slow internet connection when attempting to upload to YouTube have caused many to miss the deadline.

What are you waiting for?

The CUES Team