The finalist voting phase is a wrap!

Thanks to every one of our entrants for their stellar efforts throughout the application and finalist voting phase. You guys have been relentless in driving voters to the site! The voting database has been thoroughly audited and all duplicate e-mail addresses have been removed. There were no signs of tampering or block voting. Now some details about the vote:

  • 15,507 votes in 10,455 ballots
  • 3,561 votes in the West
  • 3,250 votes in the Midwest
  • 1,537 votes in the Northeast
  • 1,371 votes in the Southwest
  • 3,453 votes in the Southeast
  • 2,335 votes in Canada
  • The highest individual vote-getter had 1,024 votes

Here's some info on the six entrants who recieved the most votes to become Regional Finalists:

  • Four are female
  • Two are male
  • Three are in their 20's
  • Three are in their 30's
  • Three work for credit unions with under $1B in assets under management
  • Three work for credit unions with over $1B in assets under management
  • They encompass a variety of different positions

Here's some quick web stats for the statisticians in the crowd. Since launch, there have been:

  • 22,388 visits
  • 190,583 pageviews
  • 8.51 pages/visit 
  • 00:03:43 avg. time on site
  • 2,986 referrals from Facebook (who says credit union people only use Twitter?)
  • 1,120 referrals from Twitter
  • 883 referrals from CUES
  • 117 referrals from Currency Marketing
  • 116 referrals from LinkedIn
  • 106 referrals from CU Times
  • 83 referrals from FootballGuys.com (someone was obviously quite creative)

Not too shabby for a niche microsite promotion!

What's next? The finalists will be revealed on the site by this Friday. Thanks so much to everyone who entered. It takes courage to put yourself out there and we applaud you all.

The CUES Team

The home stretch voting update!

With a little over three days left to vote, the competition is still very tight in each region! We've had more than 8,000 completed ballots including more than 11,600 votes.

Here are some specific notes about each region:

West

  • Individual vote totals span from 10 to 621
  • 4 people have more than 400 votes each

Midwest

  • Individual vote totals span from 16 to 476
  • 5 people have more than 300 votes each

Northeast

  • Individual vote totals span from 117 to 320
  • 2 people have more than 200 votes each

Southwest

  • Individual vote totals span from 117 to 430
  • 2 people have more than 200 votes each

Southeast

  • Individual vote totals span from 190 to 621
  • 4 people have more than 400 votes each

Canada

  • Individual vote totals span from 222 to 504
  • 3 people have more than 300 votes each

Keep going strong everyone! Voting will close Monday night at 9 Pacific (midnight Eastern).

The CUES Team

Voting update: Day 4

Wow, you have all been very busy campaigining! Friday was unbelievable—there were 5,485 visits to the site including 51,261 pageviews on that day alone. There have been 4,377 ballots completed in the first three days of voting.

Here are some specific notes about each region:

West
  • Individual vote totals span from 8 to 294
  • 4 people have more than 200 votes each
Midwest
  • Individual vote totals span from 11 to 349
  • 2 people have more than 200 votes each
Northeast
  • Individual vote totals span from 77 to 157
  • 4 people have more than 100 votes each
Southwest
  • Individual vote totals span from 67 to 237
  • 2 people have more than 200 votes each
Southeast
  • Individual vote totals span from 91 to 363
  • 4 people have more than 200 votes each
Canada
  • Individual vote totals span from 136 to 341
  • 2 people have more than 200 votes each

What does it all mean? It's still anyone's game and there are multiple contenders in each region! We will give another report on Thursday.

The CUES Team