This post was originally written by Kerry Sugrue, former Social Media Specialist at Apartments.com.
Our third annual Roommate of the Year Contest is coming soon, so we invited our 2010 Grand Prize Winner, Andrew Prestler, to come to Chicago and help us film our intro video. Luckily, I had my Flipcam to capture all the behind the scenes fun!
The Roommate of the Year Contest has been very successful for the last two years and we are so excited to see what creative ways people come up with to tell us why they should be crowned our winner this year! We love getting our property management companies involved in the contest, too! Our Public Relations Manager works hard to generate widespread awareness of the Roommate of the Year Contest through a national media blitz, which in turn drives even more exposure to your listings. We also give you a chance to win! If our Grand Prize Winner lives in one of your apartment communities, you will win $1,000 courtesy of Apartments.com. Pretty cool, right? So make sure to let your residents know we start accepting entries on April 25, 2011!
Below are some behind the scenes clips from our crazy day of filming. You can watch the full video at www.roommateoftheyear.com. If you pay close attention you may recognize some of the extras!