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ACCO Brands Names Top 10 Finalists in “America's Ugliest Office” Contest
LINCOLNSHIRE, ILL. (Oct. 29, 2007) – Who thought being the ugliest one of them all could win you a prize? ACCO Brands, the world leader in select categories of branded office products, today announced the top 10 semifinalists for the inaugural “America's Ugliest Office” contest.
Since Aug. 29, consumers across the country have nominated and submitted digital pictures of the office space they felt deserved the title of ACCO Brands “America's Ugliest Office” and the chance to win a grand prize trip for two to Maui, Hawaii. Nearly 50,000 people visited www.americasugliestoffice.com to view more than 130 entries that were submitted from North Carolina to California and as far away as Alaska.
“The entries we received really identified that people across the country need ACCO Brands to help provide office product solutions and manage clutter,” said Greg Pierce, vice president of shared marketing for ACCO Brands. “Now that we've named the ten semifinalists, consumers are encouraged to visit www.americasugliestoffice.com to cast their votes on who will earn America's Ugliest Office bragging rights.”
For those who didn't have an office worthy of making the top ten, there is still an opportunity to win. Visitors who simply vote can share in the excitement by winning instant prizes. Entrants and voters are also encouraged to refer a friend to vote for the winning office. If a referred friend instantly wins a 42” HDTV, the referrer wins the same prize too. Consumers may vote for their favorite office once per day during the contest.
Contest voting continues through Nov. 30 with the ACCO Brands “America's Ugliest Office” contest winner being announced on Dec. 20.
For more information on all of ACCO Brands' innovative products and contest rules, visit www.americasugliestoffice.com.
About ACCO Brands Corporation
ACCO Brands Corporation is a world leader in select categories of branded office products, with annual revenues of nearly $2 billion. Its industry-leading brands include Day-Timer®, Swingline®, Kensington®, Quartet®, GBC®, Rexel®, NOBO®, and Wilson Jones®, among others. Under the GBC brand, the company is also a leader in the professional print finishing market.
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