PRESS RELEASE: Voting Open for the Final Contestants in the Doggone Worst Website Contest Sponsored by the SPACC and Brandography

April 24, 2013

April 24, 2013- The Doggone Worst Website contest, sponsored by the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce (SPACC) and Brandography, a full-service digital marketing firm, has sent the final five contestants to a round of public voting to decide a winner.

Each of the nominations received for the contest was sponsored by a SPACC member and featured a local business or individual with a website worthy of a digital makeover. Now down to the final five, submissions were primarily small businesses, organizations and individuals within the Twin Cities area. The final five contestants are :

Site One: www.TSE-Inc.orgTSE Inc. – A private, not-for-profit company that supports people with developmental and other intellectual disabilities.

Site Two: Paul Police Foundation A private, nonprofit, organization that supports the Saint Paul Police Department by providing funding that is not otherwise available.

Site Three:  Buffalo Tap- A Savage, Minnesota Bar & Grill specializing in Juicy Lucys, Wisconsin cheese curds and Sunday Packer Games.

Site Four: Oak Meadows- A not-for-profit independent and assisted senior living residence.

Site Five: – The Canada-Minnesota Business Council is a Minnesota-based volunteer organization established to support the commercial, economic, and cultural relationship between Minnesota and Canada.

Voting will close on May 3, 2013, and the popular winner will receive a $10,000 value grand prize package of digital design and marketing services from Brandography, a Minneapolis marketing agency. The prize includes benefits such as a mobile-optimized website, SEO and content review, a content management system, photos and videos, ROI reporting, logo retouching, promotional press releases, social media consultations, and $200 worth of advertising for new Google PPC accounts.

The digital transformation follows in the SPACC’s legacy of educating and developing both its members and the Twin Cities business climate. The largest local chamber in Minnesota, the SPACC employs advocacy, networking, and dynamic programs to serve the area’s business community.

In addition to sponsoring this website makeover, the SPACC and Brandography will be hosting a series of blog posts to instruct and inform readers on web optimization strategies for businesses. The posts, located on the Brandography blog, will use the winning website as an example, giving updates on the makeover process and explaining how the changes will aid the site’s marketing and design goals.

To learn more, contact SPACC YPro Committee Chairperson, Shelly Dailey, at or 612-293-6767. To vote on the final five contestants for the Doggone Worst Website contest, visit:

About the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce:

The Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce is a vital, dynamic force serving the business community through the collective strength of its members. For more than 140 years, the Chamber has provided vibrant programs, powerful advocacy and results that foster member growth. With nearly 1,200 members, the SPACC is the largest local chamber in Minnesota. Contact the SPACC at or 651-223-5000.

About Brandography:

Brandography is a comprehensive digital marketing company providing a full spectrum of web marketing services performed with the highest level of integrity. From creative website design and marketing strategies, graphic and video services, pay-per-click and email marketing to search engine optimization (SEO) and beyond, Brandography is renowned for creative online brand creation, successful marketing techniques and the very best customer service and support, bar none. Contact them via their website or 612-460-0016.

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