Tweet Your Vote to Help Ole Miss Claim Prestigious Honor

@OleMissRebels nominated for excellence in higher ed social media

OXFORD, Miss. – Thanks to one of the most active fan bases in social media, the University of Mississippi is nominated for a prestigious Shorty Award, an annual accolade honoring the best in social media. But don’t quiet down now – Ole Miss needs your vote to advance to the finals.

From former Rebel Brittney Reese’s gold medal-winning performance in the Olympics to Ole Miss’ victory over Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl, sharing across all social media outlets reached an all-time high in 2012.

The activity didn’t go unnoticed. The official Ole Miss Pinterest page received multiple mentions in online publications and was ranked among the top college pages in the nation in September. In addition, the Ole Miss Facebook page ranked as one of the most engaging pages for the institution’s size over the summer.

Ole Miss is nominated in the Barnes & Noble College category (#bncollege), which was created for the nearly 700 colleges nationwide with Barnes & Noble campus stores. To vote for Ole Miss, click here or tweet from your account:

“I nominate @OleMissRebels for a Shorty Award in #bncollege because…” Be sure to fill in the blank following “because,” or the vote won’t count.

Voting ends Feb. 10, 2013.

The top six institutions of higher education with the most votes will be judged by the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences, which includes actor Charlie Sheen, “America’s Got Talent” host Nick Cannon and entertainer MC Hammer. Finalists will be evaluated based on activity across all social networks.

According to the Shorty Awards website, the #BNCollege award winner will be the college “that most effectively uses social media to drive campus engagement with students, faculty and the entire campus community while, most importantly, celebrating the school’s authentic spirit and attitude.”

Watch the official @OleMissRebels Shorty Award campaign videos: