[cross-posted from the Official Google Blog]
A little over a year ago, we began the "Go Google" campaign with just a single billboard in four US cities. In the past year, we've grown from 2 to 3 million businesses and over 30 millions users on Google Apps; through the campaign, thousands have shared their Gone Google stories via tweets, photos, and submissions to our community map. We've heard from companies across the country and around the world; from large enterprises such as Konica Minolta and leading global food retailer Ahold, to small businesses like Bowery Lane Bicycles in New York to Luna & Larry's Coconut Bliss in Oregon, we're excited to hear how Google Apps has helped your business increase productivity, reduce costs, and innovate.
As we kick-off the next wave of our global campaign this week in airports and train stations in 11 major cities in 9 countries around the globe, we want to use this opportunity to invite the millions of companies and schools using Google Apps to tell us why your organization would like to be featured in our next global Gone Google ad campaign. For this contest, we'll pick up to five companies/schools in each of the following regions: the Americas, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), and Asia Pacific. The winners will be featured in an upcoming outdoor ad campaign in each region early next year.
To participate, tell us your organization's Gone Google story, and create a "sample ad" using our provided template:
We encourage you to be creative and have fun with your ad! (You may want to check out some of our previous ads for some inspiration.) Once you create your ad, be sure to publish and share it with us. (Bonus points for tweeting it with the #gonegoogle hashtag.) For complete rules and details, visit our contest site. We can't wait to see your ads, and look forwarding to putting your organization's name in lights!
And if you are still thinking about going Google, we encourage you to check out the Go Google cloud calculator to learn more about the benefits of switching to Google Apps.