Nominate the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2011

Nominate the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2011Innovation Excellence is looking for the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers, and I’ll go out and get some conference tickets or other prizes as rewards available to a select few people who take the time to nominate someone.

Do you, or does someone you know, write articles about innovation?

Or do you just have someone that you like to read that writes about innovation, or some of the important adjacencies – trends, consumer psychology, change, leadership, strategy, marketing, management, collaboration, or social media (as they relate to innovation)?

Well, Innovation Excellence is looking to recognize the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers and you can help us find them.

People who nominate someone to be included on the list will be entered into the prize drawings for a range of great prizes (more than $3,000 worth so far), including:

  1. 1 ticket to the Front End of Innovation Europe (February 27-29, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland) – $3,000+ value
  2. 2 signed copies of the five-star book – Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire by Braden Kelley – priceless
  3. More prizes TBD

Let us know in the comments whether we should reserve some of these prizes for the top couple of vote-receiving authors, or whether the prizes should all be reserved for the people nominating innovation bloggers to the list.

The deadline for submitting nominations is December 23, 2011.

You can submit a nomination either of these two ways:

  1. Sending us the name of the blogger and the url of their blog by @reply on twitter to @ixchat
  2. Sending the name of the blogger and the url of their blog and your e-mail address using our contact form

So, think about who you like to read and let us know by December 23, 2011.

We will then compile a voting list of all the nominations, and publish it on December 24, 2011.

Voting will then be open from December 24-30, 2011 via comments and twitter @replies to @ixchat.

The official Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2011 and the contest winners will then be announced on Innovation Excellence on December 31, 2011.

We’re curious to see who you think is worth reading.

Editor’s Note: Conference tickets are for conference admission only and are ultimately at the discretion of the conference organizers to grant. Travel and any other expenses for attending the conference are the responsibility of the winner. All deadlines are midnight GMT on the day mentioned.

Conference Discounts from IIR: For those of you who would like to attend the Front End of Innovation Europe or the Front End of Innovation 2012, you can save up to 20% using our discount code FEI12BRADEN.

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Braden KelleyBraden Kelley is the author of Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire from John Wiley & Sons. Braden is also the editor of Innovation Excellence, a popular innovation speaker and trainer, and advises companies on connecting with their customers and embedding innovation across the organization.

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  1. Ilesh Shah on December 18, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Though I can name quite a few, I nominate chuck Frey (, Harold Jarche ( and Jeffrey J Davis (Evonik Industries AG) and Seth Godin (Squidoo LLC)

  2. Braden Kelley on December 31, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    The Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2011 list has now been published –

    Thank you for all of your votes!

    Braden Kelley

  3. Claude DiDomenica on January 1, 2012 at 1:15 am

    Sorry, just found out about this today. 🙁

    Could I have nominated my own blog (I co-founded)? 🙂

    Oh well, you might enjoy this:

    Musing: Neighborhood Pets, our Intentions, Recycle Bins and Groupthink

    Claude DiDomenica
    Secretary of Innovation

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