New Delhi, India, June 26, 2014: Intuit, a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, declared the winners of the Awesome Small Business Teams social media campaign organized and powered by Intuit QuickBooks.
The two week campaign saw small businesses and entrepreneurs from all over India participate and showcase the best of their teams. The two grand prize winners were VHTnow, a Bangalore based start-up and Net Craft India, a Delhi based website designing firm. While VHTnow won the opportunity to star in an Intuit QuickBooks television commercial which also features Delhi Daredevil players, Net Craft India received a chance to meet and interact with six Delhi Daredevil players in Delhi during the preceding week.
Intuit also gave away Corporate Box tickets and Grand Stand tickets for the Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab match to three lucky winners. These winners included Netstager Technologies from Cochin, Mxit Network India Pvt Ltd from Hyderabad and Policyx.com from Gurgaon.
Intuit QuickBooks launched the campaign to celebrate and recognise the teams behind the success of Indian small businesses. The winners were selected based on their entries, voter preferences and the verdict of a select jury from Intuit. The campaign entries from small businesses and startups from all over India. The winners VHTnow receiving over 240 votes out of 1182. An amusing and creative video entry also tipped the result in its favour.
Intuit also engaged its 900 employees in India running internal campaigns where employees from Bangalore and Delhi got an oppurtunity to watch live matches and win cool merchandise.
Vice President & Managing Director of Intuit India Nikhil Arora said, “Intuit is committed towards small businesses success in India and this contest helped celebrate the teams who make the extraordinary happen. In continuation of our partnership with Delhi Daredevils, we are delighted to announce the winners who will feature in the Intuit QuickBooks Online commercial with the Delhi Daredevils players. A few lucky winners also had the privilege of watching the team play on their home turf and meet the players in person. I congratulate all the winners.”
As part of the campaign, each of the 25 runners-up were awarded a 6 month free subscription to Intuit QuickBooks. Small businesses from across different verticals, including Media, Designing, Insurance, Travel and Handicrafts, participated in the campaign.
Speaking on the win, Founder of VHTnow Antony Davis said, “We are elated with our win. The Intuit team did a fantastic job in organising this competition and were very hospitable. VHTnow focuses on corporate films in Bangalore and for us to be on the other side of the camera was a great experience. We are privileged to have shot the ad with the Delhi Daredevils team. Ross Taylor, J P Duminy and Murali Vijay were a sport for the shoot and we look forward to seeing the commercial on TV.”
Speaking about the opportunity to see Delhi Daredevil team perform on the field, Prashant K of Mxit Network said, “It was great watching the awesome team of Delhi Daredevil perform live. The whole experience was amazing and we would like to thank Intuit for giving us this opportunity through the campaign. It was a great initiative and we would like to congratulate Intuit for celebrating the success of small businesses.”