Intuit is conducting a really cool small business contest called Small Business Big Game. The winner gets a free 30 second commercial during the 2014 Superbowl.
The ad for the winning company will be created by RPA, an advertising agency that has produced past Super Bowl commercials, including an Acura ad starring Jerry Seinfeld and a Honda spot with Matthew Broderick.
BTW if you haven't seen the Honda ad - a take off on Ferris Bueller's Day Off - click here. It's a great ad.
Any small business can enter the competition. The first round consists of signing up at www.SmallBusinessBigGame.com and writing a short story describing your business. The public will then vote on who advances to the next round.
The 50,000 companies with the most votes then continue telling their stories, with Intuit employees voting for the 20 best. Four of those will become finalists chosen by Intuit employees, and the public will then choose the winning company.
I was really looking forward to entering this contest, but I discovered our relationship with Intuit - they've been a client of ours for years - means we can't. This is disappointing, but I'm looking forward to following the contest.