“Shark Tank Meets Main Street” Sweepstakes
So this is pretty cool. Do you watch Shark Tank on ABC? I love seeing what everyone comes up with each week. U.S. Cellular® has partnered with ABC’s “Shark Tank” and created “Shark Tank Meets Main Street.” U.S. Cellular® is collaborating with ABC’s “Shark Tank” to support small businesses in the U.S. Cellular footprint and beyond. I think it’s fantastic!
Last year, U.S. Cellular launched the “Spotlight on America’s Backbone” contest which invited small businesses in the company’s footprint to enter to win free advertising, cash and a year of wireless service to help grow their business. To further show their commitment to business owners, U.S. Cellular expanded on that this year and gave consumers more access to tools and support to help grow their business or make their entrepreneurial dreams come true by working with ABC’s “Shark Tank”.
To kick off the first phase of the program, U.S. Cellular brought and sponsored casting calls to three of its priority markets: Des Moines (IA), Milwaukee (WI), and Greenville (NC). U.S. Cellular enhanced the casting calls for entrepreneurs in each market by providing a first of its kind experience on site, inclusive of hospitality areas, charging stations, beverages, and giveaways.
The first phase of the partnership included Casting Calls, which took place over the over the past few months, where U.S. Cellular provided access to the primetime show via a casting tour exclusively in their footprint, giving small businesses the opportunity to pitch their business, product or idea for a chance to appear before the Sharks on Shark Tank, airing on national TV.
Phase 2 includes a sweepstakes beginning September 22 until October 31! Yes a sweepstakes!
U.S. Cellular® and ABC are giving one lucky winner the chance to look inside the Tank!
Fly to L.A. and see entrepreneurs make their pitches, meet show insiders and ask questions, and more! How cool is that?! Not to mention they have some awesome content that provides tools, tips and advice for small business owners.
This second phase is the sweepstakes, open for entry now! This sweepstakes will provide customers in the U.S. Cellular footprint the opportunity to gain unprecedented access to the casting call process, hear tips and advice from other small business owners. One lucky winner will win an exclusive behind-the-scenes Shark Tank experience, which includes a VIP seat during the entire pitch process in LA, lunch with the casting team and opportunities to engage the Sharks throughout the day to ask any burning questions, including how he/she can further their business if the winner is a business owner.
U.S. Cellular is committed to the people and businesses in their markets in a way that their competitors are not. Providing access to Shark Tank is a demonstration of the brand’s commitment to the communities U.S. Cellular services.
U.S. Cellular champions small business owners and wanted to offer them access to tools to help them be successful. By working with ABC’s “Shark Tank,” U.S. Cellular provided an unprecedented opportunity for people in local communities to pitch their ideas to experts and have the chance to grow their business.
*Winners will be selected between 11/1-11/14 and the announcement will be between 11/17-11/21