Over the last couple of days Verisign announced two other judges (celebrity judge still to be announced) and though I would publish their information so you can see who will be judging the contest
Best of luck to everyone.
As I mentioned I’m the only judge that Verisign invited from the domain space.
Here are the other two judges and I’m sure you will agree they both have very impressive credentials:
Steve Manning, naming expert and CEO of naming firm Igor.
Steve is a prominent naming and branding authority and has spent the last 17 years leading naming projects for some of the most popular brands, including the Aria resort in Las Vegas, the “Cutthroat Kitchen” TV show, Gogo inflight Wi-Fi and TruTV.
His clients also include some of the world’s most iconic brands, from Nike and Intel to Bank of America and one of Steve Wynn’s signature hotels, the Wynn Las Vegas.
Steve is passionate about helping entrepreneurs use company naming to define and communicate the values of their business. His opinions have appeared in a number of publications, including The Wall Street Journal and Entrepreneur. Of note, Time Magazine featured him for providing the “Quote of the Week.”
Steve has a diverse professional background, having previously worked for 10 years in the world of television advertising and branding in New York City. Hired at launch by The Travel Channel, he spent six years helping to forge its image and create new programming.
Besides working on countless music videos and commercials, Steve also spent time working for Cinemax and MSNBC.
Anita Campbell, is the Founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends
As a prominent SMB expert, Anita is regarded as the authoritative voice on small business issues and technology trends.
You may recognize Anita from her appearances on three Forbes lists of women in social media: the 25 Most Influential Women Tweeting about Entrepreneurship, the 20 Best-Branded Women on Twitter and last but not least, 30 Women Entrepreneurs to Follow on Twitter.
Anita has always had an entrepreneurial mindset and began her journey as a business speaker, analyst, publisher, and writer, and founded Small Business Trends.
Her website has been noted as a rich informational resource, and Verisign is happy to have Anita on the #InternetOfficial judging panel to help future businessmen and women take their ideas online and make them #InternetOfficial.