Sprint Corp.’s month-long #KCProud contest turned up images of food, sports, shopping, landmarks and the skyline – things the Kansas City area said makes it proud.
The wireless company had asked area residents to post photos of what made them proud about the Kansas City area as part of a local marketing campaign.
Sprint launched its pitch in its hometown market after landing a tie with Verizon in a ranking of wireless networks here. RootMetrics, the company that ranked the four national wireless networks, had elevated Sprint from last to the tie.
The contest had two winners.
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One was Derek Klaus, who was inexplicably overlooked in this post originally. He’s a senior communications manager for VisitKC, which is the city’s promotional non-profit organization formerly called the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association.
Tony Pierce, whose LinkedIn page identified him as a promotions manager at an area television station. Pierce entered at least three photos by including #KCProud when he posted the images on Twitter.
The prize for each was a new phone, although at this point, Pierce is not yet a Sprint customer.
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