nextMEDIA assembles Digital Hot List

nextMEDIA is on a nationwide hunt to find the hottest emerging digital properties across Canada. The finalists will be named to the nextMEDIA’s “Digital Hot List” and announced prior to nextMEDIA Banff Conference on June 5-7, 2009.

“The aim is to source out the emerging digital hot spots where Canadian audiences are congregating and to showcase those properties directly to the advertising community,” comments Mark Greenspan, VP of Digital Media, Achilles Media.

The competition is open to content portals, social media groups, websites, newsletters, blogs or any digital media property that can demonstrate a loyal and growing fan base that provides a tantalizing vehicle for advertisers. Canada’s leading advertisers will review the Digital Hot List entrants by looking closely at a number of criteria – number of members and unique users, growth of user base, level of audience engagement, ability to commercialize the audience, co-branding potential and a viable growth strategy.

Finalists will receive a half price pass to nextMEDIA Banff where they will have face-to-face time with advertisers actively looking for partners, as well as extensive promotional opportunities with nextMEDIA and the recognition as one of Canada’s hottest digital properties.

Not sure if you should apply? Well, if you’re in the Top 100 of PEER 1’s Canada Startup Index, I’d apply online now.