Active Public Relations & Marketing Communications Consultancy (Active PR) has announced the details of a social media competition titled Entrepreneur’s Loudspeaker.

The competition details will be posted on Active PR’s Facebook page calling for start-ups to submit a two minute “elevator pitch” in either English or Arabic explaining why they think their start-up business deserves to be recognised across the region as a viable proposition and attractive to their target audiences and prospective customers.

The competition, whilst calling for owners of start ups to submit a short two minute video pitching the merits of their business concept, is also intended to double as a forum where audiences from around the ME region will eventually be able to comment, discuss, reach out to, and eventually vote on the semi-finalists’ winning video pitches.

The winning entry, will earn three months of PR support worth over USD 20,000.

“What is great about this competition is that the winner will not only reap the rewards of receiving best practice PR exposure, but also have the spotlight cast on their business and offering to potential customers across key target markets in the region,” said Sawsan Ghanem, Managing Partner Active PR. “The social media vehicle adds the latest PR phenomenon to this regional competition and as is exciting for us as it is for the participants and we are keen to evaluate and experience how it evolves and develops. It all goes back to the creativity and the vision of the owners of the start-ups taking part.”

The competition, which was launched 19th June 2011, will be also operating on Active PR’s Facebook, Twitter page and YouTube channel and is open to all start-ups from across the region.

For more information about the Entrepreneur’s Loudspeaker competition, entry requirements and rules and guidelines, please visit the competition Facebook page'

Michael Byrne

Before joining SME Advisor as an Assistant Editor in 2010 I obtained a Bachelors Civil Law Degree (Hons) from the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, in 2005. I worked as a trainee lawyer in Dublin, Ireland, specialising in defence litigation and criminal law before obtaining a Masters in International Journalism from the University of Cardiff in 2009. At present I am the Editor of SME Advisor Middle East, which is a publication within the CPI Business Group. You can follow me on twitter: @mikey_byrne or @SMEadvisorME. Also, you can join me on Linkedin (Mike Byrne) or at (SME Advisor).