Monday, April 19, 2010

And the WINNER of the Favorite Poll is...


That sounds familiar, doesn't it? If you've read previous winner posts, you already know that everyone in the poll is a winner because they get extra exposure needed to be found by any potential customers. Exposure is good. If people don't know about you, how are they going to buy from you?

This is the first month we haven't had first sales during the poll, but it's also the first month when it was really hard to find active undiscovered studios. We've only had 18 new submissions, and of these, only 8 have replied to the email sent out about the poll and features, 6 of which replied within the first 24 hours.

Not finding any more new undiscovered studios could be a good thing: we've found all the shops that haven't had their first sale after promoting on their own for a couple months (or not promoting, as often is the case) ~ AND there aren't that many :) So there is hope that most artists are found by their perfect customers.

This month's voter turnout has matched the previous record of 84 set back in February. It is wonderful to see all these people taking a little bit of time out of their day to visit undiscovered studios and vote. Heartfelt THANKS to all you voters out there who've graced these shops with your presence!

We've also reached a record in supporter participation, with six shops actively promoting the poll and the studios in the poll. My thanks go out to deStashNotTrash, catinalife, exquisitestudios, ThePineConeTeaCup, apronsbymeme, outtasight. @BeadersCove @DesignWithHeart @SoyScentual participated in the #undiscoveredstudio FollowFriday, and many more have helped by bumping the poll threads, promoting on their fan pages, blogs, or twitter, and in many other ways. THANK YOU for your Random and not-so-Random Acts of Kindness!

So without further ado, here is the list of eight active studios for the month of April, all awaiting your visits :)

And now, the TOP FIVE by number of votes...

(5) PerfectlyPractical - 11 votes
(4) WreathsandMoreDecor - 14 votes
(3) lesleypayne - 19 votes
(2) CrochetKiosk - 26 votes
(1) DesignWithHeart - 31 votes

The feature schedule will start tonight with the TOP WINNER ~ DesignWithHeart, which will also get a surprise gift at the end of their feature. All eight active April shops will be featured 4/20 to 4/27.

Here is a quick preview of the top winner's shop:

The poll is over, but that doesn't mean you can't mention your favorites. That is what the comments are for :)

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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