And that’s ok!
This entire process — this almost 4 month process — was very fun. I received crazy news coverage from media outlets all over Tampa Bay. My high point for the bid to be Charlie Sheen’s social media marketing campaign happened on April 22 when I: appeared in the live shots of three different newscasts, was given a free meet and greet pass and floor seats to Charlie Sheen’s show, went on stage and met Charlie Sheen himself, and took a picture with him.
I may not have ‘won’ but I’m definitely #winning. I know this has already opened doors for me. And I made new friends by connecting with those in the #tigerbloodintern twitter community. Being in the Top 50 of this competition forced me to learn how to better utilize social media.
I know I made an impact in Tampa Bay. I had people ask me all the time, “What the hell are you doing applying for this? Are you nuts?” No, I applied for it because it got me what I wanted. Exposure. Experiences. Connections.
This isn’t the last you’ll see of me!
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With word from Charlie Sheen himself that a decision about the #tigerbloodintern will come soon, let’s take a look at what made me stand out from 82,000 people! To make it this far to the Top 50 is pretty crazy, someone at Internships.com saw something in me! Hopefully, Charlie does, too.
My Round 3 video application:
With the help of my two good friends, we shot and edited this video in only two days. Talk about deadline! Good thing we’re all newsies at heart.
TigerBlood inspired photoshoot:
Meeting Charlie Sheen:
Here are a few choice quotes from local media (the largest media market in one of the largest states in one of the largest nations in … well, the only planet inhabited by intelligent life in the milky way). Check out all my media coverage!
Joshua Gillan, The Juice, Tampabay.com: “We’ll pull for you, Amy, but you may be better off not winning, know what we mean?”
Reggie Roundtree, 10 News Anchor: “I see character in her. She can handle that situation.”
Eric Deggans, The Feed, Tampabay.com: “Amy Mariani has created a local media blitz of her own, in her bid to earn a spot as Charlie Sheen‘s paid helper”
Kelly Ring, Fox 13 Anchor: “She seems very smart, maybe too smart for Charlie Sheen.”
After almost a week, a word from the man himself! Many #tigerbloodintern hopefuls had given up, stayed strong or moved on — congrats phil! At least Charlie didn’t forget about us, like some of us had feared.
At this point, I’m just excited to hear who he picks. Closure is great! But of course, I’d be more excited to hear he picked me. And I’m sure Tampa Bay would be too 😉
With no Tiger Blood Intern announcement. But as a fellow twitter-er pointed out, we’re still #winning if we haven’t lost yet!
So @WarlockJunior had a great idea to interview some of the Tigerblood Intern hopefuls! Check out my interview below!