This year, we’re trying to make the Plutus Awards better than ever, and we have some great sponsors to help us make it happen.
We’re very excited about the entertainment, including Kevin McKee from Reward Boost and Thousandairereturning as Master of Ceremonies and the after-party planned for The Dubliner, a restaurant not far from the Financial Blogger Conference location. Last year’s Plutus Awards was a success, and we’re hoping to take it up a notch.
This level of awesome doesn’t happen on its own. We’re grateful for the sponsors generously helping us out, as well as for the panelists, planning committee, and others working behind the scenes.
After-party sponsored by Scottrade
Our headlining sponsor is Scottrade. Scottrade is based in St. Louis, and is perfectly situated to get involved with the Plutus Awards at the Financial Blogger Conference. Scottrade, as you probably know, offers online brokerage services and online banking services. The company is sponsoring the After Party, which should be a lot of fun.
The Dubliner is a great location, and the party will feature a DJ spinning great music. Get to know your blogging friends the first night of the early weekend. We’re excited to kick off FinCon, and we appreciate Scottrade for helping us do it right.
Online investing services firm, Scottrade, Inc., improves the lives of people by helping them overcome barriers to financial success. The online investment services firm was founded in 1980 to provide investors with a better way to invest and make their own trading decisions. Today, Scottrade operates the largest branch network among any online brokerage, with more than 500 branch offices across the country, and empowers clients through online trading tools and stock market research to buy stocks online, many at just $7 per trade.
In order to get an idea of how many people will be attending the ceremony, particularly the after-party, please pre-register (for free) below. Attendance is open only to participants of the Financial Blogger Conference. If you need to buy your ticket to the conference, get your tickets before the event is sold out.
Entertainment Sponsored by Fidelity
Fidelity is sponsoring the entertainment at the Plutus Awards ceremony itself. Fidelity is a well-known financial services company, offering a wide variety of low-cost funds and retirement account options, among other investment products.
Fidelity Investments is among the most diversified financial services companies in the world, offering a full range of products and solutions for individual investors. The company’s fundamental mission is to help customers and clients achieve their financial goals.
As America’s Retirement Leader (the no. 1 provider of 401(k)s and IRAs), Fidelity offers retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage services, college planning and many other products and services to more than 20 million individuals.
Bags Sponsored by State Farm
Our winner gift bags are sponsored by State Farm. Each category blogger winner receives a gift bag with a little swag. State Farm is providing the bags, and including a gift item as well. Other companies providing items for the gift bags can be found below.
State Farm and its affiliates are the largest provider of car insurance in the U.S. and is a leading insurer in Canada. In addition to providing auto insurance quotes, their 17,800 agents and more than 65,000 employees serve 81 million policies and accounts – more than 79 million auto, home, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is also available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 43 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visithttp://www.statefarm.com/or in Canada http://www.statefarm.ca/.
We have other sponsorship opportunities available. If you want your brand front and center during the awards ceremony, contact [email protected] or [email protected] for more information on how you can boost your visibility to some of the most influential personal finance bloggers and journalists on the web — people whose combined readership is in the millions.
This year, sponsors are helping out by sponsoring particular awards. Plutus recognizes the best and brightest in the personal-finance blogging world. You nominate your favorite blogs and bloggers, and a panel votes on the finalists. Here’s what you need to know about Plutus Awards voting.
Awards can be sponsored by bloggers and blogs, but it’s important to understand that sponsors of trophy awards aren’t allowed to be finalists in the categories they sponsor. Here are this year’s trophy sponsors:
- Blog of the Year: Bank Affiliates
- People’s Choice: Digital CoLab
- Lifetime Achievement: Financial Blogger Conference
- Best New Personal Finance Blog: Confessions of a Professional Blogger
- Best Personal Finance Blog for Retirement AND Best Investing-Focused Personal Finance Blog: JemStep
- Best Frugality-Focused Personal Finance Blog: BeFrugal.com
- Best-Kept Personal Finance Blog: Savings.com
- Most Humorous Personal Finance Blog: PT Money
- Best Debt-Focused Personal Finance Blog: eCredable
And don’t forget to nominate your favorite blogs, and encourage your readers to nominate/vote for you!
For your consideration: Product sponsors
As you know, the Plutus Awards is designed to recognize the best in the world of personal finance. However, many great products aren’t recognized as they should be. Bloggers vote for the best products and services in addition to the best blogs and bloggers; as bloggers complete nominations under the products and services category, pay attention to some of our sponsors. They have provided materials for your consideration:
- Best Discount Brokerage: Betterment
- Best Personal Finance Software: YNAB
- Best Peer-to-Peer Lending Service: Lending Club
- Best Fundraising Platform: CircleUp
Gift bag sponsors
All Plutus Awards winners will receive gift bags. We have a few sponsors providing items for the gift bags, including Betterment, BeFrugal.com, JemStep, Ally, and Savings.com.
Thank you, sponsors, for helping us make this the best Plutus Awards so far! We’ll continually update this acknowledgement as more companies complete their sponsorship requirements.