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The First Annual Most Influential SEM Tournament champion will be announced in a few short hours (friends of @bgtheory, gather your laurels), and it’s been a wild ride.

We’ve had upsets (@lisarocksSEM over Larry Page, anyone?), crazy comebacks (@joekerschbaum rallying over @mattmcgee to make the finals), too many close races to mention (basically every round for @mattmcgee, quite the thrill-seeker) and SEM’s brightest stars dropping the hammer (ahem). We’ve had some lively Twitter/Facebook discussions. Most importantly, we’ve had serious engagement from the SEM community– over 21,000¬†people casting nearly 46,000¬†votes.

And we’re doing it again next year.

Our question for you: who should make next year’s field? The floor for nominations is wide-open (use the comments section!), and the selection committee is all ears.

If we forgot to mention it before, thank you for voting and spreading the word…we can’t wait to do it all again. And keep an eye out for our end-of-tournament slideshow, coming with the announcement of our champion!

Hillary Read, Marketing Manager