SOURCE: Mindjet

Mindjet

May 23, 2011 08:08 ET

Mindjet® Maps for That!™ Awards to Honor Web Community's Creativity and Innovation

Outstanding Submissions to Maps for That! Community Honored With Inaugural "Mappie" Award

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - May 23, 2011) - Mindjet®, the leading provider of business productivity software and web-based applications for visually organizing and managing information and ideas, announced a new awards program, the Maps for That! Awards ("Mappies™"), to honor creativity, innovation and resourcefulness in the MapsforThat.com community.

Maps for That!™ is an online community for publishing and sharing best practices that improve productivity through visual information maps. "Mappie" winners will be selected monthly and will receive an award honoring their achievements. All monthly winners will automatically be nominated for "Map of the Year" honors, which will be presented at the first annual Maps for That! Awards in May 2012. Winning maps will also be featured on the Maps for That! website and highlighted in Mindjet communications.

Supporting Facts:
More About the Maps for That! "Mappies" Awards:

  • All maps submitted via the Maps for That! community are eligible. Each submitted map will be reviewed by a panel of judges based on a specific set of criteria: originality of content, map usefulness and overall design.
  • Judges will include Mindjet employees, information mapping experts, including noted information mapping blogger, Chuck Frey, and other members of the Mindjet community.
  • Monthly winners are automatically nominated for the Map of the Year award, will receive a personalized trophy, and will have their maps featured on the home page of the Maps for That! community site as part of an ongoing video diary of winning submissions.
  • The 1st annual "Mappies" will be held in San Francisco in May 2012. In addition to Map of the Year, category winners will be announced including:
    • Best Brainstorming Map
    • Best Project/Events Map
    • Best Personal /Life Map
    • Best Business/Productivity Map
    • Best Technology Map
    • Most Creative Map

More About MapsforThat.com:

  • MapsforThat.com provides access to map templates from Mindjet, as well as maps from the user community, to demonstrate how mapping is driving real-world productivity.
  • Community members can now post and share maps by category including Business, Technology, Entertainment, Marketing and others.
  • MapsforThat.com was launched August 19, 2010.
  • The MapsforThat.com community has more than 22,000 members.
  • More than 100,000 downloads have occurred since August 2010.
  • Maps for That! Features and Capabilities:
    • Search for Maps
      • Now you can quickly search for maps directly from the home page by clicking on a wider variety of categories including: Business, Education, Entertainment, Events, Life, Productivity, Reference, Technology and Travel.
    • Upload and Download Maps
      • After creating a username and password, community members can upload their favorite MindManager® maps to the Maps forThat.com gallery, which can be viewed by anyone online (Flash® required) or downloaded for editing using Mindjet solutions.
    • Share Maps
      • Beyond viewing and downloading maps, MapsforThat.com lets members share their creations or favorite maps with social networks such as Twitter®, Facebook®, blog platforms, and email through the "share this" feature.
    • Build a Mapping Community
      • MapsforThat.com offers fans of information mapping a place to connect with other members and share best practices and ways for improving consumption of information for business and life.

Supporting Quote:

  • Blaine Mathieu, Chief Products Officer of Mindjet: "Seeing the enormous wealth of creativity and innovation demonstrated by our Maps for That! community over the past several months has been an inspiring and deeply rewarding experience for us at Mindjet. We wanted to recognize the amazing work of all those people who have been freely sharing their wonderful ideas. The 'Mappies' is our way to honor their efforts and say thank you to the people who are sharing their originality and productivity with others around the world."

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About Mindjet:
Mindjet provides business productivity software that helps business professionals visually organize and act upon ideas, information and resources to drive productivity, team effectiveness and business innovation. Mindjet products include industry-leading visual information mapping software and online services, as well as applications that incorporate Mindjet's innovative visualization technology to improve the usability of leading business applications.

Used by nearly 1.8 million users around the world and by business professionals in 45 of BusinessWeek's® 50 "World's Most Innovative Companies," Mindjet solutions clarify thinking, dramatically boost productivity and increase team effectiveness for better informed decisions. Mindjet is headquartered in San Francisco, California and has offices throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

Mindjet products are available for free trial or purchase at www.mindjet.com/products/overview and through an extensive partner network at www.mindjet.com/community/partners/overview.

Mindjet, MindManager, and the Mindjet logo are registered trademarks of Mindjet and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Mindjet and any other company.

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