The most flattering thing ever is when you guys send me links or funny images of things that made you think of me. These links are always related to one of the following: pizza, sports. It is flattering to me because I'm so so SO touched that when you see a Pizza related meme, your first thought is, "SARAH WOULD LOVE THIS." That touches my heart and soul in ways you will never understand.
With the amount of pizza related memes and stories you guys tag me in, it should really come as no surprise that my friend Heather immediately thought of yours truly upon hearing about this new Pizza Hut opportunity. Pizza Hut (as you know, Pizza Hut is my favorite pizza) is calling for the ultimate sports fan to attend unlimited NCAA Championships in an official Pizza Hut social media capacity.
OH MY DEAR GOD.
I'll of course have to save up my vacation time at work but these are all details that we can work out at a later date. In the meantime, I'm on a mission to stand out for this opportunity. The position centers around being effective online.
There is no more effective online team than a blogger and her posse.
So, I NEED YOUR HELP. I've included my answers to Pizza Hut's questions below. They are pretty good, you should read them. Then, I need a favor from you guys...
I need you (pretty please with pepperonis on top) to TWEET PIZZA HUT, let them know I'm THE GIRL for this position and link to this blog post.
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You guys read here every day, I don't need to explain how perfect this position is for me to you.
Pizza Hut + Sports + Social Media = Sarah Webb.
So, here is why Pizza Hut should pick me.......
Why are you interested in the Pizza Hut All-American opportunity?
My Instagram bio reads as follows: Insta life with my boyfriend, Pete! Well, it's actually Pete Za. Ok, my boyfriend is Pizza🍕 and this is our journey in Dallas.
I have been a sports and lifestyle blogger based in Dallas for the past 3 years, and have embraced my love affair for exactly two things: pizza and sports.
1. You are looking for someone social media savvy: I started a local instagram account (@dallaslovelist) just 4 months ago and I've already amassed over 5,300 followers.
2. You are looking for a sports nut: I firmly believe that my sports knowledge and competitive passion for every game from football to monopoly has help me achieve the career success I've built since college. (That was really just an excuse to bring up college and my alma matter, The University of Tennessee #GBO!)
3. You are looking for an established online expert: Since starting my blog (Venus Trapped in Mars) 3 years ago I've collaborated with some of the biggest sports brands and names in the country: Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Kentucky Derby, Texas Motor Speedway, Fanatics and NFL Fan Style. Check out my media kit, filled with even more social stats and details - here.
4. Ask any one of my readers what my favorite pizza is and they will tell you without hesitation: Pizza Hut Thin Crust Extra Cheese Extra Sauce.
What’s your favorite Pizza Hut pizza? Describe it in delicious, mouth-watering detail.
I love pizza, I love it so much, but I DO have a favorite kind of pizza and in my 29 years on this planet no pizza has ever compared. I've had pizza in Chicago, I've had pizza in New York. I've had pizza for breakfast and pizza late at night after the bars have long closed down. I've had paper thin crust, I've had the deepest of dishes. I've had gourmet pizza that costs as much as a bottle of Patron for a single slice, and I've had 3 for 1 pizza out of the 7/11 spinning heater that sits next to the cash register.
None compare. I'm a self-professed pizza addict, I desperately want to love some really hipster pizza place, or only eat pizza that is shipped directly to me by carrier pigeon right from the streets of NYC. But those are NOT my favorite.
Every pizza is a very good pizza. It's a known fact that there is no such thing as bad pizza.
But to this day, only one kind of pizza is my favorite.
Only one kind of pizza never lets me down.
Only one pizza is the best pizza I've ever had.
Doorbell ringing, dogs going bonkers, $12 cash handed over, brown box, red logo, paper plate, paper towel, Pizza Hut Cheese Pizza Thin Crust Extra Sauce Extra Cheese.
What was the last NCAA event you attended or watched? Who won?
This is kind of an unfair answer to everyone else applying....
But I just exited the most beautiful, intoxicating, heavenly, dreamy stadium on earth - Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee.
My Tennessee Vols, or "Cardiac Kids" as all of us now high-blood pressured Vol fans so fondly call them (did you see that hail mary??) played the University of Alabama.
We lost. By a point or two or thirty nine. Still won't waiver my spirits or my cheers.
What is your favorite sports movie?
Remember the Titans.
Write a suggested social media post (any channel) for Pizza Hut.
I like to yell to an empty apartment "Pizza Is Here" because you never want your bestie (the Pizza Hut delivery guy) to think you're just sitting around alone, waiting on his arrival. #playhardtoget #pizzaisBAE #PizzaParty #ForOne
What would your first social media post be as the Pizza Hut All-American?
You know when people post photos of snow angels? I'd do a photo of me and my favorite mascots, on the court, making pizza angels out of dozens and dozens of boxes of pizza hut with the biggest grin on our faces.
Which 3 NCAA championships are you most interested in attending?
Who are your 5 must-follow accounts on social media?
Bleacher Report (Facebook is my preference)
@mikeandmike (Twitter is my preference)
@BigHeadSports (Twitter - formerly @Peytonshead, I miss those days)
Describe your favorite Pizza Hut memory or moment.
I peaked at age 8 when I had my birthday party (COMPLETE WITH BUFFET) at our local Pizza Hut. We all had our Pizza Hut Book It! Buttons (remember those?!) and we really knew how to turn it up at the hut. I turn 30 this year and I have not ruled out another Pizza Hut Party.
What was the last song you sang while sitting alone in your car?
Wipe Me Down - Lil Boosie
If you could invite 3 other people to dinner (dead or alive), who would you invite? (While eating Pizza Hut of course.)
My Dad (incredible basketball player, passed away when I was 19)
Icebox from Little Giants
If you were given $10,000 to activate at the NCAA Women’s Bowling Championship, what would you do to drive attention and awareness?
I would use the money to invite instagrammers with a high reach (150k+ AND high interaction at least 3k+ likes per photo) out to a kickoff event. I'd send them each the jersey of a specific women's bowler, and a ticket in that bowler's section and on that bowler's team.
I'd take a page from Texas A&M and host a "cheer practice" the night before the Championship. Teams could meet one another, develop cheers and prepare for the big day the next day. There would be prizes for best team cheer, best team style and best team signs -- think College Gameday.
Those influencers would of course be required to post to their hundreds of thousands of followers, showing them "OMGGGG HOW AMAZING the NCAA Women's Bowling Championship" is! Followers would then automatically have a bowler to watch and follow -- whoever their favorite instagrammer was rooting for -- and voila, something invested in the Championships.