Spokane, WA (PRWEB) December 26, 2008
What do you get when you cross web savvy social media darlings with pinup models? The 2009 Pinup Calendar Contest for Social Media Divas may have gone too far. Not everyone is happy about this unusual mashup. Heated buzz, and angry cries of sexism have been streaking across microblogging site Twitter about the unusual competition, which ends on New Year's Eve 2008.
"Anyone who thinks a pinup calendar featuring hot women who are also very successful online must have missed advertising 101. Sex sells," says it's creator, Mia Jane of http://MistressMia.com
The pinup calendar contest is the latest buzz media stunt of the sexy blogger who's tagline is "Structure and Discipline for Naughty Marketers." Her blog, MistressMia.com, is rapidly becoming both a guilty pleasure as well as a marketing resource to rival the ever edgy Seth Godin.
The contest, hosted on a Facebook group has been attracting Dita Von Teese type professional pinup models as well as some very impressive (and sexy) female bloggers. But, scandal travels fast online.
The minute she put the racy video of the first contestants up on YouTube, friends started forwarding her scalding Twitter posts made by vocal detractors who felt that she'd gone too far.
"Why has it become beauty OR brains?" says Mistress Mia. "I look at who has entered this contest and know that I am not alone in believing that a woman or a man, has every right to play to their strengths to get attention in a noisy marketplace."
Winners will be featured in the 2009 print calendar available early January, and according to Mistress Mia, will get her special brand of buzz, which means huge publicity exposure. She plans to make the downloadable version of the calendar available for free at her website.
More information about the Pinup Calendar Contest for Social Media Divas and contestant photos is available at MistressMia.com.