VIZIO Announces 7th Annual “Top Value Performer” Award Finalists and Encourages Fans to Support Their Favorite Player By Voting and Sounding-Off on Social Media
Irvine, CA — December 17, 2013—VIZIO, America’s #1 large size LCD TV company1, today announced candidates for its annual VIZIO Top Value Performer award. For the seventh consecutive year, the VIZIO Top Value Performer (TVP) award aims to recognize the professional football player whose on-field performance exceeds expectations and the value of their annual base salary. This year’s TVP candidates include Denver’s Julius Thomas, Chicago’s Alshon Jeffery, St. Louis’ Zac Stacy, Cincinnati’s Giovani Bernard and, back to defend his title, 2012 VIZIO Top Value Performer, Seattle’s Russell Wilson.
Partnering with former general manager, current pro-football analyst and commentator Charley Casserly, VIZIO determined this year’s top five candidates based on their regular season performances, statistics and the role they’ve played in the success of their respective teams. These factors were measured against their base salaries to nominate this year’s finalists.
Similar to the 2013 TVP candidates, VIZIO has established itself as one of America’s leading consumer electronics brands. Currently ranked the #1 large size HDTV1, #1 sound bar2 and #1 smart TV3 company, VIZIO has continued to maximize value for consumers while raising standards of quality, design, performance and customer service.
“We’re thrilled to launch our seventh annual Top Value Performer program and announce this year’s line-up of candidates,” said Lily Knowles, Vice President of Product Marketing, VIZIO. “The select group of players are not only a talented crop, but arguably the most collectively dominant group we’ve seen to date. We’re always amazed at the creative lengths nominees go to on their social networks to drive fan votes and we look forward to more spirited efforts over the weeks to come.”
VIZIO is calling on fans from coast-to-coast to choose the 2013 Top Value Performer by voting online at VIZIO.com/TVP or through their social channels by using each player’s custom hashtag from now until January 17th. For additional insight, fans can view Casserly’s take on each candidate on the site prior to casting their votes. Members of VIZIO’s online social community – VIZIO Fandemonium – will earn points redeemable for unique prizes like signed memorabilia, VIZIO products, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, M-GO™, Netflix and Pandora One subscriptions, and unique once-in-a-lifetime fan experiences each time they vote. VIZIO will announce this year’s TVP winner in the weeks following the close of voting.