The Super Awesome Description award is a way of recognizing a member of the Zappos Development content team once a month. If a product description is particularly witty or creative, anyone in the company can nominate the person who wrote it. The nominations are then read by other members of the content department and voted upon; the description with the most votes wins. The writer of that description is rewarded with a trophy and a certificate, not to mention recognition from their peers.
The winner for October is Chris G. Chris is part of the Casual Lifestyle team, and his riveting account of the OXO® Adjustable Drawer Organizer left no doubt why this was a very winning description. Congrats, Chris!
We asked Chris a few fun questions to get to know him better. Check out his answers below!
What inspired you when writing this description?
I got “crazy Uncle Mike” from “Another Irish Drinking Song” by DaVinci’s Notebook. (Good stuff, but listen with your headphones on.) I found out about DaVinci’s Notebook by listening to Pandora while writing descriptions!
What is your favorite Zappos core value and why?
Tutu Tuesday! No, wait…
You’d think it’d be number three, but I really like number two the best. I’ve worked for too many companies who say “That’s the way we do things,” and never try anything new. Zappos is up for anything.
What's a fact people would be surprised to learn about you?
The alternate universe version of me is an accountant.