SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal car insurance company, announced the winner of its Dream Gig Contest today.
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Hundreds of social-savvy dynamos entered the contest on Esurance's Facebook page, vying to be the official Esurance correspondent at this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) Music, Film, and Interactive Conference in Austin, Texas. The contest challenged burgeoning filmmakers and social media enthusiasts to demonstrate why they should be the official correspondent for Esurance.
The winner, Cleveland's Jason Zone Fisher, has an impressive resume. He's hosted the Tailgate 48 Show on the Big Ten Network, and produced or starred in a number of online, film, and video projects, including the award-winning 2008 documentary Swing State. Jason also served as National Youth Correspondent for CBS News during the 2008 presidential election, and he boasts an impressive array of fans and followers on his social media networks.
Fisher will join Esurance at SXSW to help cover all the action and bring some of the festival's excitement to those who can't be there, collaborating on daily SXSW highlight videos that will appear on the Esurance Facebook page.
"I have used a camera and microphone as tools to meet interesting and inspiring people — and share those experiences with others — my entire life. When it comes to an opportunity like this, no one can match my energy and enthusiasm," says Fisher. "Austin is one of my favorite cities in America, and no other festival on earth combines the worlds of music, movies, and technology the way that SXSW does."
Meet Jason Zone Fisher: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTrpWlQxV-Q
Esurance provides auto insurance direct to consumers online, over the phone, and through select agents, including sister company, Answer Financial. With an easy-to-use mobile app, quick comparison quotes, and online repair monitoring, Esurance is insurance for the modern world™ and the smart choice for today's web-savvy consumer. As a member of the Allstate family with an A+ rating from A.M. Best, Esurance is a reliable choice for car insurance, offering anytime, anywhere service just a click, call, or tap away. For more information, visit www.esurance.com or call 1-800-ESURANCE (1-800-378-7262).