THE NOMINATION SUGGESTION PROCESS IS FOR E.D. TO GATHER SUGGESTIONS FROM THE
INDUSTRY ON THEIR OPINIONS AS TO WHO TRULY DESERVES TO BE ON THE FINAL BALLOT.
A HIGH NUMBER OF VOTES DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU WILL BE ON THE FINAL BALLOT!
Lets say for example that a first year Feature Entertainer or even a 5th year Veteran Entertainer who just really isnt doing that well on the circuit. Her shows are medicore and she isnt booked all that much, But SHE IS HOT, I mean Megan Fox HOT and she has a HUGE following on Facebook.
So she posts a link on Facebook and all of those thousands of followers come here and vote for her to be on the Entertainer Of The Year ballot..(even though most of them have probably never even seen her perform a show.)
Yes she got a lot of votes.
and we will take that into consideration when we look more closely at her career.
But in her particular case she would not make the final ballot due to her current level of involvement in the club industry.
Yes she is super hot but just not Entertainer Of The Year material.
So you see.... it's not the shear number of votes for the nomination suggestions that definitively put somebody on the ballot... It wouldnt be fair if it was, just because a girl doesnt market herself on Facebook or Twitter as much as another girl doesnt suddenly strip her of the talent to perform.
If a club is out in the middle of nowhere and is relatively unknown to the rest of the country doesnt mean it is not the best dam feature club on the circuit.
We know for a fact there are some incredible clubs out there that dont get the recognition they deserve. Clubs that, although they dont seat a thousand people or rack up millions in sales, they are still genuinely awesome establishments.
So to allow only those with a high number of nomination votes be on the final ballot..all it does it cheapen the ED Awards into a popularity contest of just numbers.
But of course when we see a overwhelming amount of votes for a certain person or club, we take that into consideration for the final ballot because we know that they are popular for some reason. Is it the shows? Their beauty? The movies? or it is the club's staff or atmosphere? What is it makes them so popular?
Thats when we drill down and find the most deserving people to be on the final ballot based on the data gathered from YOUR input on this website.
Then our team focuses and shares our data with: the agents, club owners, industry professionals, other entertainers and a few random Fans and thats how we come to the decison as to who will appear on the final ballot for the 2014 Exotic Dancer Awards.
Something else to take into consideration is that the final ballot may contain names that werent even mentioned on this site.
"How can this be? - Did they bribe you?" No...not this year.
All year long we are scouring the media for those who stand out above the rest. Whether it's stage performances, Popularity, TV & Media Appearances, We ARE ALWAYS watching who is "Moving & Shaking" in the industry. (mainly watching the shaking)
One of the aspects of the club industry that we focus on is the competitions held by clubs around the country. When a club holds a contest and only invites some of the most talented entertainers that the feature industry has to offer, then we get really excited to see all of this talent in one place. The girl that wins THAT contest, is immediately considered for a nomination... no guarantees but generally she is considered to be towards the top of the list.
We dont want to guarantee anyone a place on the ballot MONTHS BEFORE THE FINAL VOTING OPENS, because soo many things can change,.. people quit, turn into dirtbags, or even just disappear. Plus it takes the element of secrecy and surprise out of the whole event.
That is why we made the decision to keep nomination votes a secret, because many people are just
not understanding that we dont want to just run a popularity contest. We want to genuinely choose
THE MOST talented Entertainers and the BEST Businesses & Staff that Gentlemen's Club Industry has to offer.
But in order to do this, we need feedback from the fans, club owners, entertainers and industry professionals.
This pre-nomination site has helped bridge the gap between ExoticDancer and the rest of the world.