So after some later day votes came in, we have a winner who pulled ahead out of the 3 man race. *Drum Rolls*
Karl Ribas with 18 votes!
I don't know how many of you know Karl, I didn't before Chicago SES, but I'm very delighted to have met him. Karl works for allWebPromotion, and his boss Michael Reobuck is most responsible for him winning Hatbait. Michael sent out the link to both employees and clients and encouraged them to help Karl out by voting for him.
I got to talking to Karl while at SES over the few days we were there, he's got this pretty neat blog you should all check out, he calls it the "Klog" blog. Like those garden gnomes that go traveling and get pictures taken lots of places - the Klog does the same. It's pretty neat to see the where the Klog's been!
I also have a quote from him .... one I got a chuckle out of. Karl noticed who all voted for him and said this "Oh… there’s one from Lisa Barone! wooohhhiiieee!"
We had a great runner up - Neil Patel (the princess), the SMO Guru from Crazy Egg and Pronet Advertising, but I have a really special post coming up a little later on just for him. He was just so cute with that crown and light up wand!
I'll be doing a wrap up post about all this. There's been controversy, but I hope above all everyone had FUN with this, that was the point - FUN. The hats were silly for a purpose - not only did it get a conversation started with each and every one of you, but it made people have a bit of fun in a really silly way and everyone one needs to be silly once and a while! Again - congrats to Karl!!
And go learn more about him at his blog! :)