Please welcome the new COTJ logo and mascot. (Name my mascot and win $50)

by Rich DeMatteo on September 9, 2010 · 148 comments

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It wasn’t too long ago that I asked the Corn Heads to suggest areas of COTJ that they think could improve.  Something that many readers brought up was COTJ’s header/logo.  While many folks love seeing yours truly in the middle of a corn field, quite a few felt that a better logo and header design could be created.  For a while, I contemplated making a change to the header design, and brain battled often.  Well, that battle is over, and I can now finally introduce you to the new Logo and Mascot of COTJ.

As you can tell, this logo/header isn’t up yet officially.  I wanted to announce it, and let it sink in a bit before officially posting.  While I love this new logo, what I love most about it is that it gives COTJ a new face, and a chance for all of you to be involved.

The COTJ Mascot Naming Contest!

Our Corn on the Cob character needs a name, and I want you to help me pick one!  To enter the contest, simply enter ONE comment with your suggestion for his name.  On Tuesday of next week, I’ll pick the 3, 5, or 7 that I like best, and put them into a poll on COTJ on Tuesday or Wednesday.  Voting will run until Sunday, September 19.   The person who suggested the winning name will be awarded a $50 prize.  The winner, and winning name will be announced on Monday, September 20.

Cool, right?

Oh, and the $50 prize will be in the form of a gift card.  Just tell me where you’d like me to go and I’ll make it happen.  I strongly suggest Best Buy, or Starbucks, orrrrr something.

So, get started sending in your submissions, and please let me know what you think of the new logo, header, and mascot of Corn on the Job!

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145 comments
Gus
Gus

I say call him Chowder.

Diane Skullr
Diane Skullr

I suggest "Mielie" Means maize or corn. OR "Maizy"

Keith McIlvaine
Keith McIlvaine

Weber ... as in "put another cob on the barbie" (a Weber BBQ that is)

Amanda s
Amanda s

I like the name corny... :-)

Patrick
Patrick

How about "Can of Corn"...like an easy popup in baseball. Similar to how easy it is to get hired with your services.

S.A.A
S.A.A

Rich, OMG, love the mascot idea! It'll do good! I like the sound of Richie CornMatteo! It's a hybrid corn, or hybrid Richie, depends how you look at it! Man, you've got a tough job ahead of you, good luck though... looking forward to the pols though!

Shennee
Shennee

Hey Rich- My vote is for "Mr. Corn" Shennee

Lou Bonica
Lou Bonica

In honor of his professional appearance I would have to go with: Tie Cobb

Evan Peterson
Evan Peterson

I would have to agree with Joey Price on this one, Kernel is short and sweet.

Joey Price
Joey Price

Keep it simple and corny: Kernel. (And for the techies/geeks like me, the kernel of an OS is the nucleus/brains of the operation... your experience leads you to be a "brain" in the field for sure!)... follow me on twitter @ http://www.twitter.com/pushjobs

City Sylvester
City Sylvester

No...(lightning strike) Lou Corn. Think about it... "Hi, Lou Corn at your service how can I help you?" Everyone will love Louey.

City Sylvester
City Sylvester

His name should be Marty. You know and I know it. It has nothing to do with corn. It's fun, short, and I've never met a guy named Marty I didn't like.

Patrice Lee
Patrice Lee

Hi, I'm a new follower and I like your blog. Here's my suggestions: Kernel Maize or Col. Maize Mr. Corn Flakes

Pylin
Pylin

omg so many creative names! all I could come up with was "Cornich" (Corn + Rich) haha

Jen
Jen

Ethan O. (run together sounds a bit like ethanol) "Fuel your job search with Ethan O." Okay, in the interest of full disclosure I was really going down the path of alcohol made from corn and realized that it's also used for fuel. I'm normally much more clever/witty than this, but... well,... consider it an off day for me.

Dan Nuroo
Dan Nuroo

I think Bob sounds appropriate... Bob the Cobb Meet Bob and his loving family.... His son the male stripper, Corn Beef, (and the son no-one talks about Creamed Corn). His ditsy daughter... Corn Flake, with his Darling baby girl, Sweet Corn. And finally his wife, the hairdresser, Corn-Row

Steve
Steve

And of course his astrological sign is...

Steve
Steve

Can you ear me now? The Job Cobbler Give recruiters an earful during your interview Advice: You have two ears and one mouth - use them proportionally He's looking a bit husky today Rich

Kyle McShane
Kyle McShane

I'm going to go with Mr. Cob. I really like the logo but think maybe you should put it at the top of the sidebar. You can't get rid of that banner at the top. It is too memorable and unique.

Melissa Cooley
Melissa Cooley

Well, since they both have experienced success in the job hunt... Cornan O'Brien

Steve
Steve

Can't wait to meet the "Children of the Corn" For sh*ts and giggles, I'll offer up the name... Korn Ferry

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Now I'm hungry for chowder....darn, Gus...darn

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Hey S.A.A - Thanks so much! We shall see about CornMatteo!

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Hey Joey - Thanks for the submission, but Kernel has been submitted! If you want, submit another!

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

So, you're going with Lou Corn for your submission? Noted!

Marty
Marty

I agree Marty would be an Excellent name

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Hey Man - My buddy Marty was pretty happy to see you suggest that!

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Frank - are you saying CreepyCorn is your name submission, or that this is just flat out creepy?

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Hey Patrice - thanks for the comment and for also letting me know you are new here. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about COTJ, comments, or suggestions for topics or design. Mr. Corn Flakes is good!

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Hey Jen, thanks for the suggestions. Ethan O is noted!

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Haha, Dan. Corn Beef hahah. That was my favorite out of what you listed. Bob the Cobb is noted!

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

You're on a roll... hide the women and children

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Hey Kyle - Really happy to see your feed back on the banner. I may keep the original, and do what you suggest. We shall see, and Mr. Cob is noted!

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Thanks for the S & G, Steve. The pun potential is enormous!

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Hey Mark - thanks, but this one has already been submitted. Please submit another if you'd like.