Pressable March Madness Bracket Challenge

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Are you a huge college basketball fan? Do you “take sick days” during March Madness? Do you fill out brackets by picking your favorite colors or which mascot is cuter? Which ever person you are, we would like to invite you to create a bracket in our Pressable group! The whole Pressable team is participating in our very own office pool, and this year we are opening it to our customers. The customer who gets the most points in our ESPN group will receive A FREE YEAR OF HOSTING ($300 credit applied to your account).

To enter visit ESPNs Tournament Challenge, create an account by clicking on the Get Started button, or login to ESPN if you already have an account. Once you create an account make sure to search for “Pressable” in the Group Page. You can also Click Here for our group page. ESPN also has an app for both iPhone and Android that you can find in the app stores.

Once in our Group use your lucky rabbit foot, magic 8 ball, or wish upon a shooting star and fill out your bracket. Be sure to fill it out completely before the tournament starts on Thursday March 19th to maximize your point total!

Wanna chat with us during the games? Check out our new Pressable Lounge Chat Room as we may or may not have a tv here and there.

Good Luck!

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