This year’s recipient will receive the award from inaugural recipient, Steve Dale. Since 2005, the Winn Feline Foundation Media Award has recognized journalists and editors who publicly support the mission of the Winn Feline Foundation to advance feline health studies and to communicate facts about feline health.
“The Winn Feline Foundation Media Appreciation Award was created to thank journalists who support and promote awareness of feline health,” says Winn Board Member Steve Dale. “BlogPaws is the highest profile and most credible educational event which celebrates expertise among journalists who regularly write about pets, so announcing the Media Appreciation Award at BlogPaws makes perfect sense. Most important is communicating information to the general public regarding cat health and welfare, and supporting additional research – as we need to learn so much more.”
Past recipients of the Winn Feline Foundation Media Award have included Steve Dale, Beth Adelman, Pam Johnson-Bennett, Amy Shojai, Kim Thornton, Kari Winters, and Darlene Arden.
BlogPaws hosted its first pet-friendly social media and marketing conference in 2010 and has grown annually into the biggest social media event and conference of its kind. From May 8 through May 10, BlogPaws will hold its 6th conference in Lake Las Vegas, Nevada. There, hundreds of pet parents will gain information to help them polish their blogging, social media, SEO, and online publishing skills. The conference inspires pet parents to collaborate with one another on business projects and pet welfare causes. BlogPaws is also a place where pet bloggers and microblogers connect with agents and executives who sell the consumer brands they buy every day.
“This is another historic first for BlogPaws," said Tom Collins, Director of Program, for BlogPaws. “We are proud to have a pet blogger being recognized with such a prestigious award, as the pet blogging space is a very influential one.”
For more about the BlogPaws Conference, including program, speakers, and the Red Carpet awards ceremony visit the BlogPaws website.
About Winn Feline Foundation
The Winn Feline Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1968 that supports health and welfare-related studies affecting all cats. Projects funded by Winn provide information used every day in all aspects of feline medicine. For more information, visit: www.winnfelinehealth.org.
Founded in 2009 by three dedicated pet lovers and bloggers, BlogPaws helps pet bloggers and enthusiasts connect digitally, build their online presence, enhance their social networks and support animals and shelters/rescues across the world. BlogPaws works year-round to connect bloggers and micro-bloggers to the brands they buy every day. The BlogPaws community site welcomes pet bloggers, pet enthusiasts, pet people on Twitter and Facebook and brands eager to tap into a vibrant, vocal community of serious writers, bloggers, and micro-bloggers. BlogPaws is a Pet360 Inc. brand. For more information, visit http://www.blogpaws.com
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Winn Feline Foundation Media Contact:
Steve Dale, CABC