PRLog - April 28, 2014 - THORNTON, Colo. -- Live from Lake Las Vegas in May, BlogPaws will showcase the 3rd Annual Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging and Social Media Awards presented by Pet360 to twelve talented bloggers and social media professionals. This is one of the highest honors in the pet social media world, awarded to bloggers and microbloggers for excellence in one of twelve categories. Finalists were selected from over 1,000 entries! Winners will be announced on May 10, 2014, at the location of BlogPaws’ 6th annual social media marketing conference, the Westin at Lake Las Vegas.
BlogPaws 2014 Conference
Winners receive a one-of-a- kind personalized trophy and industry recognition, from BlogPaws. BlogPaws’ Platinum conference sponsor, Only Natural Pet, will also donate 400 pounds of pet food to be delivered to the pet rescue or shelter of each winner’s choice. Total donation is 4,800 pounds of pet food to pets in need.
This exclusive Red Carpet ceremony will take place live on Lake Las Vegas, Saturday evening, May 10th, 2014. On the dais will be awards emcee, Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP, Chief Executive Officer of the American Animal Hospital Association. Rose Hamilton, the Awards’ Presenting Sponger and Chief Marketing Officer at Pet360, Inc, will start the festivities on the dot at 7:00pm. Live-streaming of the event will allow members of BlogPaws’ online community to participate if they are not already in attendance. A Twitter “pawty” conducted by those at the event will light Twitter up with excitement, congratulations, and laughter! Previous emcees of this highly anticipated event include Wendy Diamond and David Frei.
“The BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging and Social Media Awards are the pet industry's highest honor in the premier pet and micro-blogger space,” says BlogPaws’ co-founder, Yvonne DiVita. “This shows our focus is on excellence. Each nominee is carefully judged by select experts in his or her category. ”
On behalf of the twelve winners, BlogPaws will donate canine body armor to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Officer Tom Moore will be in attendance with police dog, Zeus. Oxygen pet masks will also be donated to the Henderson EMS Department.
All entries are judged by a panel of industry professionals, and finalists and winners are chosen for their expertise in their category. Each year, the bar is set higher, and nominations come in from around the world.
“Only Natural Pet is excited to be involved with BlogPaws and proud to donate 4,800 pounds of food to the BlogPaws award winners’ favorite 501c3 pet shelters or rescues,” says Marty Grosjean, CEO of Only Natural Pet. “We plan to work with BlogPaws bloggers year-round through a variety of programs.”
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. Hundreds are expected to converge on Lake Las Vegas for what promises to be one of the year’s most influential social media gatherings. Media are invited and encouraged to connect in advance for access to the ceremony and winners.
For program details, registration, and more about the awards, please visit http://blogpaws.com/
Founded in 2009 by three dedicated pet lovers and bloggers, BlogPaws helps pet bloggers and pet 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 that are eager to tap into a vibrant, vocal community of serious writers, bloggers and micro-bloggers. BlogPaws is a Pet360 Inc. (http://www.pet360media.com/
Carol Bryant, PR and Marketing Manager
Carol Bryant, BlogPaws
Carol Bryant, BlogPaws