BlogPaws, the first and original social media network and conference designed by and for pet bloggers, recently revealed the winners at the 6th Annual BlogPaws Pet Blogging and Social Media Conference.Awards emcee, Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP, Chief Executive Officer of the American Animal Hospital Association, set the mood with an entrance of grand proportion.
“This is one of the highest honors in the pet social media world, awarded to bloggers and microbloggers for excellence in twelve categories,”
Official sponsors of the awards, Only Natural Pet, donated 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. On behalf of the twelve winners, BlogPaws donated pet oxygen masks to the Henderson Fire Department, and canine body armor to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Officer Tom Moore attended with K-9 recipient Zeus. Vested Interest in K9s is donating ten additional body armor bulletproof vests to the police department in Las Vegas because of the connection BlogPaws made between the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and Vested Interest in K9s. Eleven more dogs are now protected in the line of duty.
The 2014 BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging and Social Media Winners are:
Best Cat Blog: Debbie Glovatsky for Glogirly
Best Cause Blog – Dayna Hilton for Fire Safety Rocks
Best Blog Design: Debbie Glovatsky for Glogirly
Best Humor Blog: Yasmine Surovec for Cat Versus Human
Best Dog Blog: Tracy Baetz for Intrepid Pup
Best New Pet Blog: Vanessa Morgan for Travelling Cats
Best Other Pet Blog: Rachel De Jong for Speedy House Bunny
Best Pet Blog Photo:Alva Logsdon for Pawsitively Texas
Best Pet Blog Post: Susan C. Willett for Life with Dogs and Cats
Best Pet Blog Video:Alana Grelyak for Cat Catastrophes
Best Use of Social Media by a 501(c)3: Morris Animal Foundation
Each winner also received a personalized trophy, peer and industry recognition, along with the aforementioned perks.
The seventh pet-friendly BlogPaws Annual Conference will take place May 28 through May 30th in Nashville, Tennessee at the Sheraton Nashville Music City, and early bird tickets are on sale.
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 converged on Lake Las Vegas for one of the year’s most influential social media gatherings. BlogPaws team members are available to comment on the pet industry, pets as family members, blogging and microblogging, and any other pet-related story angle.
For program details 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
Pet360 is the leading network of digital resources for pet parents, providing pet owners trusted information from a team of experts, connections to other pet parents, and easy online ordering solutions for pet food, meds and supplies. The Pet360 family of brands includes www.Pet360.com – a highly personalized website dedicated to simplifying pet parenting, www.petMD.com – the world’s leading online resource for pet health information, www.PetFoodDirect.com – the most complete pet food and supply retailer online, and BlogPaws – the largest professional network of influential pet bloggers and social media enthusiasts.