Attended Globe Tatt Awards Launch last Wednesday at Buddah Bar in Makati, glad I actually had the energy to do so. It was fun seeing Twitter slash blog people who have become friends of mine, it was surely a break from all the hibernation I’ve been doing.
WHO rocks your online world?
Tattoo, the #1 broadband in the Philippines continues this year with its trailblazing recognition of social media celebrities and influencers with the prestigious Tatt Awards, the first-ever awards platform for online personalities who have inspired, led, influenced and sparked changes in the world in a positive way.
The first-ever Tatt awards held last year gathered and shone the limelight on technophiles, video vamps and passionate advocates of change:
Young celebrity stylist Laureen Uy bagged last year’s Stylisimo Award for her fresh take on fashion, her very successful online store, Stylebreak and her religiously followed fashion blog, Break My Style.; `Professional heckler’ Loi Reyes Landicho received the Word Slayer award; TV host-columnist Bianca Gonzales was voted by her followers as the #1 Thoughtmover; Mikey Bustos for the Video Slinger award; Up Dharma Down, for Indie Rocker; Marc Macanas for Tech Junkie and the Philippines’ pride, Lea Salonga, for the Ball Breaker award.
“This year’s Tatt awards will honor a new batch of digital rockers,” explains Dong Ronquillo, head of the Tattoo Nomadic Broadband Business. “What sets Tatt awards from other web-centric awards is that we look beyond mere statistics and acknowledge individuals who have expressed an opinion, created inspiring works or ignited social change. This is not a mere popularity contest but a recognition of people who used the social media space to share what they are most passionate about and, in the process, created positive influence and stirred action among people,” he adds.
Tatt Awards 2012 also proudly reveals its new Tatt Council, a group of celebrated online thought-leaders led by Dong Ronquillo, that will collectively serve as judges to determine the winners in the different categories.
The Council members include award-winning journalist and ABS-CBN News & Public Affairs social media pioneer Maria Ressa; Filipino singer, comedian, and YouTube sensation Mikey Bustos; TV Personality-columnist and style guru Tim Yap; former music director for the rock station NU107.5 FM and musician Francis Brew; Multi-awarded humor blogger and one of Tatt Awards 2011 winners, The Professional Heckler, Loi Landicho; one of the most sought-after corporate, fashion and advertising photographers in the Philippines, Wig Tysmans; TV Host, Editor, Columnist, Endorser and Actor Raymond Gutierrez; model, host, magazine editor and sports enthusiast Rovilson Fernandez; Commissioner to the National Youth Commission and Outstanding student leader Gio Tingson; and Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP) Vice President Pao Peña.
Thank you Kelly of kellymedina.net for the photos!
Nominations are now open for the 10 categories: Stylisimo, The Explorer, Game Changer, The Visualizer, #Thought-mover, Video Slinger, Indie Rocker, The Advocate, Tech Junkie, and The One.
Support your favorite online rock stars who rocked the social media stage as Tattoo opens the curtain once again to give them their well-deserved Tatt awards. You can visit our website at http://tattoo.globe.com.ph/tattawards for more details.
Check out TattAwards 2012 and the video of Petra Mahalimuyak on how to nominate your social media idols.
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