It’s official: The #Petertweeter Awards have made the big time. Well… the local big time, that is. Just minutes after the leak of the online nomination list, the #Petertweeters went Peterborough Viral, sweeping through the online community in a wave of excitement. Just one day after the news broke, there were hundreds of tweets under the #Petertweeter hashtag and coverage by a number of local media sources. The torrent of tweets continues and so do the media hits.
The awards, which will take place on March 1st at 7:30pm at Splice Lounge and Restaurant, will recognize some of the people who are breaking new ground in the area of online communications. Tickets are $10 and available at the WOLF/KRUZ and Peterborough Green-Up.
CHEX Television has already aired interviews with Co-hosts Dani Stover (@danigray) of 101.5 the WOLF and Catherine Hanrahan (@Chan_Rahan) of 100.5 KRUZ FM, as well as with #Petertweeter committee chair Donald Fraser (@ptbo_skeptic) of Small Print Writing and Communications Consulting (@small_print). Stories have run in the Peterborough Examiner as well as on a number of online news sites. The Awards have also hit the airwaves, with WOLF/KRUZ DJ’s providing updates as they happen. The CHEX 5:00 show has scheduled a feature with #Petertweeter Awards organizers and more media outreach is still in the works.
What is most surprising is the excitement that community members are showing towards the nomination process. Nominees have begun good-natured trash-talk towards their fellow category contestants, while others have expressed surprise and gratitude for the recognition. Several online battles have been waged, including a doozy between noted Twitter snark-master @Doug_Tilley and the usually more reserved @subschema. Meanwhile, some members of the local media have begun their own campaigns for #Petertweeter glory, with reports from the CHEX NewsWATCH newsroom of fierce competition between reporters.
Excitement should continue to mount this week with the announcement of a surprise musical guest with some incredible social media cred.
A few of the media hits:
Blogs and Other Web Hits:
Small Print will continue to post media hits as they happen and update news stories about the event.
The #Petertweeters are brought to you by: The 101.5 The WOLF, 100.5 KRUZ FM, Splice Restaurant and Lounge, The Peterborough Chamber of Commerce. They are a fundraiser for Peterborough Green-Up.