Globe Media Excellence Awards finals
After the Catholic Mass Media Awards 2015 finals, attention shifts to the Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA) 2015. The Visayas leg of the awards will happen during the Cebu Press Freedom Week celebration this September 2015.
A lot has happened since journalists, bloggers, and social media beat the deadline months ago to join this prestigious annual awards.
Globe Media Excellence Awards finals
A total of 76 entries had been submitted and vying for prestigious titles at the 3rd Globe Telecom Cebu Media Excellence Awards as the finals night on September 25, 2014 approaches.
The awards has become one of the awaited highlights of the celebration of Press Freedom Week every third week of September for several years now to honor and continue to defend the Freedom of the Press.
[caption id="attachment_3486" align="alignleft" width="490"] Cebu blogger, FB group admin, broadcast personality, heritage advocate, and tour guide Ka Bino Guerrero arrives early in Boracay as part of the GOAB advance party of PRworks.[/caption]
All systems go for `Geeks On A Beach’
Technology buffs and start-up developers are now arriving in Boracay for the “Geeks On A Beach” (GOAB) tech and startup conference on Sept.
Despite long walk, Twitter, Instagram contests to engage spectators
Rerouting plans in four Metro Cebu cities on Sunday -- August 4, 2013 -- are already ready as over 2,150 athletes from 35 countries take center stage during the 2013 Ironman 70.3 Philippines.
This means a long walk just to watch and cheer the country's premiere triathlon event that features a 1.9-km swim in the open sea, a 90-km bike and 21-km run.
Impact of the 2013 elections.
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] The post on Miss Universe runner up Chamcey Supsup and businessman-politician Glenn Soco of One Cebu was one of the most viewed so far in politika2013.wordpress.com.[/caption]
A huge portion of the broad social media community is involved in advocacy and sharing of politically-related news and views.
[caption id="attachment_2154" align="alignright" width="406" caption="Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama (center) poses with Miss Earth 2011 candidates and Charlyn Macaraeg, image model of GT Cosmetics, during the second Visayas Blogging Summit held in Cebu City. Charlyn was promoting GT & Me, the Facebook community of GT Cosmetics. PRworks helped organize the event."][/caption]
Emerging social media communities.
Since the first Filipino bloggers began writing online at the turn of the century, their numbers and significance have grown as the years passed. In 2010, Visayas and Mindanao bloggers have separately organized blogging summits and awards for several years now.
Cebu City Mike Rama and Ms. GT Cosmetics Charlyn Noble Macaraeg pose with Miss Earth candidates Miss England, Estonia, Guatemala, and Guam.
The Cebu Bloggers Society Inc.
Excited winners have begun receiving complete sets of GT Cosmetics products simply for posting their pictures in “GT & Me,” an emerging Facebook community of GT Cosmetics users, and sharing these with their friends online.
“We believe in the power of social media in attracting users from different islands in the Philippines to connect with each other and with us. Our experience showed that users eagerly share with their friends about the benefits of our products. GT & Me offers them a platform online,” said Engr.
[caption id="attachment_667" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The pictures and infographics in this blog were from http://www.godslovetotheyoung.info/ and the Facebook page of Fr. Lan Guiao.
[caption id="attachment_610" align="alignright" width="286" caption="GT Cosmetics events are getting posted in other sites ..."][/caption]
Expansion beyond the shores of Cebu to other Visayan Islands and Mindanao for a local cosmetics maker could not have been as fast this year without a boost from social media particularly bloggers based in Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, and Iloilo Cities.
This developed after the Cebu-based GT Cosmetics began expanding its market for products like its carrot and whitening soaps this year with a series of media launches in key urban centers in the Visayas and Mindanao.