Sago is happy to announce that Let’s Go Sago! has been recognized in the recent Philippine Blog Awards by GeiserMaclang through the sponsor award – GeiserMaclang Transformative Influencer Award last October 09, 2009.
GeiserMaclang Transformative Influencer Award
The award symbolizes and brings to light the blog or the blogger which manifest a substantial influence that can transform the online community. In light of this, I would like to thank GeiserMaclang Marketing Communications, Inc. for appreciating the efforts of Let’s Go Sago! in making a positive change in it’s community of readers and bloggers alike.
Beyond the travel and food related blogs, Let’s Go Sago! took a step further by involving the community in actual projects highlighted by its recent anniversary charity project – Let’s Go Surfing!. With the support of fellow bloggers and financial sponsors, the activity was a success. The participants were able to collectively donate a sum of P15,000 to WWF-Philippines in support of their local operations in continually protecting our environment and the wild-life.
GeiserMaclang specializes in creating customized public relations and marketing solutions to create and manage brands and concepts with core competency is strategic marketing and brand P.R.
At the same night, Sago won the grand prize from Nokia – a brand new spanking Nokia E75. It came just in time for my Singapore trip next week for the Nuffnang Asia Blog Awards. It would make an awesome mobile image and video recording gadget for the SIngapore experience.
The prize was further complimented having been awarded by Nokia Corporate Communications Manager for Customer & Market Operations – Ms. Nikka Singson-Abes.
*Photo with Ms. Nikka Abes courtesy of Azrael Coladilla.
Reader’s Choice & Blogger’s Choice
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all who supported Sago in the Reader’s Choice and Blogger’s Choice category. Although Sago only landed third spot in the Reader’s Choice, I was practically overwhelmed by the turnout of votes – 1044 SMS points and 47 online votes. I never thought that many would actually spend P2.50 per 3pt SMS vote to support Sago (I’m such a cheapskate) .
The testimonials of blogposts for the Blogger’s Choice were overwhelmingly heartwarming. Allow me to give back link-love to some of the fellow bloggers who supported Sago in the Blogger’s Choice. Thank you: Fatherlyours; I Am On The Streets; Mrs.Martinez; Perstaym; I Am Nicely; and Maureen Flores.
If there were more which were note brought to my attention, kindly email me or leave a note hear so I could give yousome link-love as well.
Best Technology Blog – Jaypee Online
Best Travel Blog – Langyaw – Sojourns and Off-the-Beaten Path Travels
Best Entertainment Blog – Lessons From the School of Inattention
Best Personal Blog – Writing on Air
Best Food & Beverage Blog – Table for Three, Please
Best Family & Living Blog – Make or Break
Best News & Media Blog – Virtual Journals
Best Business Blog – Negosyo Ideas
Best Sports Blog – Fire Quinito
Best Hobby & Recreation Blog – Bearbrick Love
Best Fashion Blog – Who is Elyoo?
Best Photoblog – I Am a Documentary Photographer
Best Culture and Arts Blog – magnetic-rose.net: Japanese Pop Culture for Filipino Fans
Best Commentary Blog – The Marocharim Experiment
Best Videocast Blog – Entrepbuff.com
Best Podcast Blog – Brink Notes Entertainment Daily
Best Humor Blog – The Professional Heckler
Best Gaming Blog – Blog Mike Got Game!
Best Advocacy Blog – Autism Society of the Philippines
Best Beauty Blog – The Doctor Is vaIN
TEN BEST POSTS OF THE YEAR
Karnabal by Tuyong Tinta ng Bolpen
Finding Your Soul Mate: A Statistical Analysis by Guttervomit
Lost Gems Of Philippine History: The 1896 Board Meeting by It’s true! It’s true!
The Diving Boys of Quezon Bridge by Dennis Villegas
Twenty Pesos by Lostphotograph
The way of the leaf by SMOKE
Portrait of a dramatic highlight in Nick Joaquin’s A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino by Gibbs Cadiz
Kaya Dumarami ang Bading Kasi… by Manila Gay Guy
The Parable of the Furry White Rabbit by Good Times Manila
The Amazing Bulul: A Story of Epiphany by The Cat Whisperer
Chikka Media-Philippine Blog Awards Reader’s Choice Award – Good Times Manila
Geisler-Maclang Transformative Influencer Award – Jonel Uy of Lets Go Sago
10 Globe Tatoo “Digital Tribe” Blogs/Bloggers for Luzon:
- Hay! Men! Ang Blog ng Tunay na Lalake
- Good Times Manila
- Enrico Dee of Byahilo.com
- Marck Rimorin of The Marocharim Experiment
- Lori Baltazar of Dessert Comes First
- Cecil Zamora van-Straten of Chuvaness.com
- Karen Ang of bury me in this dress
- Dine Racoma of The D Spot
- Azrael Coladilla of Azrael’s Merryland
Flippish Viewer’s Choice for Personal Blog – RalphGuzman.org
And that comprised the one big night of recognition for the best bloggers in the country. Thank you to GeiserMaclang for the Transformative Influencer Award, to Nokia for the E75, and to YOU, the readers, subscribers, and supporters of Sago – Thank You! See you next year!