Friday, 27 November 2009
Dogs Trust gets two commendations at Golden Twit awards!
Jacqui and I were delighted to head off to the Golden Twits last night - the first UK Twitter awards. We were up for a gong in two categories: Best Charity and the Public Vote.
The Best Charity category was decided by the judges, and here we narrowly missed out on the top prize; congratulations must go to Action for Children and Keep Britain Tidy. However, the judges still awarded us a Commendation for our interaction with supporters on Twitter, so we were pretty happy with that.
The Public Vote was a collection of all the votes cast across all categories. The top ten was announced a few days ago, but we didn't know the final order. We were thrilled to discover we'd come second out of all 200+ nominees!
This earned us another Commendation, which we were really happy about. In the end, it's lovely to be judged by professionals as being good at what you do, but in this weird and wonderful world of social media it's what your supporters - the people following your Twitter feed and interacting with you online - think that really has an impact.
It's great for us to know that the people who talk to us every day, who ask us questions, rehome and sponsor dogs, fundraise for us and are generally big fans of the whole dog world, think we're doing well enough to vote us into second place.
We promise to keep up what we're doing well and find ways to improve, and we wholeheartedly thank you all very, very much for every vote.
See? We knew we had the best followers...
Here are all the places you can follow Dogs Trust on Twitter:
@dt_honours (retired for now, but we'll start it up again for the 2010 Honours next year!)