Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Philippine Social Media Day celebration

Organizers Tonyo Cruz and Ros Juan 
I may be posting this 3 days late but up to now, I still have hangover from last Saturday's Social Media Day celebration held at the Tower 1 grounds in Ayala Triangle in Makati.

Attended by nearly 500 participants, the June 30 celebration is part of the worldwide annual celebration launched by mashable.com in 2010.  This year, the Philippine participation was organized in key cities like Makati, Quezon City, Cebu, Davao and Cagayan de Oro using its own hashtag #SocialMediaCapital, an apt description of the very aggressive and positive adaptation and use of social media in the country.

Organized by Social Media icon, Tonyo Cruz (@tonyocruz)and online marketing specialist, Rosario Juan (@juanxi), the Makati celebration of the Social Media Day also marked the launch of Project 140, an initiative to help 140 of the poorest schools in the country and will be anchored to the annual Philippine celebration of the Social Media Day every year.

The Makati celebration featured TV5's social media head, Carlo Ople; UNICEF ambassador and well-known TV and twitter personality and blogger, Daphne Osena-Paez; Rock-Ed founder, Gang Badoy; and newly crowned Miss Philippines World, Queeneerich Rehman.

TV5's Carlo Ople
Daphne Osena-Paez

Gang Badoy
Ople discussed the country's social media landscape while Osena and Badoy, shared how they use social media as a tool in helping people in times of disasters and calamities and how social media helped them in their advocacies.
Miss Philippines World crowning the winner of the mini-Q&A contest.
Rehman also shared how the Miss Philippines-World used socia media to promote the pageant and even mounted a mini Q&A portion giving away prizes and a crown.

Mommy blogger, Noemi Dado with a participant
Also present in the event which I also met were well known social media celebrities like mommy blogger, Noemi Dado (@mommyblogger) and twitter superstar, Jose (@tweetnirizal)

Among the sponsors I remembered are TV5, Team Manila, Oishi, Trend Micro, J.Co Donuts, Tanduay, Smart, PLDT, Globe Telecoms, Lazada.com.ph and Health Today.

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