Last night, Globe Telecom, the local telecommunications giant held their annual Tatt Awards. This time it came with a different twist as it celebrated a month long celebration of social media greatness by the movers of the internet. Through its mobile broadband brand Tattoo, the biggest social media award winning body recognized the social media movers and shakers in the country by awarding the Great 10.
|There's a lot of greatness in this photo, trust me!|
The Tatt Awards this year is totally different from before, nominations aren't divided into specific categories. Any person can or group may be nominated as long as the nominee was able to make an impact and was able to amplify their work with the use of social media as a medium.
The Tatt Council which was composed by various key personalities deliberately screened thousands of entries that was selected through public nominations in order for them to came up with 10 winners this year. And here they are...
Tatt Awards 2015, GREAT 10!
1. Eat Bulaga - Noontime Television Show
2. Heneral Luna - Box office period film
3. Top Gear PH - Traffic and transportation social media site
4. Juan Miguel Severo - Poet
5. #SaveMaryJane - Online movement
6. Marcelo Santos III - Multi hyphenated digital author
7. James Deakin - Journalist and host
8. Paolo Ballesteros - TV host
9. Jelito de Leon - Instagram personality
10. FilipiKnow - Go to local trivia page
"The diversity in this year's Great 10 is a testament to the power of Filipino talent globally. Not only do we have locally appreciated social media personalities, content, business, or artist in this list, but also true global phenomena that continue to make their mark all over the world. They serve as examples for all of us and we at Globe are very proud to be able to give them a unique kind of recognition away from just their fame and popularity - a recognition of real excellence and greatness" - Ray Guinoo, Director for Mobil Broadband Tattoo
The members of the Tatt Council that was also recognized in the event are composed of TV host Daphne Osena-Paez, Emmy award winning producer Mike Carandang, environmental advocate Anna Oposa, TV host, editor and author Bianca Gonzales-Intal, top Filipino musician Jim Paredes, sports host Jinno Rufino and social entrepreneur Bam Aquino, technopreneur and Xurpas CEO and founder Nix Nolledo and filmmaker Quark Henares.
"I had a lot of fun getting to know the work of our country's top change-makers and most inspiring sites." - Daphne Osena-Paez, "It's my third year to be in the Tatt Council and every year, I'm amazed by the new personalities taking social media by storm. Part of the Great 10 or not, all our finalist are definitely winners for making an impact on people's lives." - Bianca Gonzales
"The Tatt Awards winners and finalist show new ways of communicating can have a profound impact on society no matter what field you are in. These personalities prove that we truly are in an exciting new age armed with the power of social media."
Congratulations to all the winners and everybody who got nominated, you guys truly made an impact in our society! Please continue to inspire and educate fellow Filipinos so that it will eventually play a part in our nation building. Mabuhay! :)