I could not think of a better way to launch 2015 than with the #CWA#BlogPaws conversation. As the newly appointed official agency of record for the Cat Writers’ Association, Germinder & Associates with its Goodnewsforpets digital platform’s first assignment is to help spread the word. CWA members will share their expertise during two CWA sponsored panels at the upcoming BlogPaws conference in Nashville, TN May 28-30, 2015.
What makes it so fitting? I’ve attended more CWA conferences than I can count and I’ve attended more than a handful of BlogPaws conferences as well. I know folks on “both sides of the aisle” so to speak and they are both terrific organizations.
In an ironic twist we had decided to profile Amy Shojai CWA 2015 Programming Chair as 2014 came to a close. I met Amy in 2000 just when we were launching Goodnewsforpets and was fortunate that she saw the potential for the site. What we didn’t know at the time we scheduled her interview in 2014 was the exciting news about the CWABlogPaws collaboration. When I asked her recently why she decided to support our fledgling venture in 2000 and why CWA decided to re-engage, she replied,
“Today it is all about learning how to tackle this brave new world and not going it alone, helping each other, and partnering with reputable organizations you can trust. Goodnewsforpets was one of the first organizations to cover a wide range of products and issues and shared the same vision as Cat Writers’, so it was a no brainer to partner with them when they launched their web site in 2000 and it’s the same today.”
A bit of a brag? You bet! It helps to get the team juice flowing and I can’t wait to see the two CWA panels in action at BlogPaws. And you can be sure there will be more #CWA#BlogPaws conversations and interviews on Goodnewsforpets as the months fly by. To register for the conference, click here.