When I posted on the reaction to the Qantas Media Awards blog finalists I suggested we come up with better Blog Awards.
I got an email telling me a couple of bloggers were working on it and the result is far, far better.
It’s the Air New Zealand Best Blog Award .
The judges are:
Matthew Hooton – right wing extremist, political commentator and co-owner of PR agency Exceltium;
Martyn “Bomber” Bradbury – left wing extremist, media commentator and radio and TV host, co-author of Tumeke;
Ricardo Simich – director of One Agency, marketing and events specialists;
Tim Selwyn – creator of the first NZ blog ranking system, co-author of Tumeke; and
Regan Cunliffe – doesn’t need to pimp himself as a social media guru, but is from Throng and ffunnell.
No representatives or lackeys of “old media” in that lot and we have tried to cover all political spectrums so there is no accusations of bias.
I was giving the New Zealand Bloggers Union which is behind the awards full marks for audacity when I started reading. I awarded bonus points when I came to the fine print at the bottom.