THANK YOU for making Tony’s Tweetstorm a ROARING Success!
We “officially” held our Tweetstorm from 1pmEST – 2pmEST on Monday April 20th because of an engagement we were attending that evening in New York City ~ The Shorty Awards.
Yesterday we posted that the hashtag we used, #Shorty4Tony, didn’t trend.
UPDATE! Thanks to friends who kept tweeting and watching the top trends, #Shorty4Tony trended in the U.S. and U.K.!
The Shorty Awards recognize the best in social media and for the second year in a row, Tony ( @TonyTiger2000 ) was a finalist in the Non-Human Category.
If you follow Tony on Twitter you’ll be familiar with his tweets to raise awareness for captive tigers and big cats, his support of numerous animal issues, and his endearing friendships with @LucyLiberte, @IamSmittyKitty and countless other friends.
Tony’s Shorty Awards Campaign focused on the plight of captive tigers in the United States, and although he didn’t win, he raised tremendous awareness for tigers…and of course Tony is always a winner in our hearts.
Screenshot of finalists in the non-human category at the 7th Annual Shorty Awards in New York City April 20, 2015.
Some photos from Monday night:
Our advocacy on behalf of Tony continues in a positive and focused direction as does our support of The Animal Legal Defense Fund’s procurement of Tony’s release to a reputable big cat sanctuary. Social media is an important part of keeping Tony, updates on his case and the issue of captive tigers networked and retaining people’s support and interest.
So as @TonyTiger2000 as tweeted:
Click the social media buttons below to connect with Tony!
Our Tweetstorm for Tony is TOMORROW, Monday April 20th, 2015 @ 1pmEST.
If you need to convert the 1pmEST to your location, visit http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html (see/click the graphic at the end of his post for more info)
Also check out the countdown clock for the Tweetstorm at this link: http://www.arewethere.yt/Tweetstorm-For-@TonyTiger2000—April-20–2015-@-1pmEST/21256.htm#
We’ll be posting a tweetsheet and the hashtag to use on Monday April 20th at 12:30pmest.
Please feel free to use the picture of Tony in this post for your Facebook and/or Twitter profile picture.
Thanks for your support!
Click the graphic below to visit: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html
Tony is a finalist for a Shorty Award for the second year in a row in the “Non-Human” Category. (Please note voting ended February 19th, 2015.)
Tony’s Shorty Awards Campaign highlights his use of Twitter to raise awareness for captive U.S. tigers.
Watch his video:
We thought it would be a great idea to hold a Tweetstorm to show our support for Tony and to recognize his status as an ambassador for captive tigers.
So if you tweet, join us on Twitter ~ Monday April 20th, 2015 ~ and GET LOUD for TONY! We’d like to demonstrate the awesome support and love he has worldwide and that he deserves a Shorty Award as recognition for his strong social media presence on this important issue.
If you don’t Tweet, we’ve created a Facebook event you can join to show your support: https://www.facebook.com/events/1439167329711107/
The Shorty Awards Ceremony is also on Monday April 20th and begins at 6:30pmest.
Our Tweetstorm will highlight Tony’s story, his Shorty Awards Campaign, how captive tigers are exploited, and what you can do to help them.
At 12:30pmEST on Monday April 20th, we’ll be posting a link here, on Twitter and Facebook, with pre-made tweets (feel free to use your own too) and the hashtag to use. Be sure to follow @TonyTiger2000 & @FreeTonyTiger.
PLEASE START TWEETING AT 1PMEST on APRIL 20, 2015!!
- Don’t tweet too much the day of (before) the event.
- Our Tweetstorm will last one hour.
- Copy+Paste tweets are fast, or use the pre-made tweets we’ll be posting Monday along with the hashtag to use. Retweets (RTs) do not count when trying to get a hashtag to trend!
- Always include the hashtag in every tweet!
Please share this post and the picture in this post! Easy share buttons below. Thanks for your support!
KEEP ROARING FOR TONY & CAPTIVE TIGERS!
Thanks to @junibelle for posting this video of Tony recently.
If you visit Tony, please take pictures, video and share with us.
Tag “Tony” on Instagram @TonyTheTruckStopTiger or tweet us @FreeTonyTiger or @TonyTiger2000.
You can also email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
CLICK TONY’S PICTURE TO NOMINATE HIM FOR A SHORTY AWARD!!
Nominations for the Shorty Awards end TONIGHT – Thursday February 19th, 2015 at 11:59pmEST!
If you have a Twitter account please vote for Tony and help raise awareness for him and captive tigers in the United States.
It’s so easy to vote! Options:
1. Click Tony’s picture in this post, you’ll get a “Share a link with your followers” box. Then just click the Tweet button. Please be sure to leave the #nonhuman hashtag in the tweet.
2. Visit: http://shortyawards.com/TonyTiger2000?category=nonhuman Add your reason why you’re nominating Tony and click Tweet Your Nomination! Please leave the category as Non-Human!
3. On Twitter: Send a tweet that starts with:
I nominate @TonyTiger2000 for a Shorty Award in #nonhuman because…
(Votes must have a reason after “because…” or they won’t count!)
Note: Retweeted nominations and tweets starting with @replies do not count toward the rankings. Voting for the same person in the same category more than once just replaces the text of your original vote; it does not count as an additional vote.
Please share this post…easy share buttons below…ROAR FOR TONY!!