By Sarah Folmar, Brand Communications Specialist
Tomorrow marks a very exciting time for the PetSafe® and Bark for Your Park crew. We will be announcing the list of winning communities from the 2014 contest! We don’t do anything that is less than spectacular, though, so this won’t be a few words thrown up on a screen somewhere. Nope. Our team will broadcast LIVE, via our UStream channel, from somewhere very, very special.
If your community wins the top dog prize or one of the runner-up prizes, you’re in for a fun process! We will be allocating the funds for your community to begin development on a new dog park, and we absolutely love to see what you all come up with. Parks that have opened from previous winning cities have done so well, and have provided a new place for a dog to get to be a dog!
If your community was not one of the winning cities, there’s still a lot that you can do to try and win next year! Your supporters helped your city get so far in the competition, so you’ve definitely already got a leg-up on the competition for 2015!
One great way to start strengthening your bark for next year is to talk about what your community hopes to achieve via social media. Social media is a very powerful outlet, and you can gain even more support for next year. Show others in your town why they could benefit from having a dog park. You can even have a “Dog of the Day” photo to get the excitement going. Bark for Your Park doesn’t even have to be currently running for you to start getting support. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was your future dog park! Get a group of enthusiastic dog lovers together and start your own community page to talk about upcoming events, and what you plan to do in 2015 during the contest.
Lastly, we wanted to thank you for all of your support and enthusiasm during the contest. Seeing all of the fun photos, videos, discussions and events that were hosted in support of winning a dog park were overwhelmingly awesome. You all did an incredible job to rally for a dog park, no matter what the outcome may be tomorrow. If there is anything we can do to make the contest even better next year, please comment below and let us know!
Our team is leaving on a jet plane soon… Where do you think we will be heading?