Red Tricycle Launches 2nd Annual Totally Awesome Awards

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Call for nominations open for family favorite businesses, products, services and online resources in New York, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Chicago.

Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Awards

Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Awards

Red Tricycle is dedicated to helping parents have more fun with their kids, by offering the latest in things to see, eat and do in their neighborhood—and the Totally Awesome Awards program is an organic extension of that.

Red Tricycle today announced the launch of the 2nd Annual Totally Awesome Awards—an online reader-driven awards program recognizing the best parenting brands, products, neighborhood services and local resources for families with children 0-10. Presented by giggle, the leading retailer for must-have baby items, and FamilyFun, the magazine dedicated to helping moms create fun, happy family memories out of all of life’s big moments, big and small, the Totally Awesome Awards are now open for nominations in the New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Portland, San Diego, Chicago and Los Angeles markets.

Driven by an audience of active and engaged moms, this year’s Totally Awesome Award categories range from local bests (Easiest Drop-off Childcare and Coolest Camps for Kids) to all-time brand favorites (Comfiest Cribs & Beds and Freshest Maternity Fashions). With 90 different voting categories, the 2012 awards will generate the largest viral impact in the greater parenting community, with over 25 million social media impressions created during the 2011 awards.

“Red Tricycle is dedicated to helping parents have more fun with their kids, by offering the latest in things to see, eat and do in their neighborhood—and the Totally Awesome Awards program is an organic extension of that,” says Jacqui Boland, Founder and CEO of Red Tricycle. “ Our relationship with giggle elevates this year’s program since they too understand the importance of providing parents with well thought out recommendations that make the relationship between parent and child more meaningful, FamilyFun’s commitment to helping readers embrace the fun in everyday life closely aligns with Red Tricycle’s mission, so we are thrilled to partner with them on the Totally Awesome Awards. ”

Red Tricycle, giggle and FamilyFun will be promoting the awards through their social media channels. With over 6,000 participating businesses, blogs and websites, Red Tricycle expects the awards to attract over 200,000 voters over a ten-week period as well thousands of tweets, Facebook likes and shares.

Totally Awesome Award winners will be announced on the Red Tricycle website (http://www.redtri.com) and via a series of Red Tricycle newsletters that begin on December 7, 2012.

To nominate a local business, product, service or online resource, visit awards.redtri.com now through September 30, 2012.

About Red Tricycle:
Founded in 2006, Red Tricycle is a digital media company that provides authoritative, localized content (things to do, see, eat or buy with kids in a city) to its growing online community of busy urban moms through a variety of communication devices: email, website, social media, RSS, mobile. Their mission is simple: To help parents have more fun with their kids.

About giggle:
A specialty baby brand featuring products, content, ecommerce, retail stores, and a mobile-enabled registry, giggle is the one-stop source for today's new parent, offering a complete checklist of only the best essentials, gifts and resources to make the transition to parenthood not only easier, but smarter.

About FamilyFun
As part of The Parents Network, Meredith Corporation’s leading parenthood media portfolio, FamilyFun recently relaunched with a new look and approach designed to help moms create fun, happy family memories out of all of life’s big moments, big and small. FamilyFun is unwavering in its mission to inspire its audience of almost 6 million readers to embrace fun in everyday life and make the most of family time together through cooking, creative projects, celebrations, volunteering, travel and other activities.

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