The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) named Sandy Robins as the 2013 recipient of Global Pet Expo’s annual Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award.
The prominent multi-media pet lifestyle expert and award-winning author accepted the award at The Purina Media Reception at Global Pet Expo.
Robins’ work has appeared on MSNBC.com, Today.com and AOL’s PawNation, and she is a regular contributor to national publications. She is also a spokesperson for Petco, a pet safety advisor for Toyota, and is often quoted in top publications such as Martha Stewart’s Living magazine.
“With such dedication to spreading life-enhancing information on behalf of pets, we couldn’t be more confident and pleased with our decision to award Ms. Robins,” said Bob Vetere, president and CEO of APPA. “Her enthusiasm and passion for both pets and the journalism profession is what this award is all about and we’re thrilled to honor her.”
The Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award recognizes individuals in the media who have the power to influence millions of people and use this to positively promote the joys and benefits of pet ownership. Whether via print, broadcast or internet mediums, these distinguished members of the press produce stories that highlight responsible pet ownership and all the exciting services, products and activities that make spending time with our pets even more enjoyable. Past recipients include Jill Rappaport, Victoria Stilwell, Rachael Ray, Ellen DeGeneres, Dr. Marty Becker (Good Morning America/Vetstreet/Dr. Oz Show), Steve Dale (My Pet World/The Pet Minute), Gina Spadafori (author/Pet Connection) and Janice Brown (The Tails Pet Media Group).