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Germinder Named Dog Writers Association of America Agency of Record – Goodnewsforpets Will Be Third-Party Digital Platform

(New York – August 31, 2015) – Germinder & Associates is pleased to announce the agency has been named agency of record for the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA). The agency was named agency of record for the Cat Writer’s Association of America earlier this year. Both organizations were the first media partners for Germinder’s seminal website and now the Goodnewsforpets digital platform.

“Germinder’s agency founder Lea-Ann Germinder has a long history of supporting the DWAA and its members. Now we are thrilled to have her full agency support and the Goodnewsforpets platform to promote our programs and reach potential members and sponsors about our organization, “ said Ida Estep, DWAA President.

The venerable DWAA was founded in New York City in 1935 and is well known in the publishing world for its Maxwell Medallion awards, named after the late AKC judge Maxwell Riddle. The finalists and award recipients along with special award honors are announced on the Sunday prior to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. This year the event will be held in combination with a writing seminar as a luncheon format. The prestigious DWAA contest entry deadline will close soon on September 9, 2015.

“I am thrilled to begin this new relationship with DWAA, which is an organization near and dear to me. I have met so many outstanding members over the years and look forward to our agency promoting and publicizing this wonderful organization of highly skilled dog writers, bloggers and journalists,” said Lea-Ann Germinder, APR PRSA, President & Founder, Germinder & Associates. Germinder is also publisher of

 About DWAA
The Dog Writers Association of America is the most recognized professional writing association devoted to dogs. Founded on February 13th, 1935 by a group of editors and publishers invited to the Westminster Kennel Club, the DWAA now includes over 500 members. DWAA encompasses all aspects of the world of dog writing and publishing –showing, performance, behavior, training, health, and the human animal bond. For 80 years, DWAA has helped members share ideas for articles, helped with interviews and discussed fees and contracts. For editors and publishers, DWAA recommends members, helps with topics for articles, and suggests sources and interview subjects. For more information visit the newly relaunched website , follow us on Facebook at Dog Writers Association of America or on twitter at @DWAA_US.

About Germinder & Associates &
Germinder & Associates, Inc. is based in New York City and provides strategic counsel, digital publishing content, and national campaigns for niche markets including animal health and pet products. The newly redesigned website and associated social media channels forms a digital platform that curates news of interest and importance to informed pet parents inclusive of the veterinary profession and pet industry. For information about Germinder & Associates services or Goodnewsforpets sponsorships, contact Lea-Ann Germinder at or 917-334-8682 or 212-367-2170. Follow us on Facebook at GerminderAssociates, or on twitter @GerminderPR.