NI Firms To Be Recognised At Inaugural Social Media Awards

Businesses paving the way with exciting social media marketing campaigns in Northern Ireland are invited to apply to the region's first ever Social Media Awards.

Social media platforms are used daily by thousands of firms as the new way to reach their audience with desired content. Local organisations excelling in the area will be highlighted in the inaugural awards.

Social media marketing is a growing business strategy in response to the flourishing online environment, with 70% of UK adults operating an account and one in every five minutes spent browsing platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Examples of the 26 awards categories include:

• Best Social Media Campaign in Hospitality

• Best use of Social Media in Retail

• Most Innovative use of Social Media
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• Social Media Marketer of the Year.

Mark Wright, director of digital marketing agency Climb Online will sit on the independent judging panel along with:

• Stephen Baxter-Crawford, social media manager for Queen's University Belfast

• Louise Rumball, founder of London based social media and influencer marketing agency, Chapter Three

• Emma Gribben, global digital marketing trainer and consultant

• Valerie Roe of Valerie Roe PR in Dublin

• California based Gary Hughes, CEO of lifestyle company Deuce Brand.

Applicants must submit their entries here by Monday 19 August.

The final winners will be revealed at a gala event in the Europa Hotel on Thursday 26 September 2019, hosted by social influencer Annette Kelly of Little Penny Thoughts.


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