And the 2019 Social Media Marketing Award Finalists are.....

After an extensive judging process that included judges from 6 different countries, we are excited to announce the finalists for the 2019 Social Media Marketing Awards.

We had a record number of entries! 

Congratulations to all those who entered. 

Finalists are announced in alphabetical order.


Social Media Marketer of the Year

Jake Bley

Jack Breen

Georgia McGillivray

Rochelle Sheldon

Luke Smith

Wendy Thompson


Emerging Social Media Marketer of the Year

Nic Fren

Ellen Lear

Mackayla Paul

Bea Pole-Bokor

Isaac Retchless

Connor Wallace


Social Media Agency of the Year


Claxon (formerly known as Campbell Media Group)

Hybrid Agency

Jack Nimble


The Social Club

3 Phase Marketing


Small Agency of the Year


CPM Online Marketing

Disruptive Unicorns


Insight Social Media

Jack Nimble

Missing Link Social Media


Best Corporate Social Media Team of the Year


Michael Cassel Group


23 Digital


Social Media Educator of the Year

Renee Dembowski

Lynsey Fraser

Leanne Peard

Bea Pole-Bokor

Jo Saunders

Karen Sutherland


Best Public Sector Social Media Campaign

Department of Education and Training, Victoria - Free TAFE

Hybrid Agency/Renewal South Australia - Tonsley Innovation District

Queensland Health - Mental Health Campaign

University of New South Wales - UNSW Pride for Mardi Gras

University of New South Wales - Pulse


Best Social Good Campaign

Feros Care - Fearless Movies: Season One

OPR Agency - Australian Eggs: World Egg Day

This Life Cambodia (Australia) - End Violence Together

RUOK and Social Soup - Every Day is RUOK Day

Socialites - Starship Foundation Campaign


Best Social Media Customer Service

Socialites - The Socialites Community Management Dream Team


Best Student Social Media Campaign

Kirsty Callaghan & Cinty Buxton - USC

Jesse Quinones - Macquarie University

Amy Roberts - USC


Best Use of Facebook

BidPixel - Safer Drivers Course Campaign

Michael Cassel Group - Beautiful: Unplugged Campaign

Ogilvy - KFC App Campaign

Socialites - Fight Flu Campaign

This Life Cambodia (Australia) - End Violence Together Campaign

Wotif - Next Big Thing Campaign


Best Use of Twitter

Keith Keller - Global Digital Marketing Summit Campaign

RUOK - Everyday is R U OK Day Campaign


Best Use of Instagram

Bespoke Media Management - Bondi Real Estate Listing Campaign

Hybrid Agency - Slo Moe’s Smokery Campaign

Jack Nimble - Coates Hire Goal of the Year Campaign

Jack Nimble - Gumtree Tap to Furnish Campaign

Socialites - Somersby Cider Campaign

The Social Club - Fisher & Paykel Campaign


Best Use of Snapchat

John Kapos - Making Chocolate Easter Eggs Campaign

John Kapos - Snapchat for Chocolate Campaign

John Kapos - Snapchat Sticker Campaign

RUOK - Every Day is RUOK? Day Campaign

University of New South Wales - Treasure Hunt Campaign


Best Use of LinkedIn

Nathanial Bibby - LinkedIn Heroes: Entrepreneurs Making an Impact Campaign

Jillian Bullock - Buy 100 Bales Campaign

Kylie Chown - Dial Before You Dial Campaign

Kylie Chown - Linkedin for Business Growth Campaign

Hybrid Agency - Tonsley Innovation District

Jack Nimble - Coates Hire Campaign


Best Use of You Tube

Sydney Opera House - Vivid Live 2018

3 Phase Marketing - Obrien’s Real Estate Campaign


Travel Influencer of the Year

Carmen Huter - Northern Territory Tourism Campaign

Nicola Easterby - Polkadot Passport - South African Tourism Board Campaign


Health and Fitness Influencer of the Year

Rachel Diver - Pregnancy Campaign

Simone Pretcherer - Adashiko Campaign


Beauty Influencer of the Year

Annalee Huntingford - Verissima Natural Skincare Campaign

Ruchi Page - Kiehls Australia Campaign

Ruchi Page - Lancome Australia’s Show Me Your True Colours Campaign

Ruchi Page - Ole Henriksen Campaign

Natalia Webster - Bobbi Brown Campaign

Hodai Zarei - Mediterranean Tan Campaign


Fashion Influencer of the Year

Ayushi Kumari - NAKD Fashion Campaign


Most Innovative Use of Social Media

BidPixel - Safe Drivers Course Campaign

Ogilvy - KFC Colonel GIFs Campaign

Socialites - Starship Digital Donation Database Campaign

Social Soup - Behind the Bar Campaign

3 Phase Marketing - O’Brien Real Estate Campaign

University of New South Wales - Innovation Campaign


Best Social Media Tool







Best Use of a Chatbot in Social Media

Accor - Meet AccorBot - Accor Hotels Virtual Team Member of the Year

Metric Labs - Cryoclinics Messenger Bot

Luke Smith - Webinar Funnel Chatbot

South Social AI - Festival Bot


The winners will be announced at The Social Media Marketing Awards Gala Dinner on August 15 at Dockside Darling Harbour. 

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