Social Media judges

New Judge Announced for the Awards Jury

Dennis Yu

We are so excited to announce that Dennis Yu, co-founder and CEO of Blitzmetrics has joined the Awards Jury panel for the Social Media Marketing Awards.

Dennis Yu is an internationally recognised lecturer in Facebook Marketing and has spoken in 17 countries, spanning 5 continents, including keynotes at L2E, Gultaggen, and Marketo Summit.

Dennis has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, National Public Radio, TechCrunch, Fox News, CBS Evening News and is co-author of Facebook Nation – a textbook taught in over 700 colleges and universities.

He’s a regular contributor for Adweek’s SocialTimes column and has published in Social Media Examiner, Social Media Club, Tweak Your Biz, B2C, Social Fresh, and Heyo.

He held leadership positions at Yahoo! and American Airlines and studied Finance and Economics at Southern Methodist University as well as London School of Economics.

New Judged Announced for Social Media Marketing Awards Jury

We are excited to announce that AJ Wilcox has joined the Social Media Marketing Awards Jury.

AJ Wilcox is a LinkedIn Ads pro who founded, a LinkedIn Ads-specific ad agency, in 2014. As official LinkedIn partners, they manage among the world’s most sophisticated advertising accounts worldwide.

AJ will bring a lot to our awards jury especially for our Best Use of LinkedIn category.

AJ Wilcox

2 New Judges Welcomed to the 2019 Social Media Marketing Awards Jury

We are excited to welcome Nick Myers, Founder & Creative Director at Redfox Creative & AI & Voice Tech Futurist and Keith Stoeckeler, VP/Group Director at MKTG, New York, to the Awards Jury for the Social Media Marketing Awards

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4 New Judges Announced for the Social Media Marketing Awards


Excited to announce 4 new judges for the Social Media Marketing Awards. 

Leo Morejon is a Social Tribe Member and founder of

Leo started his career at NYC ad agencies leading new business sales pitches and marketing for clients. He began at J. Walter Thompson and later moved to the digital ad agency 360i, where he was social media lead on high profile brands, such as Oreo, a pioneer in real-time marketing (Oreo Super Bowl Blackout Tweet, Daily Twist, and so on), and he won multiple awards, including a CLIO Award, Cannes Lions, and a Guinness World Record. 

2) Dr Karen Freberg is an associate professor in strategic communications at the University of Louisville as well as an adjunct instructor for the Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) Graduate Online Program at West Virginia University. 

3) Vikas Bagri is currently the Social Media and Civic Innovation Adviser for the Government of Chhattisgarh. Vikas has worked in various capacities with the Government of India, State Government of Chhattisgarh, academic institutions, start-ups and non-profits in the areas of education, health, innovation, entrepreneurship, social media, open data and ICTs for development. 

Vikas was earlier part of the Adviser to the Prime Minister's office and India’s National Innovation Council where he was driving several national level initiatives such as Technology Applications for Rural Broadband, Innovation Hubs, Heritage of Mahatma Gandhi, India Grand Challenges, and the use of social media by the Government of India 

4) Captain Chris Hsiung who is Police Captain - Investigations & Special Operations Division / Digital Engagement at Mountain View California 

With extensive experience from over 23 years in law enforcement, Chris is part of the Mountain View Police Department executive team and currently commands the Investigations and Special Operations Division consisting of detective units, personnel and training, professional standards, analytical and management services, and the digital media and public affairs unit. He is a digital media influencer, conference speaker, and innovator on the topic of government social media, crisis communications and management, community engagement, and digital strategy.

Leo Morejon

Leo Morejon

Dr Karen Freberg

Dr Karen Freberg

Vikas Bagri

Vikas Bagri

Captain Chris Hsiung

Captain Chris Hsiung


Judges Named for 2019 Social Media Marketing Awards Jury

The Social Media Marketing Awards honours and recognises those who are exhibiting excellence and achievement in social media marketing. We would not be able to run these Awards without our Awards Jury who volunteer their time and talents to judging the entries. And even though each of these people are incredibly busy, they are prepared to give their time to cheer on the success of others.

I just wanted to say a big thank you to each one of them.

Here are our 2019 Awards Jury:

  • Tolga Balabaner - Snapchat

  • Doyle Buehler - Entrepreneur and Digital Marketing Expert

  • Jenny Devine - Bank of Queensland

  • Kevin Garber - ManageFlitter

  • Jan Hofmann-Cassiani - Facebook

  • Elissa Hudson - Hubspot

  • Christy Laurence - Plann

  • Irene Lee - Canva

  • Chris Ledlin - Nine Entertainment Group

  • Debs Majumdar - Fox Sports

  • Kate McBean (Alison) - Bigstone

  • Reece Moon - First State Super

  • Aoife O'Connell -

  • Miri Rodriguez - Microsoft

  • Alex Scandurra - Stone and Chalk

  • Rochelle Sheldon - Socialites

  • Ian Wheeler - Twitter

  • Tom Williamson - Salesforce

    We really appreciate each one of you!!!!

4 New Judges Announced

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Announcement: 4 New Judges for Social Media Marketing Awards

The Social Media Marketing Awards would like to welcome our 4 new judges: 

Alex Scandurra - CEO, Stone and Chalk

Christy Laurence - Founder @Plann, an Instagram Planning, Analytics and Scheduling app

Kevin Doyle - Director, Advertising Technology and DMP @ Salesforce

Ian Wheeler - Senior Client Partner Twitter

These judges bring a wealth of experience to the judging panel.   

To see all our judging panel, go to  


Judging Panel Announced for Social Media Marketing Awards

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We are excited to announce some of our judging panel for the Social Media Marketing Awards.  

We would like to welcome: 

James Delahunty - Senior Relationships Manager at LinkedIn

Jenny Devine - Social Media Lead at Bank of Queensland

Chris Ledlin  -Director of Social Media at Southern Cross Austereo

Debs Majumdar - Digital Commercial Manager at Fox Sports

Aoife Marie O'Connell  -Digital and Social Media Manager at IAG

Kate McBean (Alison) - Head of Consumer Marketing & PR at Yahoo 7

Miri Rodriguez - Brand Storyteller & Senior Lead Social Media  at Microsoft

Tony Story - Head of Digital and Social Media at National Australia Bank

So excited to have these industry leaders on our Judging panel.  We appreciate their support in recognising excellence in Social Media. 

More judges will be announced shortly.