social media marketing

And the winners are.....

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2019 Social Media Marketing Awards held on Thursday, 17th August at Dockside Darling Harbour. 

The Fire and Ice Gala Ball was attended by the leaders in Social Media from Australia and New Zealand. 

And the winners are: 

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETER OF THE YEAR

Wendy Thompson

Wendy Thompson

EMERGING SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETER OF THE YEAR

Connor Wallace

Connor Wallace

SOCIAL MEDIA AGENCY OF THE YEAR

Jack Nimble

Jack Nimble

SMALL AGENCY OF THE YEAR

Jack Nimble

Jack Nimble

BEST CORPORATE SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM OF THE YEAR

Wotif

Wotif

SOCIAL MEDIA EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR

Leanne Peard

Leanne Peard

BEST PUBLIC SECTOR SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN

University of New South Wales - Pulse

University of New South Wales - Pulse

BEST SOCIAL GOOD CAMPAIGN

This Life Cambodia (Australia) - End Violence Together

This Life Cambodia (Australia) - End Violence Together

BEST SOCIAL MEDIA CUSTOMER SERVICE

Socialites - The Socialites Community Management Dream Team

Socialites - The Socialites Community Management Dream Team

BEST STUDENT SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN

Amy Roberts - USC  This award was accepted on Amy behalf by her lecturer, Dr Karen Sutherland

Amy Roberts - USC

This award was accepted on Amy behalf by her lecturer, Dr Karen Sutherland

BEST USE OF FACEBOOK

This Life Cambodia (Australia) - End Violence Together Campaign

This Life Cambodia (Australia) - End Violence Together Campaign

BEST USE OF TWITTER

RUOK - Everyday is R U OK Day Campaign

RUOK - Everyday is R U OK Day Campaign

BEST USE OF INSTAGRAM

Jack Nimble - Coates Hire Goal of the Year Campaign

Jack Nimble - Coates Hire Goal of the Year Campaign

BEST USE OF SNAPCHAT

RUOK - Every Day is RUOK? Day Campaign

RUOK - Every Day is RUOK? Day Campaign

BEST USE OF LINKEDIN

Nathanial Bibby - LinkedIn Heroes: Entrepreneurs Making an Impact Campaign

Nathanial Bibby - LinkedIn Heroes: Entrepreneurs Making an Impact Campaign

BEST USE OF YOUTUBE

Sydney Opera House - Vivid Live 2018

Sydney Opera House - Vivid Live 2018

TRAVEL INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR

Carmen Huter - Northern Territory Tourism Campaign

HEALTH AND FITNESS INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR

Simone Pretcherer - Adashiko Campaign

BEAUTY INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR

Natalia Webster - Bobbi Brown Campaign

FASHION INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR

Ayushi Kumari - NAKD Fashion Campaign

MOST INNOVATIVE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Socialites - Starship Digital Donation Database Campaign

Socialites - Starship Digital Donation Database Campaign

BEST SOCIAL MEDIA APPLICATION OR TOOL

Biteable

Biteable

BEST USE OF A CHATBOT IN SOCIAL MEDIA

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

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

Giving to the Starlight Foundation's LIVEWIRE Program

We are excited to announce that the Starlight Foundation will again be the charity partner for the 2019 Social Media Marketing Awards.

We will not only be fundraising, but 10% of every entry fee and 10% of every corporate sponsorship will also go the the Starlight Foundation’s LIVEWIRE program.

Designed to combat loneliness and isolation, livewire.org.au connects teens and young people (10-20) experiencing serious illness or disability, through a safe online community. It helps teens navigate life with a serious illness, support each other and most importantly, to focus on the positives of what they can do, not what they can’t.

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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Call for Entries has opened for the 2019 Social Media Marketing Awards

We are excited to announce that the Call for Entries for the Social Media Marketing Awards has opened for 2019.

It is a great chance for individuals, businesses, companies, organisations and not-for-profits to be recognised for the outstanding job they do in the social media space.

This year there are 10 new Award Categories:

  • Best Social Media Educator of the Year

  • Best Student Social Media Campaign

  • Best Use of Youtube

  • Travel Influencer of the Year

  • Health and Fitness Influencer of the Year

  • Beauty Influencer of the Year

  • Fashion Influencer of the Year

  • Food Influencer of the Year

  • Best Social Media Tool

  • Best Use of a Chatbot in Social Media

Plus our other 15 categories.

We have an esteemed panel of judges from all over the world who are looking forward to evaluating all the entries.

To enter, just go to https://www.socialmediamarketingawards.com/enter/ and follow this directions.

There is an early bird entry fee of $149 inc GST available between 15th January 2019 until 15th February 2019. From the 16th February 2019, the normal entry fee of $249 inc GST will apply.

10% from each entry fee will go to the Starlight Foundations LIVEWIRE program. livewire.org.au connects teens and young people (10-20) experiencing serious illness or disability, through a safe online community. It helps teens navigate life with a serious illness, support each other and most importantly, to focus on the positives of what they can do, not what they can’t.

We look forward to seeing your entry.

If you have any questions, please contact awards@smminstitute.com.au

4 New Judges Announced for the Social Media Marketing Awards

4 NEW JUDGES ANNOUNCED

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

Leo Morejon is a Social Tribe Member and founder of BuildandInspire.com.

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