Northern Ireland's first ever Social Media Awards hits Belfast on September 26th

  • The first ever Social Media Awards in Northern Ireland have been launched, with the goal of recognising the best individuals and businesses in the social media marketing space.

    The importance of social media for marketing has balooned in the past several years, becoming the primary way some businesses market their products and services. There are plenty of traditional marketing awards in Northern Ireland that include categories relating to social media campaigns, but until now there hasn't been a dedicated award show for it.

    The inaugural Northern Ireland Social Media Awards this year plans to fill this gap, shining a spotlight on local businesses and companies that are hitting above their weight class in social media marketing. Created by Northern Ireland digital marketing specialists Niamh Taylor of Digital 24 and Caroline O’Neill of DIGG For Success, the event will feature awards in 26 categories representing different industries and achievements.

    Applicants have until Monday 19th August to apply for the awards at, after which time a shortlist will be agreed on by a panel of judges. The final winners will be revealed at a gala event in the Europa Hotel on Thursday 26th September and will be hosted by social influencer Annette Kelly of Little Penny Thoughts.

    Caroline O’Neill, co-founder opf the awards commented: "There are 26 categories and we are encouraging individuals and businesses across Northern Ireland that are excelling in their use of Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to enter. We have a fantastic line-up of independent judges who are all leaders in the global digital marketing industry and are well-placed to award the local stars of social media marketing."

    Source: Written based on press release

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