The 2023 Northern Ireland Social Media Awards in partnership with Corner Bakery have been launched and will once again shine a spotlight on the achievements of local individuals, businesses and organisations and highlight the future of connection.
Now in their third year, the awards are organised by two of Northern Ireland’s leading award-winning digital marketers and industry mentors, Niamh Taylor of Digital 24 and Caroline O’Neill of Digg Mama and Digg For Success.
An independent panel of expert judges, who each work with some of the world’s biggest brands, has been secured and includes Amy Lynch, Social Media Lead of Ryanair; Jack Francis, Social Media & Content Manager of Ebay; Ella Wright, Social Media Manager of NEOM Organics London; Leah Silverlock, Head of Social Media & Community of Trustpilot; Dayna Sara Baker, Social Media Manager of Revolut; Jordan Meyer, Social Media Manager of Formula E and Jay Harris, Senior Social Media Executive of JD Sports Fashion.
The winners will be announced at the social event of the year hosted by Annette Kelly of Little Penny Thoughts on Saturday 7th October in Crowne Plaza Belfast.
The awards celebrate how individuals, organisations and businesses are using social media positively and excelling in digital marketing to achieve their aims and objectives. There are 32 award categories to enter including Best Social Media Campaign in Hospitality, Best Use of Social Media in Charity, Digital Agency Team of the Year and new for this year – Ulster University Marketing & Enterprising Student of the Year AND Best Use of Social Media in a Start-Up Business (Under 2 Years).
Founders of the NI Social Media Awards, Niamh Taylor and Caroline O’Neill said: “We are excited to launch this year’s NI Social Media Awards to recognise the talented individuals, businesses and social media campaigns and celebrate the achievements of Northern Ireland’s digital community.
Over 4.9 billion people are accessing social media around the world and when used correctly, it connects people and businesses in the digital and social society that we live in. And we want to acknowledge those who are working hard to be creative, stand out from the crowd, engage their audiences, bring awareness to important issues, generate talkability and drive sales across the multiple platforms. So whether you are a freelancer, small organisation or agency delivering low budget campaigns or a large agency or business with bigger budget - then we want to help recognise your achievements.”
Martin Booth, Managing Director of Corner Bakery said: “We are delighted to return as the title partner of this year’s awards. As a bakery with over 70 years heritage, we have seen first-hand how social media has played a vital role in the growth of our business and if you are reading this and use the various platforms, I would encourage you to get your entry in. The organisers have secured a stellar line-up of independent judges from around the world, who work with some incredible brands and are well-placed to award Northern Ireland’s stars of social media marketing.”
Individual category partners include Bedeck, Bellamianta, Bizvest UK, BNL Productions, Honeybees Playtown, Podcamping Ireland, Starview Hot Tubs, Todd’s Leap, Ulster University, United Wines. Charity Partner is Action Cancer.
For further information on the 2023 Northern Ireland Social Media Awards or to enter before Monday 31st July go to www.nisocialmediaawards.com