The 2022 Northern Ireland Social Media Awards have been launched to assist recognise the very best individuals, businesses and campaigns in social media advertising and marketing The awards purpose to have fun how individuals, organisations and businesses are utilizing social media positively and to shine a light-weight on these excelling in digital advertising and marketing. There are 30 award classes to enter this 12 months together with Best Social Media Campaign in Hospitality, Best use of Social Media in Retail, Social Media Marketer of the Year, Digital Marketer of the Year, Food Influencer of the Year and Best Use of TikTook. Read extra:Two-year-old goes viral with hilarious impression of grandparents The winners can be introduced on the ‘social occasion of the 12 months’ within the Europa Hotel on Saturday October 1. The awards are organised by two of Northern Ireland’s main award-winning digital entrepreneurs and trade mentors, Niamh Taylor of Digital 24 and Caroline O’Neill of Digg Mama and Digg For Success. Niamh Taylor, NI Social Media Awards co-founder stated: “We are delighted to welcome again the NI Social Media Awards after a two-year hiatus. Throughout the course of the pandemic, social media and digital platforms stored pals, households and businesses linked by way of lengthy durations of lockdown. “During this time, social media has been a trusted supply for information, supported businesses by way of survival and progress throughout a massively difficult time and actually got here into its personal to present how a lot good might be completed by way of it when used appropriately.” Leading the unbiased judging panel is Matt Swain, Social Media Advisor and earlier Content Creator throughout the private workforce of BBC Dragon, and the host of one in all Europe’s largest podcasts, ‘The Diary of a CEO’, Steven Bartlett. John Thornton, Social Media Manager for Innocent Drinks can also be on the judging panel alongside Rowena Flynn, one of many world’s prime feminine players and Partner of worldwide group, Twitch; Oonagh O’Hagan, Managing Director of Meagher’s Pharmacy Group; Danielle McGookin, Founder of Dubai based mostly digital advertising and marketing firm, Social Story and Leanne Ross, Executive Director of New Zealand Game Developers Association. Caroline O’Neill, co-founder added: “We need to shine a light-weight on the native individuals, businesses, and campaigns which might be participating individuals, bringing consciousness to necessary points, producing talkability and driving gross sales throughout the a number of platforms.
“There are 30 classes and we’re encouraging individuals and businesses throughout Northern Ireland which were working exhausting on their social media channels to step ahead for the popularity they deserve. We have secured probably the most superb line-up of unbiased judges who’re all leaders within the international digital advertising and marketing trade and are well-placed to award the native stars of social media advertising and marketing.” The Media Partner for the Northern Ireland Social Media Awards 2022 is Belfast Live. Individual class companions embrace Balmoral Healthcare, Bellamianta, BNL Productions, Bodyfit Mums, Holistic Kidz, House of Vixen, Malfy Gin, MCG Investments. The charity accomplice is Aware, the melancholy charity for Northern Ireland which delivers psychological well being and well-being programmes into communities, faculties, schools, universities and workplaces. For additional data or to enter earlier than Sunday July 10, please go to right here. Read extra: Kate Grant turns into first mannequin with Down’s Syndrome to be signed in NI Read extra: Derry Girls actor tells of pleasure at touchdown position in closing sequence To get the most recent breaking information straight to your inbox, join to our free e-newsletter.