The Social Event
Of The Year
26 SEPT 6.30PM

The Northern Ireland Social Media Awards (NISMAs) honours and recognises freelancers, individuals, teams, agencies and businesses delivering social media marketing and demonstrating excellence in their work.

The awards are judged by an independent awards jury, made up of leaders in the social media marketing industry throughout the world.

The winners will be announced at a glittering awards dinner at the world famous Europa Hotel, Belfast on Thursday 26th September.

The awards event will be hosted by the inspirational Little Penny Thoughts and Shauna Rafferty with entertainment by Ireland’s most instagrammable act Riff Shop. It promises to be NI’s social event of the year.​

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Award shortlist

1. BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN RETAIL (Under 10k following)
💥Bumble and Bee 
💥Stable Lane Boutique 
💥Serenity Ten Clothing
💥Be Unique by Emma 
💥Halo Healthy Kitchen

Sponsored by Schweppes

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN RETAIL (Over 10k following)
💥Suitor Bros 
💥Jack Murphy Jewellers 
💥Tayto (Elevator) 
💥Mace (MXB) 
💥AML Boutique

Sponsored by Mid Ulster Auctions

2. BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN FITNESS 
💥Sam Conley Fitness 
💥CORE NI 
💥Move your mind 
💥LMA Fitness 
💥Waites Gym 

Sponsored by Bodyfit Mums

3. BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN HEALTHCARE (Under 10k following)
💥Ann’s Nursing Care 
💥The Spectacle Maker 
💥Zen Orthodontics 
💥Galgorm Dental 
💥Balmoral Healthcare

Sponsored by Absolute Protection

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN HEALTHCARE (Over 10k following)
💥Kingsbridge Healthcare 
💥The Hormone Health Coach 
💥The Academy Masterplan

Sponsored by Flower Walls NI

4. BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN HAIR / BEAUTY (Under 10k following)
💥Surgery Hair 
💥The Dry Bar 
💥Mindful Beauty 
💥Bridgeen Hair Loss Clinic 
💥Pure Perfection

Sponsored by C&C Boutique

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN HAIR / BEAUTY (Over 10k following)
💥Hidden Hair 
💥Olivia Muldoon Hair & Makeup 
💥Scissor Sisters Camlough 
💥Nadine McLaughlin 
💥Lily B By Debbie

Sponsored by The Skin Health Clinic

5. BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN SERVICE / B2B (Under 10k following)
💥Roof Window Specialist 
💥Fathom 
💥KES Group 
💥Niamh McAuley (Purple Dot) 
💥Visit Gay Belfast

Sponsored by Bradley Henderson Photography

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN SERVICE /B2B (Over 10k following)
💥Transfer Tutor 
💥News 360 – Leona O’Neill 
💥St Pat College Dungannon 
💥Divine Photography 
💥David Henderson Design

Sponsored by Insta Belfast

6. BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN HOSPITALITY (Under 10k following)
💥Yellow Bird 
💥White Horse Saintfield 
💥AJS Promotions – The Blind Cobbler 
💥Lamppost cafe 
💥Friel’s Bar

Sponsored by Changing Events

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN HOSPITALITY (Over 10k following)
💥Hastings Hotels 
💥Visit Causeway Coast and Glens 
💥Galgorm Hotel 
💥Bishopsgate Hotel 
💥Tipsy Bird

Sponsored by Ion Distillery

7. BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN CHARITY 
💥Michaela Foundation 
💥Christian Fellowship Church 
💥Adsum Foundation 
💥Centred Soul-Health & Wellbeing for all the Family 
💥Irish Cuchulainn

Sponsored by DIGG Childrenswear

8. BEST SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN IN PUBLIC SECTOR
💥PSNI – #NoGreyZone
💥Lisburn & Castlereagh CIty Council 
💥CCEA 
💥Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council 
💥SERC 
💥Department Of Finance

Sponsored by Beautiful Balloons Cookstown

9. BEST SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN IN RETAIL
💥Suitor Bros 
💥Moy Park (MXB) 
💥Boost Drinks (Elevator) 
💥Kings Baby Shop 
💥Jack Murphy Jewellers
💥KES Group

Sponsored by Cloughbane Farm

10. BEST SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN IN HOSPITALITY /EVENTS
💥Walsh’s Hotel (SM Marketing) 
💥David Meade (Run DMG) 
💥Hastings Hotels 
💥Galgorm Hotel and Spa 
💥Tipsy Bird
💥Ten Square Hotel with Nava Talk

Sponsored by Moira Cosmetic Dental

11. BEST USE OF TWITTER
💥Belfast Giants
💥Cool FM
💥QUB Accommodation

Sponsored by Stephen Baxter-Crawford

12. BEST USE OF FACEBOOK
💥Property Pal 
💥Fred Funk 
💥Christies Direct 
💥News 360 – Leona O’Neill 
💥Cool FM 
💥Cosy Roof

Sponsored by Gary Hughes

13. BEST USE OF INSTAGRAM
💥Founded Coffee 
💥Larchfield Estate 
💥Bearded Candlemakers 
💥Style Edit 
💥David Henderson Design​

Sponsored by Emma Gribben

14. BEST INFLUENCER/BLOGGER CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR
💥Kings Baby Shop 
💥Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council 
💥Cloughbane Farm
💥Jack Murphy Jewellers 
💥The Academy Masterplan

Sponsored by Valerie Roe PR

15. HAIR / BEAUTY INFLUENCER/BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
💥Grainne McCoy 
💥Jamie Dunne 
💥LMD 
💥Make-up By Julie 
💥Olivia McVeigh

Sponsored by International Beauty Ireland 

16. FITNESS INFLUENCER/BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
💥Meave Madden 
💥Warrior Goddess Kettle Bell Training 
💥Sam Conley Fitness

Sponsored by Cuba Clothing

17. FASHION INFLUENCER/BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
💥Kate Grant 
💥Ivona Moore 
💥Cameron Glasgow 
💥The Dress House 
💥Oh So Femme 
💥Katie Andrews The Blog

Sponsored by Room 7

18. LIFESTYLE INFLUENCER/BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
💥Elle Pearls 
💥Daily Prophetic 
💥Blossoming Birds 
💥Joanie O’Hanlon
💥Belfast Food Blogger
💥EM Imagery

Sponsored by Jack Murphy Jewellers

19. PARENTING INFLUENCER/BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
💥 Enjoy Everything Emma
💥 Cliodhna Fullen
💥 Our Life At The White House
💥 Sara Holland Co
💥 Wandering Wilsons
💥 Mrs Sarah Thomp

Sponsored by Bumble And Bee 

20. HOME INFLUENCER/BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
💥Sara Holland Co 
💥Home At Rose Cottage 
💥Clean With Curtis 
💥Our Self Build NI 
💥Inside Number 16

Sponsored by Creative Stone & Tile 

21. SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETER OF THE YEAR
💥Lana Richardson – Property Pal
💥Hannah Johnson – KES Group
💥Paul Malone – QUB
💥James Scullion – Rapid Marketing
💥Sinead McKeever – SM Marketing

Sponsored by Bellamianta

22. SOCIAL MEDIA FREELANCER OF THE YEAR

💥Run DMG
💥Copper Square Comms
💥Aoife Burns Marketing
💥Gillian Daly Communication
💥Paul Malone
 

Sponsored by Ramona Nicholas, CARA Pharmacy

23. SOCIAL MEDIA IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR

💥Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council
💥Women In Business
💥Galgorm Hotel & Spa
💥Danske Bank
💥PSNI
 

Sponsored by Dollybird Interiors

24. SOCIAL MEDIA AGENCY TEAM OF THE YEAR

💥Elevator
💥MXB
💥Nava Talk
💥Shady Dolphin
💥Rapid Marketing
 

Sponsored by Mark Wright

25. SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
💥Stuart Robinson – Cool FM 
💥Harlso The Balancing Hound 
💥Love Belfast
💥Pride And Pinion
💥AMPT Body Transformation

Sponsored by Tayto

26. MOST INNOVATIVE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
💥Estate Agents Leads  
💥Holiday Ninja
💥Cross and Freckle
💥Hover Hubs 
💥Go Teachie 

Sponsored by BNL Productions

27. BEST OVERALL USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
💥Irish FA
💥Cool FM
💥Queens University Belfast Accommodation
💥PSNI
💥Suitor Bros

Sponsored by Boost

The Award-Winning Event Team

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Co-Founder

Niamh Taylor

Owner – Digital Twenty Four

Co-Founder

Caroline O'Neill

Owner – DIGG Childrenswear
Founder – DIGG For Success

PR & Communications

Fiona Brown

Event Organiser

Pat Kearney

CELEBRATING A NIGHT OF THE STARS. FROM GOOD TO GREAT, IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE!

Drinks Partner

Ion Distillery

The Judges

Mark Wright

CEO Based IN LONDON

Mark was the winner of 2014 BBC The Apprentice, and went on to found the UK’s fastest growing digital marketing agency: Climb Online. The business turned over £1.7 million in its first year, securing contracts with over 200 worldwide.

Ramona (Wylie) Nicholas

CEO BASED IN IRELAND

Ramona is a self made, Award winning, Female Entrepreneur who is the Joint Managing Director of the Cara Group, which holds 13 Pharmacies, 2 Cara Home stores and also a thriving Online store. She completed two series as a Dragon on the RTE Series ‘Dragons Den’.

Valerie Roe

CEO Based In Dublin

Valerie Roe PR is a leading agency delivering compelling, customised communication campaigns aimed at maximising the marketing of products, services, venues, events and people across all sectors.

Louise Rumball

CEO BASED IN LONDON

Louise Rumball is the Founder of Chapter Three, a social media and influencer marketing agency working with clients such as BXR London, Nike, MTV and The Yacht Club

Gary Hughes

CEO BASED IN CALIFORNIA

Gary is CEO and Founder of Deuce Brand. Deuce brand is a California lifestyle company built on a foundation of creating the world’s hottest wrist wear accessories.

Emma Gribben

Consultant BASEd GLOBALLY

Emma is a global digital marketing consultant, trainer and mentor working with clients around the globe. She is a digital marketing trainer for Google on the Digital Academy in Europe.

Stephen Crawford-Baxter

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER BELFAST

Stephen is Social Media Manager at Queen’s University where he creates award-winning social media campaigns. Queen’s is ranked among the top 180 universities worldwide.

Sponsorship

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