Awards

Awards Night

Date:

Thursday 26th September

Time:

7pm

Venue:

 Europa Hotel, Belfast

Dress Code:

Dress to Impress

The award winners will be announced at a glittering award ceremony, hosted by the inspirational Little Penny Thoughts and Shauna Rafferty, which will take place on Thursday 26th September 2019 at the world famous Europa Hotel, Belfast.

Guests will arrive to a frenzy of media attention on the social media carpet before being treated to a drinks reception, lavish three course meal and will dance the night away to live entertainment from the Riff Shop Music Dublin Boys.

The awards promise to be the social event of the year, celebrating the talented individuals and organisations within the social media marketing industry.

Celebrate with us as we showcase the Stars of Social Media throughout the UK and Ireland

Tickets are available to purchase for £110 per person or SAVE 10% when you buy 10 tickets – £990 for a table of 10. For all booking queries, please contact awards@nisocialmediaawards.com or book online

Dress Code: Glitzy 

Programme

18:30 – Drinks reception

19:15 – Welcome speech

19:30 – Dinner

21:00 – Awards ceremony

22:45 – Entertainment

01:00 – Close 

NI Social Media Awards are sponsored by:

Award Categories

entries now closed

To enter the NI Social Media Awards, please enter online. Ensure you complete all sections.

Entries closed 21st AUGUST 2019

If you encounter any issues when trying to submit your entry please send a copy of your award submission through to awards@nisocialmediaawards.com

1. BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN RETAIL (Under 10k following) Demonstrate best use of social media in retail to develop, manage and engage online audiences. Sponsored by Schweppes BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN RETAIL (Over 10k following) Demonstrate best use of social media in retail to develop, manage and engage online audiences. Sponsored by Mid Ulster Auctions 2. BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN FITNESS  Demonstrate best use of social media in fitness to develop, manage and engage online audiences. Sponsored by Body Fit Mums 3. BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN HEALTHCARE (Under 10k following) Demonstrate best use of social media in healthcare to develop, manage and engage online audiences. Sponsored by Absolute Protection BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN HEALTHCARE (Over 10k following) Demonstrate best use of social media in healthcare to develop, manage and engage online audiences. Sponsored by Flower Walls NI 4. BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN HAIR / BEAUTY (Under 10k following) Demonstrate best use of social media in beauty to develop, manage and engage online audiences. Sponsored by C&C Boutique BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN HAIR / BEAUTY (Over 10k following) Demonstrate best use of social media in beauty to develop, manage and engage online audiences. Sponsored by The Skin Health Clinic 5. BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN SERVICE / B2B (Under 10k following) Demonstrate best use of social media in a B2B environment to develop, manage and engage online audiences. Sponsored by Bradley Henderson Photography BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN SERVICE /B2B (Over 10k following) Demonstrate best use of social media in a B2B environment to develop, manage and engage online audiences. Sponsored by Insta Belfast 6. BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN HOSPITALITY (Under 10k following) Demonstrate best use of social media in hospitality to develop, manage and engage online audiences. Sponsored by Changing Events BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN HOSPITALITY (Over 10k following) Demonstrate best use of social media in hospitality to develop, manage and engage online audiences. Sponsored by Ion Distillery 7. BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN CHARITY  Demonstrate best use of social media in charity to develop, manage and engage online audiences. Sponsored by DIGG Childrenswear

8. BEST SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN IN PUBLIC SECTOR
Demonstrate the best use of a specific social media campaign in the public sector to develop, manage and engage online audiences.

Sponsored by Beautiful Balloons Cookstown

9. BEST SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN IN RETAIL
Demonstrate the best use of a specific social media campaign in the retail sector to develop, manage and engage online audiences.

Sponsored by Cloughbane Farm

10. BEST SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN IN HOSPITALITY
Demonstrate the best use of a specific social media campaign in the hospitality sector to develop, manage and engage online audiences.

Sponsored by Moira Cosmetic Dental

11. BEST USE OF TWITTER
Demonstrate best use of Twitter to engage an audience, to entertain or use to inform for the good of the business / brand.

Sponsored by Stephen Baxter-Crawford, Queens University

12. BEST USE OF FACEBOOK
Demonstrate best use of Facebook to engage an audience, to entertain or to inform for the good of the business / brand.

Sponsored by Gary Hughes Deuce Brand

13. BEST USE OF INSTAGRAM
Demonstrate best use of Instagram to engage an audience, to entertain or use to inform for the good of the business / brand.

Sponsored by Emma Gribben

14. BEST INFLUENCER/BLOGGER CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR
Demonstration of a campaign that has used influencers / bloggers for the launch of a brand, product, service and to drive awareness and/or increase sales.

Sponsored by Valerie Roe PR

15. HAIR / BEAUTY INFLUENCER/BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
Recognition of a beauty influencer / blogger who can demonstrate growing their following and utilising their platform to drive awareness or increase sales for their own business or for another business.

Sponsored by International Beauty Ireland 

16. FITNESS INFLUENCER/BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
Recognition of a fitness influencer / blogger who can demonstrate growing their following and utilising their platform to drive awareness or increase sales for their own business or for another business.

Sponsored by Cuba Clothing

17. FASHION INFLUENCER/BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
Recognition of a fashion influencer / blogger who can demonstrate growing their following and utilising their platform to drive awareness or increase sales for their own business or for another business.

Sponsored by Room 7

18. LIFESTYLE INFLUENCER/BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
Recognition of a lifestyle influencer / blogger who can demonstrate growing their following and utilising their platform to drive awareness or increase sales for their own business or for another business.

Sponsored by Jack Murphy Jewellers

19. PARENTING INFLUENCER/BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
Recognition of a parenting influencer / blogger who can demonstrate growing their following and utilising their platform to drive awareness or increase sales for their own business or for another business.

Sponsored by Bumble And Bee 

20. HOME INFLUENCER/BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
Recognition of a home influencer / blogger who can demonstrate growing their following and utilising their platform to drive awareness or increase sales for their own business or for another business.

Sponsored by Digital 24

21. SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETER OF THE YEAR
Recognition of a leading social media marketer who has used social media to drive awareness, launch a brand or drive sales for their employer.

Sponsored by Bellamianta

22. SOCIAL MEDIA FREELANCER OF THE YEAR
Recognition of a leading social media freelancer who has used social media to drive awareness, launch a brand or drive sales for their client(s).

Sponsored by Ramona Nicholas

23. SOCIAL MEDIA IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR
Great utilisation and understanding of social media by an in-house team.

Sponsored by Dollybird Interiors

24. SOCIAL MEDIA AGENCY TEAM OF THE YEAR
Great utilisation and understanding of social media by an agency team, i.e a social team in a Digital/SEO/Media/PR/Advertising Agency.

Sponsored by Mark Wright

25. SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
An award to recognise an outstanding social media personality.

Sponsored by Tayto

26. MOST INNOVATIVE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
An award to recognise an innovative use of social media.

Sponsored by BNL Productions

27. BEST OVERALL USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
An award to recognise a business using social media in a forward-thinking way.

Sponsored by Boost

WHY ENTER THE NI SOCIAL MEDIA AWARDS?

The NI Social Media Awards are about celebrating all social media efforts from good to great over the past year and offer entrants and those shortlisted a chance to be recognised as a leader in their industry.

Benefits of Winning a SMA Award

Some of the benefits of winning a SMA award are:

1. Fantastic event speaking opportunities for you and your team.

2. Maximise the visibility of your brand and get your company’s great work in front of over 100,000 eyeballs.

3. Gain recognition as a leading Social Media achiever in the industry.

4. Attract new employees to your business and enable you to hire the best talent.

5. Your SMA award logo can be used on all your business’ adverts, websites, social media, email signature and marketing materials.

6. You will be presented with a ‘Night of the Stars’ trophy that you can showcase in your office and use as a reminder of your achievement.

All entry forms and supporting material will remain confidential and will be only accessible to the judging panel. 

Tips for Submitting a Winning Entry

Before submitting your entry, take a look at the judging process to get a better understanding of what the judges are looking for.

Enter Now (closed)

The NI Social Media Awards are about celebrating all social media efforts from good to great over the past year and offer entrants and those shortlisted a chance to be recognised as a leader in their industry.

To enter the NI Social Media Awards, please fill in the form before 5pm on 21st August 2019.

If you encounter any issues when trying to submit your entry please send a copy of your award submission through to awards@nisocialmediaawards.com

All entrants are required to submit at least one company and/or client logo or an image for the influencer/blogger categories. This should be in JPEG or PNG format and should be no larger than 2MB. Logos and supporting documents can be uploaded below.

If judges read your application during the shortlisting process and think your application would be successful in another category, we can duplicate your application and put it forward for another category. Would you like us to do this?

Best Use Of Social Media

As a guide to what this Award will be judged on, the key information that the judges will be looking for is:

Social Media Campaign

As a guide to what this Award will be judged on, the key information that the judges will be looking for is:

Use Of A Social Media Channel

As a guide to what this Award will be judged on, the key information that the judges will be looking for is:

Influencer/Blogger

As a guide to what this Award will be judged on, the key information that the judges will be looking for is:

Social Media Person/Team

As a guide to what this Award will be judged on, the key information that the judges will be looking for is:

Supporting Files