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PR News Honors Its 2016 Social Media Award Winners and Honorable Mentions

June 6th, 2016 by

PR News celebrated some of the year’s best social media campaigns on June 6 at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach in Miami. This year’s Social Media Award winners embodied the curiosity and flexibility that’s required to stay on top of the rapidly changing social media space. As social continues to come of age, these practitioners are able to score unrivaled successes for their organizations and brands.

2016 Social Media Awards: LinkedIn | Marketing Campaign

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Winner: CompTIA – #CompTIAPerks CompTIA is the global trade industry association that supports IT businesses and IT professionals in their careers. Located in the Chicago suburbs, this global organization of approximately 200 employees serves North… Continued

2016 Social Media Awards: Instagram | PR Campaign

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Winner: Honest Tea – #RefreshinglyHonest Campaign Honest Tea has always been curious to see if the rest of the country feels as strongly about honesty as it does, so the company developed a lighthearted social… Continued

2016 Social Media Awards: Facebook | Use of Video

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Winners: Children’s Specialized Hospital – #FightFace and Periscope – Buffalo Wild Wings Alive Events Children’s Specialized Hospital – #FightFace Children’s Specialized Hospital is the nation’s largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital caring for children from birth to… Continued

2016 Social Media Awards: Facebook | Social Good Campaign

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Winner: Mars, Incorporated – M&M’S Red Nose Day Campaign In 2015, M&M’S launched a movement to raise money and awareness for the first U.S. Red Nose Day, a campaign dedicated to raising money for children… Continued

2016 Social Media Awards: Facebook | Promoted Post

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Winner: Solomon McCown & Company – Lahey Health: World Prematurity Day Nov. 17, 2015 was World Prematurity Day, and Solomon McCown & Company saw it as an opportunity to not only raise awareness of Winchester… Continued

2016 Social Media Awards: Facebook | Contests / Games

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Winner: Sallie Mae – Good Things Come to Those Who Plan Sallie Mae’s “Good Things Come to Those Who Plan” contest used social media to reach and engage college-bound students and parents in order to… Continued

2016 Social Media Awards: Facebook | Marketing Campaign

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Winner: Weber Shandwick & GSK – What’s Your Why? Campaign When it comes to quitting smoking, it’s easy to talk about it, but making the commitment? Statistics show that while half of smokers want to… Continued

2016 Social Media Awards: Facebook | PR Campaign

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Winner: RockOrange – Macy’s + Thalia Sodi – Fashion Show & Facebook Media Launch RockOrange was engaged to create media interest for the launch of Thalia Sodi, the Mexican icon’s clothing line with Macy’s, through… Continued

2016 Social Media Awards: Twitter | Tweet Content

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Winner: Periscope – Buffalo Wild Wings Posts Post Game Report Buffalo Wild Wings knows its fans are watching the NFL Playoffs and recapping and celebrating every moment on Twitter—and the brand wanted them to know… Continued