Dublin Zoo and Vodafone shortlisted for Social Media Awards

Organisers receive 'overwhelming response' from companies

Vodafone Ireland is among the companies shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Energy Social Media Awards.

Vodafone Ireland is among the companies shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Energy Social Media Awards.

Mon, May 13, 2013, 16:35

 

Universal Pictures Ireland, Cow and Gate, Dublin Zoo and The Carphone Warehouse are among the companies shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Energy Social Media Awards 2013. The awards aim to recognise talent in online interaction, engagement and innovation and highlight best practice and importance of social media in business.

This year the awards received an “overwhelming response”, with more than 400 entries received from over 200 individual companies. A number of businesses such as RTÉ, Vodafone Ireland, Bachelors Peas, Hailo Dublin and Arnotts are shortlisted in multiple categories.

AA Ireland, RaboDirect and Bonkers.ie are among the nominations for best blog, while O2 Ireland, Meteor and Bord Na Móna feature in the line-up for the “Best Integrated Social Media Campaign”.

In the “Best Use of Social Media by State Body” category, Irish Rail, National Gallery of Ireland and University College Cork all feature, while in terms of social media effectiveness, Batchelors Peas is nominated for its farmers’ campaign, as is Lyons Tea for its Christmas hamper competition.

The awards will be held on Thursday, May 30th in the Clyde Court Hotel, Dublin, with 2FM presenter Rick O’Shea acting as compère on the night.

For a full list of nominations see socialmediaawards.com/