Nominations

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  • Make a Word backup of your entries, even beore you press submit
  • Free Nominations close April 10th at 3pm
  • Only someone from the business/org or an agreed representative can nominate them in this event.
  • This covers your social media work from June 2017 to February 2018.
  • We suggest copying and pasting your entry into a Word document just in case anything goes wrong as you’re nominating.
  • An email from web@sockies.ie will be sent to you to verify your entry. If you don’t verify it, your nominations won’t go through. Check spam.
  • Once verified you will be sent a link which allows you to edit your entry up to the close of nominations.
  • Nominations close on April 10th at 3pm
  • A company can enter in up to 5 categories. You cannot enter a company/client in a category two or more times. If you want to nominate multiple companies, use a unique email per company entry.
  • Late entries (up to 48 hours) incur an admin fee of €200 per category and need to be paid upfront. Asking us to edit your nomination after entries close also incurs this fee. So don’t be late!
  • Late entries from April 17th and after are €500 per category.
  • Your entry will be judged by the public and social media enthusiasts.
  • It is not up to us to tell you what categories to enter. You’re a a big boy or girl.
  • Our contact email is team@sockies.ie but we won’t answer emails about extensions or exceptions and you may not get an answer if we think your question has already been answered here.
  • Be careful when copying and pasting with the word count. Delete any white spaces before first and last words. Links are counted by our word counter. Our counter over-counts so consider max word count at about 95%. If it says you are over by 4 words, delete 4 words. We get most questions about this bit. Stay strong!

You can jump to the category that you're interested in by clicking on the links below :

1.Facebook for Small Business (In-House)

2.Facebook of a Medium+ Business (In-House)

3.Facebook for a Business/Brand (Agency Run)

4.Facebook for a Non-Profit/Organisation

5.Facebook for a State Org

6.Best Business/Org Twitter Micro

7.Best Business/Org Twitter account – Medium

8.Best Business Twitter account – Agency Run

9.Best Non-Profit/Organisation Twitter account

10.Best Mobile App

11.Best Experimental Format (WhatsApp, VR/AR)

12.Best Use of Snapchat

13.Best Use of Instagram (Business/Organisation)

14.Best Use of Instagram by an SME (Micro)

15.Social Media by an SME – 5 or less staff (In house)

16.Social Media by an SME – 6+ staff (In house)

17.Best Blog of an SME

18.Zero Budget Social Media Campaign

19.eCommerce and Social Media

20.Social Media for a Media Organisation

21.Use of Social Media by Utility or Telco

22.Use of Social Media by a Gym/Personal Trainer

23.Úsáid Na Meáin Shóisialta

24.Use of Social Media by State Body

25.Best Video/Video Campaign of Company/Org (In-house, small)

26.Best Video/Video Campaign of Company/Org (In-house, medium)

27.Best Video/Video Campaign of Company/Org (In-house, Large)

28.Best Video/Video Campaign by An Agency

29.Best Live Video Series

30.Integrated Social Media Campaign

31.Social Media Campaign – Travel and Tourism (inbound)

32.Social Media Campaign – Sports Sponsorship

33.Social Media Campaign – Event/Sponsorship (other)

34.Best use of Realtime Marketing







1. Facebook for Small Business (In-House)








This is for the Facebook Page of a Business that has 5 full-time employees or less and is run by those employees. Tell us the story of this Facebook Page and why it is a good example of using Facebook.

2. Facebook of a Medium+ Business (In-House)








This is for the Facebook Page of a business with 6+ full time employees and is run by these employees. Tell us the story of this Facebook Page and why it is a good example of using Facebook.

3. Facebook for a Business/Brand (Agency Run)








This is for the Facebook Page of a Business/brand that is run by an external agency. Tell us the story of this Facebook Page and why it is a good example of using Facebook.

4. Facebook for a Non-Profit/Organisation








This is for the Facebook Page for a Non-profit/Charitable organisation. Not for a State or Semi-State organisation. Tell us the story of this Facebook Page and why it is a good example of using Facebook.

5. Facebook for a State Org








Facebook for a State Org/Semi-state Org. Tell us the story of this Facebook Page and why it is a good example of using Facebook.

6. Best Business/Org Twitter Micro





This is for the Twitter account of a Business or an Organisation with less than 5 fulltime employees.

7. Best Business/Org Twitter account – Medium





This is for the Twitter account(s) of a business/org that are run by their own employees and have 6+ fulltime employees.

8. Best Business Twitter account – Agency Run





This is for a business/org that has a Twitter account run by their agency.

9. Best Non-Profit/Organisation Twitter account






This is for the Twitter account of a Non-profit/Organisation. It can be run in-house or by an agency. A charity number is required to enter.

10. Best Mobile App





This is the category for an Irish made app or an app designed by an Irish company for the Irish or International market.

11. Best Experimental Format (WhatsApp, VR/AR)





This is for the use of a non-mainstream social network/online space that can be classed as new and not common enough to be used by everyone.

12. Best Use of Snapchat









It’s 2018, there are close to 1.7 Million people using Snapchat in Ireland. While most brands using it  still don’t know the difference between vertical and horizontal video, many are doing a good job so this category is for them. You will be marked in this category based on original content. Using “influencers” really is not original.

Since you cannot link to Snapchat content (yet) we want you to link to screenshots or saved copies of you work. Put them on Imgur or somewhere and link.

13. Best Use of Instagram (Business/Organisation)







This is for a a business/organisation with 6 or more employees that uses Instagram in an interesting way.

To win in this category you need to regularly post good content, get good engagement and know why you are using Instagram and how it benefits your organisation. And you need to tell us this in the form.

14. Best Use of Instagram by an SME (Micro)







This is for a Micro SME that uses Instagram in an interesting way. Our definition of Micro is 5 or less employees.

To win in this category you need to regularly post good content, get good engagement and know why you are using Instagram and how it benefits your organisation. And you need to tell us this in the form.

15. Social Media by an SME – 5 or less staff (In house)







Use of Social Media by an SME with 5 full time staff or less. This is for using social media across multiple platforms and is for an SME that did it all themselves, who did not use an agency.

16. Social Media by an SME – 6+ staff (In house)







Use of Social Media by an SME with 6 full time staff or less. This is for using social media across multiple platforms and is for an SME that did it all themselves, who did not use an agency.

17. Best Blog of an SME






This is for the blog of a full time SME with 20 employees or less.

18. Zero Budget Social Media Campaign





Non-agency category.  This is a category for a campaign that only had people as resources and not an extra penny was spent or diverted to run this campaign. Open to SMEs and small NGOs. 20 employees or less.

19. eCommerce and Social Media










This is for Irish (island of Ireland) eCommerce companies that are using social media to get sales and build awareness in Ireland or abroad. This is not for the Irish presence of an International ord. Are you using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram to sell? Tell us how, is it worthy of a case study?

20. Social Media for a Media Organisation








This is for the Social Media of a media organisation. Radio, Newspaper, TV station, Magazine, Online Publication etc. Give us examples of why your social media is good enough to be a case study,

21. Use of Social Media by Utility or Telco











The use of multiple social media platforms by Utility and Telecom companies. We want to see case studies on how you use social media so well. Examples of good updates and good customer care.

22. Use of Social Media by a Gym/Personal Trainer









This is for the Use of Social Media by a Gym or a qualified personal trainer who uses social media for business. We want to make the finalists in this category a case study on how to use Social Media correctly to connect with people who wish to improve their health/well-being.

23. Úsáid Na Meáin Shóisialta




Bearla anois. This is for Use of Social Media that is majority As Gaeilge.

24. Use of Social Media by State Body




It’s not just for people in uniform you know…

This category is for State Bodies/Public bodies as defined by the European Union.

25. Best Video/Video Campaign of Company/Org (In-house, small)







This is for an SME or organisation with 10 fulltime employees or less. This is for video that was produced and created for digital media/social media and to be used in these spaces. Videos created for TV broadcast are not accepted in this category. This video can be produced by an outside firm but the campaign must be managed in-house.

Tell us about this video or campaign in the form. Our judges may have never heard of you before the open the nomination. You can submit one video or more if you have them. We gave you space for three videos. If there are more note it in application.

26. Best Video/Video Campaign of Company/Org (In-house, medium)







This is for an SME or organisation with 11-30 fulltime employees. This is for video that was produced and created for digital media/social media and to be used in these spaces. Videos created for TV broadcast are not accepted in this category. This video can be produced by an outside firm but the campaign must be managed in-house.

Tell us about this video or campaign in the form. Our judges may have never heard of you before the open the nomination. You can submit one video or more if you have them. We gave you space for three videos. If there are more note it in application.

27. Best Video/Video Campaign of Company/Org (In-house, Large)







This is for an SME or organisation with 31 fulltime employees. This is for video that was produced and created for digital media/social media and to be used in these spaces. Videos created for TV broadcast are not accepted in this category. This video can be produced by an outside firm but the campaign must be managed in-house.

Tell us about this video or campaign in the form. Our judges may have never heard of you before the open the nomination. You can submit one video or more if you have them. We gave you space for three videos. If there are more note it in application.

28. Best Video/Video Campaign by An Agency








This is for video that was produced and created for digital media/social media and to be used in these spaces. Videos created for TV broadcast are not accepted in this category.

Tell us about this video or campaign in the form. Our judges may have never heard of you before the open the nomination. You can submit one video or more if you have them. We gave you space for three videos. If there are more note it in application.

29. Best Live Video Series







This is for a Live Video series on Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Instagram or Periscope. It has to have at least 3 programmes in 2017 and 2 in 2018 to count.

30. Integrated Social Media Campaign













This is for a campaign planned and executed across multiple social media platforms.

31. Social Media Campaign – Travel and Tourism (inbound)










This is for a social media campaign planned and executed across multiple social media platforms. The objective with this campaign is to generate attention for tourism and travel places, spaces, attractions or companies on the island of Ireland.

32. Social Media Campaign – Sports Sponsorship










This is for a social media campaign as part of the sponsorship of an event that is sports related. You need to tell us what the purpose of this campaign is, what you did to stand out and the success metrics. Tell us the story of this.

33. Social Media Campaign – Event/Sponsorship (other)







This is for a social media campaign for an event or part of the sponsorship of an event that is not sports related.

34. Best use of Realtime Marketing







We want examples of the ability to create media quickly and tie into “breaking” social issues. Date range from June 2017 to February 2018.