Nominations open for the 2014 SMBBGR Awards

Posted on June 19, 2014

It’s that time of year again! We’re going to be holding the 2014 SMBBGR Awards in July. We’re really excited to add to our great set of past winners with more businesses and individuals that exemplify great social media use!

We’ll be holding this year’s awards on our July 10th breakfast. Before we do, we need your help to nominate and vote for people and businesses for each of our SMBBGR Award categories.

First up: nominations. Between now and Wednesday, June 25th at noon, we want you to send us your suggestions (as many as you’d like for each category!) for Bangor-area businesses and individuals you think would be great contenders for the following awards:

  • The Faceplanking Award: Who’s the most creative with their content? You see a new post or tweet that makes you smile and tell all your friends. It’s impossible to resist sharing the stuff that the recipient of the Faceplanking Award posts. (2013 winner: Downtown Bangor)
  • The Hashtagger Award: Who is the go-to person for their industry thanks to social media? Who has been able to build their reputation and expertise on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other networks enough so that their name is synonymous with the work they do? (2013 winner: Gretchen Schaefer)
  • The @ Award: Posting’s one thing, but engaging with your audience is another. The @ Award winner is always there with a reply or more info when someone interacts. Who’s the best at staying in touch with their own social media crowd on Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks? (2013 winner: Bull Moose)
  • The 0-60 Award: Where’d they come from? Whether it’s a new business or a seasoned social media user who really took center stage on social media, the 0-60 Award winner has shown the power of generating conversation and buzz. (2013 winner: Geaghan’s)
  • The Instabacon Award: Whether it’s through crafty Instagram photos or behind-the-scenes YouTube videos, the winner of this award is a master of integrating photos and videos into their social media world. Who makes a picture or video worth a thousand words? (2013 winner: Tom Round)

We’re looking for a new group of winners this year that show how beneficial social media can be in a variety of ways. Again, you can nominate as many people or companies as you like for each category, and nominees don’t have to be past SMBBGR attendees.

After nominations close, we’ll open up final voting to let the Bangor community decide who wins each of the awards. Join us for our July 10th breakfast to hear who wins!

Thank you for helping decide this year’s award winners. Go nominate your favorites now!