June 15thThe Marriot Brooklyn Bridge • New York City

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Join the Elite of Corporate Social Media

The Corporate Social Media Awards sets the standard of corporate social media excellence. The #CSMAwards recognize those in social media who are driving social business forwards; from excellence in social customer care to the most innovative social media campaigns

  • Get recognized for you great work: Have your peers commended and showcase the great work that you and your company are doing in corporate social media
  • Boost employee dedication: Boost your employees’ morale and dedication by shining a light on their great work. There’s nothing better than receiving international recognition for your efforts in social media
  • Benchmark your efforts: Discover how your social media strategy and projects perform alongside other leading brands

The Awards will showcase the people and projects that are helping social businesses shine.

Useful Social Media’s mission is to push social media into the centre of business strategy more, which means these awards are a literal translation of why we exist. It is our responsibility to shine a light on social media excellence, to inspire others into similar or better action.

The Categories:

The Corporate Social Media Awards are the only awards to focus on corporate social media and how it’s driving improvements in business. The Awards are divided into 5 key categories:

Best Social Customer Care

Best Social Media Campaign

Social Agency of the Year

Most Innovative use of Social Media

Social Media Leader of the Year

An Expert Judging Panel

We have recruited some of the leading minds in corporate social media to judge and give their opinions on the nominations.

Below are just a few of our awesome judges but you can check out the full panel of expert judges here.

5 reasons why you should enter


Great profile on Useful Social Media
All winners will receive an in-depth write-up published on the usefulsocialmedia.com and will also be featured in post event email communications


Recognition from colleagues in your sector
The case studies that we create for the winners will feature in an e-book each year which we share with the USM community. We’ve got over 25,000 members from all across the world, and 7% of them are C-Suite, so your work will be seen by those who really matter.


An opportunity to celebrate
The night presents an excellent opportunity for you and your team to celebrate the past 12 months of campaigns and initiatives. Showcase your work in front over 100 fellow peers and enjoy the recognition your work merits.


Rewarding your team
Working in social media can be a tough job, and an award voted on by your peers is one way to make the hard work worth it.


Get your work in front of the people that matter
Our judges are some of the world’s most influential social media thinkers and doers. Even if you don’t win, this is great way to make them aware of your work.

Key Dates:

Nominations open – Thursday January 22nd

Nominations close – Friday March 13th

Finalists announced – Wednesday April 15th

Winners announced – Monday June 15th

Below are just a few of our awesome judges…

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Lisa Melton

Assistant Vice President
Amica Mutual Insurance Company

"I think it’s important to highlight successes in social media because it provides us with concrete examples, best practices and new ways to tell our brand stories. By sharing our successes, we all learn and grow – and sharing is what social media is all about."

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Jared Schultheis

Executive Director, Digital Media Outreach & Customer Relations

"Recent growth and emphasis on the importance of social media in all aspects of business is staggering. Recognizing those who are thriving in this space will drive further advancement in the years to come."

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Evan Shumeyko

Senior Director, Dialogue Strategy

"Social Media done right requires a skilled effort and it's important to recognize those who've accomplished great things for all of their hard work."

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Janet Song

Senior Vice President
Dollar Shave Club

"Thriving companies integrate social media across their organization as a critical success factor, not an afterthought. But what elevates brands and their customer experience beyond great response times is constant innovation and exceptional quality standards. I am privileged to be a part of celebrating these businesses."

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Bill Tolany

Greenling, Inc

"Let's recognize the innovative practitioners that have helped make social media an indispensable part of the modern business."

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Chris Voss

The Chris Voss Show

"I want to be involved because studies show many companies arent paying attention to customers service responding on their social channels. It important that other companies show a great example to lead business in the way it should go."

If you have any questions please do get in touch:

Jenna Gottscho

Awards Manager
Useful Social Media
T: +44 207 375 7210
E: jenna@usefulsocialmedia.com