Kalamazoo Social Media Week AWARDS

This program recognizes and celebrates successful social media campaigns from local businesses and organizations. If you had a campaign with great success, please share it with us for a chance to be recognized. As a bonus, each qualified entry will receive a written constructive report from our exceptional judges!



Bell’s Brewery

Social Influencer

Miller Auditorium

Most Engaging

K Wings

Best Use of Hashtag

Chris Praedel for City Commissioner

Strongest Integration

Arbor Financial

Most Resourceful

Damn Handsome

Most Authentic

Kalamazoo Community Foundation

Most Effective Campaign Overall

United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region

Who Qualifies?

Submissions are open to all local companies and organizations of any size and industry.

Important Information for Freelancers and Agencies

You may submit a campaign on behalf of your local client. Although you and the client will be recognized during the Awards Ceremony the award will be presented to the client. Please ensure they are aware of this and grant you permission to submit their campaign.

What if I Win?

Winners will have the opportunity to briefly present their campaign upon accepting their award. This allows the audience to learn from your achievements and share in the celebration of your success! You will also have a group photo opportunity with other winners and will be recognized on this page and Kalamazoo Social Media Week social channels.

When is the Ceremony?

The Awards ceremony is incorporated in the conference schedule. It is scheduled for March 25 at 1 p.m. Please ensure someone from your organization is present to accept their award and speak on behalf of the campaign.




Newhall Klein
Most Effective Strategy
Big Brothers Big Sisters A Community of Caring
Most Effective Strategy (nonprofit category) Newhall Klein
Best Use of Content Miller Auditorium
Best Use of Content (nonprofit category) Humans of Kalamazoo
Most Effective Collaboration Ali Schwartz of Kalamazoo County Ready 4s
Social Media Guru of the Year


Humans of Kalamazoo (Vintage Mitten)
Best Overall Strategy
Bell’s Brewery
Best Piece of Content Kalamazoo Candle Company
Best Facebook Business Page and Best Instagram WMU Bronco Athletics
Best Twitter Kzoo Kids
Best Pinterest WMU Haworth College of Business
Best Linkedin Company Page

previous winners

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