And the 2018 Hashies finalists are…


Thank you to everyone who submitted entries for The 2018 Hashie Awards! We received 95 WONDERFUL entries this year, which meant that judging was a tall task. We received great feedback from judges about the quality of entries, and the competition continues to grow every year.

Category finalists listed below are shuffled in order, and final results will be shared at The 2018 Hashie Awards ceremony on August 23 at Jasper Winery. Get your tickets today if you have not already!

Without further ado, here are your 2018 Hashies finalists!


Facebook: Best Non-Profit

  • Animal Rescue League of Iowa
  • University of Iowa
  • One Iowa

Facebook: Best Business

  • Range Grill + Golf
  • RecycleMe Iowa
  • This New Old House

Twitter: Best Non-Profit

  • Drake University
  • University of Iowa
  • The World Food Prize Organization

Instagram: Best Non-Profit

  • Iowa Department of Natural Resources
  • Des Moines Arts Festival, Ism Public Relations
  • Drake University

Instagram: Best Business

  • RecycleMe Iowa
  • Iowa Tourism Office from ZLR Ignition
  • Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Best Use of Video

  • Iowa Wild
  • Miller Electric Mfg. LLC, Two Rivers Marketing
  • Des Moines Arts Festival, Ism Public Relations
  • One Iowa

Best Use of Live Video

  • Iowa Events Center
  • Iowa Department of Natural Resources
  • Bubba, Orchestrate Hospitality

Best Personal Blog

  • Sweet Stories
  • Pleasant St. Blog

Best Business Blog

  • Greater Des Moines Partnership
  • Denim
  • Blue Compass

Best Use of Pinterest

  • Blue Compass
  • Des Moines Arts Festival, Ism Public Relations

Best Social Media Contest

  • Old Chicago, Strategic America
  • This New Old House
  • Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater

Best Social Media Customer Service

  • Old Chicago, Strategic America
  • Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Best Overall Social Media Presence

  • Iowa Dept of Natural Resources
  • This New Old House
  • Iowa Wild

Social Media Campaign of the Year

  • Des Moines Art Center
  • Miller Electric Mfg. LLC, Two Rivers Marketing
  • Drake University
  • Des Moines Arts Festival, Ism Public Relations

Excellence in Social Media by a Student

  • Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union
  • The Fashion Show at Iowa State
  • Drake University Student Alumni Association

Social Media Professional of the Year

  • Hayleigh Syens, Happy Medium
  • Brooke Miller, Travel Iowa
  • Niki Smith, Drake University

Trailblazer Award

  • One Iowa
  • Happy Medium
  • Denim

Please help us give a special thank you for our 2018 Hashies judges:

  • Tara Coomans | SMC Los Angeles | @taracoomans
  • Jeremy Pepper | SMC Los Angeles | @jspepper
  • Claudia Sandino | SMC Miami | @hashtagityo
  • Ronnie Ledesma | SMC Sacramento | @ronnieledesma
  • Lewa Abukhait | SMC global board of directors, Saudi Arabia | @lewaabukhait
  • Ali Sabkar | SMC global board of directors & SMC Bahrain, Bahrain | @alisabkar
  • Elly Deutch Moody | SMC global board of directors, Chicago | @ellydeutchmoody
  • William Belz | SMC global board of directors, Buffalo | @billyblueorg
  • Kevin Loder | SMC global board of directors, Washington D.C. | @kevin_loder

They put in a lot of hard work and were very considerate in judging to ensure a fair contest. Please be sure to connect with them on social media and share your thanks.

All attendees of The 2018 Hashie Awards will have the opportunity to meet two of my fellow Social Media Club global board of directors, Kevin Loder and Elly Moody, in person!

Members of Social Media Club will enjoy an exclusive VIP Members-Only Happy Hour from 5-6pm before doors open so you can network and connect with Kevin & Elly to learn about their exciting careers in social media. BECOME A MEMBER TODAY! 

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Kevin Loder was a founding member of the Social Media Club chapter at the University of Oregon and served as President. He now works for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars in Washington, D.C. He is networking to rebuild SMC clubs in cities and on college campuses.

 

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As a leader in the digital, social and mobile landscape, Elly Deutch Moody has provided her expertise to a diverse array of companies and brands – both large and small – on how to effectively create and execute fully integrated digital marketing strategies to drive business value. Over the last ten years in the digital space, Elly has created, executed, and managed social media communities for over 350 companies, athletes and brands. In her current role at McDonald’s, Elly creates and oversees the digital communication strategy for the Corporation, and is the lead content strategist for the McDonald’s Corporate Social Media channels.  Elly has spoken around the world at over 200+ conferences, summits, events and universities on her experience and knowledge of digital communications and social media marketing strategy.

 



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