Winners!! Social Media Awards 2011

Last night was the inaugural Social Media Awards in the Mansion House in Dublin.  Organised by Damien Mulley, blogging guru in a similar style to the Irish Web Awards and the Irish Blog Awards, and hosted by the inimitable Rick O’Shea (him from the radio!)

We were finalists in 3 categories:

  1. Best Video/Video Campaign for our rugby vid and our bridal blog
  2. Best Online PR Campaign for the Wife Carrying Tour
  3. Best use of Social Media for a Sponsorship Campaign for the Wife Carrying Tour

I donned the guna and hightailed it to Dublin yesterday evening for what was to be an eventful night!!! I was SO thrilled when Rick called out the winner for Best Online PR – WeddingDates!!

I was so happy I nearly knocked Rick O’Shea over in the process of collecting my award!  You can see the spectacle and hear my acceptance speech below:

What I WOULD have said if I was a bit more composed on stage is that the whole Wife Carrying Tour couldn’t have happened without the generous support from our Sponsors, Carlton Hotel Group, Celtic Campervans, Cork-Swansea Ferries, RedFly, MaxRoam, HairyBaby and Tom Murphy Menswear.  And of course to my IT/Video genius Paul who works with me day in day out in WeddingDates.  And lastly, to my 2 “wife carriers” James Kennedy and Ruaidhri Martin – travelling across Europe with 3 lads was no mean feat for me (and I’m sure them too!) but it’s something that we will remember as the trip of a lifetime for years to come.

Thanks to everyone who has supported WeddingDates over the years and offered encouragement and advice.  And thank you to everyone who has been sending lovely messages on Facebook and Twitter all last night and today.  I couldn’t be happier!!

Well done to all the Social Media Awards Finalists and Sponsors, it is a great event to be associated with and I look forward to many more years of these awards to come!

Ciara Crossan

Ciara is the Founder and CEO of WeddingDates and has a particular love for quirky & unusual weddings! Considered a wedding venue expert, lucky for her she has visited hundreds of stunning wedding venues all over Ireland and the UK.

The Wedding Dates Team