Goody Awards Launches New Global Good and Local Impact Awards

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To honor local and global brands, heroes and nonprofits doing good, the Goody Awards announces an expansion from 5 to 20 Social Good Awards. Anyone can nominate using 1 of 20 #GoodyAwards categories year-round thru social media.

We're excited to expand our Goody Awards from 5 to 20 Social Good Awards and include new Local Impact Awards for Los Angeles - Liz H Kelly, Goody Awards Founder

The Goody Awards™ ( announces the launch of 15 new Global Good and Local Impact Awards (starting with Los Angeles) to magnify good 24x7, 365 days per year. These social good awards are online and offline awards that recognize brands, people and non-humans making an impact, and are sponsored by Goody PR.

As the Number 1 social good awards driven by social media, anyone can tweet a nomination using 1 of 20 different categories using hashtags (ex. #BusinessGoody) for Goody Awards of the Quarter and Year.

"We feel fortunate to have fans tweeting Goody Awards from 25 different countries, and have 100% engagement on Twitter. We appreciate their compassion for our Eco Social focus on education, the environment, health and women empowerment," Liz H Kelly, Goody Awards Founder.

Each tweet counts as a vote towards Goody Award of the Quarter and Year, and fans can immediately see the voting results on a LIVE Leaderboard on Brands can then “crowdsource for good news” by asking fans to vote for them.

Votes are cast daily thru tweets that looks like this: "I nominate @BroadlyTweeting for a #CharityGoody #GoodyAwards for raising funds & awareness for women's & youth causes through comedy."

New Global Good Goody Awards - The new global awards include: #AthleteGoody, #AuthorGoody, #BusinessGoody, #CelebrityGoody, #CharityGoody, and #RAKGoody. Ian Somerhalder ("Vampire Diaries") is currently leading the Celebrity Goody Award category for his Ian Somerhalder Foundation (ISF) that is focused on protecting the planet and its creatures.

New Local Impact Goody Awards - As part of the Silicon Beach tech community, the Goody Awards™ also launched 10 Local Impact Awards to recognize brands doing good in Los Angeles. Local companies such as JukinMedia, Los Angeles Makerspace, and WeAreLATech have already been nominated. The new awards include: #BrandGoodyLA, #EduGoodyLA, #EmployerGoodyLA, #EntrepreneurGoodyLA, #FilmGoodyLA, #GreenGoodyLA, #HealthGoodyLA, #SocEntGoodyLA, #SportsGoodyLA, and TechGoodyLA.

Goody Awards™ of the Year – The top 2014 winners were just announced on Jan 1, 2015, and included: GO GREEN Mobile Power (Eco Goody Award of the Year), Dina Khayal (aka ISF Inspired, Teacher Goody Award of the Year) and Free 2 Luv (Good Deed Goody Award, Hero Goody Award and Team Goody Award of the Year).

Hero Goody Award Tag - As an offline award, anyone can give a Hero Goody Award Tag to recognize global citizens. The person who honored their hero can then send a photo and tribute letter to the Goody Awards for the website. These Special Awards can be seen in this video made by a fan: Goody Awards 2014 Everyday Heroes Recap VIDEO.

Golden Goody Awards – The other offline award is the Golden Goody Award (our top humanitarian award). These awards are given about 6 times per year. These lifetime achievement awards are voted on by the board, and are often part of a cause marketing campaign. Some of the people honored with this top award include Joel Bach (Showtime’s “Years of Living Dangerously” Co-Producer), Ian Somerhalder (Ian Somerhalder Foundation), John Stewart (Director of Green School Bali) and Barbara Corday (Former President of the Writer’s Guild Foundation.)

About Goody Awards
Goody Awards™ facilitates social good awards via social media, special awards and cause marketing campaigns, similar to the brand advertising campaigns that we managed while working for Fox Interactive Media/MySpace for clients such as Toyota and University of Phoenix. To help companies show appreciation for employees, volunteers and fans, Goody PR and Goody Awards™ offer promotional services to brands that include building recognition programs, custom awards and cause marketing campaigns.

About Goody PR
Goody PR is proud to be the primary sponsor for the Goody Awards™, and has extensive experience working with media agencies to build multi-million dollar marketing campaigns. This agency specializes in marketing, PR, social media marketing and cause marketing services for clients such as experts (doctors, financial services, authors), filmmakers, brands and tech companies, who are making a difference through their work and charities. Recent cause marketing campaigns have included a Comedy Gives Back Campaign to benefit Malaria No More and a WorldCup4Good Campaign to promote love.fútbol.

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