The Social Shake-Up Show Announces its Second Annual Movers & Shakers Award Honorees

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The Social Shake-Up Show Announces its Second Annual Movers & Shakers Award HonoreesThe winners demonstrate expertise and thought leadership in the use of social media for brand or clients.

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“The 2018 Movers and Shakers and Rising Stars honorees are at the forefront of social media innovation, helping shape the future of how companies connect and communicate with their customers.”

The Social Shake-Up Show (May 7 – 9), the leading social media marketing conference in the U.S., today announced the honorees of its second annual Movers & Shakers award program. The prestigious list contains social media experts from small business to big brands alike that were judged by the measurable, positive effects their social media leadership has had for their brand or clients, and/or on how they have demonstrated that they are industry thought leaders in the use of social media.

The panel of judges, comprised of social media and digital experts from several industries, received nearly 300 submissions for this year’s program. The honoree list is broken into two groups--- The Movers and Shakers and the Rising Stars. The Movers and Shakers are blazing new trails in social media and have successfully shakin’ up the social media strategy of their brand or client through creative and forward-thinking efforts. The 2018 Movers and Shakers are (in alphabetical order):

  •     Jennifer Barclay, Moxie
  •     Marie-Christine Boucher, Hydro Ottawa
  •     Jodi Bragg, AT&T
  •     Amanda Busch, Deloitte
  •     Anthony Cirillo, The Aging Experience
  •     Marcelo Claure, Sprint
  •     Jason Clayden, WorldVentures Holdings
  •     Carmen Shirkey Collins, Cisco
  •     Jamie Dorrough, Capital One
  •     Lindsey Duncan, Southwest Airlines
  •     Alexandra Filiaci, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC
  •     Allyson Forstrom, LEGO
  •     Jace Gardenier, Harrah's Resort Southern California
  •     Mike Goldys, American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  •     Will Goodhand, Kantar
  •     Liz Gross, Campus Sonar
  •     Amy Hatch, SAP Hybris
  •     Joie Healy, Cisco
  •     Alison Herzog, Dell
  •     Davidek Herron, Teva Pharmaceuticals
  •     Rochelle Hinds, OneUnited Bank
  •     Shama Hyder, The Marketing Zen Group
  •     Russell Jordan, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  •     Kandis Knight, Young Kings Global, LLC | The Diop Agency
  •     Nitin Kumar, FTI Consulting
  •     Cody LeBlanc, APCO Worldwide
  •     Blake Lawrence, opendorse
  •     Lindsay Listanski, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC
  •     Nikki Lockhart, Lincoln Memorial University
  •     Antonio Lucio, HP Inc.
  •     Steve Mariani, SOCIALDEVIANT
  •     Erica Marois, UBM
  •     Ryan McFerrin, Delta Air Lines
  •     Cheryl Mikovch, IBM
  •     Freddie Morris, Career Artist Management
  •     Amy Pantea, Survios
  •     Michael Poore, Little Rock School District
  •     Edgardo Rossetti, Adams & Knight, Inc.
  •     Megan Rowe, University of Virginia Health System
  •     Abigail Sawyer,
  •     Katherine Schober, Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Hotel & Casino
  •     Rachael Siefert, APCO Worldwide
  •     Casie Shimansky, Cisco
  •     Heather Soldonia, Delta Dental Insurance Company
  •     Kelly Stone, CompTIA
  •     Chris Strub, The Salvation Army
  •     Sahir Surmeli, Mintz Levin
  •     Mark Thomas, City of Bristol
  •     Kristina Villarini, Lambda Legal
  •     John Walsh, Mack Trucks

The Rising Stars below exemplify grace and leadership as they have either recently stepped into a new role or recently faced a new social media challenge in the past year and exceeded expectations. The Rising Stars are (in alphabetical order):

  •     Audrey Arbogast, Havas PR
  •     Richard Arcati, Preferred Connect Insurance Center
  •     Michelle Blackwell, University of British Columbia
  •     Douglas Bohrer, Hahn Public
  •     Domonic Botto, Hillsborough County Florida
  •     Tracy Carlin, S&P Global
  •     Bryan Collier, AT&T and Cricket Wireless
  •     Adam Durfee, Brigham Young University
  •     Taylor Harkins, Boot Barn
  •     Amy Heiss, Charles Schwab
  •     Sarah Kitlas, Turner Studios, Turner Broadcasting
  •     Madeline Monaco, APCO Worldwide
  •     Matt Mudra, Schermer
  •     Nik Scott, University of Denver
  •     Bennett Sheman, ICM Partners
  •     Kelly Taylor, Cisco Systems
  •      Megan Thomas, PPG

“The 2018 Movers and Shakers and Rising Stars honorees are at the forefront of social media innovation, helping shape the future of how companies connect and communicate with their customers.” said Amy Jefferies, Show Director, Social Shake-Up. “On behalf of the Social Shake-Up show, its attendees and the entire executive team, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate this year’s winners for their hard work, dedication and the “ah-ha” moments that helped them get here.”

All winners will be honored during the conference at the Social Media Innovators Awards Luncheon Ceremony on May 8, 2018 from 12 pm -1:30 pm. To celebrate and network with the honorees, register now and take advantage of the Early Bird Rate, a $500 discount, which ends March 28, 2018.

For registration questions, or to sponsor this event, contact show director, Amy Jefferies at ajefferies(at)accessintel(dot)com.

Show Sponsors & Partners: Adobe, ARPR, American Marketing Associations – Atlanta, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association, Business Wire, ChooseATL, Digimind, Everywhere Agency, Falcon, Industry Dive, LexisNexis, Melt Sports & Entertainment, Mobile Marketing Research Association, Peppercomm, Proofpoint, Social Media Club – Atlanta, Social Media Explorer, Social Media Research Association, Social Media Today and Spark.

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About The Social Shake-Up Show:
The Social Shake-Up Show is an annual conference presented by PR News in partnership with Social Media Today and dozens of leaders in the marketing, PR and customer experience arena. The 2018 Show will take place May 7-9 in Atlanta and will bring together hundreds of social, digital, marketing, PR and communications professionals focused on better integrating social media into their business strategies. For more information, visit

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