The Annual Awards Program Celebrates Inspiring Voices and Innovative Content Creators From Across the Internet
NEW YORK – SheKnows Media, the number-one women’s lifestyle digital media company1 with 81.5 million unique visitors per month2 and 162 million social media fans and followers, announced the top online content creators and social media influencers who will be honored during its annual Voices of the Year gala at #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us, taking place in New York on Friday, July 17, 2015.
Now in its eighth year, Voices of the Year celebrates the most inspiring voices and innovative content creators from across the Internet, showcasing the most memorable, heart-stopping, brilliant, hilarious and impactful works of the past year. For the first time, entry categories were broadened beyond written work and photography to span all forms of online content and social media activation, including videos, visual eye candy and projects that demonstrated significant social impact. Winning entries, which represent less than 5% of entries received, went through three rounds of judging to attain the status of Honoree. The Voices of the Year Committee drew from former award Honorees, such as humorist Jenni Chiu; #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us advisory board members, including Majora Carter, an urban revitalization strategist and Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, and Coca-Cola Vice President of Global Health and Wellbeing Initiatives Celeste Bottorff; as well as SheKnows Media management and editorial staff.
The 2015 Voices of the Year Honorees represent a dynamic group of content creators that publish across every medium and format – from new voices to veteran bloggers. Honorees either submitted themselves or were nominated by fans, resulting in a group of eclectic creators such as:
- Tony-award winning actress Daisy Eagan
- Best-selling author and My Brown Baby blogger Denene Brown
- Kickstarter phenomenon Samantha Futerman
- YouTube parodist Deva Dalporto
- Kate Stayman-London, the comic mind behind Ladies Against Humanity
- Feminista Jones, the organizer of last year’s National Moment of Silence (#NMoS14)
BlogHer will feature the work of select Honorees onstage during the Community Keynote event. The works of all Honorees will be on display during the July 17th Voices of the Year reception immediately following the Community Keynote. For the full list of #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Voices of the Year Honorees, click here.
#BlogHer15: Experts Among Us seeks to inspire and empower women to express themselves and their unique points of view through content creation. More than 3,500 content creators, social media influencers, entrepreneurs, brand executives and industry luminaries are expected to attend this year’s event, co-produced for the first time by SheKnows Media and BlogHer.
Elisa Camahort Page, SheKnows Media’s Senior Vice President, Community Content & Events, said, “The 2015 Voices of the Year are an incredibly talented, diverse and influential group. The new content formats and categories we introduced for this year’s event gave us more opportunity than ever to showcase all of the ways women today are raising their voices and increasing their impact. Being named one of the Voices of the Year Honorees has been a defining moment for so many in our community these past eight years, and we are honored to celebrate the 2015 Voices of the Year this summer at #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us.”
1 comScore, Media Metrix, Multiplatform Lifestyles Category Ranking Reports, January & February 2015, U.S.
2 comScore, Media Metrix, Multiplatform Key Measures Report, February 2014, U.S.
About SheKnows Media
SheKnows Media is the number-one women’s lifestyle digital media company with 81.5 million unique visitors per month (comScore, Media Metrix, Multiplatform Lifestyles Category Ranking Report, February 2015, U.S.) and 162 million social media fans and followers. The company operates a family of leading media properties that include SheKnows.com, BlogHer.com, StyleCaster.com, DailyMakeover.com, BeautyHigh.com and DrinksMixer.com. With a mission of women inspiring women, SheKnows Media is revolutionizing the publishing industry by forging a new kind of model that seamlessly integrates users, editors and content creators onto a single platform designed to empower all women to discover, share and create. Whether it’s parenting or pop culture, fashion or food, DIY or décor, our award-winning editorial team, Experts, bloggers and social media influencers produce authentic and on-trend content every day. We dig deep to learn what makes our audience tick, revealing unexpected insights on women and digital media. Our robust, end-to-end suite of premium branded content and influencer marketing solutions generate more than 2 billion ad impressions per month (sources: DFP and OAS), allowing brands to distribute authentic content and integrated advertising at scale.
SheKnows Media is based in New York and Scottsdale, Ariz., with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago and Belmont, Calif. We also operate internationally in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.