Sprout Social

Spotlight Awards

Shining a light on the often unrecognized creators, community managers and strategists behind your favorite brands on social.

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The Sprout Spotlight Awards recognizes great people behind great social, and right now we’re highlighting those who are Best-In-Class. Those who have crafted a powerful social presence for their brand that sets the bar for all others.

How it works

Who’s creating social content that energizes you? Who is behind the handle for brand accounts that you look to for inspiration?

If you’ve ever felt connected to a brand, this is your opportunity to honor the people behind the work that inspires you every day.

Who’s creating social content that energizes you? Who’s behind the handle for a brand account that you look to for inspiration?

If you’ve ever felt connected to a brand, this is your opportunity to honor the people behind the work that inspires you every day.

  1. Nominate someone who embodies the Best-In-Class Award on social using #SproutSpotlights. You can share nominations as many times as you’d like as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram posts. Note: Instagram stories, Facebook stories, Retweets, shares and comments will not count as nominations.
  2. Using the power of social listening, we’ll track every entry and narrow down the top five finalists for each award.
  3. Once finalists are announced, you’ll have two weeks to vote for your winners using a poll right on this page!

No purchase necessary to enter or win. Must be 18+ to enter. Learn more about rules, nomination eligibility, selection criteria and more here.

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Share a few reasons why the social expert in your life deserves a moment in the spotlight.

Use #SproutSpotlights on any of these networks, as many times as you’d like!

Meet our finalists

Nathalie Balda

Sr. Social Marketing Manager, Amazon Prime Video

Nathalie's passion for entertainment, community building and storytelling has helped her bring to life some of the most innovative, earned media and conversation driven social campaigns for some of your favorite TV shows.

Twitter

@natbalda

Alex Bryant

Media Relations Director, The Trevor Romain Company

As a Media Relations Director at The Trevor Romain Company, Alex Bryant is responsible for content creation and press outreach. Alex also has social media experience at Entertainment Tonight, Dick Clark Productions and ATX TV Festival.

Adrian Molina

Sr. Brand Manager, Aviation Gin

With over a decade of experience in the spirits industry touching all facets of marketing, Adrian is enthusiastically unsure how he is still employed. Ultimately, just a boy from The Bronx trying to make his mother proud.

Calum Shanlin

Digital Producer, Schitt's Creek

A digital content producer originally from Scotland but now living and working in Toronto, Calum firmly believes in the value of simply being a fellow fan and the power of good engagement. And GIFs. Lots of GIFs.

Entries are closed.

Check back to see the winner announced!

Sprout Spotlight Awards - Best-in-Class Social Award

About the Always On award

Dec 1, 2020 Entry Deadline
Dec 3, 2020 Finalists Announced
Dec 17, 2020 Winner Announced

Award Winners

Best-in-Class Social Award winner

Best-in-Class Social

Calum Shanlin

Digital Producer, Schitt's Creek

Bio: A digital content producer originally from Scotland but now living and working in Toronto, Calum firmly believes in the value of simply being a fellow fan and the power of good engagement. And GIFs. Lots of GIFs.

Previous Winners

Always On Award Winner: Alexa Heinrich

SMM, St. Petersburg College

Community Builder Award Winner: Jayde Powell

Sr. Social Analyst – Community Management, Delta Air Lines

More awards from the Spotlight Awards series

Sprout Spotlight Awards - Dream Team of the Year Award

Teamwork makes the dream work. You’ve got a vision, and only a collaborative, creative, well-oiled team is going to deliver that vision. This social team promotes open communication every day and it shows in their work year-round.

Sprout Spotlight Awards - Campaign of the Year Award

Sometimes a social campaign resonates so deeply with audiences, it keeps them coming back for more. This award goes out to the campaign that delivered a unified message, in a package fit for every platform, that made a lasting impact.

Sprout Spotlight Awards - Always On Award

A social media professional’s curiosity is always on. These pros are constantly taking in the world around them, empathizing with their community and truly championing the power of social.

Sprout Spotlight Awards - Community Builder Award

A good community manager is the humanity behind any brand. This person’s duties go beyond responding to comments, they’re the architects of your online community—supporting, shaping and building your audience every day.