Charity Social Media Award 2013

Charity Social Media Award 2013

and the winner is….

British Hen Welfare TrustThe votes have now been counted and added to the judges’ votes and we are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2013 GrowMyCharity Charity Social Media Award is The British Hen Welfare Trust, a national charity that re-homes commercial laying hens, educates the public about how they can make a difference to hen welfare, and encourages support for the British egg industry. Based in the very heart of Devon, near South Molton, the charity uses Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest to actively educate and engage with their supporters, re-homers, volunteers and their wider communities.  Their re-homers are encouraged to post photos of their hens to Facebook and their videos to YouTube.   We liked the clarity of their messages, great visuals, genuine engagement and sense of humour which is why they have over 3,300 Twitter followers and 7,500 Facebook likes.  We liked how they clearly understood how social media helps them to achieve their strategic objectives, how it forms an integral part of their communication strategy, encouraging everyone on their small team to be involved.  And you thought so too; they received an overwhelming number of votes in the public vote!

Let’s hear it for the Hens!

And a big thank you to our sponsors:-

Gleave Media is run by Alistair Gleave, a seasoned web professional having been in and around the internet industry since 1999.  Gleave Media offer a comprehensive service to clients looking to make dramatic improvements in how they are seen online. It may be that you need a new website or Search Engine Optimisation to bring new visitors to your website, and couple that with a comprehensive digital strategy to build on your online activity. Alistair also runs his own blog and you can connect with him on Twitter as @alpenwest.

Shine Charity Recruitment was set up by Jackie Dawkins to provide a professional and affordable recruitment service to charitable organisations across the South West.  Jackie started her recruitment career in 1986 and was a founding director of Cathedral Appointments in Exeter.  She is a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals and a Trustee of the Devon Air Ambulance Trust.   Jackie has recruited for various sectors during her career in recruitment, specialising solely in the Charity sector since 2007.  She is passionate about providing a full and professional recruitment service to her clients and works closely with them to understand their requirements and the culture of their organisations.

and a big thank you to Charles Stanley…


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