Social Strategy1, Knowledge@Wharton, AUS, Inc. and Ernst & Young Open Entries for the 2013 Social Media Leadership Awards

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. & PHILADELPHIA--()--The 2nd Annual Social Media Leadership Awards, organized by Social Strategy1, Knowledge@Wharton, and AUS, Inc. , with support from Ernst & Young, is now accepting submissions through July 30, 2013.

The Social Media Leadership Awards will honor organizations across multiple industries that have proven best practices in social media utilization to achieve business objectives. Judges will select entries worldwide across 13 industry categories . Finalists will be invited to attend and participate in workshops and panel discussions during a two-day conference and awards ceremony at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania December 2-3, 2013.

The competition will surface best practices in categories of Globalization, Entrepreneurship, People (HR), Banking, Corporate Governance, Customer Service, Marketing, Advertising, Media, Municipalities & Governments, Social Media Start-Ups, Education, and Non-Profit.

Finalists will be chosen and notified by October 15, 2013. Judges will name one organization champion from each category and size division, selecting one overall grand champion. Winners will be recognized as thought leaders in their distinctive category through year-long coverage in Knowledge@Wharton and Social Strategy1 media channels, and have exclusive resources and connections with category sponsors.

Category and event sponsorship is available on a first-come first-served basis. For details about sponsorship, or entry requirements, visit,, and follow @SMLAwards, #smlawards2013 on Twitter.

About Social Strategy1

We provide our clients with business intelligence from big data and social media listening. Our proprietary listening engine indexes 99.9% of the web, filters the noise and uncovers essential data for business decision-making. For more information, visit http//, and follow @sstrategy1 on Twitter.

About the Wharton School and Knowledge@Wharton

Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates ongoing economic and social value around the world. The School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and a powerful alumni network of 92,000 graduates.

Knowledge@Wharton is a free biweekly online resource that captures knowledge generated at the Wharton School and beyond through such channels as research papers, conferences, speakers, books, and interviews with faculty and other business experts on current business topics. The Knowledge@Wharton network – which includes Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese and Indian editions – has more than 2.1 million subscribers worldwide.

About Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 152,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential. For more information about our organization, please visit

About AUS

AUS Inc. is a global market research and consulting firm. Founded in 1967, AUS provides clients with a wide range of sophisticated market research, systems, and consulting services. AUS is comprised of AUS Consultants, ICR / International Communications Research, Social Science Research Solutions (SSRS), Centris Marketing Science, Survey Technology & Research Center (STR), Marketing Systems Group (MSG)


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Jeanine Nelson, 904-416-0718

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Social Strategy1
Jeanine Nelson, 904-416-0718