Blacknight Shortlisted for Four Social Media Awards

Ireland’s leading domain registrar and hosting company lauded for exceptional use of social media

26 MAY 2014, CARLOW, IRELAND
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Blacknight, Ireland's market leader in hosting & domains, has been shortlisted for the 2014 Social Media Awards. The company has made the finals in multiple categories related to sales, customer service and blogging.

Blacknight are pleased to announce that they have once again swept the Social Media Awards (Sockies) shortlist. The 2014 Sockies celebrate Blacknight with nominations in four categories as they honour the best of Irish social media.

The 2014 Social Media Awards will be held in Dublin on June 5, 2014 at the Board Gais Energy Theatre. The awards celebrate companies and businesses that exhibit a unique approach to their online identities. 500 attendees are expected, making the 2014 "Sockies" the largest year yet.

Blacknight have taken home at least one Sockie every year since the show’s inception in 2010. “We're delighted to have made it to the finals of the 2014 Social Media Awards and it is an honour to be recognized for something that we absolutely love to do,” explains Blacknight CEO Michele Neylon. “It can be difficult to connect with your customers when running an Internet business, so we make it a priority to be as active as we possibly can on social media. For us, this means a constant presence and a strong commitment to not taking ourselves too seriously.”

Blacknight have been nominated in the categories of: Customer Care using Social Media (Integrated), Best Blog of an SME, Best Business Twitter account - marketing, sales and Best Business Twitter account - support, CRM.

Sockies founder and co-ordinator Damien Mulley states: “"Every year Blacknight come to my events and walk away leaving a pile of bodies and a handful of awards. Blacknight have always been ahead of the curve in digital and it's good to see a stalwart of these events still perform well year after year"

Blacknight were early adopters of social media, using Twitter and Facebook long before it became an integral way for businesses to connect with customers. Blacknight have won several awards for use of social media, including awards for the prolific and irreverent Blacknight Blog.

For full details on all the 2014 Sockies finalists, please visit: http://socialmediaawards.com/

For more information on Blacknight, please visit www.blacknight.com

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"Every year Blacknight come to my events and walk away leaving a pile of bodies and a handful of awards. Blacknight have always been ahead of the curve in digital and it's good to see a stalwart of these events still perform well year after year" Damien Mulley, Mulley Communications
"We're delighted to have made it to the finals of the 2014 Social Media Awards and it is an honour to be recognized for something that we absolutely love to do." Michele Neylon, CEO, Blacknight
"It can be difficult to connect with your customers when running an Internet business, so we make it a priority to being as active as we possibly can on social media. For us, this means a constant presence and a strong commitment to not taking ourselves too seriously" Michele Neylon, CEO, Blacknight
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About Blacknight

Blacknight (http://www.blacknight.com/) are an Irish based, ICANN accredited domain registrar and hosting company. Recipients of several awards for their revolutionary use of social media, Blacknight are one of Europe’s most cutting edge Internet companies. Blacknight constantly seek to lead the way by introducing innovative solutions for its client base and provide dedicated servers and co-location as well as a comprehensive range of Microsoft Windows and Linux based hosting plans and domain name registration services to business globally. IP transit services and other solutions for more demanding business and academic customers are offered a la carte.