NEW YORK, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- KickApps Corporation, the industry's leading social publishing platform made its presence known at the SAMMY Awards Gala, held on Tuesday, September 14 in New York City. The company took home awards for Best Social CRM deployment and for Best Social Platform.
The SAMMY Awards honor overall excellence and breakthrough achievement in social advertising, media and marketing. A panel of judges made up of leading social media and marketing experts, journalists, insiders, marketers, publishers, and social technology visionaries selects the winners.
"We are honored that Digiday and the SAMMY awards have recognized the hard work and achievements of our talented team and partners here at KickApps," said Alex Blum, KickApps chief executive officer. "These awards demonstrate that social publishing and social CMS are valuable additions to the marketing mix."
KickApps was awarded Best Social CRM for their partnership with H&R Block and Miller Meiers. Together the companies built Get It Right, an online community that allows consumers to post their tax-related questions directly to the H&R Block's vast network of tax preparation experts. H&R Block established the community as a hub for all of their social activity, pulling in content from across their extended social presence, integrating their latest Twitter updates, YouTube tax tips and links to the company's various social profiles. KickApps' fully-realized community platform gave H&R Block the ability to build and customize a powerful social experience for their customers regardless of the social platform being used.
KickApps was also awarded Best Social Platform for its KickApps App Studio, a web-based tool that allows anyone, regardless of technical experience, to quickly and easily assemble interactive, trackable and monetizable Flash and HTML5 applications and widgets that can be shared around the social web. Customers can create video and other media players, play lists, photo galleries, games, and many other types of apps. Customers can also integrate data and content from their KickApps web site as well as external sources like Twitter, Flickr or YouTube.
This is not KickApps' first brush with SAMMY success: In 2009, KickApps took home the SAMMY award for Best Social Community for its work with Ovation TV.
An award-winning Social Software Platform, KickApps provides cloud-based social media, online video and widget applications that enable Web publishers and marketers to drive deeper customer relationships, and grow, engage and monetize online audiences at their domain and out on the social web. Its SaaS platform includes a suite of easy to deploy applications that include social networking, user-generated content, programmable social video players, drag-and-drop media player and application building, WidgeADs and many others that are tightly integrated with robust media moderation, member management and reporting. Customers include: NBC Universal, ProSieben, American Express, Scripps Network, Hearst , HBO, Cinemax, Cox Television, Washington Redskins, Phoenix Suns, New York Rangers and thousands of others companies and brands. For more information, please visit www.kickapps.com.
About the SAMMY Awards
The purpose of the SAMMY Awards is to recognize the outstanding efforts being made in the area of social media and advertising. The mission of the SAMMY Awards is to honor the groundbreaking work in multiple social media categories. The SAMMY Awards are presented by DM2, the publishers of digiday:DAILY and the hosts of digiday:SOCIAL. The organization includes hundreds of leading social media and marketing experts, journalists, insiders, marketers, publishers, and social technology visionaries. For more information, please visit www.sammyawards.com.
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