The inaugural Hashtag Sports Awards Presented by Budweiser will take place at the TimesCenter in New York June 25.
Hashtag Sports is a global platform that celebrates and educates people who excel at engaging sports fans and consumers. Its first ever awards ceremony will honor excellence in fan engagement by brands, agencies, publishers and sports properties across over 30 categories.
For the 10 Athletes & Creators categories, winners will be chosen by a combination of fan voting—conducted on Twitter via unique hashtags through March 29—and the Engagement Academy for Sports & Entertainment, a group of chief marketing officers, executives, athletes and other engagement experts.
Hashtag Sports co-founder Steve Cobb said in a release, “Athletes and creators play a key role in the engagement ecosystem and have a unique ability to amass audiences and build authentic direct-to-fan relationships. It’s only right that the best talent is also recognized side-by-side with the industry’s best work.”
Nominees for the 10 Athletes & Creators categories are:
Best Male Athlete on Social Media:
Best Female Athlete on Social Media:
Best Social Highlight Star:
Best Parody or Comedy Account:
Best Original Show or Series:
- I Am More: OBJ
- Martellus Bennett: Mostly Football
- Parking Lot Chronicles
- The Famous Los & Filayyyy
- Tom Brady
- Behind Baker
Best Sports Podcast:
- The Mina Kimes Show
- The JJ Redick Podcast
- Glass Case of Emotion
- The Pat McAfee Show 2.0
- The Fighter & The Kid
Best in Engagement for Good:
Best in Engagement for Change: