The Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication won the Gold Hashtag award for Best Business Facebook in the 2020 Des Moines Social Media Club Hashie Awards. A current Drake SJMC student and two alumnae were also recognized for their work. The SJMC social media outreach is led by SJMC associate professor Chris Snider, who teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in social and digital media strategies, multimedia and visual communication. The annual contest celebrates excellence in the local social media profession.
Drake SJMC: Business Facebook (Gold Hashtag)
Maddie Topliff, public relations senior: Excellence in Student Social Media (Silver Hashtag for Drake Student Senate work)
Niki Smith, JO’08, MCL’15, associate director, communications and marketing, Drake University: Best Social Media Contest (Silver Hashtag for 2020 Beautiful Bulldog Contest)
Norah Carroll, JO’11, social media supervisor, Two Rivers Marketing: Social Media Professional of the Year (Gold Hashtag)