TORONTO, Feb. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Advocate marketing experts Influitive have announced the finalists for the third annual Best Advocate Marketing Awards, also known as The BAMMIES. The awards program recognizes companies and marketers that capture the enthusiasm of their customers, partners and fans, and turn it into a powerful force for igniting business growth. 29 companies and 3 individual marketers were selected as finalists in 10 categories from more than 100 nominations.
"Marketers increasingly recognize that a sustainable growth strategy requires advocacy from their customers, employees, partners, and other stakeholders," says Mark Organ, founder and CEO of Influitive. "Over the last year, more companies than ever before have adopted formal advocate marketing strategies and achieved unprecedented results with the help of their advocates. The 2016 BAMMIES finalists represent the absolute best of those advocate-powered campaigns, communities, and strategies."
The 2016 Best Advocate Marketing Awards finalists include:
Best Referral Program
Best Product Review Campaign
Best Social Engagement
Best Use of Advocates at Events
Best Advocate Community
Best Content Creation
Best Advocate Experience
Big BAM! Business Impact
Advocate Marketer of the Year
Advocate Marketing Program of the Year
The winner of the Advocate Marketing Program of the Year category will be determined by public vote. The voting period begins today at 2 p.m. ET and closes on Friday, March 4, 2016.
Finalists and winners will be recognized at an exclusive awards ceremony at Advocamp, the biggest customer experience, engagement and advocacy conference of the year taking place in San Francisco March 7-9, 2016. Use promo code BAMMIES16 to save $300 on a ticket to Advocamp.
About The BAMMIES
The Best Advocate Marketing Awards (BAMMIES for short) recognize the achievements being made by forward-thinking marketing leaders who put fans, advocates and evangelists at the heart of their marketing programs. Held annually, the BAMMIES showcase the most innovative and effective advocate marketing campaigns happening now, and serve as a source of inspiration for all who work in the ever-changing world of marketing. The BAMMIES are produced by Influitive, the advocate marketing experts. For more information about the BAMMIES, visit www.influitive.com/bammies.
Influitive, the advocate marketing experts, is based in Toronto with offices in Palo Alto and Boston. Today's buyers are increasingly leveraging their peers' opinions and Influitive helps marketers tap into this force with its innovative AdvocateHub platform and Maven mobile app. By capturing the enthusiasm of their best customers, followers and evangelists, marketers gain direct support for their sales and marketing programs. From social media reviews and customer referrals to case studies and references, passionate advocate help support all stages of the buying cycle. Influitive's customers include some of the most successful and fastest-growing business-to-business software and technology firms in the world. To learn how to get your advocates working with you, please visit www.influitive.com.