#AcademySocial – A Night That Recognized the Best in the Net The Co Staff To put it lightly, last night was amazing. Presented in partnership with JONES, the #AcademySocial was the place to be in Toronto last night. #AcademySocial was trending for 9 straight hours and had over 6MM social impressions in one night alone! What an incredible night of recognition for social media innovators and Canadian content creators of all sorts. The energy was amazing, the attendees were stylish – it was a night filled with laughter, drinks, awards and excellent conversation. Oh, and there was a Hotline Bling Box. There were five main awards of the evening. Let’s take a look at the winners… VOICE PIONEER Casie Stewart took home the award for Voice Pioneer. Establishing her blog in 2005, Casie’s powerful voice has been an incredible force in the blogging and social media spaces. Creative, innovative and unique. Well deserved Casie Stewart – Congratulations! BREADTH OF VOICE The award for Breadth of Voice went to JusReign. A YouTube entertainer, content creator and influencer with massive reach into the Canadian millennial demographic. Also one of this year’s co-hosts of the #AcademySocial, JusReign has a voice that transcends – Congratulations!! EDU-CREATOR Clean My Space took home the award for Edu-Creator. A well deserved award to say the least! Congratulations to Melissa Maker and the Clean My Space team. Sharing expert advice on cleaning products, tools and DIY has been keeping Canadians clean for over ten years TASTEMAKER Tasha Leelyn took home the award for Tastemaker. A full-time Yotuber and part-time photographer, Tasha Leelyn has us all inspired by her gorgeous pastel locks. Congratulations and shine on! INNOVATOR The award for Innovator went home with Realistically Saying. Kaitlyn Alexander says it like it is and isn’t afraid to try something new and different. A well deserved award no doubt! Congratulations Realistically Saying! We’re looking forward to the next #gin-terview! And of course a big shout out to the evening’s charming hosts, Liz Trinnear and JusReign. It was a night to remember. Check out the official #AcademySocial mosaic here to see photos of the event! Congratulations to all of the talented nominees. Thank you for being game changers. And of course, a huge THANK YOU to all who voted! _________________ #AcademySocial is a recognition event that celebrates social content, digital media and marketing innovation by Canadians. Now in it’s third year, #AcademySocial shines a light on the incredible talent and achievements made by social and digital media innovators. Presented by The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television as part of Canadian Screen Week 2016, the event highlighted new technologies, bridged digital media and marketing and recognized industry leaders and new stars.