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ARE YOU THE NEXT RISING SOCI@L STAR?


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ARE YOU THE NEXT RISING SOCI@L STAR?


ARE YOU THE NEXT RISING SOCI@L STAR?

UNEARTHING AUSTRALIA'S NEXT GENERATION OF INFLUENCERS
ENTRIES OPEN FEB 2017
#RSSAU

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About


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About


 

What's it all about?

After huge success in 2016, we are making this year even bigger and better.
We are scouring the nation for the best up and coming digital media stars across seven key categories:

 
 

Wellbeing

Hair

Fashion

Beauty

 
 

Food

Parenting

Home

 
 

WHY?

We’re on the lookout for the next generation of social media stars who are looking to take their channel to the next level.

How?

1. Hit the 'Enter Now' button below and fill out the entry form before Friday April 7. 

2. Post a new and original social share on your channel, following the instructions for the category you are entering.

3. Kick back while we check out your great work!

 
 

 

So... What's in it for the winners?

The prizes

The seven Rising Soci@l Star winners will each win: 

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$5,000 cash

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Brand ambassadorship role for a leading Australian brand

 

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2 Free Tickets to Rising Soci@l Star LIVE

 
 

 

Gotta be IN IT TO WIN IT

Entry criteria

 

For a chance to become Australia's next Rising Soci@l Star, you must be: 

  • Based in Australia
  • An influencer in Fashion, Beauty, Hair, Wellbeing, Home, Food or Parenting
  • Active on your primary channel for a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 36 months as at 24th February 2017
  • Open to all social platforms
 

Key Dates

Friday 24.02.17  |  Entries open 

Friday 07.04.17  |  Entries close

Monday 17.04.17  |  35 finalists announced (five finalists per category)

Tuesday 18.04.17  |  All finalists undertake three content challenges within a six-week period

Thursday 15.06.17  |  Winners selected

Friday 23.06.17  |  Seven winners announced at the Rising Soci@l Star party in Sydney

Saturday 24.06.17  |  All finalists attend RSS LIVE

 
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Meet the Experts


JUDGES

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Meet the Experts


JUDGES

Chantelle Ellem

Blogger and Business Owner, Fat Mum Slim 

Chantelle is the blogger behind Fat Mum Slim, where she’s shared her stories for almost 9 years. She lives in Northern New South Wales with her beautiful family, including two giggly girls. Chantelle loves cake, taking photos of pretty much everything, and going on new adventures.

LAUREN GOOCH

Communications Manager, Schwarzkopf Australia

Lauren Gooch is Communications Manager at Schwarzkopf Australia, encompassing all areas Digital, PR & Media. In the past 4 years, she has been the pioneering force behind Schwarzkopf’s digital & Influencer strategy, pushing the boundaries with this once traditional brand to build stronger consumer connections in a more authentic, culturally relevant way.

AMELIA COLLINS

Head of Social Media and Digital Content, Origin Energy

As Origin Energy's Head of Social Media and Digital Content, Amelia Collins spends her days immersed in pictures and words. With responsibility for the company's suite of social media profiles, and content across the website, Amelia's role requires her to love the customers and provide them with information that is simple, informative and informed, accessible and relevant. Amelia has both strategic and practical experience in building brands in highly regulated and competitive markets across all areas of communication including; owned, earned and paid media across digital, social, sponsorships and partnerships, employee engagement and customer, media and government communications.

Prue Thomas

Senior Group Brand Experience Manager, Westfield

Prue Thomas has been working in fashion retail for 20+ years and has held senior marketing positions for some of the most innovative global retail organizations such as Selfridges, Topshop & ASOS. Since returning to Australia, Prue has worked with local retail icons such as David Jones, Sportsgirl & Westfield. She currently heads up the marketing division for fashion, beauty & lifestyle categories for Westfield (AU & NZ).

JO ROSE

Head of Content and Social, Woolworths

Jo Rose leads Content Marketing for Woolworths, having held a number of marketing roles at Tesco in the UK for 7 years.At Woolworths she runs the team responsible for shaping and landing the content strategy across social media channels, Fresh Magazine, printed publications and digital & web content. Jo and the team have built significant trust across the business in the team's expertise & the power of social, a trust that has enabled them to deliver world class content over the last 12 months. With responsibility also for the nation's biggest Magazine (3.9m readership), she is driving positive, measurable change for the brand through the power of content, especially in the food space. Also a big believer in the pertinence of partnerships in a solid content strategy, she and the team are pioneering new work with vloggers & social influencers.

Ruchi Agarwal

Brand Manager – Little Ones, Woolworths

Ruchi Agarwal is a Brand Manager in Woolworths Foodco Marketing team. An ambitious and driven marketing communications professional with over 13 years of experience in FMCG, Beverage and Retail . She has the ability to craft innovative solutions in Consumer Marketing with strong commercial acumen and strategic vision, complemented with a passion for building brands.

LORRAINE MURPHY

Founder & Managing Director, The Remarkables Group

Lorraine established The Remarkables Group in 2012, the first dedicated agency for social influencers. Since then she has pioneered the influencer landscape within Australia. Lorraine and The Remarkables Group have won a number of awards, including Emerging Agency of the Year, and were named as one of BRW's Fast Starters in 2015. Lorraine is also a published author of 'Remarkability - Be So Good They Can't Ignore You', profound thought leader in entrepreneurship and respected mentor.