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TransLink is nominated for three 2013 Social Media Awards!

We’re starting off the new year with a bang by being nominated for three 2013 Social Media Awards! We were technically nominated under the company category for best blog (this very one), our Facebook Transit Pet Peeve Battle and for TransLink’s YouTube channel last year, but the shortlisting for the final awards starts on January 10 so it feels more immediate now.

The Social Media Awards

The SMAs are the creation of the Social Media Network. The SMN serves as a conduit between university students interested in social media and the social media industry. Together with the very popular local blog Vancity Buzz, who are presenting the awards, a variety of awards are up for grabs for both the student and company categories.

If you like what we do, vote for us!

The way the awards work is that you first have to be nominated. We were nominated for the three mentioned awards in the company category in December of last year. Once nominated, anyone can vote online for who they think is the best in each category. Voting is open between 7pm on January 10 until February 21, 2013 here.

Update: Direct links to vote!

Best company blog

Best social video channel

Best social campaign

The three nominees with the most votes in each category will then move onto the finals where a panel of seven judges will decide who deserves to win each award. The winners will be announced on March 28, 2013.

We’re honoured to have been nominated alongside our colleagues at The Canada Line and so many other talented students and companies who are making social media such an exciting and fun area to work in!




  • By Passenger, January 14, 2013 @ 5:46 pm

    I would like to see something that a passenger could discreetly contact Transit Security later in the evening on a bus. The bus doesn’t have such a thing like Skytrain’s yellow strip. I would like to see a phone app or something. Talking to the driver is one thing but I’d like to have someone in authority with the capability to arrest someone for a disturbance, because if I talk to the driver the guy might see and get agitated and the driver can do nothing and might get beat up himself as well. I’d also like to see Translink have more Transit Security out there. I love to see them check the bus, because they nail so many freeloaders!

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano - Buzzer Editor, January 15, 2013 @ 8:22 am

    Passenger: Great suggestion! I will pass this along to Transit Security and the Transit Police.

  • By The Canada Line, January 17, 2013 @ 12:20 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS so excited we’ve got some friendly competition. Nice work on claiming three nominations, definitely one-upped us there ;)

  • By Tyler, January 21, 2013 @ 8:32 am

    I suppose congratulations are in order for your nominations. That being said, I would much rather that any awards or nominations associated with translink deal with transportation service and not something so disconnected from it. While the company may be able to point at these nominations and say “look at us, we’re doing a great job” and pat itself on the back, the reality of translink’s performance is dismal. So, to the individuals writing for the blog, good job. I just hope that the rest of translink will begin to perform at even half of your level sometime soon.

  • By Passenger, January 25, 2013 @ 5:55 pm

    It’s stories like this that I would really like to see Translink make an app or something so we can get a hold of Transit Security or Transit police after hours.

  • By Tone, January 28, 2013 @ 8:33 pm

    Must one have a Facebook account in order to vote? If that is the case then sorry.

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano - Buzzer Editor, January 29, 2013 @ 8:51 am

    Tone: yes, it does seem you need a Facebook account to vote. Oh well!

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